Created in collaboration with BraveSoul Movement, presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s 'Night Out in the Parks' series.

‘The Rosina Project’ is a contemporary adaptation of Rossini’s 19th-century comedy ‘The Barber of Seville’, remixed by Chicago-based Hip-Hop and opera artists who perform an original, female-driven story of empowerment as an immersive, 21st-century house party.

This is an outdoor event, performed on concrete, with no seating provided. Feel free to bring lawn chairs and blankets to the performance.  Performances are weather permitting, with dates, times and locations subject to change.

This project was developed with support from the Pivot Arts Incubator Program, Chicago Dancemakers Forum, The Dance Center at Columbia College Chicago and the Rebuild Foundation.

This program is presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks. Arts programming in neighborhoods across the city advances the goals of the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Cultural Plan. Learn more at www.nightoutintheparks.com

Cast

Creative Team

Concept & Stage Direction
Lead Choreographic Direction
Co-Choreographic Direction
Music
Additional Music
Text
Text & Choreographic Contributions
Current and previous cast of MCs and Dancers
Graffiti Artist
P.Chuck

Cast [alphabetical by character name]

Almaviva
Bartolo
Basilio
Figaro
Hyphena
Rosina
Street Artist
Andy Aughenbaugh

Dancers [alphabetical by last name]

Lani ‘JiigSixx’ Anderson
Sophia 'Sophul' Bevilacqua
Orlando ‘Juice’ De Leon
Keisha Janae
Peyton 'Skrollz' Yang

Instrumentalists

DJ
Beatboxer

Acclaim

Media

Photography by Vin Reed
Supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation & The CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.