The Newness: A Salon

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The Newness: A Salon

Is a space for
fearlessness
vulnerability
silliness
sharing meanin

02/10/2021

Hello!
What year is it?

That was a very long nap. ✨✨✨

07/22/2019

Happy 1st Birthday to US!🎉

July 22nd, 2018 was the first Newness and we've grown and created and loved and spoke and danced and snapped our way into something so big and beautiful. 💕

Thank you to everyone who was a part of our journey around the sun. 🌞

✨ DROP YOUR FAV NEWNESS MEMORY HERE ✨

07/20/2019

Hey Friends!
It's us, coming out of hibernation 💕

Wanted to let you know..

1. Our July 22nd event is CANCELLED. Our space contracts didn't come through in time and we didn't have the capacity to scramble and get ourselves together.

2. Keep your eyes peeled for Kiayla's Red Talk with Red Tape Theatre and The Front Room Series! Both are affirming, compassionate art spaces that echo our values. ❤️

3. Donyae is curating a KICK ASS event at The Martin on Sunday, July 28th at 6p. This is Not My America. Soooo many Newness artists are featured!

4. We will post photos from June's I N C R E D I B L E show soon! ✨

5. Kelsey will be in a reading with First Floor Theater tomorrow at Black Box Acting at 6:30p, storytelling at Pour One Out: Against All Odds, I Dared To, and acting at Bechdal Fest with Broken Nose Theatre, both in August! Come thru! Austin is working tirelessly on their chapbook, to be published later this year! 😍

We are humbled and grateful and resting and healing. Thank you so much to everyone who's offered support and love. 💕 We miss you so much and can't wait until we come together again. ✨

One Last Time. We’ll see y’all there! 💖
06/24/2019

One Last Time. We’ll see y’all there! 💖

We’ve come to the decision, with great difficulty, that June will be our last Salon. We’ve learned, loved, laughed, grow...
06/23/2019

We’ve come to the decision, with great difficulty, that June will be our last Salon. We’ve learned, loved, laughed, grown, cried, created, tossed/turned, and been brave together. Please let this month be no different. See you Monday! 💖

Still need Friday night plans? 🌈🤗🌈 Do you love theater and feelz?Desire in a Tinier House @  is @ 7:30p TONIGHT and play...
06/14/2019

Still need Friday night plans? 🌈🤗🌈 Do you love theater and feelz?

Desire in a Tinier House @ is @ 7:30p TONIGHT and plays thru June 29th!

Directed by our A M A Z I N G collective member, and stars another S T E L L A R collective member, !

Come thru!! 😍✨🔥🎭

✨!!!GODD@MN!!!✨✨✨LOOK AT THIS INCREDIBLE CAST THAT EXUDES TALENT, BLACK MAGIC™️, AND PASSION!! ✨✨ WE’RE SO EXCITED TO GE...
06/14/2019

✨!!!GODD@MN!!!✨

✨LOOK AT THIS INCREDIBLE CAST THAT EXUDES TALENT, BLACK MAGIC™️, AND PASSION!!

✨ WE’RE SO EXCITED TO GET IN THE ROOM WITH THIS TALENTED CAST AND TRULY BRING THIS PIECE ABOUT CHICAGO THEATRE TO LIFE! ✨ @ Edge Theatre Off Broadway

GODD@MN!! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE TEAM WE’VE GOT FOR ’ show, “CHICAGO THEATER GODDAMN!” ✨✨ Stay tuned for the rest of the tea...
06/13/2019

GODD@MN!! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE TEAM WE’VE GOT FOR ’ show, “CHICAGO THEATER GODDAMN!”

✨ Stay tuned for the rest of the team, and we’ll see you 6/22 at 2PM! ✨ @ Edge Theatre Off Broadway

  some feelings you’ve felt since the beginning. Some feel like they extend long before we ever existed. ✨✨✨ ’s words ta...
06/11/2019

some feelings you’ve felt since the beginning. Some feel like they extend long before we ever existed. ✨

✨ ’s words take us back to the beginning, to the cosmos, and without us having to ever leave the room. They’re always such a delight to have, and can’t wait to have them back again! ✨

The act of doing something. A root of motion inspired by passion. Thank you, for all of your Action, everyone. Thank you...
06/11/2019

The act of doing something. A root of motion inspired by passion. Thank you, for all of your Action, everyone. Thank you for showing your fears, your thoughts, minds, and hearts. ✨ ✨ So, when there are more reason to care than ever before, and a thousand things to take actions against or for, we cannot thank you enough for consistently showing up & supporting new works in its rawest form. ✨ None of this would be possible with out you. We’ll see you again soon! Photography by: Tori Brown-Rice ✨ Featuring:
Alex Madda
Will Schwab
Danny Mulae
Khloe Janel
Jay Van Ort
Angelíca Grace
Jyreika J. Evelyn Guest
JR Castro
Chelsea Barrow
Donyae Lewis
Siblings

FEAT ART BY:
Anuja Patel

It’s our honor to announce the next reading in our New Pages reading series! This month we will be premiering the work o...
06/07/2019

It’s our honor to announce the next reading in our New Pages reading series! This month we will be premiering the work of talented queen, astounding human, and dear friend ! 💖
💜
💙 This month’s show will be her new work, “Chicago Theater Goddamn!”
💜
💖 CHICAGO THEATER GODDAMN is a protest song to the tune of Black 90’s sitcoms and the rhythm of freedom and dance. We follow a group of Black woman currently working in Chicago theater in various capacities from broke as f**k artists to broke as f**k art administrators. Nia and her friends navigate the non-profit industrial complex through the rose-colored glasses of theater-making, encouraging all of us to take them off to reveal the human labor cost of creating art in this city and ask us truthfully: is it worth it?
💜
💙 LINK IN BIO, and we’ll see you there!

✨ Our fav EMO poet/comic/kid is hosting his OWN stand up comedy show TONIGHT! 🖤Come laugh w  about your broken hearts, s...
06/03/2019

✨ Our fav EMO poet/comic/kid is hosting his OWN stand up comedy show TONIGHT! 🖤

Come laugh w about your broken hearts, studded belts, and band tees. 💔

@ 8p

✨🔥😭🖤💔😂

  Missed the show last night, but wanted a quick summary? 🌟🌟  has got you covered. Their brilliant, simple, immaculate s...
05/28/2019

Missed the show last night, but wanted a quick summary? 🌟
🌟 has got you covered. Their brilliant, simple, immaculate statement about the tenacity of the human spirit still rings ours today. 🌟
🌟 Thank you, Jay.🌟

🌆 THREE DAYS LEFT!! 🏙We’re so excited to announce our extraordinary cast of incredible performers ready to take on this ...
05/22/2019

🌆 THREE DAYS LEFT!! 🏙

We’re so excited to announce our extraordinary cast of incredible performers ready to take on this two-hander!

Don’t believe us when we say we’ve got some real powerhouses, all stars, and featuring a truly special guest!

You don't wanna miss this!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1084797471731142

✨ ONE WEEK AWAY!!! ✨✨ ✨ We’re so close, we can’t help but feel so excited! ✨✨✨ So we’ll see you there, right? 💖
05/21/2019

✨ ONE WEEK AWAY!!! ✨

✨ We’re so close, we can’t help but feel so excited! ✨

✨ So we’ll see you there, right? 💖

✨We’re beyond excited to announce the creative team behind our next production, “TAKE CARE,” by .✨✨We’ve been so graced ...
05/17/2019

✨We’re beyond excited to announce the creative team behind our next production, “TAKE CARE,” by .

✨We’ve been so graced to have such a determined, passionate, talented, hardworking team to bring this script to life.

✨We can’t wait for y’all to see it!

✨This event has a suggested of $5, so please bring your family friends, enemies, suitors, and more!
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✨SYNOPSIS:
After an accident leaves Evelyn in the hospital, a face from their past reappears for the first time in years. They are left with a single night to either remember why they let it all go or reconnect. Through scars, old games, and new stories they determine whether they will help each other heal or hurt each other further. It’s a story that reminds us: mental & physical illnesses exist together, scars heal even when we aren’t ready, and we still love those we left behind.

✨Interested in submitting?
Come check out our next show! Message us on either Facebook, Instagram, or email us at [email protected] for details! @ The Edge Theater

This month’s theme is: ✨✨✨A C T I O N✨✨✨✨ What’s that mean to you?✨✨Tell us in the comments below, and we’ll see you the...
05/14/2019

This month’s theme is: ✨
✨✨A C T I O N✨✨

✨ What’s that mean to you?

✨Tell us in the comments below, and we’ll see you there! ✨5/27/19 8PM✨ @ Edge Theatre Off Broadway

We're all time-travelers.Even sitting here we find ourselves so many places other than the present moment. We're just so...
05/10/2019

We're all time-travelers.

Even sitting here we find ourselves so many places other than the present moment. We're just so lucky to have such lovely companions. Thank you, everyone, for taking us with you on your trips into your homes, mind, hearts, and greatest fears. ✨ ✨

So, when there are more places to be than time to be in them, we cannot thank you enough for consistently showing up & supporting new works in its rawest form. ✨

None of this would be possible with out you. We’ll see you again soon!

Photography by: Ally Almore ✨

Featuring:
Jillian Schumann
The Tapestries Collective
Sarah Luyengi
Kiayla Ryann
Ethan Walles
Shane Rhoades
Sandy Lee
Eli Harvey
Erin Crenshaw
Kristen Jamerson
Makeda Loney
Dave Dizon
Alys Dickerson
Rolando Serrano
Austin Dowling

FEAT. VISUAL ART by
Luis Estrada

   & the entire tapestry collective continues to astound us with their mastery of both words & voice. 🌸 🌸 Truly grateful...
05/07/2019

& the entire tapestry collective continues to astound us with their mastery of both words & voice. 🌸 🌸 Truly grateful to have had them back this last week. Maybe you’ll be seeing them again soon! Who knows? 😘

✨ YALL!!! ITS NOW, HERE, THIS!! ✨✨✨ WHO ELSE IS READY TO BE BLOWN OUT OF THEIR SEATS BY SOME STELLAR PERFORMANCES, AND A...
04/29/2019

✨ YALL!!! ITS NOW, HERE, THIS!! ✨

✨ WHO ELSE IS READY TO BE BLOWN OUT OF THEIR SEATS BY SOME STELLAR PERFORMANCES, AND ARTISTS? 🙋🏼‍♂️

✨ SEE YOU THERE? 💖 @ The Edge Theater

We’re so excited to announce our cast for, “IN THE END,” by ! ✨✨ We’re so excited for our inaugural reading, and cannot ...
04/26/2019

We’re so excited to announce our cast for, “IN THE END,” by !

✨ We’re so excited for our inaugural reading, and cannot wait to show you the hard work, passion, and talent of our team!

✨ SATURDAY (4/27) AT 2PM ✨
✨ LINK IN BIO ✨ @ The Edge Theater

https://www.facebook.com/events/576652052840046/

LESS THAN ONE WEEK! WHOS READY?✨✨WE’RE SO HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE  WILL BE JOINING US NEXT WEEK FOR OUR SALON! ✨✨✨ Make sure t...
04/24/2019

LESS THAN ONE WEEK! WHOS READY?

✨WE’RE SO HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE WILL BE JOINING US NEXT WEEK FOR OUR SALON! ✨

✨ Make sure to check out his work, keep an eye out for his stand in the lobby, and come out to support all your favorite Newness Collective Members (both the new & the OGs) ✨ @ The Edge Theater

✨✨ Taking a moment to amplify our amazing videographer and collective member, ! She and our friend  ’s web series, “Gard...
04/22/2019

✨✨ Taking a moment to amplify our amazing videographer and collective member, ! She and our friend ’s web series, “Garden Doc,” dropped TODAY!

It’s hilarious and proves you can make your own work ANYWHERE! (Even in a garden. ☺️🍃🌷) YT: https://youtu.be/ny0siIhQD-c

We’re so excited to announce our creative team for, “IN THE END,” by ! ✨✨✨ We’re so excited for our inaugural reading, a...
04/22/2019

We’re so excited to announce our creative team for, “IN THE END,” by ! ✨

✨ We’re so excited for our inaugural reading, and cannot wait to show you the hard work, passion, and talent of our team! ✨

✨ SATURDAY (4/27) AT 2PM ✨

https://www.facebook.com/events/576652052840046/?ti=ia

✨ Our fav producer,  is throwing this lil shin dig to celebrate the holiday 🌿🍃Hosted by one of our collective, ! 🍕F R E ...
04/20/2019

✨ Our fav producer, is throwing this lil shin dig to celebrate the holiday 🌿🍃

Hosted by one of our collective, !

🍕F R E E P I Z Z A 🍕

(Ltd. 😉)

Come thruuuuuuu ✨✨🔥

04/20/2019

We have a blank habit of prefacing works.
We had originally written bad habit but crossed it out because whether it’s bad or not isn’t really for us to decide.

Either way, we loved having Wes join us back in February.
So enjoy his words, or don’t, because the words and I don’t give a sh*t.

A performance by Wesley Sadek at our February Salon: 'Thank U.' Performance on 2.25.19 at the Lincoln Loft in Chicago, IL.

Performer: Wesley Sadek
IG: https://www.instagram.com/wessadek/

Videographer: Daniel Johanson (Scapi Magazine) & Evelyn Landow
Daniel Johanson
FB: https://www.facebook.com/danimalss
IG: https://www.instagram.com/summertimesweater/

Scapi Magazine
FB: https://www.facebook.com/scapimag/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/scapimag/

Evelyn Landow
FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010471722976
IG: https://www.instagram.com/evelynlandow/

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The Newness is a space for
fearlessness
vulnerability
silliness
sharing meaningful work

Enjoy what you see?
Join us for a night of new work, from original music to spoken word. We're here to celebrate art, collaboration, and each other!

Want to perform?
Check out our next show, April 29th!
https://www.facebook.com/events/378664856195144/

Want more details?
Message us on either Facebook, Instagram, or email us at [email protected]

Do you recognize this BAD ASS??✨🎭 HAPPY OPENING🎭✨to Newness collective member  as they take on the title role in  ‘s Oth...
04/20/2019

Do you recognize this BAD ASS??

✨🎭 HAPPY OPENING🎭✨

to Newness collective member as they take on the title role in ‘s Othello!

FB: https://m.facebook.com/events/1023879411131787

Can’t wait to see you SLAYYYY, Bri!
🔥🔥🔥

Are you working on something? Something got you excited, and you want support? Or something making you nervous, and you ...
04/11/2019

Are you working on something? Something got you excited, and you want support? Or something making you nervous, and you just want friends there to support you?

We want to promote you! Make sure to fill out all of the information (please be as specific as possible) so that we can gas you up! Y'all are some of the most talented people we know, and we just want to make sure everyone else knows it too!

✨ Shameless promotion Monday - our dear friend  will be performing at  tomorrow evening at  at 9PM!✨✨ Check out the link...
04/09/2019

✨ Shameless promotion Monday - our dear friend will be performing at tomorrow evening at at 9PM!

✨ Check out the link in our bio for more information! ✨

As many told us, the journey to Rising, is often exhausting, unclear, uncomfortable, difficult, and usually only the fir...
04/02/2019

As many told us, the journey to Rising, is often exhausting, unclear, uncomfortable, difficult, and usually only the first step to growth. ✨

✨ It does not mean you’re not brave if you do not finish, or even if you fall a few times first. Remember that birds rise best in strong opposing winds. ✨

✨ These last few months, however, you've shown us that we rise easier, when we all rise together. So, thank you for consistently showing up & supporting new works in its rawest form.

✨None of this would be possible with out you. We’ll see you again soon! ✨Photography by: Ally Almore

Featuring:
Kendra Holton
Rhymster (Julian Rodriguez)
Erin Crenshaw
Alys Dickerson
Kiki Keller
Kiayla Ryann
Xander Krohn
Sara Costello
Debo Balogun
Khloe Janel
J-Bose (Jordan Debose)
Lawrence Baker
Ellen Bacani
JR Castro

feat. visual art by Aim Ren

As many told us last night, the journey to Rising, is often exhausting, unclear, uncomfortable, difficult, and usually o...
03/26/2019

As many told us last night, the journey to Rising, is often exhausting, unclear, uncomfortable, difficult, and usually only the first step to growth.

✨ It does not mean you’re not brave if you do not finish, or even if you fall a few times first. Remember that birds rise best in strong opposing winds. ✨
✨ Last night, however, you showed us that we rise easier, when we all rise together. So, thank you for consistently showing up & supporting new works in its rawest for

✨None of this would be possible with out you. We’ll see you again soon! ✨ @ Chicago, Illinois

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Meet the SapphFest: All Boo'd Up artists!
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Iris Sowlat is the co-Artistic Director of Violet Surprise and will perform stand-up comedy at this festival! She began performing stand-up during the Quarantine, through Lauren Harsh Comedy's Cabin Fever and Possibilities Theatre Company's recent cabaret. She has performed stories with The Newness: A Salon and Pour One Out. She is primarily a director, and you can learn more about her directing work through her website, www.IrisSowlat.com. She will be Snow White (or maybe Elle Woods or Charlotte York) for Halloween this year. :)
Performing at The Newness: A Salon in a few weeks! Would love to see yall there! xoxoxo
Hello all! I’m writing a song about The Newness! I’ve got a hook for it and have written the first verse, but y’all know I don’t play no instruments or nothin’! If you’d be interested in working on this with me, be it playing, writing, Kelsey and I talked about a video that I want us ALLL to be a part of, ANYTHING! Dm me for the sound clip of the hook and text of the first verse (I can record that, too, if you’d like) and we’ll get this thing GOIN’! L O V E Y O U A L L 🥰😍❤️