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Mex Files LIVE: The Pandemia Chronicles

Guillermo Gómez-Peña returns to Chicago for his first LIVE and in-person performance since lockdown began.

This new solo performance monologue features new writing responding to the multiple pandemias including rantings and confessions. This one-night event is presented in dialog with his ongoing experimental radio program presented by Public Media Institute Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border (1985–2021) and the exhibition at the Jane Addams Hull-House Gómez-Peña’s Casa Museo: A living Archive and Museum. (September 9, 2021—May 29, 2022).


FREE, but space is limited. Review guidelines and make a reservation.

Featuring a cameo by conceptual artist, performer and storyteller Robin LaVerne Wilson aka DRAGONFLY.


Mex Files LIVE: The Pandemia Chronicles is presented by Jane Addams Hull-House Museum in partnership with the School of Theater and Music, College of Architecture, Design and the Arts, University of Illinois Chicago. The performance is an initiative of Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40.


Guillermo Gómez-Peña, photo by Zen Cohen.