Full-blown-concerts, pre-show, incidental music, breakout dance parties and underscoring are just a few of the ways that The Inconvenience utilizes its music department. By hosting monthly rock-shows at The Viaduct Theatre, The Inconvenience bridges the gap between the audiences of theatre, art and dance: the concerts create a community of people who are excited by seeing the next big hip-hop group, and then staying for a stripped down acoustic set. By expanding and mixing the audience of the Chicago music scene, paying artists fairly and keeping shows affordable, The Inconvenience assists Chicago's diverse music community in staying at its already prolific constant.
The Inconvenience Presents BLOCKOUT
August 25th, 2012
at Henry Court (just east of California and Dickens in Logan Square)
An Inconvenience Block Party celebrating Chicago and the creative spirit of the city!
This free community event will feature kids activities, an Indie arts fair featuring local Chicago artists, free tastings from local restaurants, and live music by The Medium Ensemble, Spare Parts and MORE! A detailed programming schedule to come…
The Inconvenience plays host to an evening of cabaret-style performances brought together to provoke desire and celebrate the skin you're in.
THE FLY HONEY SHOW
Devised by Erin Kilmurray* and Mary Williamson*
Hosted by Mary Williamson*
Music Direction by John Cicora*
Production Design by Nic Jones*
July 13th + 14th ONLY
From 7:30pm-2am at Redmoon Theater
FEATURING New Works by
Chris Chmelik*/Thrisa Hodits
The Ye-Ye Band/ Directed by Heather Perry
Suzy Rocco Granite
The Fly Honey Band:
John Cicora* - Guitar
Josh Rosen - Bass
Rhapsody Snyder - Keys
Tony Rataj - Drums
Raul Callejero - Trumpet
Alex Kerwin - Alto Sax
Alex Marianyi - Tenor Sax
Alex Cain - Trombone
with cameo's from: The Doo Wops, Leslie Beukelman, Maggie Kubley , Emily Nejad, Ryan Bourque* and Gabe Ruiz.
POST- SHOW performances by:
The Embraceables on 7.13
DJ SWAGUERILLA on 7.14
PLUS- Pre and post show photo booth by GlitterGuts!
All proceeds go to support The Inconvenience's 2012 artistic programming featuring the return of Hit the Wall at Theater on the Lake July 25-29, a Block Party for all ages on August 25 in Logan Square, and a new collaborative dance & food event coming in the fall.
The Inconvenience wishes to thank the following Sponsors:
Blue Plate Catering
Penny Lane Studios
Those Honey's are SO Fly. Come and get it.
Hit the Wall
February 2nd-April 29th, 2012
Presented as a part of the 2012 Steppenwolf Garage Rep at Steppenwolf Theatre
By Ike Holter
Directed by Eric Hoff
"It's the summer of '69.
Tempers and temperatures start to rise when a routine police raid on an illegal queer hot-spot erupts into a full scale riot that would become the impetus for the modern gay rights movement.
Follow ten unlikely revolutionaries as they turn up the heat, take to the streets, and riot to assert their rights. A live rock-and-roll band provides the screaming soundtrack to this remixed retelling of the myth and the moral behind the epic riots at The Stonewall Inn."
Walter Owen Briggs, Manny Buckley, Daniel Desmaris, Desmond Gray, Steve Lenz, Rania Salem Manganaro, Layne Manzer, Shannon Matesky, Arturo Soria and Mary Williamson, with John Cicora (Bass), Ryan Murphy (Guitar), and Josh Lambert (Drums).
Production Manager: Missi Davis
Stage Manager: Ellen Willett
Assistant Director: Gus Menary
Dramaturg: Kelly Kerwin
Music: Ryan Murphy
Music Director: John Cicora
Dance Choreography: Erin Kilmurray
Fight Choreography: Ryan Bourque
Set Design: John Holt
Lighting Design: Jeff Glass
Sound Design: Joe Court
Costumes: Coral Gable
Props: Chris Chmelik
Script Supervisor: David Seeber
An art and performance gallery/showcase celebrating the seemingly small thingsin life that make it all worth living.
January 13th &14th at 8pm
Currated by Mary Williamson, CO-Curated by Sierra Dufault
We've partnered 11 visual artists with writers, dancers, and a playwright to create a body of work that reflects and explores the things that help us survive the day. Featuring collaborative work from:
Ike Holter, Day Yendler, Brian Rad, Melanie Berner, Gus Menary, Ashley Elander, Walter Briggs, Jessica Marks, Meredith Kachel, Adam Burke, Zoe Dufault, Rachele Eve, Rhapsody Snyder, Erin kilmurray, Maggie Dianovsky, Andrew Burden Swanson, Joh Holt, Pete Ziegel, Calamity West
Wooooo it's HOT out!
Come cool off July 29th at The Viaduct as The Inconvenience (in association with Oldstyle Beer) presents the second in its summer series! This month it's gonna be JAWSOME as we have some of the best bands in Chicago tearing the stage apart!
ORNERY LITTLE DARLINGS
and a special late-nite set by:
Doors @ 9:30
$5 before 10:30
$7 after 10:30