Mocrep is a collective creating radically experimental, interdisciplinary, and collaborative performance. Comprising 11 performers, our practice takes sociality as its starting point; our work is predicated on an investment in our relationships with each other, our collaborators, and our communities.

Mocrep blurs and blends disciplines, often calling into question the validity of discipline itself as an organizing principle for art and arts communities. Equal parts music, performance art, video art, and movement, the ambiguity in our varied and fluid practice reflects the complexity of our culture and our relationships. Our work subverts the rigid structures that circumscribe relations among artists and commodify the products of their labor, creating new frameworks for communication between artists, audiences, material, and virtuosity.

Mocrep has presented work at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Arts Club of Chicago, and was one of three ensembles to be invited to the prestigious Ferienkurse fuer Neue Musik Darmstadt in 2016. Its cultural partners in Chicago include Goethe-Institut Chicago, Lumpen Radio, Illinois Humanities Council, Parlour Tapes+, High Concept Laboratories, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and Ensemble Dal Niente. Mocrep has held residencies at Mana Contemporary Chicago and dfbrl8r performance art gallery, and Stanford University. 

Mocrep's upcoming season includes collaborations with Lee Blalock, the Neofuturists, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

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Jenna Lyle

Zach Moore

Andrew Tham

Chris Wood

Ryan Zerna

Amanda Bailey

Owen Davis

Alex Ellsworth

Zachary Good

Deidre Huckabay

Lia Kohl

Ensemble Staff:

Lia Kohl, Public Relations Director

Zach Moore, Technical Director

Andrew Tham, Finance Director

Alex Ellsworth, Company and Tour Manager

Zach Good, Development Director

Deidre Huckabay, Grants manager and Booking Manager

Board of Directors:

Lia Kohl

Zach Moore

Andrew Tham

Michael Lewanski, President

Peter Maunu, Vice President

Chelsea Sahai, Secretary

Drew Roulo, Treasurer


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