Chay Yew News

Victory Gardens Presents HAND TO GOD by Robert Askins, September 16 - October 16, 2016Victory Gardens Presents HAND TO GOD by Robert Askins, September 16 - October 16, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the first show of its 42st season, Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin. Hand To God runs September 16 - October 16, 2016, with the press performance on Friday, September 23, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

2016 Mimi Awards Date Set; Honoree to be Announced in September2016 Mimi Awards Date Set; Honoree to be Announced in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that the Ninth Annual "Mimi" Awards will be presented on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Lincoln Center Theater.  The "Mimi" Awards are presented annually to honor the outstanding artistry and accomplishments of some of the most gifted American playwrights. (more...)

Victory Gardens Lays Out 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays LineupVictory Gardens Lays Out 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the lineup for the 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including The Wayward Bunny by Greg Kotis; BREACH: a manifesto on race in America through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate by Antoinette Nwandu; EOM (end of message) by Laura Jacqmin; Kill Move Paradise by James Ijames; Gaza Rehearsal by Karen Hartman; and Girls In Cars Underwater by Tegan McLeod. The 2016 Festival runs August 5-7, 2016 at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company to Open 2016-17 Season with World Premiere of DRAW THE CIRCLEPlayMakers Repertory Company to Open 2016-17 Season with World Premiere of DRAW THE CIRCLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

PlayMakers Repertory Company has announced that the world premiere of "Draw the Circle" written and performed by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen, directed by Chay Yew, will lead off its 2016/17 Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND at Victory GardensPhoto Flash: First Look at THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater concludes its 41st season with Midwest Premiere of The House That Will Not Stand by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. The House That Will Not Stand runs June 10 - July 10, 2016, with the press performance on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Victory Gardens to Host Benefit Peformance of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND in Support of Chicago Artist Sam RobersonVictory Gardens to Host Benefit Peformance of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND in Support of Chicago Artist Sam Roberson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater will host a special benefit performance of The House That Will Not Stand by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley, directed by VG Artistic Director Chay Yew, in support of Congo Square Theatre's Artistic Director Sam G. Roberson, Jr. on June 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Victory Gardens will donate fifty percent of the proceeds from the performance to assist Roberson with housing, food and medical care as he waits for a heart and kidney transplant. The evening will include a pre-show reception starting at 6:30 pm to celebrate Sam followed by the performance at 7:30 pm. Tickets for this performance can be purchased at www.victorygradens.org or by calling the box office at 773.871.3000. Victory Gardens Theater is located at 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. Additional donations to support Roberson can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/samgjr. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater to Offer Series of Free Play Readings This MonthVictory Gardens Theater to Offer Series of Free Play Readings This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the June lineup for The VG Reading Series. This regularly scheduled program of play readings provides playwrights a platform to develop their plays-in-progress, and will give audiences opportunities to experience exciting new work throughout the year. The Reading Series adds to VG's current programming of world premieres and new plays and the IGNITION Festival of New Plays. (more...)

VIDEOS: B.D. Wong Tells #MyYellowfaceStory, Panelists Discuss Inclusion at Beyond Orientalism ForumVIDEOS: B.D. Wong Tells #MyYellowfaceStory, Panelists Discuss Inclusion at Beyond Orientalism Forum
by Michael Dale - May 5, 2016

The tony-winner has a message for white actors playing Asians: 'You're in the wrong part.' (more...)

'MARLOWE', WAR PAINT, JERUSALEM, TWELFTH NIGHT and More Among Summer Theatre Highlights in Chicago'MARLOWE', WAR PAINT, JERUSALEM, TWELFTH NIGHT and More Among Summer Theatre Highlights in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Chicago theater community will present a wide variety of plays and musicals, as well as dance and concert offerings this summer. In support, the League of Chicago Theatres will once again create a comprehensive Summer Theater Guide that will be available at hotels, theaters, events, and destinations across the Chicago area. (more...)

American Academy of Dramatic Arts to Present THE SHOTGUN MESSAGE WorkshopAmerican Academy of Dramatic Arts to Present THE SHOTGUN MESSAGE Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The American Academy of Dramatic Arts is pleased to announce the expansion of the Main Stage Live program for new play development with the presentation of a workshop production of The Shotgun Message by A. Rey Pamatmat, directed by Adam Fitzgerald.  (more...)

Seattle Repertory Theatre Sets HERE LIES LOVE, A RAISIN IN THE SUN & More for 2016-17 SeasonSeattle Repertory Theatre Sets HERE LIES LOVE, A RAISIN IN THE SUN & More for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Artistic Director Braden Abraham today announced Seattle Repertory Theatre's 2016-2017 Season. The season is headlined by the electrifying musical Here Lies Love from David Byrne (Talking Heads) and Fatboy Slim, a new production ofthe award-winning Broadway smash King Charles III, and the timeless classic A Raisin in the Sun. The season runs from September 2016 through May 2017, and subscriptions are available now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at (206) 443-2222, as well as online at SeattleRep.org. Single tickets will go on sale this fall. (more...)

Fordham University Will Host BEYOND ORIENTALISM Public Forum on Race and Identity in TheatreFordham University Will Host BEYOND ORIENTALISM Public Forum on Race and Identity in Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

How can the creative community advance race equity in the theatre? How do artists and producers agree to work together to eradicate yellowface and brownface? What are lessons learned that can be shared? On Monday, May 2nd, 2016, at 7 pm, Beyond Orientalism: The Forum will be held at Fordham University's Pope Auditorium to explore these vital questions. This interactive public event, in which every attendee will play a role and have a voice, features panel conversations, a breakout session, and multimedia components, more than just a series of talking heads. (more...)

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Makes Diversity & Inclusion StatementStage Directors and Choreographers Society Makes Diversity & Inclusion Statement
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society announced the release of a Diversity and Inclusion Statement of Commitment at Monday's semi-annual membership meeting. (more...)

BWW Review: Victory Gardens Theater's World Premiere of HILLARY AND CLINTON Offers An Intriguing, Timely Portrait of Life in the Public EyeBWW Review: Victory Gardens Theater's World Premiere of HILLARY AND CLINTON Offers An Intriguing, Timely Portrait of Life in the Public Eye
by Rachel Weinberg - Apr 11, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater's world premiere production of Lucas Hnath's HILLARY AND CLINTON invites audiences to imagine an alternate universe, though similar to our own, in which a woman named Hillary Clinton is running for United States president. And in setting up the play this way, Hnath has crafted an intriguing, multilayered play that simultaneously is and is not about the Hillary Clinton recognizable to 2016 audiences. With direction by Victory Gardens Artistic Director Chay Yew, this play invites audiences to consider themes both intimate and expansive. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lucas Hnath's HILLARY AND CLINTON at Victory Gardens TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Lucas Hnath's HILLARY AND CLINTON at Victory Gardens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater presents the World Premiere of Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Hillary and Clinton runs April 1 - May 1, 2016, with the press performance on Friday, April 8, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Thom Sesma, Greg Watanabe and More Lead A SINGLE SHARD at People's LightThom Sesma, Greg Watanabe and More Lead A SINGLE SHARD at People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

People's Light presents the regional premiere of A SINGLE SHARD, a highly theatrical adaptation of Linda Sue Park's Newbery Award-winning novel by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND at Victory GardensCast Announced for THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater concludes its 41st season with Midwest Premiere of The House That Will Not Stand by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. The House That Will Not Stand runs June 10 - July 10, 2016, with the press performance on Friday, June 17, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Cast Announced for Centenary Stage Company's Rolling Premiere of START DOWNCast Announced for Centenary Stage Company's Rolling Premiere of START DOWN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Centenary Stage Company continues its trend this season of featuring women playwrights and premieres by closing their main stage professional theater series with Eleanor Burgess' START DOWN April 8 through 24 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

HAND TO GOD, World Premieres & More on Tap for Victory Gardens' 2016-17 SeasonHAND TO GOD, World Premieres & More on Tap for Victory Gardens' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew, announces the lineup for its 2016-2017 Season. Victory Gardens' 42nd Season will include the Chicago Premieres of Hand to God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin; Native Gardens by Karen Zacarias, directed by Marti Lyons; and the World Premieres of Roz and Ray by Karen Hartman, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew; A Wonder in My Soul by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew; and Queen by Madhuri Shekar, directed by Artistic Associate Joanie Schultz. The 42nd Season will also include a Bonus Series featuring the Chicago Premieres of Wrestling Jerusalem written and performed by Aaron Davidman, directed by Michael John Garces; St. Jude written and performed by Ensemble Playwright Luis Alfaro; and A Little Bit Not Normal written and performed by Arlene Malinowski. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, New Musical UNISON and More Set for Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2017 SeasonSHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, New Musical UNISON and More Set for Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) Artistic Director Bill Rauch announced the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2017 playbill today. (more...)

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