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PlayMakers Laboratory to Present 25 YEARS OF STUDENTS' STORIES in December Photo PlayMakers Laboratory to Present 25 YEARS OF STUDENTS' STORIES in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 8, 2022

PlayMakers Laboratory will celebrate its 25th anniversary of arts education in Chicago schools with 25 Years of Students’ Stories, two public performances featuring stories written by Chicago youth on Monday, December 5 at 6:30 pm & 8:30 pm at the Neo-Futurist Theater.

Brown Sugar Bake-Off: A Black Woman Play Festival Calls For Submissions Photo Brown Sugar Bake-Off: A Black Woman Play Festival Calls For Submissions
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2021

Misogynoir, colorism, objectification, and body-shaming are a part of the Black woman's experience. Brown Sugar Bake-Off 2021 will focus on what it means to take ownership after an undeniable history of policing Black and Brown bodies. 

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 – 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.

Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2021  Blumey Awards Nominees Photo Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2021 Blumey Awards Nominees
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2021

Blumenthal Performing Arts has announced the nominees competing for Best Actor and Best Actress in this year’s High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo that will air on PBS Charlotte Tuesday, May 25th at 8pm.

LGBTQ+ Online Short Play Series Continues Photo LGBTQ+ Online Short Play Series Continues
by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2020

Almost Adults, an inclusive local theatre company and member of Theatre Santa Fe have been providing creative opportunities for both beginning and seasoned writers, actors, directors, producers, crew members, and local non-profits since 2015.

New Black Womxn Baltimore Theater Company Announces Play Festival And Event Series Photo New Black Womxn Baltimore Theater Company Announces Play Festival And Event Series
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 13, 2020

New Baltimore theater company Two Strikes Theatre Collective announces Black womxn play festival, writing seminar, and Facebook Live event series. 

PlayMakers Laboratory Goes Online With THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: House Par-Tay Photo PlayMakers Laboratory Goes Online With THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: House Par-Tay
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2020

PlayMakers Laboratory is taking its signature revue online with That's Weird, Grandma: House Par-Tay, featuring a creative line-up of stories written by elementary school students, adapted and performed by professional actors and directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd. Streaming will begin Monday, May 11, 2020 via Patreon, with a new line-up released every Monday. Tickets ($3 for a one-week pass) will go on sale Friday, May 8, 2020 at playmakerslab.org.

Photo Flash: First Look at THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Goes Trick or Treating at the Neo-Fu Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Goes Trick or Treating at the Neo-Futurist Theater
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2019

PlayMakers Laboratory, formerly Barrel of Monkeys, is pleased to launch its 2019-20 season with a spooky twist: THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Goes Trick or Treating, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, playing Sundays at 3 pm from October 6 – November 3, 2019 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.playmakerslab.org or by calling (773) 506-7140. The press opening is Sunday, October 13 at 3 pm.

PlayMaker's Laboratory's THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Goes Trick or Treating Photo PlayMaker's Laboratory's THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Goes Trick or Treating
by Julie Musbach - Oct 17, 2019

PlayMakers Laboratory, formerly Barrel of Monkeys, is pleased to launch its 2019-20 season with a spooky twist: THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Goes Trick or Treating, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, playing Sundays at 3 pm from October 6 a?" November 3, 2019 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago.

NYU Steinhardt Presents GYPSY September 19-23 Photo NYU Steinhardt Presents GYPSY September 19-23
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 11, 2019

NYU Steinhardt's Vocal Performance program will present the classic musical Gypsy, September 19a?"23. The renowned show business tale features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Acting faculty member Jessica Bashline will direct NYU's production.