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ADOPTED by Amanda Dunne Acevedo

Follow Amanda on her journey of finding her birth mother, learning her harrowing story, and reconciling, for herself, what we inherit genetically and what we adopt from our given and chosen families.

Written and performed by Amanda Dunne Acevedo

Directed by Lexi Saunders

Original music composed and performed by Ashvin Prakash

45 Minutes, Saturday at 11:00 PM

How has your identity as an artist shaped your work in Chicago?

Amanda: My work lives in a space between theatre and performance art, thus I have opted for the label performance. All of my projects are approached with a desire and commitment to create through collaboration. As an artist, I deal in what is around me. The work is infused with sorrow, joy, and an attempt to be as genuine as possible and to connect with the audience in an authentic way. I am a firm believer in being a life-long learner. My own unquenchable curiosity drives my artistic practice. I want to instill that same sense of curiosity, awe, and wonder in the artists I work with and the audience I perform for.