2019 Co-MISSIONS Fellowship Showcase: Meida Teresa McNeal | Fifth City revisited/Imaginal Politics embodied

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The Co-MISSION Fellowship Showcase offers two weekends of split bill showings by the two artists awarded the Co-MISSION Fellowship by Links Hall's Programing committee. This year's showcase features our 2019 Fellowship Artists - Silvita Diaz Brown | “Legendas y Realidades” (June 21 & 23; June 27 & 29) and Meida Teresa McNeal | “Fifth City revisited/Imaginal Politics embodied” (June 20 & 22; June 28 & 30)- who have been awarded 6 months of dollar, space, and development support by Links Hall.


Meida Teresa McNeal


Description: “Fifth City revisited/Imaginal Politics embodied”

In homage to her parents and Chicago’s Westside, McNeal charts new ground with a solo performance work, Fifth City revisited/Imaginal Politics embodied . An ambitious community redevelopment process for Chicago's Westside, the Fifth City Human Development Project incorporated educational curriculum, economic development, skill training, creativity, and community investment. Drawing on annual reports, business directories, curriculum, as well as oral histories, this project invites people to consider Fifth City’s plans, symbols, and rituals for community transformation as part of an active creative community process culminating in an evening-length performance with an accompanying installation co-created with Vitaliy Vladimirov.



Running Time
2 hours


Links Hall

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Chicago, IL 60618
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