reconstruction room

rec room home

Call & Response| january 15 & 16, 2008

performers | the listener | preview

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Della Watson and Erin Teegarden
Jacob S. Knabb and Fred Sasaki
Meg Barboza
Idris Goodwin
Ernest Legg and Brother Beaker
(aka Nicolette Bond and Keith Bond)
C.T. Ballentine
Sunny Byers
Miki Howald
Toni Asante Lightfoot

the listener

Since August we’d thought of nothing else. The MCA called, could we read there? This was it—finally we no longer were just kids doing skits in our parents’ basements; we had burst onto the Chicago literary scene; we were recognized and lauded and wanted. In our heads we imagined the cover of the Reader, no, of Chicago Magazine: Rec Room, the New Chicago Style. Or some other equally silly and self-aggrandizing headline...