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Cyd Blakewell is originally from Fort Worth TX, but has found her home in Chicago. She is a graduate of Southwestern University and the School at Steppenwolf. Cyd is a founding member of SiNNERMAN Ensemble where she was seen in Sweet Confinement, Ivanov and The Incredibly Famous Willy Rivers. She ... (read more)
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Bio:
Cyd Blakewell is originally from Fort Worth TX, but has found her home in Chicago. She is a graduate of Southwestern University and the School at Steppenwolf. Cyd is a founding member of SiNNERMAN Ensemble where she was seen in Sweet Confinement, Ivanov and The Incredibly Famous Willy Rivers. She ... (read more)
LookOut Shares Rousing Spring 2019 LineupLookOut Shares Rousing Spring 2019 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series is thrilled to share their dynamic Spring 2019 Lineup. From comedy to poetry, one-person plays to music groups, familiar faces and new there's something for everyone this spring in the 1700 Theatre. Spring 2019 highlights include The Gift Theatre's now playing production of Doubt, the Q Brothers's Dress the Part, Eighth Blackbird's Dissolve, Melissa DuPrey's SEXomedy 2.0: The Second Coming, PREACH!'s We Have Nothing Left to Lose but Our Chains and more. Full lineup below. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Gift Theatre's DOUBT: A PARABLEPhoto Flash: First Look at The Gift Theatre's DOUBT: A PARABLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

The Gift Theatre launches its 18th season with a revival of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning drama DOUBT: A PARABLE, presented as a part of Steppenwolf's LookOut Series. (more...)

The Gift Theatre's DOUBT: A PARABLE Begins February 27The Gift Theatre's DOUBT: A PARABLE Begins February 27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

The Gift Theatre is pleased to launch its 18th season with a revival of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning drama DOUBT: A PARABLE, presented as a part of Steppenwolf's LookOut Series. (more...)

The Gift Theatre's DOUBT: A PARABLE Begins February 27 At Steppenwolf's 1700 TheatreThe Gift Theatre's DOUBT: A PARABLE Begins February 27 At Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

The Gift Theatre is pleased to launch its 18th season with a revival of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning drama DOUBT: A PARABLE, presented as a part of Steppenwolf's LookOut Series. Directed by Ensemble Member John Gawlik and featuring an all-ensemble cast, DOUBT will play February 27 - March 31, 2019 at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted St. in Chicago. (more...)

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series Announces Winter 2018-19 LineupSteppenwolf's LookOut Series Announces Winter 2018-19 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series has announced their Winter 2018-2019 lineup, giving audiences plenty of reasons to escape the cold with performances from hot, new acts and the return of LookOut favorites. Warm up with a drink at Front Bar and stay for an unforgettable night of live performance in Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre. Since its inception, the LookOut series has featured the work of more than 1,000 artists from across Chicago, the country and the world in more than 300 performances. (more...)

The Gift Theatre Welcomes Newest Ensemble Member Jennifer GlasseThe Gift Theatre Welcomes Newest Ensemble Member Jennifer Glasse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

The Gift Theatre is pleased to welcome Jennifer Glasse as its newest Ensemble member. Glasse has appeared in The Gift's world premieres of Hang Man and A Life Extra Ordinary.  (more...)

Photo Flash: The Gift Theatre presents GIFT GALA 2017: REVOLUTIONSPhoto Flash: The Gift Theatre presents GIFT GALA 2017: REVOLUTIONS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The The Gift Theatre is pleased to present its 16th annual benefit, GIFT GALA 2017: REVOLUTIONS today, December 1, 2017 from 6 pm 10 pm at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave. in Chicago. Since 2001 and over 70 productions, The Gift Theatre has pioneered the frontiers of the American theatre via the most intimate professional theatre in the country, leading to national acclaim and a cultural revolution on Chicago's northwest side. Join The Gift family for this celebratory evening at the Copernicus Center, named after the astronomer whose theory about revolutions changed everything. Tickets for GIFT GALA 2017: REVOLUTIONS are currently available at thegifttheatre.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Gift Theatre presents GIFT GALA 2017: REVOLUTIONSPhoto Flash: The Gift Theatre presents GIFT GALA 2017: REVOLUTIONS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

The The Gift Theatre is pleased to present its 16th annual benefit, GIFT GALA 2017: REVOLUTIONS on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 6 pm 10 pm at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave. in Chicago. Since 2001 and over 70 productions, The Gift Theatre has pioneered the frontiers of the American theatre via the most intimate professional theatre in the country, leading to national acclaim and a cultural revolution on Chicago's northwest side. Join The Gift family for this celebratory evening at the Copernicus Center, named after the astronomer whose theory about revolutions changed everything. Tickets for GIFT GALA 2017: REVOLUTIONS are currently available at thegifttheatre.org. (more...)

HANG MAN Premiere, COSMOLOGIES and More Set for The Gift Theatre's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

During last night's Season Release Bash at Old Irving Brewery Co., artistic director and co-founder Michael Patrick Thornton proudly announced The Gift Theatre's 2018 season will include: Stacy Amma Osei-Kuffour's world premiere of Hang Man, directed by ensemble member Erica Weiss (February 9-April 8); Shakespeare's Hamlet, directed by Monty Cole (June 1-July 29); and the Midwest premiere of Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member David Rabe's Cosmologies, directed by Thornton (October 12-December 9). (more...)

Tony Winning Playwright David Rabe Joins Gift Theatre Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Gift Theatre's artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton, co-founder William Nedved and associate artistic director Paul D'Addario have announced Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe has joined the ensemble. (more...)

Announcing the Full Cast and Production Team for THE SNARE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Jackalope's 9th season continues with the world premiere of The Snare, written by Samantha Beach, directed by Elana Boulos*, with the full cast and production team announced below. (more...)

The Gift Theatre Announces Casting for World Premiere of A LIFE EXTRA ORDINARY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Gift Theatre, Chicago's most intimate and pioneering Equity ensemble theatre, presents the world premiere of Melissa Ross' haunting and heartfelt mystery A Life Extra Ordinary. Ensemble member John Gawlik directs a cast featuring ensemble members Cyd Blakewell (Annabel), John Kelly Connolly (Bill), Paul D'Addario(Tom), Darci Nalepa (Polly), Lynda Newton (Grace), Jay Worthington (Jeff), and making his Gift Theatre debut, Rudy Galvan (Sam). A Life Extra Ordinary opens Today, October 6 at The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Press performance is onMonday, October 3 at 7:30PM. (more...)

The Gift Theatre Announces Casting for World Premiere of A LIFE EXTRA ORDINARY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The Gift Theatre, Chicago's most intimate and pioneering Equity ensemble theatre, presents the world premiere of Melissa Ross' haunting and heartfelt mystery A Life Extra Ordinary. Ensemble member John Gawlik directs a cast featuring ensemble members Cyd Blakewell (Annabel), John Kelly Connolly (Bill), Paul D'Addario(Tom), Darci Nalepa (Polly), Lynda Newton (Grace), Jay Worthington (Jeff), and making his Gift Theatre debut, Rudy Galvan (Sam). A Life Extra Ordinary opens Thursday, October 6 at The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Press performance is onMonday, October 3 at 7:30PM. (more...)

The Gift Theatre to Present World Premiere of New Melissa Ross Play
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Gift Theatre, Chicago's most intimate and pioneering Equity ensemble theatre, presents the world premiere of Melissa Ross' haunting and heartfelt mystery A Life Extra Ordinary. Ensemble memberJohn Gawlik directs a cast featuring ensemble members Cyd Blakewell (Annabel), John Kelly Connolly (Bill), Paul D'Addario (Tom), Darci Nalepa (Polly), Lynda Newton (Grace), Jay Worthington (Jeff), and making his Gift Theatre debut, Rudy Galvan (Sam). A Life Extra Ordinary opens Thursday, October 6 at The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Press performance is on Monday, October 3 at 7:30pm. (more...)

The Gift Theatre Extends GOOD FOR OTTO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

To accommodate demand for tickets, The Gift Theatre has added performances and extended the run of its critically acclaimed new play for the second time, Good for Otto, written by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe and directed by Gift artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton. After announcing their extension, the show was scheduled to close December 20, Good for Otto, will continue performances January 14 - February 7, 2016. Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Please consult The Gift's website at thegifttheatre.org or call the box office at 773-283-7071 for the most current schedule and ticket availability. (more...)

Cast Announced for GOOD FOR OTTO World Premiere at The Gift Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

The Gift Theatre's artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton presents the world premiere of GOOD FOR OTTO by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. (more...)

World Premiere of GOOD FOR OTTO Begins Tonight at The Gift Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

The Gift Theatre's artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton announces the world premiere of psychological drama Good For Otto by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. (more...)

Cast Announced for GOOD FOR OTTO World Premiere at The Gift Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

The Gift Theatre's artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton announces the cast for the world premiere of GOOD FOR OTTO by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. (more...)

World Premiere of GOOD FOR OTTO to Run 10/1-11/22 at The Gift Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

The Gift Theatre's artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton announces the world premiere of psychological drama Good For Otto by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. (more...)

Gift Theatre Welcomes Nine New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The Gift Theatre's artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton, co-founder William Nedved and associate artistic director Paul D'Addario are proud to announce nine artists have joined the company ensemble: playwrights Will Eno and Laura Marks; directors Marti Lyons and Erica Weiss; and actors Cyd Blakewell, Darci Nalepa, Keith Neagle, Mary Ann Thebus, and Kyle Zornes. Conceived in 1997 by Michael Patrick Thornton and William Nedved, The Gift's mission was to grow and nurture an ensemble while laying roots in an artistically underserved Chicago neighborhood. Today, The Gift Theatre thrives in Jefferson Park as Chicago's most intimate Equity theater and is home to a nationally respected acting ensemble. (more...)

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