Mozawa photo by Jon Wes

Mozawa staff photo by Jon Wes

A Dream Play

Music & Theater

Mozawa will spend their Spring 2017 Sponsorship dissecting, exploring and reimagining August Strindberg’s, A Dream Play. Written in 1907, A Dream Play is one of the most difficult plays to direct and perform. It is a precursor to both dramatic expressionism and surrealism, and a biting look at humanity. Ten artists from various mediums will collaborate to create an interdisciplinary contemporary vision of Strindberg’s play. Art forms such as video, performance and  visual art will be combined to create an otherworldly experience.

During their time at HCL, Mozawa will create and workshop vignettes and scenes for a full-length production. Mozawa will open the process to the audience by hosting open rehearsals, work-in-progress showings, and talks. Mozawa will use their sponsorship to take risk, experiment, and push both artists and audience members to question their human experience.

Artist Bio

Mozawa photo by James Rand

Founded in March of 2013 by Matthew Ozawa, Mozawa is a Chicago based incubator advancing collaborative art and artists. Mozawa provides artists from many artistic disciplines and cultural backgrounds an opportunity to develop their unique voice through collaboration with others. Mozawa also includes the audience in the creative process, exposing artistic development, fostering unity among different artistic disciplines, and spreading culture throughout the community.
Since its formation, Mozawa has fostered over 100 international artists from various mediums. Mozawa has been featured in Crain’s Business Magazine for its boundary-breaking work, the Mandarin Quarterly for its focus on diversity and at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Mozawa has partnered with other Chicago organizations including Ho Etsu Taiko Ensemble, Chicago Harp Quartet, Bow & Hammer, Mind.Art.Core Pilates, Outerspace Dance, and Collaboraction.