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Okwui Okpokwasili: Poor People’s TV Room
  • Bessie Award-winning artist Okwui Okpokwasili debuts at the MCA with Poor People’s TV Room, a kinetic history of collective action and resistance movements in Nigeria. The performance draws from an historical incident -- the Boko Haram kidnappings of more than 300 girls in 2014 --- in order to unearth buried stories of the country’s women-led resistance campaigns. Okpokwasili performs with a cast of women from different generations in this collaboration with director/designer Peter Born that fuses choreography, song, text, and film to build a potent narrative around the impact of that erasure on Nigerian society today. Blended with Okpokwasili’s aesthetic, Poor People’s TV Room crosses disciplines to make a visceral performance where the past is alive and unleashed. Performances take place in the MCA’s Edlis Neeson Theater.

Okwui Okpokwasili: Poor People’s TV Room
  • Location: Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Address: 220 E. Chicago Ave.
  • April 12, 2018 - April 15, 2018
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Recurring daily