Student Interpretations

Regina Taylor has planned collaborations around her play’s themes with student artists, professional artists and institutions throughout the city, bringing generations and communities together through art and technology. These projects are inspired by the play.

Illinois Institute of Art

J – Todd Muench

Introduction to the video by Todd Munch

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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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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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Carthage College

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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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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stop. reset. Epigraph – Mikaley Osley

Statement from the artist: “The video is a personification of the epigraph of stop. reset. The quote from Ralph Ellison’s […]

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Columbia College

Room 916, Directed by Travis Coe

Featuring Hannah Burt, Sara Cohen, Raven Moran, and Alec Silver

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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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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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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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The Chicago Urban League

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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DePaul University

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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Theatre Development Fund

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

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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Chicago International Film Festival CineYouth

Lindblom Math and Science Academy

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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"Disconnected" by Chris Kline & Kendall Heard

The film “Disconnected” shows what we would do if the technology used today stop working. In life when we are […]

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"Blast To The Past" by Loren Escot, Nakila Idowu, and Journey Monegain

In our film,“ Blast to the Past”, we examine what happens when technology is constantly advancing and replacing books that […]

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WorldChicago

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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Donda's 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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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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State(s) of America

"Dead Letters" by Danielle Littman, directed by Chloe Johnston

Regina Taylor challenged Northwestern University students to own their voice — create their own work in various mediums — on the […]

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"Friend" by Simon Han, directed by Jacob Watson

Regina Taylor challenged Northwestern University students to own their voice — create their own work in various mediums — on the […]

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"The Oil Monster" by Laura Winters, directed by Felicia Spahr

Regina Taylor challenged Northwestern University students to own their voice — create their own work in various mediums — on the […]

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"Car Trouble" by Julissa Castillo, directed by Camille Edwards

Regina Taylor challenged Northwestern University students to own their voice — create their own work in various mediums — on the […]

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"No Picture" by Addison Heimann, directed by Felicia Spahr

Regina Taylor challenged Northwestern University students to own their voice — create their own work in various mediums — on the […]

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