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.
Darling Shear, is a two-season 14-episode docu-series by Diana Quiñones Rivera, that follows Darling Shear as she choreographs a piece for 6 dancers rooted in the tradition of Hollywood musicals. Through rehearsals, everyday life, and performances, Darling Shear presents a hilarious perspective to the world of dance making. Together they build characters like the “Muse”, the “New Girl”, the “Stage Manager”. While the binding element for this unique group of individuals is their collaboration in dance, the dancers' personas add up to more than the sum of their parts. The performers engage in conversations about cultural roots, gender, racism, queerness, belonging and the expansive collection of nuance that defines how an artist becomes themselves. Darling Shear is a look into culture, art, identity, and integrity at exactly the right moment in Chicago.