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A F.I.E.R.C.E. Day in the Neighborhood


F.I.E.R.C.E. Theatre Collective proudly presents an intimate evening of art, performance, and enlightening conversation, neighbor to neighbor!

We have partnered with our friends at F.I.E.R.C.E. to create an evening dedicated to celebrating gender, humanity, and all the things that connect us. Featuring music, theatre, poetry, and visual works, we will explore these ideas, as well as what it means to be FIERCE.

$10 suggested donation—tickets available in advance here. All proceeds benefit GirlForward and Center on Halstead. Light refreshments provided!


ALEXA GRÆ's work is a combination of artistic disciplines informed by specialized academic training in music composition and opera. Rigorous training as an opera student challenged them to transcend the boundaries of various art forms and to understand cultural boundaries of art in the everyday world. They bridge these chasms by focusing on how art informs identities, socialization habits, self-expression, and the ability to create, creating genre-defying performances that incorporate multiple dance styles, theatrical personas, and experimental storytelling styles. Themes of deconstructing classical forms, beliefs about the feminine and masculine, and channeling greater collective consciousness find an evolving presence in ALEXA GRÆ's work.


Tori Keeling who formally stood 5’8” tall now stretches to reach 5’6” according to a recent dance audition she attended and she has completely accepted this new fact about herself. She is a Chicago based actor and visual artist who dabbles in the intimate art of finger painting. Special skills include but not limited to; stage combat, intimacy choreography and eating whole containers of hummus in a sitting. Please email at if you wish to collaborate.


The Honorable Hakim Dough is an internationally traveled teaching artist, storyteller and poet based in Chicago, IL. His art practice consists of intuitive expression (improv) and songwriting of mostly Hiphop. The ability to use his talent to share his truth, be of service to others and collaborate with peers is of the highest importance to him. Hakim has a M.A.M. from Columbia College Chicago and a bachelors degree in communications from Florida A&M. The mix of his creative background, business professionalism and the academic lens he uses to develop his content, results in a performance that you won't want to miss!


Jess Cummins is a recent Chicago transplant, hailing from Lexington, Kentucky. This is her first performance since her move! Previously she’s worked with the Lexington Children’s Theatre, AthensWest Theatre Company, and the Woodford Theatre. Thank you to Caroline and the F.I.E.R.C.E. Collective for thinking up this unique opportunity!