Friday, July 2, 2010

Rec Room Series

wednesday, july 7, 2010
black rock bar
3614 n. damen
chicago, il
8:00 pm

I Love My Job; I Hate My Job

curated by Elizabeth Harper

Ah, the world of work. Yes, you're told you should be grateful for the job you have, and you know you should be. And it's nice to have an answer when potential pickups and future in-laws ask, "So, what do you do?" And your coworkers are sometimes entertaining. But then there are rules to obey, dress codes to follow, busy work that seems totally unnecessary, corporate culture, a bizarre language that's a combination of psychobabble and business speak, Foucauldian disciplines, self-monitoring, competition, hierarchy, and the strain of leading a double life. This rec room show will feature poems, songs, skits, stories, performance art, etc. about jobs, compromises, and ambivalence.