In the Beginning there was a House
Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for Performing and Media Arts – Chicago Campus
710 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611
Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, the founding artistic directors of UNIVERSES, an ensemble company that fuses theater, poetry, dance, jazz, hip hop, politics, down-home blues, and Spanish boleros to create moving, challenging, and entertaining works for the stage, are joined by Obie-Award winning director Chay Yew to present a reading of their newest work-in-progress. Sapp and Ruiz-Sapp will be in residence throughout the 2023-24 Northwestern University academic year as part of the newly established Astere E. Claeyssens Artist-in-Residence program. In addition to teaching and mentoring students, they will be developing IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS HOUSE – originally commissioned by the Goodman Theatre – and inspired by the life and work of Chicago House Music legend Frankie Knuckles.
Admission Fee TBA.