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The Theatre School at DePaul Univ Presents HEDDA GABLER 2/11-20


The Theatre School at DePaul University presents Hedda Gabler, written by Henrik Ibsen, adapted Christopher Shinn and directed by Azar Kazemi, as the second installment of the 2010-2011 New Directors Series.

The production opens Friday, February 11, and runs through Sunday, February 20, 2011, at the Greenhouse Theater Center. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM.

Previews are on February 9 and February 10 at 7:30 PM.

This new adaptation of Ibsen's late 19 th century touchstone drama features one of the most thought-provoking heroines of thestage. At once idealistic and poisonous, newlywed Hedda Gabler is disillusioned in a life she finds boring and unfulfilling after the loss of her father. In this production, director Azar Kazemi seeks to illuminate Hedda's unspoken grief as it dismantles her expected place in the world.Admission is FREE but reservations are recommended.

Call the Box Office at (312) 922-1999. New Directors Series productions are directed in partial fulfillment of the Master of Fine Arts degree in Directing at The Theatre School. Hedda Galber serves as Director Azar Kazemi's MFA thesis project, after three years of production practice and training in order to fulfill her degree requirements. To learn more about Kazemi's past projects, The New Directors Series, or the MFA Directing curriculum, please visit

The Greenhouse Theater Center is located at 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., in Chicago. The theatre is accessible via public transportation, and street parking is available. For more information please contact the Box Office at (312) 922-1999. Azar Kazemi (Director): Azar Kazemi will be graduating from The Theatre School at DePaul University's MFA directing program this June. Most recently she assistant directed for Lisa Portes on The Piano Teacher at Next Theatre. In the fall she assisted Gale Edwards on Romeo and Juliet at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Last winter, she assistant directed for Ethan Hawke on A Lie of the Mind off-Broadway at The New Group. Some of her directing credits include: Crave by Sarah Kane, Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, Dying City by Christopher Shinn, The Shape of Things by Neil LaBute, and Tape by Stephen Belber. Her last production at DePaul will be Sam Shepard's Fool For Love, before she leaves for a directing internship at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

The Theatre School at DePaul University HEDDA GABLER Page 2The cast features Adam Brown (Tesman), Joseph Flynn (Loyborg), Aislinn Kerchaert (Berte), Allison Martone (Aunt Julia), Bridget Schreiber (Hedda), Alex Seeley (Judge Brack), and Lisandra Tena (Thea). The staff includes Azar Kazemi (Director), Mitchell Civello (Dramaturgy), Jacob Schuler (Dramaturgy), Rachel Claxton (Scenic Design), Cara Adams (Costume Design), Noah Hayman (Lighting Design), Mike Ross (Sound Design), and Liz Fiala (Stage Management).An Opening Night Party will be held on Friday, February 11, 2011, following the performance. A post-show discussionwith the cast and members of the staff will be held on Thursday, February 17 (7:30 PM). Contact Andrea Tichy for details and more information.


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