You're So Stubborn
A performance of lies with traces of truth.
A gut-rending, vulnerable dance-theatre piece that investigates instincts, relationships, and the elusive concept of trust. The universal sensation of discovering a lie is revealed in the true stories of performers and audiences as they traverse the landscape of deception.
Directed by Rachel Damon
Creative Ensemble: JulieAnn Graham, Christopher Knowlton, Sammy Spriggs
Collaborators/Performers: JulieAnn Graham, Christopher Knowlton, Sammy Spriggs, Michelle Burger-Modrzejewski, Katie Matteson, Gretchen Soechting
Movement Coaching by Kristina Fluty
Sound Design by Rustel Weiss
Lighting Design and Stage Management by Sarah Lackner
Creative Consulting by Brian Shaw
Costume Design by Jessi Taylor
Textiles/Stage Design by Rachel Damon with Sammy Spriggs and Matthew Griffo
"Superb and subtle... the audience was held rapt by the macabre."
"Ingenious... Damon's core 'creative ensemble' prove true masters of the form."
– Chicago Tribune
Made possible with support from:
The Ragdale Foundation
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
Partners for Sacred Places and Unity Community Center
The Illinois Arts Council
The Judith Dawn Memorial Fund
The Menomonee Club for Boys and Girls
The Chicago Cultural Center