Performed at Collaboraction
August 5th - 7th, 2016
In the summer of 2016, Pursuit brought Paul Manganello - an actor and creator based in Detroit - to Chicago for a limited engagement of his acclaimed one man show ZEALOUS WHIG: a timely look at the eccentric founding father, Filippo Mazzei.
Performed at the Preston Bradley Center
July 10th - 26th, 2015
THEM is a dance theatre exploration of the fear, discrimination and violence that result from categorizing ourselves and creating an “other” or “them” in our community. Created by Ahmad Simmons and Kacie Smith.
Supported by Chicago DanceMakers Forum, DCASE, Tim Sherck and David Sawyier.
Performed at the Athenaeum
August 7th - 31st, 2014
THE BOXER is a side-splitting, gut-busting, hour-long comedic romp without one single spoken word. It is a silent play onstage in the style of Charlie Chaplin and Laurel and Hardy featuring high-speed motor boat chases, dream ballets, Rocky-style training montages, sassy bar maids, gorillas and more.
Performed at Studio BE
July 18th - August 11th, 2013
An intimate, blues-infused, dance theatre adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca's BLOOD WEDDING.
Performed at Theater Wit
August 2nd - 12th, 2012
Ahmad and Kacie's first collaboration and experiment in the melding of drama and dance, written and directed by Kacie, choreographed by Ahmad, Thirty Thousand One is an epic unabashed fairy tale of creation and destruction which follows two soul mates who embark on a journey across the broken earth to find each other and unwittingly end the world.