Three Cat Productions Kicks Off First Chicago New Work Festival Today

Three Cat Productions announces the first Chicago New Work Festival. Seven Chicago playwrights will be partnered with directors to develop and perform staged readings of never before seen, full-length plays. Plays will be performed every Saturday from today, March 30 to May 18 in the Coach House at the Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL. Tickets will be available for $10.00.

The new works and their playwrights selected to be featured are Sasha Dune by Lisa Scott, Light by Jarrin Davis, Kate's Dates by Kate Loftus, adapted by JD Ostergaard, Investigate and Protect by Liz Ellison, Endangered by David Alex, The Newlyweds by Wendy Schmidt and Joint Attention by Pat Curtis. Directors Jason Paul Smith, John Glover, Jacque Lueken, Jarrin Davis, Barbe Marshall and John Buranosky will partner with the playwrights to stage the performances.

The Chicago New Work Festival is part of Three Cat Productions' efforts to showcase Chicago playwrights, foster relationships between Chicago playwrights and directors, and to bring new work programming to the Edgewater area. It is also Three Cat's first run of major programming since partnering with the Chicago Park District's Berger Park Cultural Center in February.

Tickets and more information are available at the Chicago Park District Berger Park Cultural Center at 6205 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago IL 60660, online at, by emailing or by calling (312) 970-9840.

Three Cat Productions' 2013 season also includes Bab Fab, the 6th Annual Barbra Streisand Birthday Concert on April 20; Chicago Solo, a showcase for individual performances running June 5 - 15; and Cabaret on the Lake, Fridays in June and July.

Three Cat Education, the education arm of Three Cat Productions, will be running a spring youth production of The Stinky Cheese Man on May 18 and 19, as well as its spring classes on March 25and summer theater camps from June 17 to August 16.

Three Cat Productions was founded in 2007 with a mission to create connections between theater, music, audience and artists through the production of cabaret concerts, contemporary musicals and plays, the re-invention of classic work, the development of new works and new artists, and by creating educational and outreach opportunities for the Chicagoland community. Visit the web site at


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