Chay Yew News

Works by Nwandu, Jung, Colon and More Set for IGNITION Festival 2017 at Victory GardensWorks by Nwandu, Jung, Colon and More Set for IGNITION Festival 2017 at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater announces the lineup for the 2017 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including Tuvalu, or The Saddest Song by Antoinette Nwandu; This Land Was Made by Tori Sampson; Spin Moves by Ken Weitzman; Tell Them I'm Still Young by Julia Doolittle; Wolf Play by Hansol Jung; and Suspension by Kristiana Rae Colon. (more...)

Danni Smith to Star in FUN HOME at Victory Gardens; Cast Announced!Danni Smith to Star in FUN HOME at Victory Gardens; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater begins its 43rd season with Fun Home, with music written by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics written by Lisa Kron and directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

Margaret Ladd Headlines VICTORY GIRLS at Planet Connections Theatre FestivityMargaret Ladd Headlines VICTORY GIRLS at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

This summer, The K.G. Scully Players are pleased to present VICTORY GIRLS, by Kristina Poe, directed by Jill DeArmon, as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre to Honor Arts & Business Council of Chicago and Chay Yew with 2017 Impact AwardsSideshow Theatre to Honor Arts & Business Council of Chicago and Chay Yew with 2017 Impact Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Sideshow Theatre Company has announced the Arts & Business Council of Chicago and Chay Yew as the inaugural recipients of its annual Sideshow Impact Awards. (more...)

Richard Nelson's ILLYRIA, Lynn Nottage's MLIMA'S TALE, UNDER THE RADAR and More Among Public Theater's 50th Anniversary Season at Astor PlaceRichard Nelson's ILLYRIA, Lynn Nottage's MLIMA'S TALE, UNDER THE RADAR and More Among Public Theater's 50th Anniversary Season at Astor Place
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette. (more...)

UW Drama presents SUENOUW Drama presents SUENO
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The final production of UW Drama's 2016 - 2017 is Sueńo, Obie Award-winning playwright Jose Rivera's translation and adaptation of Pedro Calderon de la Barca's 1629 drama La vida es sueńo (Life is a Dream). (more...)

National Directors Fellowship Selections AnnouncedNational Directors Fellowship Selections Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, National New Play Network, The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, and Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation jointly announce the selection of five directors from a nationwide pool of applicants for the 2017 National Directors Fellowship: Sherri Eden Barber (more...)

DirectorsLabChicago Announces 2017 'Engaging and Challenging a Distracted World' LabDirectorsLabChicago Announces 2017 'Engaging and Challenging a Distracted World' Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Artistic Director Wm Bullion has announced the 2017 DirectorsLabChicago to be held Sunday, August 20, through Friday, August 26, 2017, primarily at Victory Gardens Theater on Chicago's north side. The theme for this year's Lab is Director­-Audience: Engaging and Challenging a Distracted World. (more...)

UW Drama presents Two Weekends of Very Grown-Up PlaysUW Drama presents Two Weekends of Very Grown-Up Plays
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The University of Washington School of Drama will present two weekends of contemporary theatre showcasing the work of our two first-year MFA directing students, Cody Holliday Haefner and Amanda Friou, as well members of our Professional Actor Training Program and our MFA designers. (more...)

Cast Announced for NATIVE GARDENS at Victory GardensCast Announced for NATIVE GARDENS at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater closes its 42nd season with the Chicago Premiere of Native Gardens, written by Karen Zacarias and directed by Marti Lyons. (more...)

OriginKC: New Works Festival to Welcome Major Artistic Leaders for Festival WeekendOriginKC: New Works Festival to Welcome Major Artistic Leaders for Festival Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre elevates its profile in the national theatre community with the second annual OriginKC: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL. In addition to a striking lineup of playwrights and directors for this year's festival, an impressive list of arts leaders from preeminent regional theaters across the country will be attending the Festival Weekend, May 12-13.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/30/2017Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Chicago (more...)

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Picks Standout Theatrical Moments of the Year!Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Picks Standout Theatrical Moments of the Year!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

On Monday night, April 24th, at its semi-annual Membership meeting, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the national theatrical union representing stage directors and choreographers across the United States, announced the 2016-2017 Top Ten "Standout Moments." (more...)

Columbia Blue Glaze Theatre Presents A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYColumbia Blue Glaze Theatre Presents A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

For its spring production, Columbia Blue Glaze Theatre is proud to present A Beautiful Country, a play written by the Singaporean American playwright Chay Yew, and adapted by Davis Chen. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/23/2017Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Chicago (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

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Victory Gardens Theater presents the UP CLOSE & PERSONAL SeriesVictory Gardens Theater presents the UP CLOSE & PERSONAL Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater announces the lineup for the Up Close & Personal Series, running April 27 - June 4, 2017. The Up Close and Personal Series includes A Little Bit Not Normal, written and performed by Arlene Malinowski; St. Jude, written and performed by Ensemble Playwright Luis Alfaro; and Where Did We Sit on the Bus?, written and performed by Brian Quijada. Shows in the Up Close & Personal Series will run in rotating repertory in the Richard Christiansen Theater at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels, announces a one-night-only Earth Day event surrounding its World Premiere production of Queen, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Joanie Schultz.   (more...)

Victory Gardens to Host Chicago Premiere of NATIVE GARDENSVictory Gardens to Host Chicago Premiere of NATIVE GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 42nd season with the Chicago Premiere of Native Gardens, written by Karen Zacarias and directed by Marti Lyons. (more...)

University of Washington School of Drama Explores Sex and Gender in  Sarah Ruhl and Virginia Woolf's ORLANDOUniversity of Washington School of Drama Explores Sex and Gender in Sarah Ruhl and Virginia Woolf's ORLANDO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The University of Washington School of Drama will present Sarah Ruhl's adaptation of Orlando by Virginia Woolf, directed by School of Drama Professor and CIVIC REP Artistic Director L. Zane Jones. The production runs April 28th - May 7th at the historic Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre on the University of Washington campus.  (more...)

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