COMING TOGETHER: A MENASA Midwest Community Forum

Chicago Inclusion Project staff members Arti Ishak and Abhi Shrestha alongside Kaiser Ahmed, Rom Barkhodar, Tina El Gamal, Martin Zebari, Gloria Imseih Petrelli and Abbas Salem have formed a collective and organized an event to gather actionable solutions for the community: When: February 16th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Where: Steppenwolf Theatre Garage Space: 1650 North Halsted St., Chicago, IL MENASA MidWest is a newly formed collective of Chicago artists and organizers dedicated to amplifying, representing and advocating for the MENASA artist community. We will be organizing a community forum at the Steppenwolf Theatre Garage space on Sunday, February 16th to facilitate an open, stru

LOOKING BACK: Staff Reflections on Our Year in Chicago Theatre in 2019

The Chicago Inclusion Project has seen a lot of growth and change -- as our community has -- and as we continue to learn from the challenges set in front of us, we thought it fitting to meditate on the last 12 months as artists and as members of this organization... I'm grateful for the kinds of artists I am lucky enough to connect with. I am grateful for opportunities to get my artist friends to engage with life outside of the art they make; just humans connecting as humans and not talking about our art. I had a lot of that this year, and I think it's important for our sanity to be intentional about that. I'm looking forward to directing my first show with Interrobang, writing, more of t

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