• How part of the performance works

Tomorrow night at 8 PM the Nightingale will host a mixed-media presentation called Stress/De-Stress. The intimate spectacle brings together three separate 16-millimeter projectors, writings by Ed Crouse and Mairead Case, and music by local composer Joshua Dumas (who scored the imaginative stage productions Light Waves and Their Uses and One Thing, and Everything Else, the latter the subject of a rave review in the Reader a few years back). The project began when Anne Wells of the Chicago Film Archives approached Nightingale programmer Christy LeMaster to go through the annals and curate some programs of her most interesting finds. For this first endeavor, she landed on the theme of guided meditation, then approached the above-listed collaborators to help flesh out the idea.