Part documentary theatre, part theatre of the oppressed, and part live action role play, EXPECTATION is an immersive experience designed to illuminate the true stories of pregnant and parenting youth in Chicago, which were gathered by artists and youth workers from Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health. The piece included performance, installation, and participation to lift up the lived experiences of pregnant and parenting youth in navigating systems that sometimes don't serve them.
The audience was cast as confidants, advocates and resources to young parents and pregnant students, narratively and literally moving throughout three different protagonists' stories. They also participated in Title IX, PNA Repeal, and other legislative actions along the way.
Click to watch the promo video for EXPECTATION. Edited by Nic Park.