The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs presents the first annual Saving Face Festival, a showcase of staged readings and performances by seven Asian-American theater companies, Saturday, Dec. 4 from 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 5 from 1-9 p.m. at the Studio Theater in the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St. Admission is free.
Participating companies include: dueEast Theatre, Mango Tribe, Pintig Cultural Group, Rasaka Theatre Company, Silk Road Theatre Project, Stir-Friday Night! and Tea Company.
The Saving Face Theatre Council of Chicago is a collaborative network comprised of not-for-profit theatre companies presenting diverse Asian-American experiences through the mediums of theatre and performance. Saving Face Theatre Council of Chicago defines 'Asian-American' in the broadest, most inclusive sense, encompassing peoples and backgrounds spanning the entire breadth of the Asian continent, from East and Southeast Asia to Central and Southwest Asia ( the Middle East ) , and from South Asia ( the Indian sub-continent ) all the way to North Asia ( Asiatic Russia ) , including peoples of mixed cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
For more information, call the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs at ( 312 ) 744-6630 or visit www.chicagoculturalcenter.org .