The Afrofuture is Now

Meet the Umbra sisters: three women from fifty years in the future who appear in the House through digital portals. They show up in a series of videos on screens in the exhibit and online, taking the form of black female icons with a message to communicate: Find Nimsesku to stop a future apocalypse.

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REVIEW: Lisa B. Thompsons "Monroe" Celebrates Courage

Taji Senior’s stand-in performance as cousin Viola proved a last-minute treat for the first weekend of the run. Easily sliding into the role as a relative who has taken on airs since recently transplanted herself to Chicago, Senior’s timing and emotional depth were faultless even as she glanced occasionally at her lines.

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Review: TWENTYEIGHT

All six actors – Kenah Benefield, Jeremy Rashad Brown, Mae Rose Hill, Delanté Keys, Taji Senior-Gipson, and Oktavea Williams – individually contribute to our sense of that need and the tension it inspires, playing off and against one another, pushing and pulling.

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