Press then and now

Voice of the City was founded as aurorARTS alliance in 1999 by Dawn Marie Galtieri. Features include coverage of Vaudeville Underground (aka Vaudeville Nights), Circle in the Square: New Works in Dance Theatre, and articles focussing on other VOTC programming. 

 Vaudeville Nights at Mozart Park as part of Night Out in the Parks in 2016

Vaudeville Nights at Mozart Park as part of Night Out in the Parks in 2016

 

2002

 

VAUDEVILLE ACTS ARE SHORT AND SWEET

June 28, 2002 | By Lucia Mauro. Special to the Tribune.

"One of the driving forces behind Vaudeville Underground," says Ellis, an actor-playwright, "was the idea of theater and community. We're not a community theater, but theater in the community. We're creating an audience for theater where it's not happening. With Vaudeville Underground, there's a balance of art and entertainment. It stretches the performers and the audiences but doesn't alienate anyone."  ~ Christopher Ellis, Producer

Full article can be found here.


2002

 feature in Citylink by Neil Ellis Orts, March 2002

feature in Citylink by Neil Ellis Orts, March 2002


2018

 SWITCH Chicago creators Dawn Marie Galtieri, Abu Ansari, and Jaq Seifert; photo; Claudia Anzur

SWITCH Chicago creators Dawn Marie Galtieri, Abu Ansari, and Jaq Seifert; photo; Claudia Anzur

SWITCH: CHICAGO QUEER PARTNER DANCING

Imagine a safe space for LGBTQIA folks to partner dance free from traditional binary roles. That is what SWITCH: Chicago aims to provide

"We want to keep the format free and open and not really rigid and structured," said Seifert. "The emphasis is on dancing and the social community dance creates, and having it be queer-centered allows for LGBTQIA folks to feel safe asking anyone to dance. We really hope this event, which has been months in the making, is super successful so we encourage everyone to come out," said Seifert.  ~ Carrie Maxwell

Full article can be found here.


2016

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Interview with Dawn Marie Galtieri and Alan Eisenberg and Samir Saddique, aired in March 2016 on Riverwest Radio, 104.1.