Chase the Erase
As redistricting advances and fall judicial elections approach, the soul of voting in Pennsylvania is on the line. Catalyzing the fight for fair districting, Chase the Erase is creating a raucous, dual-city street theater action taking place across Pennsylvania on October 2, 2021. Colorful characters like “Gerry Mander” and “Phil E. Buster” battle to see what wins: corruption or democracy? Drum lines, cheer squads, and color guards bring the beat and heat with jeers and cheers to rally the crowds. High energy songs entertain and call attention to judicial elections happening this November that will be crucial in the fair district fight. Youth voters speak and register their peers. Join us!
Saturday, October 2, 1-3pm
Philadelphia: “People’s Plaza,” on Independence Mall, between 5th and 6th Sts, on Market St.
Pittsburgh: Bakery Square
Fair Districts PA, PA Youth Vote, The Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP), League of Women Voters, Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics, Philly Neighborhood Networks
Fair Districts PA Coordination Team:
Carol Kuniholm, Fair Districts PA Chair
Laura Richlin, Philadelphia County Co-Lead of Fair Districts PA, Coordinator of Fair Districts PA NW Phila Working Group
Kitsy McNulty, Pittsburgh Fair Districts PA
Voter Registration and Information Superheroes Teams:
Philly Neighborhood Networks
PA Center for Women and Politics
PA Youth Vote
The Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP)
Andrew Davies, Creative Coordinator Chase The Erase Philly, Director of The Bible Players and CharacTours
West Powleton Drummers
Center High School Pep Squad
Hugo Cruz, Drumming Band Leader
Noel Quintana & Dennis Garner, Drummers
Juan “Tiny” Cologne
Catherine Skolnicki, Documentary ARtist
Joseph Amodei, Creative Advisor
Social Media Coordinator:
Christine Sciulli is a New York area light artist and activist. Her immersive installations have been shown widely in the US and Europe. Her work has been included in the American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational, Smack Mellon Gallery, Guild Hall, Parrish Art Museum, as well as in international light and music festivals. Sciulli’s theatrical credits include Mabou Mines’ Gantry Plaza State Park waterfront production of “Song for New York: What Women Do While Men Sit Knitting.” She organized a GOTV projection collaboration @ProjectProjectVote, and worked on Season 3 of Free The Vaccine to help create shareyourshot.freethevaccine.org.
Nora Breen in a NYC based artist/goofball. Her interest in making art is the desire to find wonder in the midst of the struggle with the demands and ideas of the world as they are experienced by her in the day to day through peer and self evaluation based on systems embedded in her mind through culture, media, government, community and history from the earliest stage of personal development… and share that. Public Art is her focus. Being part of the solution is the dream.
Unstoppable Voters Projects Fight Anti-Voter Efforts with Creativity, Joy, Humor, and Hope
We believe that every voter’s voice must be heard. The U.S. freedom to vote is under extraordinary attack–at the state level, the federal level, and due to widespread apathy, division, and distrust–but we have hope. We believe we can become a country where people feel invested in and excited about civic life. We believe legislation can be passed at the federal and state levels to support that civic life and protect the freedom to vote. And we know that we need to use the powers of art and culture to make this promise of democracy real for us all.