Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Clean Start

1749 S. Halsted

Performances (click to purchase):

Saturday, September 03, 2011 8:30 PM

Sunday, September 04, 2011 4:00 PM

Monday, September 11, 2011 7:00 PM


This community-inspired solo performance draws upon Gillian Hemme’s interviews with residents of Grinnell, Iowa. Follow the stories of three women who grapple with shifting identities as both their career lives and their town transform. Through their resilience and humor, these women prove that there’s more than just corn in Iowa.


Gillian Hemme (Newark, NJ)

Gillian Hemme is a Chicago native who currently lives in Newark, NJ. There, she directs drama productions and teaches Public Speaking and Justice Studies at Link Community School. Gillian was recently an artist-in-residence at the Grinnell Artist Residency, where she created video/text collages addressing youth blogging culture. She also recently traveled to Taiwan to act in an image-based performance of Les Fleurs du Mal at the International Theatre Festival under the direction of Craig Quintero. She studied Theatre at Grinnell College and at the National Theater Institute.

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