Deep Enough To Swallow Me Whole
A Community Performance from Chicago's West Side
by Jules Corriere
About the Book
Deep Enough To Swallow Me Whole is a community performance play based on the stories of the people from the West Side of Chicago and Residents and workers at Bethel New Life CDC. It was directed by Richard Owen Geer with choreography by Kevin Iega Jeff. Joseph Varga served as scenic designer and Brackley Frayer designed lighting. The play itself was staged in a de-sanctified church that has neighborhood significance to the community. The play was intended to bring new use to the old building, and to animate the residents of the area into civic action and engagement, as their predecessors, and used the motif of walking in other's shoes.
Features & Details
- Category Literature & Fiction
5×8 in, 13×20 cm
- Publish Date May 22, 2012
- Tags Chicago theater, Chicago play, folk life play, story telling, Deeply Rooted, Kevin Iega Jeff, Melissa Block, Richard Owen Geer, Community Performance International, Community Performance, Jules Corriere, Brackley Frayer, Joseph Varga, Chicago, story, storytelling, theatre, theater, Inc.
Jules Corriere has written forty plays, written 6 books, edited four books of oral histories, and is currently writing a radio show at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough TN. Her production of Scrap Mettle SOUL's The Whole World Gets Well won the Presidential Points of Light Award and toured in London and Edinburgh. Other playwright credits include "Let My People Go! A Spiritual Journey" which performed at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall; and Turn the Wash Pot Down in Union, S.C., which was featured in People Magazine and named the First Official Folk Life Play of the state. American Theatre magazine said of this play, "Even if Turn the Washpot Down doesn't save Union 's life, it has already saved its soul." She appears in the current edition of Who's Who for her work in the field of Theater Arts and Social Activism