Steppenwolf Announces Line-Up for LATE NIGHT @ GARAGE REP, Beg. 3/6
Featuring James Anthony Zoccoli
With DJ Gregor Mortis
The totally (too-good-to-be-true) true story of one boy's life in an interracial family in Chicago 1979. James Anthony Zoccoli [JAZ] gives a retrospective account of his life as Little Jimmy: a half-Italian, half-Polish kid who wants to be all Black when his White mother gets remarried to an African American man. What is a "Wigger," exactly? Where did the term "Caucasian" originate? What does it mean to "Feel White" or "Act Black"? People are all the same on the inside, right? All of these questions and more are explored in this very personal and very comical storytelling performance. facebook.com/wiggerlover
Bring Me The Head Of James Franco, That I May Prepare a Savory Goulash In The Narrow
And Misshapen Pot Of His Skull
Written and performed by Ian Belknap
Writer/performer Ian Belknap (founder/Overlord of WRITE CLUB; Wide Open Beaver Shot of My Heart: A Comedy With a Body Count) unleashes his blistering, laceratingly funny fury at vacant-eyed polymath Franco, and the vacuous star-fucker culture that permits him to exist. facebook.com/headlessfranco
Formed in 2008 as the improv and sketch extension of The Gift, the members of Natural Gas originally studied together at the famed Second City in Chicago. Inviting new friends to play with them along the way, the Natural Gas ensemble performs every Wednesday night at the Gift. Natural Gas has performed in stages all over Chicago, from the historic Biograph Theater to the Annoyance, the Second City, and elementary schools and high schools alike. The members of the team are a collection of actors, writers, lawyers, and friends... The perfect combination for an improv team. thegifttheatre.org/natural-gas
Chicago Dance Crash presents Follow The Reader
Established in 2002, Chicago Dance Crash continues its reputation as "...a solidly established ensemble that draws on a slew of styles from breakdance and martial arts to ballet, modern, and jazz... impressively unifying them into a single aesthetic underpinned by strong technique" (Chicago Sun-Times). For Follow The Reader Chicago Dance Crash has 24 hours to transform the Chicago Reader into a living, dancing newspaper. Crash will get their hands on the paper Wednesday, and by Thursday they will take to the stage with a show filled with freshly choreographed pieces, dance battles, improv contests and show stopping antics. Crash serves up the weekend's pop culture with their classic athletic, entertaining style, each dancer striving to become your Reader's Choice. chicagodancecrash.com
The Steppenwolf Garage is dedicated to new plays, new artists and new audiences for the American theater. It offers artists the opportunity to present their work with the scale, space and resources it merits. For audiences, it provides opportunities to engage in multigenerational conversation about the new, provocative work emerging from Chicago's diverse and vibrant theatre scene.
Garage Rep 2014 marks the fifth annual series, featuring The New Colony's reWILDing Genius, Prologue Theatre Company's Saturday Night/Sunday Morning and Walkabout Theater Company's The Wild. For more information about Garage Rep 2014, visit steppenwolf.org/garagerep.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company is America's longest standing, most distinguished ensemble theater, producing nearly 700 performances and events annually in its three Chicago theater spaces-the 515-seat Downstairs Theatre, the 299-seat Upstairs Theatre and the 80-seat Garage Theatre. Formed in 1976 by a collective of actors, Steppenwolf has grown into an ensemble of 43 actors, writers and directors. Artistic programming at Steppenwolf includes a five-play Subscription Season, a two-play Steppenwolf for Young Adults season and two repertory series: First Look Repertory of New Work and Garage Rep. While firmly grounded in the Chicago community, nearly 40 original Steppenwolf productions have enjoyed success both nationally and internationally, including Off-Broadway, Broadway, London, Sydney and Dublin. Steppenwolf has the distinction of being the only theater to receive the National Medal of Arts, in addition to numerous other prestigious honors including an Illinois Arts Legend Award and 12 Tony Awards. Martha Lavey is the Artistic Director and David Hawkanson is the Executive Director. Nora Daley is Chair of Steppenwolf's Board of Trustees. For additional information, visit steppenwolf.org, facebook.com/steppenwolftheatre and twitter.com/steppenwolfthtr.