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Crave Theatre Company

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Black on Both Sides

Presented by the Black Trans All Stars, this event will include speakers, a march, dance party featuring members of UWU Collective, free mutual aid including a covid vaccine station, BIPOC vendors and delicious food. The community-led celebration goes till 12 AM. Join us as we meet up at 6 PM on June 18th at Irving Park. The march will start at 7 PM, following a one and a half mile route that will conclude back at the park. At 8 PM, the party starts, featuring musical guests that will rock our socks off until the stroke of midnight.

This summer, honor the living. Honor each other. Honor those past. Special thanks to BTAS, UWU, Shock Bloc, Crave Theatre, and Ten, Tiny, Talks and our other community organizers and sponsors! Join us on June 18th for Black Trans Pride: Black on Both Sides 2021

Crave Theatre Company

Bad World: A New Musical

Bad World is a new devised musical with lyrics by Kylie Jenifer Rose and Jennifer Provenza, and music by James Liptak and Kylie Jenifer Rose. The book is by Kylie Jenifer Rose, James Liptak, Jennifer Provenza, Rachael Singer, Michael Cavazos, Ashley Mellinger, Maya Maria Brown, and Zeloszelos Marchandt.

Inspired by a true story, Bad World follows the coming-of-age journey of Rose, an ambitious young woman who is sexually assaulted in Paris after completing her research project. Upon her return to the United States, she must face how her trauma affects how she lives her life, as her recovery experience becomes interwoven with those of three other survivors of sexual assault.

Bad World aspires to give a voice to the experience of survivors and by sharing, validate the onerous journey of coping with and overcoming the past. 

Keep an eye out for the album release in April and for full performance announcements (once it is safe for us to meet for live theatre).


Book by Kylie Jenifer Rose, James Liptak, Jennifer Provenza, Rachael Singer, Michael Cavazos, Ashley Mellinger, Maya Maria Brown, and Zeloszelos Marchandt
Music by James Liptak and Kylie Jenifer Rose
Lyrics by Kylie Jenifer Rose and Jennifer Provenza
Directed by Rachael Singer and Michael Cavazos
Music Consulted by Andrew Bray
Featuring Kylie Jenifer Rose, Zeloszelos Marchandt, Maya Maria Brown, and Ashley Mellinger

Bad World

Q&A with The Cast

Maya Maria Brown
Author, Actor

QUESTION: How has working on the show impacted you in a positive way?

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