The Inconvenience, the agile young multidisciplinary arts collective that's grown in just a few years from an underground loft space to high-profile launchpad of hits like Hit the Wall, has announced a reliably eclectic slate of programming for 2015.
The season begins with The Salts, an atmospheric collection of short dance pieces created by Inconvenience resident choreographer Erin Kilmurray with artist Molly Brennan and musician and sound designer Mikhail Fiksel. The program will be performed May 21–31 in Collaboraction's Room 300 at the Flat Iron Arts Building, promising a "lo-fi, nightlife setting."
QuickDraw, a one-night summer event spearheaded by the Inconvenience's Mary Williamson, will pit visual artists in head-to-head challenges accompanied by sets from Chicago bands, for a "live art making, punk rock extravaganza"; date and venue are TBA. Williamson and Kilmurray will then team up for the fifth annual Fly Honey Show, a raucous, rock & roll cabaret and burlesque affair (check out these photos from a past show for a taste). It runs August 13–29 at the Chopin Theatre.
In the fall, the Inconvenience will stage Citizens, a collection of short theater pieces around a theme of civic responsibility curated by Josh Altman, directed by Gus Menary and produced by Missi Davis (who was announced on Friday as the Inconvenience's new artistic director, taking the reins from Chris Chmelik). The lineup of six playwrights remains mostly to be determined, but the program will include new work from the company's resident playwright, Ike Holter.Share the story