After three weeks of voting and over 10,000 votes, Lyric is thrilled to announce the three winning groups for Community Created Performances. Congratulations to Blu Rhythm Collective, Kuumba Lynx, and YOLO Boomers!
Community Created Performances, part of Lyric Unlimited ’s groundbreaking Chicago Voices initiative, are original music theater works created and performed by local groups using the core element of opera: storytelling through song.
Now the three winning groups will bring their untold stories to life on stage! Each group receives a $10,000 stipend and support from a Lyric-hired creative team to transform their narratives into a one-of-a-kind, live performance piece.
Save the date for the free, public performance featuring all three original works – Sunday, September 10 at 2pm at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance.
You can also follow groups as they develop and polish their performance pieces with the Community Created Performances Blog ! Read posts from group members, artists, and staff throughout the creative journey.