Guild Literary Complex


Pink slime. Bullets. Parking meters. Lead poisoning. Exes. Asbestos. Trash and trash talking. Poetry meets the stage in Unnatural Spaces – a fast-paced, often-funny look at the environmental choices we all make to eat, look beautiful, get around, stay on budget, and make it through the day.

Unnatural Spaces is the latest play by the Guild’s Poetry Performance Incubator – a talented ensemble of poet-performers creating new theater collaboratively. Learn more about the project here.

$15 general/$7 students/$5 for groups of 10 or more

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays Oct. 5 through Oct. 28, 2012 – 7pm

Note: the Oct. 14 show is a special event – Unnatural Spaces: A Performance and Conversation – with The Public Square. More information available here.

Hairpin Arts Center

2800 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL,

Directed & Developed by Coya Paz


Senyo Ador

Bobby Biedrzycki

Esmie Cuevas Decker

Giovanni Gonzalez

Irasema Gonzalez

Dawn H. Helphand

L’Oreal Jackson

Sage Morgan-Hubbard

Denise Ruiz

And production team: Jessica Kadish (assistant director), Sabrina Kramnich (movement director), Constance Lee (prop and costume design), Jill Huntsberger (set design), Jacob Snodgrass (light design), Erik Roldan (sound design), Sabrina Kramnich (movement),  Meg Richards (stage manager) and Julie Ballard (production manager). Learn more about cast and crew here.

Unnatural Spaces is being developed and presented in partnership with Voice of the City at the new Hairpin Arts Center.

This partnership is made possible by a generous grant from the Artistic and Cultural Diversity Initiative of the Chicago Community Trust.