August 13-18, 2018 | Chicago
ConFest 2018: Revolutionary Acts will engage attendees and the Chicago community in critical and courageous theatre and dialogue regarding the intersection of art, leadership development and placement, and community and organizational well-being in the face of social injustice, inequity, and active resistance in American culture. What are we, as theater practitioners, doing about it? How will we be responsive together?
Earlybird ConFest passes now on sale – save $50 before June 16. Single Festival show and play reading tickets on sale June 20.
2018 ConFest Passes include:
- 5 Festival Shows & 5 New Play Readings (lineup coming soon!)
- Ticket to Hot Asian Everything: Revolt and opening night party
- All Conference Plenary, Breakout, and Workshop Sessions (4 tracks)
- Additional Happy Hours & Evening Events
- One year of free CAATA membership
Thanks to our partners, local hosts, and sponsors:
Alison Minami, Chicago, IL, United States
Haunted by memories of his homeland and fearful of another war-driven imprisonment by the Cuban government, Hamada, an upstanding leader of the Japanese Cuban community, decides to uproot his family and return to Japan.
Preston Choi, Chicago
This Is Not A True Story is a new play reckoning with the problematic history and impact of Madame Butterfly, Miss Saigon, and Kumiko the Treasure Hunter.
Bernardo Mazón Daher, Chicago
Instrumental Journey follows the journey of Noa and Onda, who are forced to flee their home and overcome obstacles en route with the few instruments they are able to save from their repair shop.
Lavina Jadhwani, Chicago
In The Sitayana, a young princess Sita follows her new husband Ram to his kingdom in Ayodhya - only to learn that they have been banished. Refusing to abandon her partner, she joins him in exile, but finds her loyalty tested to surprising lengths.