OTV | Open Television is a non-profit platform for intersectional television. We incubate, distribute, and exhibit artists that commercial television networks and art institutions do not develop consistently: artists who identify with multiple identities marginalized by the market and society. OTV experiments with alternative ways to develop, produce, and exhibit art and television. Our programs center artistic expression, intersectionality, Chicago and digital networking.
Living in Chicago under the weight of debt and constant microaggressions, a queer disabled Latina and her roommate, a Black trans sex worker, struggle to survive and thrive while searching for validation.
Two (wannabe) models flecked with anxiety, reach their dreams, learn new lessons, and try to keep touch with reality. Join them on a surreal rollercoaster of neuroses and contained hikinks across the streets of Chicago.
In a world akin to the surreal vignettes of Peewee’s Playhouse, Sweaty Scales takes us through a series of portals to tell the story of a pair of lovers. Asian American advertising art director Lisa meets Oliver at his 30th birthday party in which he seduc...