Ike Holter News

Jackalope to Stage World Premiere of EXIT STRATEGY, 5/9-6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Jackalope Theatre Company's season concludes with the world premiere of EXIT STRATEGY written by Ike Holter and directed by founding company member Gus Menary. It will play May 9 - June 15 in Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway in Chicago. Tickets will be available through jackalopetheatre.org beginning April 17. The Press Performance is Thursday, May 15 at 7:30pm. (more...)

4th Annual Chicago One-Minute Play Festival at Victory Gardens Set for 5/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Victory Gardens Artistic Director Chay Yew, Managing Director Chis Mannelli and The One-Minute Play Festival Producing Artistic Director Dominic D'Andrea announce the Fourth Annual Chicago One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF), an evening of one-minute plays by sixty of Chicago's top playwrights, directed by ten Chicago directors. #1MPF will be presented for two performances only, Sunday, May 4 and Monday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Park. (more...)

Collaboraction Announces New Mission, Vision, and 2013-14 Lineup with THIS IS NOT A CURE FOR CANCER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Collaboraction will collaborate with artists and citizens all over Chicago and will incite action in those communities. Collaboraction has evolved its mission statement to create'original theatrical experiences that push artistic boundaries in order to explore critical social issues with a diverse community of Chicagoans.' (more...)

HIT THE WALL Returns to Chicago, Running 4/22-6/29 at Greenhouse Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

The recount of the Stonewall Riots, 'Hit the Wall,' originally produced by The Inconvenience, will return to Chicago with the majority of its original ensemble cast and artistic team in a triumphant remount presented by the Chicago Commercial Collective, running April 22 to June 29 at the Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue. Tickets ($20 - $55) are on sale now. The press performance will be Wednesday, April 30, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Steppenwolf Kicks Off LATE NIGHT @ GARAGE REP Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the line-up for Late Night @ Garage Rep, a series of cross-genre performances Today nights during Garage Rep 2014, starting tonight, March 6. The line-up includes a performance by Salonathon; the play with music, Duo: 1 Is 1, 2 Is Math; Kevin Coval and Young Chicago Authors; James Anthony Zoccoli's Wiggerlover [whiteboy+blackdad=greyareas]; Ian Belknap's one-man Bring Me The Head Of James Franco, That I May Prepare a Savory Goulash In The Narrow And Misshapen Pot Of His Skull; The Gift Theatre's improv group, Natural Gas; and Chicago Dance Crash's Follow The Reader. (more...)

Chicago Commercial Collective to Present HIT THE WALL & 5 LESBIANS EATING QUICHE this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Chicago Commercial Collective, which was formed to help Chicagoans discover the finest of its city's vibrant theater scene by showcasing the biggest off-Loop hits in the city, today announced that the company plans to give renewed life to two standout Chicago theater productions by staging remountings of the critically acclaimed productions. (more...)

Pat Whalen, Danny Martinez & More to Star in Jackalope's EXIT STRATEGY; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Jackalope has announced the full cast for its upcoming world premiere production of EXIT STRATEGY by Ike Holter, directed by founding ensemble member Gus Menary. (more...)

Collaboraction Announces New Mission, Vision, and 2013-14 Lineup with THIS IS NOT A CURE FOR CANCER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Collaboraction will collaborate with artists and citizens all over Chicago and will incite action in those communities. Collaboraction has evolved its mission statement to create'original theatrical experiences that push artistic boundaries in order to explore critical social issues with a diverse community of Chicagoans.' (more...)

First Floor Theater Presents THE RECKONING OF KIT AND LITTLE BOOTS, Now thru 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 08, 2014

First Floor Theater is thrilled to present the Chicago Premiere of THE RECKONING OF KIT AND LITTLE BOOTS (TROKALB), Nat Cassidy's rip-roaring metaphysical buddy comedy, directed by Gus Menary, playing tonight, February 8 - March 2, 2014 at The Den Theatre. (more...)

Collaboraction Sets 18 World Premieres for SKETCHBOOK 14: 2049, 5/22-6/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Continuing with its new 'incite change' mission, Collaboraction presents SKETCHBOOK 14: 2049 with 18 world premiere theatre pieces addressing a wide range of contemporary social issues. Collaboraction's 14th annual SKETCHBOOK festival will transport audiences to 2049, a post-apocalyptic world of regeneration and birth, where 18 shows from the past are being staged to remember the way we were before the Revolution. (more...)

Haven Theatre Company to Present SEMINAR, 3/3-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Haven Theatre Company presents the third show in their inaugural season, the Chicago premiere of Seminar, a provocative comedy written by Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck and directed by Marti Lyons, Monday, March 3 - Sunday, April 13 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Preview performances are Feb, 27, 28, March 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. and are $20. Opening/Press night is Monday, March 3 at 8 p.m. Regular performances occur Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. and are $32. Senior tickets are $25 and Industry/Student tickets are $10. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.theaterwit.org or by calling the box office at 773.975.8150. For more information, go to www.haventheatrechicago.com. (more...)

Haven Theatre to Present the Chicago Premiere of SEMINAR, 3/3-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Haven Theatre Company presents the third show in their inaugural season, the Chicago premiere of Seminar, a provocative comedy written by Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck and directed by Marti Lyons, Monday, March 3 - Sunday, April 13 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Preview performances are Feb, 27, 28, March 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. and are $20. Opening/Press night is Monday, March 3 at 8 p.m. Regular performances occur Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. and are $32. Senior tickets are $25 and Industry/Student tickets are $10. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.theaterwit.org or by calling the box office at 773.975.8150. For more information, go to www.haventheatrechicago.com. (more...)

Steppenwolf Announces Line-Up for LATE NIGHT @ GARAGE REP, Beg. 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the line-up for Late Night @ Garage Rep, a series of cross-genre performances Thursday nights during Garage Rep 2014, starting March 6. The line-up includes a performance by Salonathon; the play with music, Duo: 1 Is 1, 2 Is Math; Kevin Coval and Young Chicago Authors; James Anthony Zoccoli's Wiggerlover [whiteboy+blackdad=greyareas]; Ian Belknap's one-man Bring Me The Head Of James Franco, That I May Prepare a Savory Goulash In The Narrow And Misshapen Pot Of His Skull; The Gift Theatre's improv group, Natural Gas; and Chicago Dance Crash's Follow The Reader. (more...)

First Floor Theater to Present THE RECKONING OF KIT AND LITTLE BOOTS, 2/8-3/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

First Floor Theater is thrilled to present the Chicago Premiere of THE RECKONING OF KIT AND LITTLE BOOTS (TROKALB), Nat Cassidy's rip-roaring metaphysical buddy comedy, directed by Gus Menary, playing February 8 - March 2, 2014 at The Den Theatre. (more...)

New Chicago Artists Join the Goodman's Artistic Team for 2013-14 Playwrights Unit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

A new crop of local talent joins Goodman Theatre's artistic team for the 2013/2014 Season. The four Chicago-based writers named to the fourth season of the Playwrights Unit-a year-long residency program designed to support and develop new works-include Andrew Hinderaker, Gift Theatre ensemble member; Mickle Maher, cofounder of Theater Oobleck; Anne Garcia-Romero, a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists; and Laura Schellhardt, who oversees undergraduate playwriting at Northwestern University. A partnership with Chicago Dramatists, the Playwrights Unit meets twice per month with members of the Goodman's artistic team to discuss their plays-in-progress and provide feedback for one another. The program includes readings of the playwrights' works-in-progress at Chicago Dramatists in early 2014, and culminates in summer 2014 with staged readings of their completed works at the Goodman. Playwrights Unit alumni include Greg Allen, Alice Austen, Ike Holter and Christopher Oscar Peņa (2012/2013 Season); Philip Dawkins, Nambi E. Kelley, Elaine Romero and Martin Zimmerman (2011/2012 Season); and Seth Bockley, Lisa Dillman, Laura Jacqmin and Rohina Malik (2010/2011 Season). (more...)

Theatre Seven to Present World Premiere of UNWILLING AND HOSTILE INSTRUMENTS, 10/1-27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2013

Theatre Seven of Chicago brings together nine talented Chicago's playwrights to commemorate the 100th anniversary of suffrage in Illinois with the world premiere of UNWILLING AND HOSTILE INSTRUMENTS: 100 Years of Extraordinary Chicago Women. Woven together into one full-length work are the incredible stories of Jane Addams, Myra Bradwell, Ann Landers, Mavis Staples, Cora Strayer, Maurine Watkins and Ida B. Wells. UNWILLING AND HOSTILE INSTRUMENTS plays October 1 - October 27, 2013 at American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.theatreseven.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theatre Seven's UNWILLING AND HOSTILE INSTRUMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Theatre Seven of Chicago brings together nine talented Chicago's playwrights to commemorate the 100th anniversary of suffrage in Illinois with the world premiere of UNWILLING AND HOSTILE INSTRUMENTS: 100 Years of Extraordinary Chicago Women. Woven together into one full-length work are the incredible stories of Jane Addams, Myra Bradwell, Ann Landers, Mavis Staples, Cora Strayer, Maurine Watkins and Ida B. Wells, directed by Elly Green. UNWILLING AND HOSTILE INSTRUMENTS plays now through October 27, 2013 at American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF MADAM BARKER and More Set for Red Tape Theatre's 10th Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2013

Red Tape Theatre (RTT) announces their 2013/14 Season, which marks their 10th Anniversary Season and first season under the direction of new Artistic Director, Brandon Ray. The season opens October 14th, 2013 with the world premiere of The Life and Death of Madam Barker by Brooke Allen, with music and lyrics by John Fournier and directed by Eric Hoff. Then, in January of 2014 RTT will present the US premiere of hamlet is dead. no gravity by Ewald Palmetshofer, translated by Neil Blackadder and directed by Seth Bockley. Concluding the season in May of 2014, RTT will present another US Premiere, Earthquakes in London, by Mike Bartlett and directed by Brandon Ray. Red Tape Theatre's 10th Season will be presented at its home in St. Peter's Episcopal Church, located at 621 W Belmont Ave. (more...)

New Colony & U of C to Present B-SIDE STUDIO, Begin. 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Join a live studio audience on the set of a '70s-style sitcom as The Inconvenience, The New Colony and the University of Chicago's Theater and Performance Studies Program team up to co-produce the world premiere of B-SIDE STUDIO, co-written by Inconvenience Resident Writer Ike Holter and New Colony Co-Artistic Director Evan Linder and directed by Nicholas J. Carroll, Andrew Hobgood and Gus Menary. B-SIDE STUDIO is performed on Fridays and Todays at 9/8c (that's 8 pm in Chicago, meathead!) from September 13 - October 12, 2013 at The Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. in Chicago. The press performances are Friday, September 13 at 8 pm and Today, September 14 at 8 pm. (more...)

B-SIDE STUDIO Presented By The Inconvenience, The New Colony and U of C, 9/13-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Join a live studio audience on the set of a '70s-style sitcom as The Inconvenience, The New Colony and the University of Chicago's Theater and Performance Studies Program team up to co-produce the world premiere of B-SIDE STUDIO, co-written by Inconvenience Resident Writer Ike Holter and New Colony Co-Artistic Director Evan Linder and directed by Nicholas J. Carroll, Andrew Hobgood and Gus Menary. B-SIDE STUDIO is performed on Fridays and Todays at 9/8c (that's 8 pm in Chicago, meathead!) from September 13 - October 12, 2013 at The Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. in Chicago. The press performances are Friday, September 13 at 8 pm and Today, September 14 at 8 pm. (more...)

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