The audience has arrived at the theatre to see a show about the Chicago slaughterhouses - only to find that the play has been canceled. Instead, the writer is there to give a slideshow presentation about the history of the stockyards. In trying to explore her family's Polish identity and the exploitation of stockyard workers, the writer unintentionally exposes a trauma from her own past. Inspired by Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, ANOTHER JUNGLE (Lovelier Lovelies) explores the misuse of power, the way narratives get co-opted, and the way identity accretes over the course of generations.
This staged reading of the new play by Kristin Idaszak was performed at the Drama League on Saturday, July 16 2016.
Directed by Sarah Wansley
Featuring Walker Hare, Ren Jackson, Rebeca Rad, and Erin Tracy
Dramaturgy by Melissa Ng
Special thanks to Courtney Knysch