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We Are Pussy Riot (Or Everything is P.R.)

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Red Tape Theatre

4546 North Western Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

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Following our sold out and critically acclaimed productions In The Blood by Suzan-Lori Parks and The Shipment by Young Jean Lee, Red Tape Theatre will proudly close out our 15th season with Barbara Hammond’s WE ARE PUSSY RIOT (or) Everything is P.R. directed by Kate Hendrickson. Pussy Riot is an anonymous collective of young Russian activists who protested the illegal 2012 presidential elections by marching into the Church of Christ the Savior in the center of Moscow and offering up a punk prayer to the Mother of God—“Virgin Mary, Chase Putin Away!” Their 48-second performance earned them a two-year prison sentence and jettisoned them to super-star status in the West. The spectacle was fueled by an unparalleled P.R. campaign from all sides that pitted church against state; East against West; and youth against tradition. We Are Pussy Riot (or) Everything is P.R. weaves together trial transcripts, letters, interviews, media coverage, and statements from celebrities and public officials, to re-imagine the story of Pussy Riot as told by a troupe of Yurodivy, 'Holy Fools,' who, in the Russian Orthodox tradition, strive with "imaginary insanity to reveal the insanity of the world.”

All tickets brought to you free thanks to the FREE THEATRE MOVEMENT!
Please consider making a donation at www.redtapetheatre.org, or in person at the the theatre when you see the show.

We will have OPEN CAPTION performances on June 8th and June 30th. Please email Casey.Chapman@redtapetheatre.org to reserve your Open Caption tickets now.

Written by: Barbara Hammond
Directed by: Kate Hendrickson

Cast: Dionne Addai, Casey Chapman*, Zoë DePreta*, Jalyn Green, Nora King*, Emilie Modaff*, Emily Nichelson*, Alec Phan, Joseph Ramski*, William Rose, Stephanie Shum*, Ann Sonneville*

Artistic Director: Max Truax*
Assistant Director: Aaron Arbiter*
Producer: Ambrose Cappuccio*
Stage Manager: Tara Malpass
Assistant Stage Manager: Alexandra Oparka
Production Assistant / Props Designer: Amelia Mroczkowski
Casting Director: Catherine Miller
Original Music Composed and Arranged by: Emilie Modaff*, Alec Phan
Costume Designer: Rachel Sypniewski
Sound Design: Steve Labedz*
Lighting Design: David Goodman-Edberg
Movement Director: Charlotte Long*
Set Design: Chris Popio
Poster Design: Bridget Schultz*
Marketing Director: Casey Chapman*
Marketing Associates: Zoe DePreta*, Joseph Ramski*

*indicates Red Tape Theatre Company Member

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