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I AM NOT YOUR PERFECT MEXICAN DAUGHTER Audio Adaptation Announced Photo I AM NOT YOUR PERFECT MEXICAN DAUGHTER Audio Adaptation Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 9, 2021

Steppenwolf has¬†announced a new offering joining the virtual lineup‚ÄĒthe¬†world premiere audio adaptation¬†of¬†I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter,¬†based on the book by¬†Erika L. S√°nchez¬†and¬†adapted for audio from the stage play¬†by acclaimed playwright¬†Isaac G√≥mez¬†and co-directed by ensemble members¬†Sandra Marquez¬†and¬†Audrey Francis.

Season of Concern Announces All-Women Cast of FEFU AND HER FRIENDS Photo Season of Concern Announces All-Women Cast of FEFU AND HER FRIENDS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 21, 2020

Season of Concern, the emergency fund for Chicago theater artists, is thrilled to announce it will co-produce a virtual production of Fefu and Her Friends, Cuban-American playwright María Irene Fornés' feminist masterwork, in partnership with much-admired Chicago theater artist Mary Beth Fisher.

Victory Gardens Theater Announces Casting And Events For The 11th Anniversary IGNITIO Photo Victory Gardens Theater Announces Casting And Events For The 11th Anniversary IGNITION Festival of New Plays 
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 25, 2019

Victory Gardens Theater Artistic Director Chay Yew, Executive Director Erica Daniels and Director of New Play Development Skyler Gray announce the lineup for the 11th Anniversary IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including The Tasters by Meghan Brown; The Gradient by Steph Del Rosso; [hieroglyph] by Erika Dickerson-Despenza; #NEWSLAVES by Keelay Gipson; Reckoning: Furies from a New Queer Nation by Geraldine Inoa; and They Could Give No Name by Exal Iraheta. The 2019 Festival runs August 2 -4, 2019 at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N Lincoln Avenue.

PCPA's Kitty Balay Selected For Tyne Daly Master Class
by Marianka Swain - Jul 4, 2019

Every year, since 2009, The Ten Chimneys Foundation, which facilitates the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, brings together just ten of the nation's top regional theatre actors to work with a world-renowned Master Teacher. This year, PCPA's Kitty Balay was selected to join leading actors and acting teachers who were chosen from an exclusive list of only ten national theatres. The actors will participate in a week of master classes headed by distinguished actress Tyne Daly from July 14 - 20, 2019. The intensive master class will take place at the estate of theatre legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin. This is a life-altering opportunity for the selected theatre actors to expand their creative and mentoring abilities.

Tyne Daly Announced As One Of The 2019 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows Photo Tyne Daly Announced As One Of The 2019 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2019

During the week of July 14th-20th, Ms. Tyne Daly and more will lead actors in in intensive Master Classes.

LA RUTA By Isaac Gomez With All Female Latinx Cast Begins Today Photo LA RUTA By Isaac Gomez With All Female Latinx Cast Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

 Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production of La Ruta by acclaimed Chicago playwright Isaac Gomez, directed by ensemble member Sandra Marquez and featuring ensemble member Karen Rodriguez along with an eight-member all female Latinx cast. Inspired by the lives of Mexican women who live, work-and disappear-along a Ciudad Juarez bus route, La Ruta weaves live music through a story of resilience in the wake of loss.

Meet The Women Of Steppenwolf's LA RUTA Photo Meet The Women Of Steppenwolf's LA RUTA
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 25, 2018

This December, Steppenwolf Theatre Company is proud to present the world premiere production of La Ruta by acclaimed Chicago playwright Isaac Gomez, directed by ensemble member Sandra Marquez. Featuring ensemble member Karen Rodriguez along with an eight-member all female Latinx cast, La Ruta is inspired by the lives of Mexican women who live, work-and disappear-along a Ciudad Juarez bus route. La Ruta weaves live music through a story of resilience in the wake of loss.

LA RUTA By Isaac Gomez With All Female Latinx Cast Begins 12/13 Photo LA RUTA By Isaac Gomez With All Female Latinx Cast Begins 12/13
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 18, 2018

 Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production of La Ruta by acclaimed Chicago playwright Isaac Gomez, directed by ensemble member Sandra Marquez and featuring ensemble member Karen Rodriguez along with an eight-member all female Latinx cast. Inspired by the lives of Mexican women who live, work-and disappear-along a Ciudad Juarez bus route, La Ruta weaves live music through a story of resilience in the wake of loss.

Casting Complete For 15th Annual New Stages Festival Photo Casting Complete For 15th Annual New Stages Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 17, 2018

Casting is complete for the three "developmental productions" featured in Goodman Theatre's 15th annual New Stages Festival-a free celebration of new works by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights. These three plays, which are staged in repertory following two weeks of rehearsal, include There's Always the Hudson by Paola Lazaro-Mu√Īoz, directed by Jess McLeod; Felons and Familias by Sandra Delgado, directed by Marcela Mu√Īoz; and Graveyard Shift by Korde Arrington Tuttle, directed by Danya Taymor. Developmental productions are designed by Kevin Depinet (Set), Noel Huntzinger (Costumes for There's Always the Hudson and Graveyard Shift),¬†Birgit Rattenborg Wise (Costumes for Felons and Familias), Jesse Klug (Lights) and Richard Woodbury (Sound).

Steppenwolf Announces Full Casting And Directors For First Four Shows Of 2018/19 Seas Photo Steppenwolf Announces Full Casting And Directors For First Four Shows Of 2018/19 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce the complete casting and directors for the first four shows of its 2018/19 season: Downstate by Pulitzer Prize-winning ensemble member Bruce Norris; Familiar by Danai Gurira; La Ruta by Isaac Gomez; and A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath. Directors Danya Taymor (Familiar) and Robin Witt (A Doll's House, Part 2) are added to the 2018/19 director lineup. Single tickets for Downstate and Familiar will go on sale Friday, August 10 at 11am. Single tickets for La Ruta and A Doll's House, Part 2 will go on sale Friday, October 19 at 11am. Classic, Black Card, Red Card and Directors Circle Memberships are currently on sale through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org.

BWW Review: LETTIE at Victory Gardens Theater Photo BWW Review: LETTIE at Victory Gardens Theater
by Rachel Weinberg - Apr 14, 2018

Boo Killebrew's world premiere play LETTIE is profoundly heartbreaking and brilliantly conceived. Under the direction of Artistic Director Chay Yew, the production devastatingly unfolds the narrative of the titular working class ex-convict Lettie. Both Killebrew's masterful, raw writing and Yew's superlative ensemble-with Caroline Neff in the title role and doing some of the best work so far of her career-bring immense pathos and a swirl of shifting emotions upon the audience.

Photo Flash: Victory Gardens Theater Presents the World Premiere of LETTIE Photo Photo Flash: Victory Gardens Theater Presents the World Premiere of LETTIE
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 13, 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.

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.

Jennifer Reeder's SIGNATURE MOVE Starring Fawzia Mirza Releases 2/9 Photo Jennifer Reeder's SIGNATURE MOVE Starring Fawzia Mirza Releases 2/9
by Tori Hartshorn - Jan 10, 2018

Jennifer Reeder's SIGNATURE MOVE Starring Fawzia Mirza Releases 2/9

Casting Announced for FUN HOME, FADE, 'BREACH' and DOING IT at Victory Gardens Photo Casting Announced for FUN HOME, FADE, 'BREACH' and DOING IT at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater, under the direction of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels, announces complete casting for its upcoming productions.

Victory Gardens Announces Casting for 2017 IGNITION Festival of New Plays Photo Victory Gardens Announces Casting for 2017 IGNITION Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater announces the lineup for the 2017 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including Tuvalu, or The Saddest Song by Antoinette Nwandu; This Land Was Made by Tori Sampson; Spin Moves by Ken Weitzman; Tell Them I'm Still Young by Julia Doolittle; Wolf Play by Hansol Jung; and Suspension by Kristiana Rae Colon.

Victory Gardens Announces Casting for 2017 IGNITION Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater announces the lineup for the 2017 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including Tuvalu, or The Saddest Song by Antoinette Nwandu; This Land Was Made by Tori Sampson; Spin Moves by Ken Weitzman; Tell Them I'm Still Young by Julia Doolittle; Wolf Play by Hansol Jung; and Suspension by Kristiana Rae Colon.

2017 DAMN THESE HEELS LGBT Film Festival Announced!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2017

Utah Film Center announced today the feature films selected for the 14th annual Damn These Heels Film Festival. Damn These Heels will run July 14 - 16, 2017 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center and is a celebration of independent, documentary, and foreign films from around the world that explore LGBTQ issues, ideas, and art.  Passes and tickets are now on sale on the Utah Film Center's website.

A Red Orchid Theatre to Host Reading of ANGELS IN AMERICA to Benefit the ACLU
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

A Red Orchid Theatre hosts a benefit reading of Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner. Conceived as a response from Chicago theatre artists to the current political climate, the event's proceeds will benefit A Red Orchid Theatre and the Chicago chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

16th Street Theater presents Free Community Performance of KITA Y FERNANDA
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 14, 2017

16th Street Theater will give a free community performance of Tanya Saracho's critically-acclaimed play Kita y Fernanda at Chodl Auditorium-a 2,500-seat venue listed with the National Register of Historic Places-at Morton East High School, 2423 S Austin Blvd in Cicero, on Monday, March 27 at 7:00 PM.  All are welcome.

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