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Lily Mooney, Bilal Dardai, Kurt Chiang, Trevor Dawkins Photo

Lily Mooney, Bilal Dardai, Kurt Chiang, Trevor Dawkins

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 Bilal Dardai, Tif Harrison, Trevor Dawkins, Nick Hart, Leah Urzendowski, Kirsten Rii Photo

Bilal Dardai, Tif Harrison, Trevor Dawkins, Nick Hart, Leah Urzendowski, Kirsten Riiber, Kurt Chiang, Dan Kerr-Hobert, Lily Mooney, Jeewon Kim, Malic White, Ida Cuttler

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Ida Cuttler, Kurt Chiang, Trevor Dawkins Photo

Ida Cuttler, Kurt Chiang, Trevor Dawkins

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Audience featuring Kurt Chiang. Photo by Evan Hanover. Photo

Audience featuring Kurt Chiang. Photo by Evan Hanover.

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(back row) Tif Harrison,Trevor Dawkins, Kirsten Riiber,  Dan Kerr-Hobert and Jeewon K Photo

(back row) Tif Harrison,Trevor Dawkins, Kirsten Riiber, Dan Kerr-Hobert and Jeewon Kim; (front row) Bilal Dardai, Nick Hart, Leah Urzendowski, Kurt Chiang, Dan Kerr-Hobert, Lily Mooney, Malic White and Ida Cuttler. Photo by Joe Mazza/Brave Lux

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Kurt Chiang News

PlayMakers Laboratory Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Photo PlayMakers Laboratory Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 16, 2021

PlayMakers Laboratory will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its popular sketch comedy revue That's Weird, Grandma with a free digital special on Thursday, August 5 from 5:30 ‚Äď 7:30 pm. PML will host an in-person viewing party at The Annoyance¬†Theater, 851 W. Belmont Ave. (proof of vaccine required) in Chicago or guests may stream the show on Facebook Live.

Artistic Leadership Changes Hands At The Neo-Futurist Theater Photo Artistic Leadership Changes Hands At The Neo-Futurist Theater
by Stephi Wild - Dec 19, 2019

Today the Neo-Futurist Theater announced that Artistic Director Kurt Chiang will step down from his role as the leader of Chicago's premiere experimental theater company to make way for new leadership in early 2020. Neo-Futurist Ensemble Member Kirsten Riiber will succeed Chiang as Artistic Director. Chiang will continue his role as a Neo-Futurist Ensemble Member.

More Than 50 Chicago Activists, Artists And Leaders Join The Neo-Futurist's 24-Hour R Photo More Than 50 Chicago Activists, Artists And Leaders Join The Neo-Futurist's 24-Hour Reading Of The Robert Mueller Report
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 8, 2019

The Neo-Futurist Theater is proud to host more than 50 Chicago-based activists, artists and leaders to take part of its 24-hour staged reading of the Mueller Report. The report, which is nearly 450 pages, was originally delivered by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on April 18, 2019 and covers subjects ranging from questions about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election to whether President Donald Trump.

The Politically Conscious Theater Company Presents 24-Hour Reading of The Mueller Rep Photo The Politically Conscious Theater Company Presents 24-Hour Reading of The Mueller Report
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 16, 2019

The Neo-Futurist Theater announce that it will host a 24-hour staged reading of a redacted version of the report delivered by Special Counsel Robert Mueller beginning on August 9th, 2019 7:30 PM. The Neo-Futurists, who are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year as an established Chicago company, see the artistic movement's desire to maintain the report in public discourse as a part of the ongoing mission of the company to engage community in a timely piece that addresses the current constitutional quagmire.

Neo-Futurist Theater Announces New Managing Director Jorge Silva Photo Neo-Futurist Theater Announces New Managing Director Jorge Silva
by Julie Musbach - May 28, 2019

The Neo-Futurist Theater is excited to announce Chicago native Jorge Silva as the company's new managing director, effective Monday, June 3. Silva is a writer, performer and producer, and most recently served as the producing coordinator for Goodman Theatre, where he was the producing liaison for community engagement projects and a curator for artistic programming. He is also the former president of the nation's oldest student-run Latinx Theatre company, Teatrotaller.

The Neo-futurists Present The World Premiere Of REMEMBER THE ALAMO Photo The Neo-futurists Present The World Premiere Of REMEMBER THE ALAMO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

Continuing their 30th Anniversary Season, The Neo-Futurists present the world premiere mainstage production Remember the Alamo from February 28 to April 27, 2019 (opening March 4) at The Neo-Futurist Theater. In this new show created by Neo-Futurist Ensemble Member Nick Hart and directed by Artistic Director Kurt Chiang, an ensemble takes over The Neo-Futurist Theater, refuses to leave and obstructs all production in the theater until the audience and actors work to recreate the Battle of the Alamo in its entirety-through the inevitable 'death' of the audience. Hart assumes the role of William B. Travis, chief commander of the Texas army at the Alamo, with the audience as his faithful and willing soldiers during the siege. Remember the Alamo expands on the grand American traditional of historical reenactment with the meta-theatrical style, honest narratives and personal takes that have defined The Neo-Futurists for 30 years.

The Neo-futurists Present The World Premiere Of REMEMBER THE ALAMO Photo The Neo-futurists Present The World Premiere Of REMEMBER THE ALAMO
by Stephi Wild - Jan 8, 2019

Continuing their 30th Anniversary Season, The Neo-Futurists present the world premiere mainstage production Remember the Alamo from February 28 to April 27, 2019 (opening March 4) at The Neo-Futurist Theater. In this new show created by Neo-Futurist Ensemble Member Nick Hart and directed by Artistic Director Kurt Chiang, an ensemble takes over The Neo-Futurist Theater, refuses to leave and obstructs all production in the theater until the audience and actors work to recreate the Battle of the Alamo in its entirety-through the inevitable 'death' of the audience. Hart assumes the role of William B. Travis, chief commander of the Texas army at the Alamo, with the audience as his faithful and willing soldiers during the siege. Remember the Alamo expands on the grand American traditional of historical reenactment with the meta-theatrical style, honest narratives and personal takes that have defined The Neo-Futurists for 30 years.

Neo-Futurist Theater Presents TRUMP'S MUG: PORTRAITS OF THE PRESIDENT One Night Only Photo Neo-Futurist Theater Presents TRUMP'S MUG: PORTRAITS OF THE PRESIDENT One Night Only
by Julie Musbach - Oct 24, 2018

Continuing their 30th Anniversary Season, The Neo-Futurists get into the voting spirit with a one-night-only performance of Trump's Mug: Portraits of the President on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. At this evening of drinks, food, art and performance, writer-performers Hal Baum, Neil Bhandari, Kurt Chiang, Joanna Jamerson, Jasmine Henri Jordan and Lily Mooney read original essays portraying and satirizing the President's physical features, from complexion to hairdo. The company also reveals the works of four artists commissioned to make their own unique version of a "Presidential portrait" for Donald Trump - with audiences encouraged to vote for the final portrait Nov. 3 through Dec. 2, 2018 at The Neo-Futurist Theater.

The Neo-Futurists Announce 30th Anniversary Season: 10,300 Plays And Counting Photo The Neo-Futurists Announce 30th Anniversary Season: 10,300 Plays And Counting
by Julie Musbach - Aug 29, 2018

The Neo-Futurists jubilantly announce their 30th Anniversary Season, rocketing past 10,300 new plays with a schedule of mainstage Neo-Lab commissions, creative festivals and flagship late-night production The Infinite Wrench-all featuring the company's signature theatrical style fusing sport, poetry and living newspaper.

The Neo-Futurists Launch CAN'T STOP/WON'T STOP Fundraiser Photo The Neo-Futurists Launch CAN'T STOP/WON'T STOP Fundraiser
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 11, 2018

The Neo-Futurists launch Can't Stop//Won't Stop, their annual campaign supporting the Ensemble's prolific writing and programs. The summer campaign is poised to raise $24,000 and will culminate at the 7 p.m. performance of The Infinite Wrench on Sunday, August 12, featuring a series of 30 two-minute plays all written in a 24-hour period. Reservations to the event will be available to any that can raise the $150 ticket price on the peer-to-peer online fundraising platform Crowdrise; every $150 raised gives an audience member another ticket to the world-premiere-packed-event.