Cicero Workforce Center brought a group of their students to our first performance. These students are given paid apprenticeships at local businesses and non-profits while they study to get their GED. Monique and Hurel are working with 16th Street and are pictured here with their peers.
The youth responded beautifully to Pinkolandia! After the performance, they stayed for a post-show dialogue with human rights activist Mario Venegas and Andrew Sund, President of St. Augustine College.
My favorite comment from the night was from a woman who came with the youth (pictured in the hat) who said she had a previous engagement so was only going to stay for the first half of the show. But she loved it so much, she canceled her other commitment and stayed not just for Act Two but also for the talkback.