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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