A Sordid Collective invites you to trace the connections & divergences around & among ten feisty characters as they traverse early-twentieth century Chicago. This original tale explores themes of class, privilege, desire, culture and mass communication while keeping beat to a campy, steamy rhythm. Part burlesque performance and part drag king show, this livewire spectacle will keep you tapping your feet & looking ’round the corner for each unexpected twist.
The Lola Project was a full-length show, created out of an act performed as part of The Windy City Blenders. Following their 2005 European tour, some members included in the piece named Lola returned to the US and met up to explore the expansion of the act to a full-length performance piece. They were joined by additional Chicago stand-outs in the dance and performing arts communities. Each member contributed from their areas of expertise and an incredible, full-length, multi-disciplinary show was created. In addition to shared ensemble work, Tamale choreographed a couple of the numbers in the piece and assisted with the make up for the performances.
Over a year of ensemble development and organic exploration of character story lines resulted in a short series of incredible sold out shows at the HotHouse in 2006.