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Chay Yew Will Depart as Victory Gardens Artistic Director at End of Season Photo Chay Yew Will Depart as Victory Gardens Artistic Director at End of Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 5, 2019

The Victory Gardens Theater Board of Directors and Artistic Director Chay Yew today announce plans for Yew's departure from Victory Gardens at the end of the 2019-20 Season. An internationally renowned stage director and playwright, Yew has been the Artistic Director of Victory Gardens since July 2011. Yew will finish his ninth and final season through June 2020, and will pursue personal projects upon leaving the theater.

Dennis Zacek to Direct WAITING FOR GODOT at Victory Gardens Photo Dennis Zacek to Direct WAITING FOR GODOT at Victory Gardens
by Julie Musbach - Aug 21, 2019

Add to your fall Chicago theater must-see list Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett's seminal work for the stage, directed by veteran Chicago director Dennis Zacek, featuring top Chicago actors Joe Foust as Vladimir, Michael Saad as Estragon, Larry Russo as Pozzo and Nima Rakhshanifar as Lucky.

Shattered Globe Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season Photo Shattered Globe Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season
by Julie Musbach - Jul 31, 2019

Shattered Globe Theatre announces its 2019-20 Season, featuring two Chicago premieres: BE HERE NOW by Deborah Zoe Laufer, directed by Producing Artistic Director Sandy Shinner* a?" a bittersweet comedy about searching for happiness; and SHEEPDOG by Kevin Artigue, directed by Wardell Julius Clark a?" a love story colliding with today's headlines; followed by WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING by Andrew Bovell, directed by Elizabeth Margolius a?" a stunning mystery of love and loss that reverberates through four generations.

Oil Lamp Theater Presents BEAU JEST Photo Oil Lamp Theater Presents BEAU JEST
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2019

Executive and Artistic Director, Keith Gerth and Associate Artistic Director, Stephen Smith of the Oil Lamp Theater in Glenview announce their next production, the witty and heartwarming comedy Beau Jest - subtitled "A comedy about the entire family" - by James Sherman. This production is directed by Oil Lamp Theater veteran Elizabeth Mazur Levin and will be performed from May 23rd through July 7th 2019 at 1723 Glenview Road in Glenview.

Victory Gardens Theater Announces Tanuja Jagernauth As 2019 Marcelle McVay Management Photo Victory Gardens Theater Announces Tanuja Jagernauth As 2019 Marcelle McVay Management Fellow
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 13, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater announces Tanuja Jagernauth as the 2019 Marcelle McVay Management Fellow for 2019. Victory Gardens Next Generation Fellowships provide comprehensive mentorship, requisite training, and experience for these future leaders of color, preparing them to helm arts institutions or departments on the national and local level. The 2019 Macelle McVay Management Fellowship is made possible by support from the Weiss Grosshandler Charitable Fund.

Shattered Globe Theatre Presents Chicago Premiere of HOW TO USE A KNIFE Photo Shattered Globe Theatre Presents Chicago Premiere of HOW TO USE A KNIFE
by Julie Musbach - Mar 28, 2018

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to conclude its 2017-18 Season with the Chicago premiere of Will Snider's fast-paced gritty drama HOW TO USE A KNIFE, directed by SGT Producing Artistic Director Sandy Shinner*, playing April 26 - June 9, 2018 at SGT's resident home Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Single tickets are currently available at www.shatteredglobe.org, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, April 29 at 3 pm.

Victory Gardens Presents The World Premiere Of LETTIE By Boo Killebrew Photo Victory Gardens Presents The World Premiere Of LETTIE By Boo Killebrew
by Julie Musbach - Mar 16, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 43rd season with the World Premiere of Lettie, written by Boo Killebrew and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Lettie runs April 6 - May 6, 2018, with the press performance on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.

Shattered Globe's HOW TO USE A KNIFE Premieres This Spring at Theater Wit Photo Shattered Globe's HOW TO USE A KNIFE Premieres This Spring at Theater Wit
by Julie Musbach - Feb 9, 2018

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to conclude its 2017-18 Season with the Chicago premiere of Will Snider's fast-paced gritty drama HOW TO USE A KNIFE, directed by SGT Producing Artistic Director Sandy Shinner*, playing April 26 - June 9, 2018 at SGT's resident home Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Single tickets go on sale Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at www.shatteredglobe.org, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, April 29 at 3 pm.

Victory Gardens Theater presents FADE by Tanya Saracho Photo Victory Gardens Theater presents FADE by Tanya Saracho
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 7, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 43rd season with Fade, a co - production with Teatro Vista, written by Tanya Saracho and directed by Sandra Marquez. Fade runs November 4 - December 23, 2017, with the press performance on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.

Abraham Lincoln and More to Take the Stage in Shattered Globe Theatre's 2017-18 Seaso Photo Abraham Lincoln and More to Take the Stage in Shattered Globe Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Shattered Globe Theatre has announced its 2017-18 Season, featuring three Chicago premiere productions!

Dennis Zacek Videos

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of André De Shields in CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P.
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2016

Dennis Zacek and Grippo Stage Co., Inc., are presenting CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P., written and performed by Broadway and Chicago star Andre De Shields, and directed by Samuel G. Roberson and Dennis Zacek. The cast also includes Kimberly Lawson and Donica Lynn.

BWW TV: First Look at American Blues Theater's ILLEGAL USE OF HANDS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 4, 2012

American Blues Theater opens its season with the world premiere of Illegal Use of Hands by Emmy Award-winner, two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and ABT Artistic Affiliate James Still, directed by Sandy Shinner, August 31 - September 30 at Victory Gardens' Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. Press opening for Illegal Use of Hands is Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $10 - $39. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below!