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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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Noah Kelly and Carly Strait

Noah Kelly and Carly Strait perform their original composition created in response to Regina Taylor’s “stop. reset.” for Theatre Foundation […]

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Madisen Dempsey and Leslie Keller

Madisen Dempsey and Leslie Keller perform their original composition created in response to Regina Taylor’s “stop. reset.” for Theatre Foundation […]

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Madison Kennedy and Veronica Oczowinski

Madison Kennedy and Veronica Oczowinski perform their original composition created in response to Regina Taylor’s “stop. reset.” for Theatre Foundation […]

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Gretchen Goetzman and Ryan Smith

Gretchen Goetzman and Ryan Smith perform their original composition created in response to Regina Taylor’s “stop. reset.” for Theatre Foundation […]

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Madelyne Forrester and Katheryn Pucillo

Madelyne Forrester and Katheryn Pucillo perform their original composition created in response to Regina Taylor’s “stop. reset.” for Theatre Foundation […]

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Saris Huneryager and Megan Magensky

Saris Huneryager and Megan Magensky perform their original composition created in response to Regina Taylor’s “stop. reset.” for Theatre Foundation […]

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Lucrezia Giovannini and Taylor Hall

Lucrezia Giovannini and Taylor Hall perform their original composition created in response to Regina Taylor’s “stop. reset.” for Theatre Foundation […]

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Rachel Lees and Brandon Nelson

Rachel Lees and Brandon Nelson perform their original composition created in response to Regina Taylor’s “stop. reset.” for Theatre Foundation […]

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Sarah Eddy and Westin Faulkner

Sarah Eddy and Westin Faulkner perform their original composition created in response to Regina Taylor’s “stop. reset.” for Theatre Foundation […]

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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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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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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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Maya Side A

Maya Ames, wife of Alexander Ames VI and mother of Alexander Ames VII

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Ames' Barbershop

Learn more about the character Ames

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J: Who Do You See?

Learn more about the character J

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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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Techno Timeline – La Kita Haskins, Myah Seay and Kaylan Udell

Artist Statement The film “Techno-Timeline” explores the fact that technology has an influence on humans no matter the time or […]

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Blinded by Technology – Shaheeda Dade, Alfred Lewis and Briana Parks

Artist Statement The film “Blinded By Technology” shows how technology affects our interaction and communication with actual people face to […]

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Technology Distractions – Khylah Everage, Dimitri Foster and Delaney Nash

Artist Statement The film “Technology Distractions” examines how technology is a big distraction to teenagers, particularly in the urban society. […]

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"What If" by Embrya Townsend, Jarriae Anderson, and Pierce Colbert

The statement we wanted to make with our project was that without the use of technology, everyday tasks that we […]

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"The Evolution of Fighting" by Brandon Luckett, Christian Thornton, and Portia Welch

Our film portrays the way that fights have changed. People rely on their phones more now a days. Things like […]

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"Road Trip" by Eduardo Pallares, Shaliyah Sledge, and Brysen A. Young

The film “The Road Trip” examines how two young adults are on a road trip and were using technology to […]

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"People and Technology" by Sydney Guillory, Max Moreno, and Bethany Stubbs

To best portray this in our film, we started off with the stereotype; two characters were on their phones, deeply […]

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"No Technology Sunday" by Jelani McGee, Jerome Gilbert, and William Henley

As students our daily lives consist of school, sports practices and social media. In all reality our reality doesn’t get […]

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"Life through the Lens" by Eriana Glover, Chico Harston, and David Mesa

In our piece, we wanted to display technologized everyday life of teenagers that can be applied to a general population […]

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"Electronic Ignorance" by Esperanza Perez, Jabari, Chloe Johnson, and Erin Lynn

The film “Electronic Ignorance” is a prime example of how technology can have a large impact on people’s livelihood, mainly […]

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J – Todd Muench

Introduction to the video by Todd Munch

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TED Talk: How Books Can Open Your Mind

What happens when a dream you’ve held since childhood … doesn’t come true? As Lisa Bu adjusted to a new […]

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Healing IRL – Jess Smith

As I was reading stop. reset., I latched onto the idea of technology’s overt influence on our everyday lives. I […]

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Ames – Messiah Equiano

“Ames’ Recollections” illustrates the harsh reality of a man who didn’t evolve with the evolving times. Ames’ business as a […]

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Deb – Jisoo Choi

I am a freelancer director and a mother of a 17-month-old baby girl. I worked at the KBC TV station […]

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Alone WIth My Friends - Matthew Sadowski

“Alone With My Friends” looks at Nathan, who live vicariously through pictures of his “friends.”

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Deb – Erica Shelby McClain

I am a senior at The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, studying to receive a bachelor’s degree in filmmaking & […]

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Jan - Lilly Lilova

The following is a short film I wrote and directed about a character in Regina Taylor’s upcoming masterpiece, stop. reset. […]

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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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Interview with U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush

Regina Taylor sat down with United States Congressman Bobby L. Rush.

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"Transcribed" by Jenny Kljucaric

Another project by Jennifer Kljucaric: Making of an Avatar

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Writing

The Journey to Nigeria – Ayodele Habibllah

’All passengers, please move to your seat and fasten your seat belts, the plane would be landing shortly’’. I heaved […]

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Mrs. Ames, An African Woman Who Moves to Malawi – Chakudza Chiligo

Regina Taylor led a workshop with youth visiting Chicago from Angola, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, and Zambia through a program with […]

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Celebrating 20 Years with The Goodman and You

This is Goodman Theater’s 90th anniversary and my 20th year with the theater as an artistic associate. What better way […]

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(what used to be called) A Conversation with a 21st Century Woman - Brooklyn Sabino-Smith

A woman stands in a space. She is talking to herself. Or to her phone it seems. Completely unaware and […]

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A Visitation of Spirit - Sheree Renée Thomas

Oral histories are endemic to the history of black people, who were brought to the Americas as Africans and enslaved. […]

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Voiceover Script - Rebecca Fields

When I first read the play, it made sense to me. I love reading books, preferring the book itself in […]

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The Chicago Urban League Project

“Suzzane Zaccoro was kind enough to allow me to meet with students of the Chicago Urban League. During three sessions, the […]

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Theatre Development Fund

Regina Taylor led a workshop with students of the Theatre Development Fund, who wrote the following monologues and scenes featuring […]

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Rosie’s Theatre Kids

Regina Taylor led a workshop with students of Rosie’s Theatre Kids, who wrote the following reactions to the themes explored […]

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Audio

stop.reset. Audio Project by Abie Irabor & Brian Rife

Our  stop.reset audio track is inspired from two main characters in your play, Ames and J who come from two […]

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"Wonder What This Could Be" by Elliot Callighan

A piano based hip hop track. You’ll only truly get it if you’ve been out at 2am by yourself in […]

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Project Agatha by Michael Allen Harris

Note: this is an audio-only reading of the play Actors: BrittneyLove Smith—Agatha; Lee Peters—Devondrick; Dezhane Rouse—Athena; Austin Ebert—Peter Project Agatha (Script PDF)

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“Out Like This” by Kendell Pinkney and Roderick Whitley

Kendell Pinkney wrote the words and Roderick Whitley wrote the music for the song “Out Like This”  – inspired by […]

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