Do wondrous things. That’s the philosophy behind Scott Priz’s DIY Circus. He believes that theatre isn’t just something trained people do on stage; theatre can be made by anyone anywhere. Everyone has an imagination; it’s just a matter of using it and having fun in the process. You don’t need a stage for any of that (though it is nice to have one). DIY Circus also believes in the importance of audience in all theatre. There doesn’t need to be a fourth wall. All actors should involve the audience and make them a co-conspirator in the performance.
Members of DIY Circus have put on their own shows throughout Chicago, even starting on a homemade stage in someone’s backyard. Today, members of DIY Circus collaborate with Pocket Guide to Hell to put on historical recreations and events in bars and parks throughout the city, such as the First Ward Ball and Chicago Children’s TV Shows.
DIY Circus is excited to return to Mini-Maker Faire. All day, DIY Circus will put on charming acrobatic performances by students from local circus school, the Aloft Loft. DIY Circus will hold workshops for kids where they learn to build scenes, learn about the structure of a play and then act. There will also be a puppet performance with a puppet making workshop. Come on by and release the inner circus performer within you!
Thank you to all our Makers and Volunteers for coming out to Carl Schurz High School this Saturday, April 21st to launch the first annual Mini Maker Faire Chicago Northside! And thank you to everyone who attended, planted a flower, pet a chicken, blasted a nerd, shot a basketball, participated in a circus, picked a lock, built your own Chicago, built a blinkie, constructed a catapult, designed recycled jewelry, composed a song, learned about glass-blowing, created a T-shirt scarf, painted your own knife wound, braided Renaissance style hair, joined a hackerspace, worked a 3D printer, operated a robot, rode a DIY segway, completed an electrical circuit, chilled with the Wandering States, and MADE something!
Please check the website in the coming weeks for pictures, videos, and blogs about the event. Follow us on Facebook and check out posts on Twitter: #makerfairechicago #makerfairechicagonorthside #makerfaire.
P.S. If you missed the basketball shooters from FIRST Robotics, here they are, thanks to @pdp7
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