Chapter & Verse: The Gospel of James Baldwin
Musician Meshell Ndegeocello, along with a handful of activists and artists, take inspiration from James Baldwin’s “The Fire Next Time,” sharing new work online and in print free to subscribers that ranges from music to video to poetry.
Rastus & Hattie
(16th Street Theater)
Lisa Langford’s comedy about race in America, adapted as an audio play, describes a friendship complicated by time travel and two “problematic” robots from the past, inspired by a design from Westinghouse Electric Corporation circa 1930.
Through October 24
(Invictus Theatre Company)
Both actors in this live-streamed production of Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama will perform from their homes, with multiple cameras capturing the action in a new approach to live, quarantine theater.
October 22-November 8
Chicago Tap Summit
Bril Barrett and the Harold Washington Cultural Center take M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ annual Tap Summit virtual, with classes and workshops, culminating in a live-streamed greatest hits premiere from the company.
Hit ‘Em on the Blackside
(Congo Square Theatre)
Anthony Irons directs biweekly sketch comedy episodes, available starting October 9 and running through December, to be compiled into a full-length show at the end of the year.