BRAIN FRAME 16 FEATURES GHOSTS, MYSTICS, CONCEPTUAL PICTIONARY
"Brain Frame is strange. You will find yourself unexpectedly aroused, moved, disgusted, amused, and intrigued by all manner of creative things happening on stage." - Chicago Reader
Chicago, IL – Saturday, January 25th, at Constellation (3111 N Western), sees the 16th edition of the outlandish comics reading series, BRAIN FRAME, where cartoonists interpret their work in front of a live audience. ($8. 7pm – all ages, 10pm – 21+)
BRAIN FRAME 16 will feature video projection, a giant book, live drawing, a swelling ghost costume, stand-up comedy, and more. Performers include video artist Yaloopop, Lori Felker, Jared Larson, Jessica Campbell, Carrie Vinarsky, Tyrell Cannon and Brad Rohloff, with a limited edition screenprinted poster by Lyra Hill and Nicole Ginelli. Comics, posters, and prints from each of the performers will also be on sale (cash only!). Previously, the show has featured high-profile performers like Anders Nilsen, Edie Fake, and Anne Elizabeth Moore, as well as up-and-comers like Andy Burkholder, Anya Davidson, and Gina Wynbrandt.
Filmmaker and cartoonist Lyra Hill founded BRAIN FRAME in 2011, and still organizes, emcees, and performs in the show. Recently profiled in both the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Reader’s People Issue, Hill emphasizes the success of the show – and its expiration date, this August. BRAIN FRAME 16 is the first of three remaining performances. “We’re doubling up this time, with an early and late show,” Hill says. “Last time we had to turn away fifty people who stood for an hour in the rain. I want everyone to have the chance to see BRAIN FRAME.”