Teatro Vista Presents
By Stephanie Alison Walker
Directed by Teatro Vista's Executive Artistic Director, Ricardo Gutiérrez
An NNPN Rolling World Premiere
It's 1979 in Buenos Aires, Argentina where people are disappearing right off the street. The so-called "Dirty War" waged by the military Junta against its own people is in full-swing. Carolina and her mother Josefina are searching for their pregnant daughter/granddaughter, Belén, who has been missing for twelve weeks. When they receive a surprise visit first from a priest who is now the chaplain to the military at ESMA (one of the known concentration camps) and then by a soldier from the neighborhood who is also stationed at ESMA, they come up with a plan to try to see Belén one last time. Will it work? Will they be able to save her baby? Will they be able to save themselves.
The Carthage Theatre Department presents the dark and thrilling comedy “Twin Set” by MT Cozzola
Sept. 29-Oct. 7 in Wartburg Theatre
In this play, written by Chicago Dramatists resident playwright MT Cozzola, sisters Meggy and Betty do everything together; they work together, volunteer at their church together, live together in a cute apartment, and even dress identically in meticulously planned outfits. They are happy in their routine until a former classmate, the cynical Marnie, returns to their hometown to finalize a divorce. Sympathetic to Marnie’s bad fortune, the sisters welcome her into their home and find their world turned upside down by Marnie’s untraditional ways. As Marnie becomes more involved in the sisters’ day to day activities, they find themselves second guessing their way of life. Betty begins to question her past as Meggy looks toward the future. Will the two reconnect and return to their usual routine, or will they discover their lives have been irrevocably changed by Marnie’s arrival?
From American Theatre:
CoHo Productions Slates 4 New Plays for 2016–17 Season
The season will feature plays about gun control, evolutionary biologists, con artists, and leading ladies onstage.
BY AMERICAN THEATRE EDITORS
PORTLAND, ORE.: CoHo Productions has announced its 2016–17 season, featuring four contemporary plays.
The season will begin with E.M. Lewis’s The Gun Show (Sept. 9–Oct. 1), presented with Shawn Lee. The playwright will sit in the audience for the interactive show, which shares five of her personal stories about guns—from learning how to shoot on a date to working at a bookstore during an armed robbery to the harrowing story that inspired her to write this play. The play will feature Vin Shambry and Lee will direct.
Big Butt Girls is a part of the 22nd Annual
Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival
Marsha Estell steps out and gives a funny and bittersweet performance that will surely have you enraptured from beginning to end.
Experience segments of her hilarious one-woman show as she takes you on a journey of reflection and self discovery.
Discover the show that sold out in Chicago and Detroit. You’re in for a treat, L.A. Don’t miss it!
Big Butt Girls and Other Fantasies, The Remix
22nd Annual Los Angeles
Women's Theatre Festival March 29th at 7PM
The Electric Lodge
1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, CA 90291
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door
$18 for Groups, seniors and industry
$12 for Children 12 and under Call for reservations. 818.760.0408 or go to LAWTF
Artists of Concordia Theatre Presents "Until Death"
by Dana Lynn Formby
Directed by Stephanie Stroud
In association with Chicago Dramatists
Madison Street Theatre (View)
1010 W. Madison Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
February 12th-February 22nd, 2015
Devon Thompson is in love and inspired from her feminist roots has just proposed to the man of her dreams, Josiah Boor, but her mother in law to be is a Mormon and the pair can not see eye to eye on what it means to be a family. As the two battle their way through their relationship, ala Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon style, they find that life is more precious than a their differences that try to keep them apart.
6 Plays by 6 Playwrights
Steven Simoncic, Dana Lynn Formby, Joshua Rollins, Aline Lathrop, Kristiana Colón, and Steven Peterson
In Step Up Production’s 2nd Annual
1105 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642 312.633.0630
November 21- December 21, 2014
Thursday- Saturday @ 7:30pm
Sundays @ 2pm
Step Up Productions Presents 2nd Annual HoliDaze at Chicago Dramatists with plays by Kristiana Rae Colón, Dana Lynn Formby, Aline Lathrop, Steven Peterson, Joshua Rollins and Steve Simoncic
Due to popular demand, Step Up's popular holiday round up returns for its second year! This series of original one-acts showcases the crazy, zany, dysfunctional chaos of the holiday season. Twelve talented playwrights and directors put relationships, family and friends in the holiday pressure cooker for an unforgettable evening!
Throughout the run, Step Up Productions will be collecting donations of new hats, glove, coats and scarves for Make It Better Foundation's annual Warming Hearts & Hands program. Proceeds from HoliDaze will also help provide counseling for Seasonal Affective Disorder through Dr. Jacqueline Duke, PsyD, LLC. As part of its mission, Step Up Productions donates a portion of its proceeds to organizations in and around Chicago that support issues often highlighted in its productions. (Read the full article in Broadwayworld.)
New Play Bake-Off Monday, November 10 at 7pm | FREE Inspired by Master teacher Paula Vogel’s legendary playwriting bake-offs, this exciting event gives aspiring writers an opportunity to craft a brand-new play in just one weekend and then see it performed by an ensemble of professional actors on the Goodman’s Owen stage. Join us to discover what the writers come up with! RESERVE TICKETS
Impenetrable by Mia McCullough
Directed by Judy Blue at Clockwise Theatre
Opens October 10th and runs through November 2nd, 2014
Polarity Ensemble Theatre will award the 2014 Dionysos Cup to Chicago playwright Kristiana Rae Colón for her new play OCTAGON, which is set in the world of slam poetry competitions. The play was selected as one of four finalist plays to be developed in Polarity’s annual Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays. Over seventy plays by Chicago-area playwrights were submitted to the festival. Finalist plays were selected by committee and the winning play voted upon by audience members and Polarity staff. OCTAGON was also recently awarded the Arizona Latino Playwrights Award that carries a prize of $1000. Read the entire article in SHOWBIZ CHICAGO
Affluence by Steven Peterson: September 25 – October 20 2014
Flare Path by Terance Rattigan: November 20 – December 15 2014
American Wee-Pie by Lisa Dillman: March 19 – April 13 2015
Kristiana Colón's Octagon, the unlikely story of eight young poets' win-at-all-costs and damn-the-consequences approach to the three-minute competition of a poetry slam, has been named the 2014 winner of Arizona Theatre Company's National Latino Playwriting Award. read the entire article in Broadwayworld.com
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