Community

Throughout the rehearsal and performance process, Regina Taylor invites thought leaders from a cross section of fields to discuss their response to the play and its themes. Listen in on these lively conversations.

 

Interviews

Conducted by Regina Taylor with real Chicagoans from various backgrounds—Technology, Medicine, Government and the Arts—about how they deal with changes in their fields

What I Call Myself and What the World Calls Me -- Me Kel

Me Kel, formerly known as Mammoth Crow, is an 18-year-old artist with Donda’s House trying every day to make being a black […]

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Getting to Know Me Kel

Me Kel, formerly known as Mammoth Crow, is an 18-year-old artist with Donda’s House trying every day to make being a black gay […]

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Books as Savior – Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti

Dr. Haki R. Madhubti is an author, educator, poet of The Black Arts Movement and Founder of Third World Press and […]

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Ebooks and the Future – Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti

Dr. Haki R. Madhubti is an author, educator, poet of The Black Arts Movement and Founder of Third World Press and […]

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How I Perceive Chicago & How Chicago Perceives Me – Me Kel

Me Kel is an 18-year-old artist with Donda’s House trying every day to make being a black gay male with cerebral palsy a […]

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The Value of Books, Technology, and Getting the Most Out of It - Neal Sáles-Griffin

Neal Sáles-Griffin is co-founder of Starter League, an immersive and beginner-friendly school in Chicago that teaches people of all ages […]

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The Value of Diversity in Videogame Characters and in the Classroom - Neal Sáles-Griffin

Neal Sales-Griffin is co-founder of Starter League, an immersive and beginner-friendly school in Chicago that teaches people of all ages […]

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The Power of the "Black Lives Matter" Movement Lies Within Unity

Osiris Khepera is an actor, dancer, singer, painter, and poet. He calls himself “A Renaissance Artist with talents ranging from […]

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Family Acceptance of Sexuality - Osiris Khepera

Osiris Khepera is an actor, dancer, singer, painter, and poet. He calls himself “a Renaissance Artist with talents ranging from […]

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Artists + Audience +Technology = New Works - Madeleine Grynsztejn

Madeleine Grynsztejn is the Pritzker Director at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and she refers to herself as a […]

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Effects of Technological Changes on Creation and Consumption of TV - Candi Carter

Candi Carter is the CEO of New Chapter Entertainment, a content/production company headquartered in Chicago, IL. She has also produced […]

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Technological Advancement and Black Images on TV - Candi Carter

Candi Carter is the CEO of New Chapter Entertainment, a content/production company headquartered in Chicago, IL. She has also produced […]

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Interview with Hamza Walker

Regina Taylor sat down with Hamza Walker, Director of Education for The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago.

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Interview with Martin Castro

Regina Taylor sat down with Martin Castro, CEO of Castro Synergies, LLC, Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, […]

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Symposia

Conversations with Chicago’s thought leaders exploring the intersectionality of race, class, sex and gender, and tension between old ways and new, technology-driven ways. Participants are challenged to STOP and to reflect on how society can combine the best of both worlds to our collective benefit. 

Legacy -- stop.reset. Symposium Series Part 2 of 2

Arts Incubator April 28, 2015 In stop.reset, Alex Ames, an African-American publisher of books, is looking for someone to whom […]

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Legacy -- stop.reset. Symposium Series Part 1 of 2

Arts Incubator April 28, 2015 In stop.reset, Alex Ames, an African-American publisher of books, is looking for someone to whom […]

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Endangered Species -- stop.reset. Symposium Series

DuSable Museum of African American History Sunday May 17, 2015 This year is the anniversary of the Voters’ Rights Act. […]

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Millennials on Technology and Social Change Part 1a — stop.reset. Symposium Series

The Starter League June 11, 2015 Members of the Millennial generation discuss the technological and social changes occurring in their […]

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Millennials on Technology and Social Change Part 1b — stop.reset. Symposium Series

The Starter League June 11, 2015 Members of the Millennial generation discuss the technological and social changes occurring in their […]

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Millennials on Technology and Social Change Part 2 — stop.reset. Symposium Series

The Starter League June 11, 2015 Members of the Millennial generation discuss the technological and social changes occurring in their […]

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Millennials on Technology and Social Change Part 3 — stop.reset. Symposium Series

The Starter League June 11, 2015 Members of the Millennial generation discuss the technological and social changes occurring in their […]

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Millennials on Technology and Social Change Part 4 -- stop.reset. Symposium Series

The Starter League June 11, 2015 Members of the Millennial generation discuss the technological and social changes occurring in their […]

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Artists, Social Change, and Identity -- stop.reset. Symposium Series

Gallery Guichard, May 18, 2015 Theme: How are cultural Identity, gender, sexuality, and race impacted by current technology how do […]

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Place is the Space - stop. reset. Symposia Series

Little Black Pearl June 9, 2015 Focus: Habitat and Community – Community Transformation in a post-industrial society, technology-driven world. How […]

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Afrofuturism – stop. reset. Symposia Series

Focus: How does Afro-Futurism inform our practice, our present, our future? Moderator: Ytasha Womack Panelists: D. Denenge Akpem David Boykin […]

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The symposia also included:

“Legacy” at the Arts Incubator, April 28, 2015

“Endangered Species” at the DuSable Museum of African-American History, May 17, 2015

Dinners

Conversations with Chicago’s thought leaders exploring the intersectionality of race, class, sex and gender, and tension between old ways and new, technology-driven ways. Participants are challenged to STOP and to reflect on how society can combine the best of both worlds to our collective benefit. 

Dinner Four: Chicago Writers at The Chicago Perch

Adam Grossi, Elaine Romero, Tempestt Hazel, James T. Green, Michael Christiano on The Lifeboat

Venue: The Chicago Perch Chicago writers discuss the themes of the stop.reset. over dinner. Moderator: Regina Taylor Guests: Jeffrey Michael Austin […]

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Adam Grossi and James T. Green on Art & the Human Mind

Venue: The Chicago Perch Chicago writers discuss the themes of the stop.reset. over dinner. Moderator: Regina Taylor Guests: Jeffrey Michael Austin […]

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Elaine Romero on Awareness

Venue: The Chicago Perch Chicago writers discuss the themes of the stop.reset. over dinner. Moderator: Regina Taylor Guests: Jeffrey Michael Austin […]

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Minita Gandhi on Art & Justice

Venue: The Chicago Perch Chicago writers discuss the themes of the stop.reset. over dinner. Moderator: Regina Taylor Guests: Jeffrey Michael Austin […]

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Elaine Romero, Regina Taylor, Adam Grossi, James T. Green, & Michael Christiano on Texting in Church

Venue: The Chicago Perch Chicago writers discuss the themes of the stop.reset. over dinner. Moderator: Regina Taylor Guests: Jeffrey Michael Austin […]

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Dinner One: Our Present Was the Future—What’s Ahead?

Haki Madhubuti on Books and Ideas

Dinner Attendees: Elisabeth Alfano, arts & culture journalist, bridging the gap between artists and the public for 20 years. Host […]

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Ytasha Womack on Afrofuturism

Ytasha Womack is an author: Post Black: How a New Generation Is Redefining African American Identity, filmmaker: LoveShorts, dancer and […]

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The dinners also included:

“When our Methods of Storytelling Change, Do Our Stories?” at a private home, May 7, 2015

“Re-Imagining Chicago” at Dream Café, May 13, 2015

Events

Taylor’s collaborations with institutions, individual artists and student artists (through Taylor’s workshops with student composers, spoken word and visual artists, film makers, writers) create original work around the themes of stop. reset.

To participate in the online event 12@12Noon, download the app for iTunes or Google Play.

Spoken Word Friday featuring Young Chicago Authors

Spoken Word Friday featuring Young Chicago Authors, June 12, 2015

Oman Lansana, Omari Ferrell, and E’mon McGee, students from Young Chicago Authors, perform spoken word poetry inspired by stop. reset. before that […]

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Printers' Row Book Fair Panel: Books & Publishing

Printers' Row Lit Fest: National Book Critics Circle: Books and Publishing

June 6, 2015 Moderated by Chicago Tribune Literary Editor Elizabeth Taylor Featuring Regina Taylor, Donna Seaman, Walton Muyumba, and Karen […]

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stop. reset. INSPIRES Storytelling Project at Goodman Theatre

stop.reset. INSPIRES Storytelling: Tina Calhoun

June 15, 2015 A multigenerational group of artists from Goodman’s various Education and Community Engagement programs explore the themes of […]

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stop.reset. INSPIRES Storytelling: Ric Walker

June 15, 2015 A multigenerational group of artists from Goodman’s various Education and Community Engagement programs explore the themes of […]

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stop.reset. INSPIRES Storytelling: Marvin Childress

June 15, 2015 A multigenerational group of artists from Goodman’s various Education and Community Engagement programs explore the themes of […]

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stop.reset. INSPIRES Storytelling: Julie Ganey

June 15, 2015 A multigenerational group of artists from Goodman’s various Education and Community Engagement programs explore the themes of […]

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stop.reset. INSPIRES Storytelling: Donna Gary

June 15, 2015 A multigenerational group of artists from Goodman’s various Education and Community Engagement programs explore the themes of […]

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stop.reset. INSPIRES Storytelling: Connie Shirakawa

June 15, 2015 A multigenerational group of artists from Goodman’s various Education and Community Engagement programs explore the themes of […]

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stop.reset. INSPIRES at Black Cinema House

"Change"

Performed at Black Cinema House June 14, 2015 Written & Performed By: Autumn Currie Ian Currie Courtney Palmer Caylin Palmer […]

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"Class"

Performed at Black Cinema House June 14, 2015 Written By: Amaya Lorick Charles Honeywood Brandon Winston Tony Famous Performed By: […]

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"Royalty"

Performed at Black Cinema House June 14, 2015 Written By: Danielle Thomas Matt Muse Tessa Gillett Leo Allen Performed By: […]

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Regina Taylor Responds to the Art of Archibald Motley, June 4, 2015

Regina Taylor Responds to the Art of Archibald Motley

Columbia College hosts a series of informal gallery talks at the Archibald Motley exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center, wherein Chicago […]

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