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ConFest 2018: Revolutionary Acts
August 13, 2018 - August 18, 2018
The Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists (CAATA), dedicated to advancing the field of Asian American theater, announces Chicago as the host city for the Sixth National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival (ConFest), to be held Aug. 13-18. ConFest Early Bird passes start at $350 and are available at CAATA.net beginning Wednesday, May 16 at 10 a.m. Single tickets for festival shows and new play readings will be available for $25 and $10 respectively, with a student price of $20 for festival shows starting Wednesday, June 20 at 10 a.m.
Over the course of six days, ConFest 2018: Chicago will explore the theme Revolutionary Acts, engaging attendees and the Chicago community in critical theater and dialogue regarding the intersection of art, leadership, and organizational practice in the face of social injustice, inequity, and active resistance in American culture. This theme will be realized through theater productions, plenary speakers, panel discussions, new play readings, workshops, and special events. Most importantly, ConFest 2018: Chicago provides a space for Asian American theater practitioners and their allies from across the country to connect and build the relationships that help keep the community vibrant and alive. ConFest 2018: Chicago will be hosted in Chicago by Victory Gardens Theater, Silk Road Rising, and The Theatre School at DePaul University.