Goodman Theatre Free Writing Workshop

I Am THE DARKER BROTHER: Demonization and the Demise of Civil Liberties

Led by Chicago-based teaching artist Deb Lewis, participants use Langston Hughes’ poem, “I, Too” as inspiration to explore what being an “American” means, and the responsibilities that freedom of speech engender.

Where: Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted Street

When: Tuesday September 26, 6pm

The series is presented as an extension of Alphawood’s current exhibit, Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties, and marks the second installment of “In These Times”—a Goodman/Alphawood collaboration that examines the power of art in times of upheaval and crises.

The stories created in the workshops will be part of a curated performance at Alphawood Gallery for the They Came for Me Exhibit on Sunday, October 1 at 3 pm.

For more information and to register (reservations are required) visit the workshop’s event website here, or register by emailing

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