June 25 -July 31, 2016
July 16th @2pm
July 2oth @7:30pm
...And Eat It Too
by Aline Lathrop
directed by Anish Jethmalani
Sheila and Naomi are two young scientists who make opposite 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.
Performances at Theater Wit, 1229 W Belmont
Chimera Ensemble presents:
Sister Cities by Colette Freedman
Directed by Ashley Neal
08/20/2016 - 09/18/2016
Thurs/Fri/Sat at 7:30pm
Sundays at 3pm
Previews: August 20,21,24
Opening: August 25
Run: August 25-September 18
Sister Cities is about four estranged sisters, whose reunion weekend is inextricably flipped 180 degrees with the sudden death of their mother. Written by internationally known playwright and author, Colette Freedman, this is the Chicago Premiere of the show, which has played all over the world.
The four sisters will be played by Nicole Fabbri, Katlynn Yost, Anna Donnell, and Norma Chacon with the Rainee Denham as their mother. It will be directed by Ashley Neal.
Sister Cities is a dark comedy that features beautifully crafted roles for five women. It will have you re-thinking what it means to be family, and what the true value of life, choice, and freedom are for you.
By Steven Peterson
Directed by Kevin Christopher Fox
Ed Brooks is an actuary, the kind of guy nobody notices. Which helps a lot as he goes backwards in time to rescue his beloved daughter from an unhappy marriage to the man developing Whozit, the latest killer app. It's a romantic comedy in reverse about the choices we make in life.
July 9, 2016
1105 W. Chicago Avenue | Chicago, Illinois 60642 | (312) 633-0630
This is the culmination of a Chicago Dramatists' 28-Hour Workshop.
JUL 14, 2016 - AUG 28, 2016
New Jersey Repertory Company presents
Written by RICHARD STRAND
Directed by JOSEPH DISCHER, Artistic Director SuzAnne Barabas, Executive Producer Gabor Barabas
By Special Arrangement with Eric Falkenstein, Czekaj Artistic Productions, Jamie deRoy, and Daniel Frishwasser
With Ames Adamson, John G. Williams, David Sitler, and Ben SterlingBased on real-life events, Butler by Richard Strand premieres in New York following an acclaimed world premiere run in New Jersey. This powerful comedic-drama was called "SPLENDID" by The New York Times and praised as "A VERY SIGNIFICANT PIECE OF THEATER, A TIMELESS EXPLORATION OF SOCIAL CONSCIENCE AND INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY" by BroadwayWorld.
When three escaped slaves show up at Fort Monroe seeking sanctuary, General Benjamin Butler is faced with an impossible moral dilemma--follow the letter of the law or make a game-changing move that could alter the course of U.S. history? "WHO KNEW A PLAY ABOUT HISTORY COULD BE SO MUCH FUN?" says the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
"STRIKINGLY ORIGINAL, DEFIANTLY SMART, AND VERY, VERY FUNNY." -The Observer
$70.00 (59E59 MEMBERS $49.00)
FIRST LOOK: $25
TUE, WED & THU 7, FRI 8,
SAT 2 & 8, SUN 3
Oracle Productions in collaboration with
Kristiana Rae Colón and Tara Branham presents
a world premiere play by Kristiana Rae Colón
directed by Tara Branham
In academia's hallowed halls, five women debate millennial feminism when gunshots shatter the safety of their discourse. As tweets stream across the campus feed, the body count grows. And then the shooter enters the classroom. At the intersection of gun violence and slacktivism, in a #yesallwomen world, what is the real cost of revolution?
The all female cast features Oracle Company Member DeChantel Kosmatka, who is joined by Bella Bahhs, Melissa Duprey, Karen Rodriguez, Aurora Adachi-Winter, Isa Arciniegas, Heather Chrisler, and understudies Quenna Lené, Deanalís Resto, and Adia Alli (recent credit: THE HAIRY APE).
1802 W Berenice Ave, Chicago, IL, United States (Get Directions)
Aug 13, 2016, 08:00 PM - Sep 19, 2016, 08:00 PM
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Theatre 33's Summer Season presents
Apple Season by EM Lewis
June 18 & 19
APPLE SEASON by EM Lewis
E. M. Lewis is an award-winning playwright, librettist, and teacher of playwriting. She received the 2016 Oregon Literary Fellowship in Drama, and was a finalist for the 2014 Shakespeare’s Sister Fellowship. She received the Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University in 2010-2011, and a fellowship from the New Jersey State Arts Commission in 2012. Lewis won the ATCA/Steinberg Award for her play “Song of Extinction,” which also received the Ted Schmitt Award for Outstanding Writing of a World Premiere Play from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle. She won the Primus Prize for her play “Heads.” Her work has been produced around the world, and is published by Samuel French. For more details about what Ellen is up to visit her web-site at emlewisplaywright.com
Chimera Ensemble presents HANG ON TO YOUR SHORTS featuring "The Big Ride" by Stephanie Alison Walker
Chimera Enesmble presents HANG ON TO YOUR SHORTS featuring
"The Big Ride" by Stephanie Alison Walker
HANG ON TO YOUR SHORTS
A 10 Minute Play Festival!
June 27th at 7:30pm at:
1333 N Milwaukee
Plays of surprise, humor, intrigue, controversy and strangeness.
A Red Orchid Theatre
Sick by Seven
Tickets are now on sale for our June Incubator:
Institutional Quality Productions Presents
SICK BY SEVEN
Fridays at 8:00, Saturdays at 8:00, Sundays at 7:30
Anxiety, phobias, mental illness, mysterious diseases and medication are among the issues explored by artists in SICK BY SEVEN. The seven interconnected works, part of A Red Orchid Theatre’s Incubator series, combine live theater and video to investigate physical, mental and societal health in the modern world.
New works by Melika Bass, Lisa Dillman, Brett Neveu, Shannon Pritchard, David E. Tolchinksy, Grant James Varjas, Marisa Wegrzyn
Produced by Sarah Gitenstein and co-curated by Northwestern’s David E. Tolchinsky and Brett Neveu
Half of the proceeds for Sick by Seven ticket sales are going to the Mental Health association of Illinois.
We are so excited to welcome Jo Cattell to our client roster at The Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency!
Jo Cattell has worked in theatre and television in the UK, Germany, France, Canada and the USA. Jo’s main focus has been on developing new work. She is currently in residence with The Playground Theater at the City of Chicago’s Cultural Center, with the Department of Culture and Special Events.
She is currently working on her short film BLOOD CLOT, and a feature called BLOOD. Jo is also working with a dandypunk and Darin Basile on HEARTCORPS, a new theatrical experience within a projection mapped graphic novel world. She recently wrote and co-directed three music videos for DON CHIPOTLE. She has worked with numerous theatre’s in her current home of Chicago, including The Goodman, Route 66, FWD Theatre Project, Pride Films and Plays, and the Irish Theatre of Chicago and is Resident Director at terraNOVA Collective, NYC. She is currently an artist in residence with The Playground Theater at the City of Chicago’s Cultural Center with the Department of Culture and Special Events. She recently directed Juan Villa’s new play, DON CHIPOTLE, for production at the Storefront Theater, downtown Chicago and is now working with Villa to develop the play into a webseries. She is also working with Isaac Gomez on his play LA RUTA, which recently received a workshop at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and was part the Goodman Theatre’s Latino Festival 2016. Jo directed WILL WORK FOR by Dacyl Acevedo, which performed across the US winning numerous awards; was Script Consultant on RADIANT BABY, the Keith Haring musical for The Public Theatre, NYC; directed FOR LOVE by Loaisa Sexton for the 1st Irish Theatre Festival in NYC, which was then performed at the Irish Rep, NYC, before touring Ireland. In Las Vegas; she co-founded BNTA, a non-profit theatre company, and worked as Acting Coach for Cirque du Soleil on their award winning production of The Beatle’s LOVE. In the UK, Jo developed and directed SKYSCRAPING by Tim Stimpson for Net Curtain Theatre Company, which premiered at London’s Soho Theatre Studio and was then transferred to the Southwark Playhouse; assisted Theresa Heskins on Tony nominated playwright, Bryony Lavery’s PRECIOUS BANE, for Pentabus Theatre. Whilst at the BBC. Jo co-wrote and directed sketch comedy. She also directed the first digital art installation, 18:1-7, for Canterbury Cathedral (Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion) with C2atelyst Productions. She also worked with Sky Television on a series of award-winning documentaries about famous soccer players, David Beckham, Michael Owen, Dwight Yorke and Jaimie Redknapp.
On the producing side, her experience has included working for SFX Theatricals, Clear Channel Entertainment, and NAMCO, on shows such as Fosse, Chicago the Musical, Tap Dogs, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Bombay Dreams.
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