The Voyage Theater Company
Presents The Mecca Tales by Rohina Malik
7pm on Friday, November 6, 2015
18 Bleecker Street, NYC (Enter on Elizabeth)
Parts Unknown is a monthly curated reading series featuring new plays and plays in translation from around the globe. Please join us for a night of great storytelling! All of our readings are free and open to the public.
THE MECCA TALES
By Rohina Malik
Five Muslim women meet for the first time at the pilgrimage in Mecca known as the Hajj. Grace, the group’s leader, requires each of the pilgrims to reveal her unique and personal reason for making this journey. The women must choose whether to reveal themselves and go forward, or to guard their stories and stay behind. Poetic and transporting, The Mecca Tales explores the power of ritual and redemption. Commissioned by the Goodman Theater, and developed at Chicago Dramatists, The Mecca Tales has been nominated for a Jeff Award for Best New Play 2016.
Johnny 10-Beers' Daughters by Dana Lynn Formby
A father and daughter both fight in the Iraq war. Their enlistment is separated by 15 years. The two struggle with the silence war creates as they fish on both the Poudre River in Fort Collins Colorado and the Euphrates River in Baghdad in the Baghdad Providence. This play captures the silence and the explosions of anger created by PTSD.
With Randy Steinmeyer and Arti Ishak, directed by Emmi Hilger
Saturday, October 31st at 2pm
1105 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60642
The Citizens Anthology is a wild, political, and funny new creation by the people who brought you "Hit The Wall", Schlitz Bouts, "The Salts", and "The Fly Honey Show"!
This 90 minute event takes a kaleidoscopic look at the definition of civic duty in 2015's ever-changing landscape of political action in a polarizing economy, hyper-fast-technology, and the need to sustain a sense of self. Written by an award-winning rock-solid group of six Chicago playwrights whose works span international stages including Steppenwolf, Arcola Theatre, Goodman, and Off Broadway; as well as TV networks like Showtime and CBS, The Citizens Anthology promises to be a defining and memorable finale for the 2015 season.
There will be drinks. There will be plays. There will be celebration.
Creative Direction by Josh Altman
Producing Direction by Gus Menary
With additional producing by Missi Davis, Ike Holter and Diana Raiselis
Kristiana Rae Colon, Bilal Dardai, Caitlin Parrish, Fawzia Mirzia, Ike Holter, and Andrew Hinderaker
Thrisa Hodits, Gus Menary, Keira Fromm, Lavina Jadhwani, Brea Hayes, and Marti Lyons with assistance by Sarah Jackson.
Brad Smith, Sydney Charles, Brian Rad, Daryl Satcher, Dominque Worsley, Missi Davis, Tony Santiago, Roy Gonzalez, Melissa Duprey and Anu Bhatt.
Nov 6 at 7:30pm to Nov 15 at 7:30pm
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60614
From Timeout Chicago:
The Inconvenience has announced the writers, directors and casting for its fall stage project, The Citizens Anthology. A collection of six short pieces around a theme of civic responsibility was announced as simply Citizens in the group's February season release; the new title should help alleviate confusion with the Chicago Humanities Festival's fall slate, also called Citizens.
Curated by Josh Altman, the lineup of playwrights will include Caitlin Parrish, Fawzia Mirza, Bilal Dardai, Kristiana Colón and Andrew Hinderaker in addition to previously announced Inconvenience company member Ike Holter. The pieces will be directed by Keira Fromm, Brea Hayes, Thrisa Hodits, Lavina Jadhwani, Marti Lyons and Gus Menary and performed by a cast to include Anu Bhatt, Sydney Charles, Missi Davis, Melissa DuPrey, Roy Gonzalez, Tony Santiago, Dominique Worsley, Brad Smith and Brian Rad. The Citizens Anthology goes up November 6–15 at Collaboraction (update: the venue has changed to upstairs at Victory Gardens). The Inconvenience's sixth annual Fly Honey Show is currently running at the Chopin Theatre, through August 29.
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