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Troupe Announces The World Première of a New Adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's A Photo Troupe Announces The World Première of a New Adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's A SINGLE MAN at Park Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2022

Troupe today announces the world première of a new adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's A Single Man by Simon Reade. Directed by Philip Wilson, the production opens in Park200 at Park Theatre on 21 October, with previews from 19 October, and runs until 26 November.

Photos: First Look at Shattered Globe Theatre's RASHEEDA SPEAKING Photo Photos: First Look at Shattered Globe Theatre's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2022

Shattered Globe Theatre is presenting a revival of Chicago writer Joel Drake Johnson’s Rasheeda Speaking, directed by SGT Associate Artistic Director AmBer D. Montgomery. This comedy-turned-social thriller about workplace racism will play through June 4, 2022 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.

Shattered Globe Theatre and Chicago Dramatists to Host REMEMBERING JOEL DRAKE JOHNSON Photo Shattered Globe Theatre and Chicago Dramatists to Host REMEMBERING JOEL DRAKE JOHNSON
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022

Shattered Globe Theatre¬†and¬†Chicago Dramatists¬†will celebrate the life and legacy of longtime Chicago playwright¬†Joel Drake Johnson¬†at a public memorial on¬†Saturday, April 30, 2022¬†from 4 pm ‚Äď 6 pm at¬†Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Johnson died of cancer in January 2020 at the age of 70. Mandatory reservations can be made by visiting¬†bit.ly/rememberingjoel

Shattered Globe Theatre Presents RASHEEDA SPEAKING At Theater Wit Photo Shattered Globe Theatre Presents RASHEEDA SPEAKING At Theater Wit
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 28, 2022

Shattered Globe Theatre will present a revival of Chicago writer Joel Drake Johnson's Rasheeda Speaking, directed by SGT Associate Artistic Director AmBer D. Montgomery.

Shattered Globe Theatre Postpones RASHEEDA SPEAKING Photo Shattered Globe Theatre Postpones RASHEEDA SPEAKING
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 24, 2022

Shattered Globe Theatre today announced it will postpone its winter production of Rasheeda Speaking due to the current surge of the Omicron variant. The revival, originally scheduled for February 25 ‚Äď April 9, 2022, will now play from April 22 ‚Äď June 4, 2022 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood.

Shattered Globe Theatre Announces RASHEEDA SPEAKIN Photo Shattered Globe Theatre Announces RASHEEDA SPEAKIN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 23, 2021

Shattered Globe Theatre has announced a revival of Chicago writer Joel Drake Johnson’s Rasheeda Speaking, directed by SGT Associate Artistic Director AmBer D. Montgomery.

BWW Review: RASHEEDA SPEAKING IS A POWERFUL, ANXIETY DRIVEN RESTROSPECTIVE at OFF-CEN Photo BWW Review: RASHEEDA SPEAKING IS A POWERFUL, ANXIETY DRIVEN RESTROSPECTIVE at OFF-CENTRAL PLAYERS
by Drew Eberhard - Aug 30, 2021

Our central characters Ileen and Jaclyn work togther a meer desk apart in a small and conservative Medical Office in Chicago. As the story opens we find out that Ileen has recently been made office manager by Dr. Williams, and over coffee and sweet rolls they discuss the days upcomings. By a watch unlike any-other Jacklyn arrives to work, finding her desk askew and walking into the room as if someone was just talking about her. After a five day leave Jacklyn returns to an office that may or may not have been turned on its head so to speak. What happens in the progressingly swift 95 minutes is nothing short of magical. The twist and turns, the wonder about what could possibly happen next, keeps you on the edge of your seat and filled with anxiety at its best. Somehow a story so real, so human, and so down-right current even in an unfortunate way makes this a piece you absolutely can’t steal your eyes away from. With baited breath we hang on every word.

Victory Gardens To Honor Original Ensemble And S. Epatha Merkerson Photo Victory Gardens To Honor Original Ensemble And S. Epatha Merkerson
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 26, 2021

Victory Gardens Theater announces plans for its annual premier fundraising event, Making A Scene: Gala 2021, on Saturday, October 23, 2021 in the Ivy Room at Tree Studios, 12 E. Ohio Street.

Victory Gardens Announces New Playwrights Ensemble Members Photo Victory Gardens Announces New Playwrights Ensemble Members
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 26, 2021

Victory Gardens Theater will welcome Marisa Carr, Keelay Gipson, Isaac Gómez and Stacey Rose as the new members of the Victory Gardens Playwrights Ensemble. The Ensemble will be members for a three-year term, through 2024.

Adult Education Theatre Appreciation Seminars Go Virtual Photo Adult Education Theatre Appreciation Seminars Go Virtual
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2020

Theatre 40 is launching a shortened season of its long standing Adult Education Theatre Appreciation Seminars this month. This Semester's theme is 'THE OTHER: plays concerning the relationships with those different from ourselves'. The presentations are virtual, online.

Joel Drake Johnson Videos

VIDEO: Jesse Eisenberg Talks New Off-Broadway Play THE SPOILS on 'Tonight'
by Caryn Robbins - May 4, 2015

Eisenberg talks to Jimmy about The Spoils, an off-Broadway play he wrote and stars in with The Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar.

VIDEO: In Performance: RASHEEDA SPEAKING's Tonya Pinkins & Dianne Wiest Perform
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 3, 2015

In today's New York Time's In Performance video, Tony Award-winner Tonya Pinkins and Oscar-winner Dianne Wiest star as co-workers in Joel Drake Johnson's RASHEEDA SPEAKING

BWW TV: Chatting with Cynthia Nixon & More on Opening Night of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
by TV - Opening Night Special - Feb 14, 2015

The New Group continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the New York Premiere of Rasheeda Speaking, by Joel Drake Johnson, helmed by Cynthia Nixon in her directorial debut. This production features Patricia Conolly, Darren Goldstein, Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays now through March 22, 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you interviews with the company on opening night below!


Joel Drake Johnson Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Joel Drake Johnson written?
Joel Drake Johnson has written 1 shows including Rasheeda Speaking (Playwright).