For the landmark 10th anniversary, Collaboraction returns to the Chopin Theatre, where the inaugural SKETCHBOOK Festival debuted in January 2000, to present SKETCHBOOK X.
From June 10 - 27, one of the most provocative mixed media theater festivals in the United States brings together hundreds of multi-disciplinary artists to create an immersive, celebratory and infinitely creative world where audiences can be both spectator and artist.
The sky is the limit as Collaboraction explores the theme of 'exponential' for this year's SKETCHBOOK X. The festival features 20 never-before-seen original works, all seven minutes or less, intermingled with a different live musical performance each night.
SKETCHBOOK X will feature 10 world premiere short plays and 10 world premiere devised works. Notable contributors include: Brett C. Leonard; Sean Graney; Emily Schwartz and The Strange Tree Group (six-time SKETCHBOOK playwright); Seth Bockley; and Andrew Hobgood and the New Colony.
Noted photographer Maria Ponce will take individual portraits of the more than 200 artists participating in the festival to use in the construction of a massive mosaic photo installation for the theater's lobby. In addition, video installations created by 13 of Chicago's top video artists, all reflecting the exponential, will be installed and projected throughout the Chopin Theatre.