WildClaw Theatre Co Announces Second Show of the Season SECOND SKIN

WildClaw Theatre Co Announces Second Show of the Season SECOND SKIN

WildClaw Theatre Company, bringing the world of horror to the stage for 10 years in Chicago, proudly presents their second production of the 2018 season: SECOND SKIN by Kristin Idaszak and directed by Jess Hutchinson. Previews begin September 11th and the show opens September 14th at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Told in three interconnected monologues, SECOND SKIN (winner of the Kennedy Center's Paula Vogel and Jean Kennedy Smith awards) investigates the fraught relationship between mothers and daughters, and how one mistake can reverberate across generations. When Quinn discovers her estranged mother is dying, she returns to a home she fled long ago. As she cares for her mother, Quinn wrestles with disturbing childhood memories. What is her mother's secret? What do the bedtime stories of Selkies her mother once told her really mean? Tickets on-sale soon! Tickets will be $30 General Admission & $15 for students & industry professionals.

For more info please visit www.wildclawtheatre.com.

SECOND SKIN WILL FEATURE: Hilary Williams, Paula Ramirez and Stephanie C. Shum

PRODUCTION TEAM: Sound Design by Sarah Espinoza*; Costumes by Anna Wooden; Set Design by Lizzie Bracken; Dramaturgy by Hannah Greenspan; Make-up/Hair Design by Krista D'Agostino*. Lila Gilbert as Production Manager and Mandy Walsh* as Assistant Director.

*denotes WildClaw Company Member

**denotes WildClaw Artistic Associate

Kristin Idaszak (Playwright) -

Kristin Idaszak, a two-time Playwrights' Center Jerome Fellow, has received the Kennedy Center's Paula Vogel Playwriting Award and the Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award. Her play ANOTHER JUNGLE (Relentless Award Honorable Mention) received its world premiere with Cloudgate Theatre and The Syndicate in April 2018. She is the Shank Playwright in Residence at The Goodman Theatre and a member of the 2017-2018 Goodman Playwrights Unit. Currently she is working on a commission from EST/The Sloan Foundation. Previously, Kristin served as Associate Artistic Director/Literary Manager of Caffeine Theatre and Associate Artistic Director of Collaboraction. MFA: UC San Diego.

Jess Hutchinson (Director) -

Jess Hutchinson is a dramaturg, director, educator, and producer based in Chicago. She earned her MFA in Directing at UT Austin, where she had the pleasure of collaborating with stellar writers like Sarah Saltwick, Diana Lynn Small, Gabrielle Reisman, and Gia Marotta. As Artistic Director of Chicago's New Leaf Theatre, her favorite projects included Arcadia, The Dining Room, and world premieres of Burying Miss America, Lighthousekeeping, and The Man Who Was Thursday. She was proud to be the 2015-16 NNPN Producer in Residence at Kitchen Dog Theater in Dallas. She is dedicated to the development of new plays and making theatre more accessible for every artist and audience member. www.jesshutchinson.com

WildClaw Theatre brings the world of horror to the stage. We attract an audience craving strange journeys of dread, suspense, terror and wonder: Horror Theatre. The name "WildClaw" pays homage to the late, great Chicago actor, writer, and raconteur - the much loved and missed Ray Wild, otherwise known as "The Claw".

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