From BroadwayWorld Chicago
Stage Left Theatre will present LeapFest XIV, Stage Left's annual new-play festival, running July 9 - July 26, 2017. LeapFest features several new plays with socio-political themes, presented as workshop productions in rotating repertory. This year's festival includes new works from Sam Chanse, Liam Fitzgerald, Dana Lynn Formby, Isaac Gomez, and Joe Zarrow.
The festival's name stems from the Downstage Left logo, which features a frog about to "take the leap." This event is designed to help playwrights and their plays bridge the gap between development and full production. To further this objective, the festival features an extensive rehearsal process for each play, multiple workshop performances before the public, and post-show audience discussions after each performance. In addition to our general audiences, regional theater producers and artistic directors are invited to attend the festival in order to get an advance look at some of the best new plays in the country.
This year, Stage Left is partnering with Chicago Dramatists Stage Left is partnering with Chicago Dramatists, a champion of developing new work and emerging and established playwrights. This initiative promises to invite new audiences into the development process.
by Isaac Gomez
directed by Jo Cattell
Marísa and Lev have just moved into their new Pilsen apartment in hopes of rekindling a spark that's long been extinguished. While looking for the circuit breaker in the attic, a mysterious coconut appears, leftover from the previous tenants with a dark history inside it. The Displaced explores the wake of pain and yearning left behind when gentrification forces people out of their homes and the kind of vengeance that can come from it.
The Displaced: Monday, July 10th, Wednesday, July 19th, and Sunday, July 23th @ 8PM
Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency, Inc.
Representing writers since 1928.