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International Voices Projects Returning to Victory Gardens for 7th Season

International Voices Project (IVP) is proud to present the seventh season of play readings by playwrights from around the world. The series is presented in collaboration with consulates and cultural institutions throughout Chicago. The 2016 engagement's represented countries include Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Austria, Canada, Norway, Germany, Pakistan, Lebanon. The readings take place at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, McVay Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave, April 9 - 25 Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays - Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. A reception follows each evening's reading. The International Voices Project is the largest event of its kind in the country and introduces Chicago audiences to some of the most exciting voices on the international theater scene. Performances are free to the public and reservations are requested. For more information about IVP, or to reserve your seat, visit IVPChicago.org or call 773.250.7055.

Presented in collaboration with each country's consulate general and/or a country's cultural institution, the International Voices Project celebrates the voices of international playwrights with nine premiere concert-style readings. A professional cast performs each play to allow audience members' imaginations create the world of the play. After each reading, there is a post-performance discussion with the cast and audience, followed by a reception.

IVP 2016 Schedule

NOTE: Plays that are currently TBD will be finalized in the coming weeks.

Saturday, April 9 at 3 p.m.: From Great Britain, IVP presents John Hollingworth's Multitudes, presented in collaboration with Vitalist Theatre, and directed by Liz Carlin-Metz.

Sunday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m.: From Italy, IVP presents Saverio La Ruina's Dust, translated by Thomas Simpson, directed by Anna Bahow.

Monday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m.: From Poland, play TBD, presented in collaboration with Trap Door Theatre,translated by Benjamin Paloff, and directed by Monica Payne.

Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.: From Austria, IVP presents Ewald Palmetshofer's the unmarried woman, presented in collaboration with TUTA Theatre, translated by Neil Blackadder, and directed by Andrew Hager.

Sunday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.: From Canada, play TBD, presented in collaboration with the Consulate General of Canada in Chicago, directed by Jonathan Green.

Monday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.: From Norway, IVP presents Fredrik Brattberg's The Returning, presented in collaboration with Akvavit Theatre, translated by Henning Hegland and directed by Breahan Pautsch.

Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.: From Germany, IVP presents Woman in Berlin, presented in collaboration withh Lookingglass Theatre, adapted by Eva Barr, and directed by Tracy Walsh.

Sunday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.: From Pakistan, IVP presents Iftikar Hassan's Voiceless Melodies, presented in collaboration with Pakistani Consul General and Rasaka Theatre, adapted by Judy Veramendi.

Monday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.: From Lebanon, IVP presents Issam Mahfouz's The Dictator, translated by Robert Myers and Nada Saab, and directed by Warner Crocker.

International Voices Project (IVP) is proud to present the seventh season of play readings by playwrights from around the world. The series is presented in collaboration with consulates and cultural institutions throughout Chicago. The 2016 engagement's represented countries include Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Austria, Canada, Norway, Germany, Pakistan, Lebanon. The readings take place at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, McVay Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave, April 9 - 25 Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays - Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. A reception follows each evening's reading. The International Voices Project is the largest event of its kind in the country and introduces Chicago audiences to some of the most exciting voices on the international theater scene. Performances are free to the public and reservations are requested. For more information about IVP, or to reserve your seat, visit IVPChicago.org or call 773.250.7055.



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