One Thing and Everything Else

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An experimental semi-opera by New Beast Theatre Works at The Building Stage

Drawing from the spare prose of Raymond Carver's “Gazebo,” New Beast presents an original opera that spans memory and imagination via prose, song, and dramatic performance.

Devised and Directed by David Amaral. Devised and Composed by Joshua Dumas. Developed and performed by Eddie Bennett, Ruth Bistrow, Pamela Maurer, James Whittington.

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Rock Proper

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Rock Proper is an online music distributor providing high quality, album-length downloads with the legal consent of their creators. Please download this music, burn it, share it and stay tuned for future releases. Conceived by Casey Meehan, created and maintained by Casey Meehan, Joshua Dumas, Matt DeWine, and Bob Kuo.

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Wild Nights With Emily

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by Madeleine Olnek
Directed by Meghan Beals McCarthy
Produced by Caffeine Theatre

A quirky queer comedy about Emily Dickinson’s secret life.

Starring Jessica Bennett, Dana Black, Carey Lee Burton, Annie Calhoun, Amanda Hartley, Ian Novak, Ian Randall, Lauren Vitz. Directed by Meghan Beals Mccarthy. Associate Directed, Dramaturged, and Choreographed by Jennifer Shook. Assistant Directed/Stage Managed by Courtney Miller. Costumes Designed by Alarie Hammock & Samantha Umstead. Set Designed by Stephen Carmody. Lighting Designed by Casey Diers w/ Chase Corman. Music by Joshua Dumas.

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Remember the Maine

Monthly improvised music series featuring members of May or May Not, Notes & Scratches, A Company, Demons, Where the Moon Came From, Black Apple and more.

at the Whistler
2421 N Milwaukee Ave.

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Notes & Scratches

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Pop music group.

Anika Balaconis — horn, keys, vocals
Joshua Dumas — vocals, guitar
Jason Eckerson — bass, vocals
Robbie Hamilton — drums, vocals
Whitney Johnson — viola, keys, vocals
Music composed collaboratively, words by Joshua Dumas

On (real long) hiatus!

Have produced three recordings, Uh-Oh (2006), and To the Other Side (2009) are available for free download at Rock Proper. Grace Notes (2009) is available on our site.

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Blue Ribbon Glee Club

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A thirty member choir that covers punk and rock classics completely a’cappella. Founded by Whitney Johnson, Dee Clements and Joshua Dumas. Though its founders have left, the group continues to have terrific success performing through-out Chicago at venues like the Lakeshore Theater, the Hideout Block Party, the Abbey Pub, the Vic, and Millennium Park.

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Reconstruction Room :: Your Way With Words Makes Me Act A Fool

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Readings and performances by Pat Babbitt, Meg Barboza, Nicolette Bond, Dave Digangi, Chris Dingwall, Joshua Dumas, Lindsey Fisher, Katie Hartsock, Erin Teegarden.

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Antigone Coffeehouse :: the Birds

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A new movement piece inspired by Sophocles’ Antigone, as part of DePaul University’s “Year of Antigones.” Choreographed by Fannie Hungerford, with original music written and performed by Whitney Johnson and Joshua Dumas.

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Reconstruction Room :: the Four Seasons

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Readings and performances by Meg Barboza, Nicolette Bond, Jason Bredle, Sunny Byers, Nina Corwin, Abby Cucci with Sam Wagster, David Digangi, Amber Drea, Joshua Dumas, Eric Elshtain, Krista Franklin, Elizabeth Graettinger, Allison Gruber, Miki Howald, eric lab rat, Sondra Morin, Matthias Regan, Erin Teegarden

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Bring May Flowers 2

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A collaboration between Marika Mashburn (with the House Theatre) and Joshua Dumas (with Tense Forms) to create a three day variety show styled festival of music, magic, dance, poetry, film and theatre, all celebrating Spring. From a 1940s radio booth to a post-apocalyptic future, nine new vignettes from nine different voices intertwine to tell a story of flowering, from the soil cradling to the blossom awakening.

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Reconstruction Room :: Love-Letters Between a Noble-Man and his Sister

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Readings and performances by Robert Buscemi, Joshua Dumas, Sarah Guernsey (voice recording), Mary Hamilton, Robert Kowalczyk, Tina Post, Erin Teegarden and Della Watson, Jenny Walton-Wetzel. Curated by Joshua Dumas.

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Muted Tones

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Muted Tones was an online sound and music series curated by Joshua Dumas. Each month, musicians and sound artists were encouraged to produce new, original, ten minute recordings and document their process, progress, and thoughts. Remarkable individuals created absolutely remarkable things, from drone-scapes to found sound collages to folk songs to avant-garde improvisations to chamber music.

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Winter Button-up :: Tense Forms 3nd Winter Showcase

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We solicited contributions from over 50 artists and exhibited over 1000 one inch buttons.

with performances by
The Notes and Scratches
Ash in Pensacola
Casey Meehan
Ami Saraiya (of Radiant Darling)

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Around the Coyote :: Machine Media

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Readings by Amy Phillips, Jonathan Messinger and Joshua Dumas.

Listen to a recording of Joshua’s story, Jessica at Fall of Autumn.

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Reconstruction Room :: Mass Observation

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Readings and performances by Meg Barboza, eric blank, Nicolette Bond, Sunny Byers, Tommy DeAngelo, David Digangi, Joshua Dumas, Impulse/Control, Miki Howald, Trinette Mura, Dave Snyder, Erin Teegarden, Della Watson.

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Six by Five #4

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A handbound, meandering, accordion fold zine of words, images and a map that explore the senses. Designed by Elizabeth Boyne, edited by Joshua Dumas.

With contributions from Susie Harkins, Nora McComiskey, carlsweets, Matt Rose, Sangini Brahmbhatt, Joanne Diaz, Jeremy Ohmes, Katy Didden, Elizabeth Boyne, Brendan Meehan, Jessica Neafsey.

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About:

Joshua Dumas is a composer, new media and sound artist living in New York. He scores dance, theatre, and film, creates original often algorithmic compositions, makes glitch art and digital video, and creates installation and sound work. His recent inquiry explores the intersection of technology and climate catastrophe through databending and experimental data visualization.

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