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Anita Loomis' solo performances include Travel F(r)ictions, HOTBOX, Female Deviations:autobiographies of desire, Reptiles of the Mind, and Money, Sex, Love, Art and Public Transportation. She has been a member of three Chicago theater companies: The Feminist Theater Collective, Matchgirlstrike and The Neo-Futurists. She once held a respectable job as a college professor.
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The daring deeds and dangerous doings of a 21st Century Mother on the Run.

Book Description
Publication Date: March 3, 2001
Half Li(v)es includes texts from Loomis’ provocative multi-media solo theater pieces (including the award-winning Female Deviations), performance poetry and short plays from the show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind. The sixty-page amalgam spans topics and writing styles, with everything from lesbian erotic fiction to monologues on murder to poetry about bees. Loomis, who received an Artist Fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council, says, “People often ask me for copies of the scripts so I decided to pull together writings that I’ve performed over my years in Chicago. I wanted the book to be something other than an attempt to document live performances so I chose material that I feel works on the page as well as the stage.”
Editorial Reviews
Brutally unexpected, intense and humorous. -- Chicago Nightlines
Loomis embodies the transgressions that send a large sector of the American population into apoplectic fits. -- The Chicago Reader
The words don't tumble from her mouth: Each is dropped like a pearl. -- The Philadelphia Inquirer