By DANA LYNN FORMBY
Directed by RACHEL EDWARDS HARVITH
May just got out of rehab and the last thing she wants to see if her successful type A sister, Debbie. However since family is family she lets her in and the two go on an unforgettable house cleaning journey that changes them forever.
June 27th, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Chicago Dramatists 1105 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60642
...And Eat It Too by Aline Lathrop
Sheila and Naomi are two young HIV research scientists who make opposite professional choices when they become mothers. But each must face new challenges to her marriage and to her sense of worth, as she tries to find her own way in this world of antiquated maternal expectations and modern opportunities that come with a price. The play asks how a mother, or anyone else today, may define important, meaningful work.
Cast: Sheila - Shelley Nixon, Naomi - Brennan Stacker, Doug - John Luzar, Mark - Julian Hester
Rachel Ramirez is also the Festival Producer. Aaron Arbiter, Festival Assistant. Artistic Director: Richard Engling
Thursday, July 9 @ 7:30pm: ...And Eat It Too
Friday, July 10 @ 7:30pm: Leavings
Saturday, July 11 @ 7:30pm: Girl Found
Sunday, July 12 @ 2:30pm: The Charisma of Flying Saucers
Thursday, July 16 @ 7:30pm: Girl Found
Friday, July 17 @ 7:30pm: ...And Eat It Too
Saturday, July 18 @ 7:30pm: The Charisma of Flying Saucers
Sunday, July 19 @ 2:30pm: Leavings
All performances are held at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago 60614.
How to vote.
Tickets are $10 per individual play or $15 for a full festival pass. Purchase tickets online, at the Greenhouse box office, or call 773-404-7336. The four scripts will each be performed twice over two weekends. These will be polished workshop performances to bring out the best qualities of the scripts.
The selected playwrights received two initial critiques in February/March followed by time and support in revising their scripts before rehearsals began for the workshop readings. The performances will then be followed by open discussions that provide the playwrights with feedback from the cast, crew and a live audience. Many playwrights revise their scripts again before the second performances. Past participating playwrights have hailed the Dionysos Cup as one of the most valuable script development processes of its kind.
Broken Fences by Steven Simoncic selected as one of this year's top 10 Finalists for The Woodward/Newman Drama Award
Bloomington Playwrights Project:
"...Sorting through the hundreds of plays, and nearly 1,000 annually from all of our submissions, and assuring that each script is evaluated and read 2-3 times is no easy task for our company (the only one in our entire state focused on new works). We do it because we believe in the importance of creating new plays and in fostering the great work of playwrights. Choosing a single play from among such a competitive field was a difficult process, and while I'm happy to report that your play was selected as one of this year's top 10 Finalists..."
BUT NOT FOR LOVE by Matthew A. Everett
SAFEKEEPING by Rob Zellers
BROKEN FENCES by Steven Simoncic
BRILLIANT WORKS OF ART by Donna Hoke
TWO BY NIGHT by Kevin Daly
ROMEO CHANG by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich
SOLDIER LOVE: AN AERIAL PLAY by Helen Banner
FLAMINGO AND DECATUR by Todd Taylor
THE UNDERGROUND by Caitlin O'Connell with LIsa VillaMil
FAT ACTRESS/UGLY MODEL: AND OTHER DESTRUCTIVE LABELS FOR WOMEN by Bella Poynton
"...As befits a true musical comedy, there’s a happy (and funny) ending. Helping to bring “Merman’s Apprentice” to its gleeful conclusion were Eddie Korbich as Marvin Blackstone, Merrick’s minion; Charles Rooney as Goldie, a friend of Merman’s; and an ensemble of capable singers: Austin Colby, F. Michael Haynie, Desi Oakley and Sarah Sesler. Direction was by Stephen Cole and Amy Burgess, with orchestrations by Lynn Shankel. Larry Yurman was Music Director and pianist, with Rick Heckman and Steve Kenyon on reeds, Dan Urness on Trumpet, Dan Levine on trombone and Joe Mowatt on drums."
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Nureyev’s Eyes by David Rush
February 2 – 21, 2016
George Street Playhouse
“It’s in the eyes...they’re the hardest to get.” So says Jamie Wyeth, the son of Andrew. The visual artist’s relentless pursuit of dancer Rudolf Nureyev to sit for him as subject of a portrait has resulted in a number of sessions in which two artists trade poses, barbs, jokes, and unrevealed truths. A riveting fictional account of the very real interaction between two great artists.
NUREYEV'S EYES at DTC
Written by David Rush
March 2-20, 2016
An inside story about two iconic artists – an American painter and a Russian ballet dancer – and how they created a now famous set of paintings. During the 70's the American painter Jamie Wyeth (son of Andrew) did a series of studies and paintings of Rudolf Nureyev, the legendary ballet dancer who defected from Russia and revitalized western ballet. Written with the express permission and support of Jamie Wyeth, this brand new play by David Rush imagines what their electric encounters may have been like, what secrets were revealed about the world of painting and international dance, and how their relationship evolved…changing each of them.
“NUREYEV’S EYES illuminates the artist life” – The Tampa Bay Times
2014/2015 Playwrights Unit Each year, the Goodman selects four local playwrights to develop their work as members of the Playwrights Unit. Throughout the season, the writers meet regularly with the Goodman’s literary staff to read and discuss their works-in-progress. The members are chosen not only for their strong playwriting skills, but also for their aesthetic diversity; because each approaches playwriting differently, they are able to offer unique insights into one another’s work. This June, the Goodman presents staged readings of the works developed this year.
The Fertile Lie By Mia McCullough
June 14, 2015 | 4pm | Polk Rehearsal Room In contemporary Jordan, 19-year-old Assyrian Farsana marries an unknown and much older doctor, affecting both their families in unexpected ways. Reserve tickets
Nameless and Shameless
By MT COZZOLA, Directed by NICHOLAS SANDYS
A Saturday Series at Chicago Dramatists
Wealthy sisters Norah and Magdalen suddenly find themselves homeless, penniless, and even nameless after the tragic death of their parents. Norah copes by seeking a humble living as a governess, while Magdalen embarks on a scandalous life in the theatre, followed by a fraudulent marriage, capped off by a demeaning stint as a servant, all to win back the family fortune and the family name. Freely adapted from the Victorian novel NO NAME by Wilkie Collins.
Saturday, June 13 at 2pm
Chicago Dramatists1105 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
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