Ike Holter News

Works by Ike Holter, Bess Wohl, Rebecca Gilman and More Set for 2017 New Stages Festival at Goodman TheatreWorks by Ike Holter, Bess Wohl, Rebecca Gilman and More Set for 2017 New Stages Festival at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Goodman Theatre announces the lineup of its 14th annual New Stages Festival - a celebration and discovery of new work by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights. Over the course of three weeks, the annual festival offers Chicago theatergoers a first look at eight new works, completely free-of-charge. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ike Holter's HIT THE WALL at WaterTower TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Ike Holter's HIT THE WALL at WaterTower Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz today announced casting and creative team details for the Regional Premiere of Hit the Wall by multi-award-winning playwright Ike Holter. Hit the Wall will be directed by Joanie Schultz, and marks her WTT directorial inauguration. Hit the Wall runs now through August 20th, 2017, in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces Casting for 2017 IGNITION Festival of New PlaysVictory 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. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces INTERSECTIONS, A New Community Engagement ProgramWaterTower Theatre Announces INTERSECTIONS, A New Community Engagement Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director, Joanie Schultz, today announced details for Intersections. In the spirit of WaterTower Theatre's mission to build community by fostering empathy and dialogue, WaterTower announces its new community engagement programming, aptly titled Intersections, as this programming is constantly exploring where our artistic work intersects with our larger community. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater to Take Part in Alphawood Gallery Exhibition Reading Series with 'RESISTING INJUSTICE'Victory Gardens Theater to Take Part in Alphawood Gallery Exhibition Reading Series with 'RESISTING INJUSTICE'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater, in collaboration with Alphawood Gallery, presents the reading series Resisting Injustice: Two Play Readings about the Incarceration of Japanese Americans in World War II, featuring Question 27, Question 28 and Hold These Truths as part of Alphawood Gallery's first original exhibition Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties. (more...)

Primary Stages Announces Complete Casting for First Two Shows of 2017-18 SeasonPrimary Stages Announces Complete Casting for First Two Shows of 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

PRIMARY STAGES (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director; Casey Childs, Founder) is proud to announce complete casting today for the first two productions of their 2017/18 season. (more...)

More Than 50 Playwrights, Directors & Dramaturgs Set for 2017 MFA Workshop at Kennedy CenterMore Than 50 Playwrights, Directors & Dramaturgs Set for 2017 MFA Workshop at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, will co-present the 12th annual MFA Playwright's Workshop (MFAPW) in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays. (more...)

Hell in a Handbag's THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES Extends Through 9/16Hell in a Handbag's THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES Extends Through 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Tickets are selling faster than cheesecake, pussycat! After a month of sell-out performances, Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to announce a second extension of its campy world premiere THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES, with added performances through through Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. The campy parody of one of TV's most beloved sitcoms is written by David Cerda and directed by Shade Murray. Ticket for all performances are currently available at www.handbagproductions.org or by calling (800) 838-3006.  (more...)

The Roustabouts' PUT YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER Sells Out in 24 Hours, ExtendsThe Roustabouts' PUT YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER Sells Out in 24 Hours, Extends
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Following their surprise world-premiere announcement of Ike Holter's Put Your House In Order, new creative arts ensemble The Roustabouts have sold out their limited run in less than 24 hours. (more...)

The Roustabouts to Premiere Ike Holter's PUT YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER This SummerThe Roustabouts to Premiere Ike Holter's PUT YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

On July 13, 2017 new creative arts ensemble The Roustabouts will drop the world premiere of Put Your House In Order by Ike Holter in a limited five-show run, in coordination with A Red Orchid Theatre's Incubator. (more...)

STRANGEST THINGS! and THE  WIZ Lead 2017 Chicago Theatre Award NominationsSTRANGEST THINGS! and THE WIZ Lead 2017 Chicago Theatre Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Today, The Hawk Chicago announced nominations for the inaugural Chicago Theatre Awards, a contest in which all winners are chosen entirely by audience vote. The first round, which invited write-in submissions, ended June 23rd. The official nominees were decided by almost 1,600 voters. (more...)

Permoveo Productions presents the World Premiere of THE CIVILITY OF ALBERT CASHIER at Stage 773Permoveo Productions presents the World Premiere of THE CIVILITY OF ALBERT CASHIER at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Permoveo Productions, in association with Pride Films & Plays, presents the world premiere production of The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier playing at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., August 31 - October 15, starring former Glee Project star and America's Got Talent Contestant Dani Shay. The production is co-composed and directed by Keaton Wooden, co-composed by Joe Stevens, written by Jay Paul Deratany and is music directed by Jon Schneidman. (more...)

Hell in a Handbag's GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES Extends at Mary's AtticHell in a Handbag's GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES Extends at Mary's Attic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Thank you for being a friend, indeed! Due to popular demand Hell in a Handbag Productions' campy world premiere THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES is adding six additional weeks of performances, extending through August 26, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. (more...)

Works by Nwandu, Jung, Colon and More Set for IGNITION Festival 2017 at Victory GardensWorks by Nwandu, Jung, Colon and More Set for IGNITION Festival 2017 at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 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. (more...)

THE CIVILITY OF ALBERT CASHIER, Starring Dani Shay, to Premiere at Stage 773THE CIVILITY OF ALBERT CASHIER, Starring Dani Shay, to Premiere at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Permoveo Productions, in association with Pride Films & Plays, presents the world premiere production of The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier playing at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., August 31 - October 15, starring former Glee Project star and America's Got Talent Contestant Dani Shay. (more...)

Danni Smith to Star in FUN HOME at Victory Gardens; Cast Announced!Danni Smith to Star in FUN HOME at Victory Gardens; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater begins its 43rd season with Fun Home, with music written by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics written by Lisa Kron and directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Casting and Creative Team for HIT THE WALLWaterTower Theatre Announces Casting and Creative Team for HIT THE WALL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz today announced casting and creative team details for the Regional Premiere of Hit the Wall by multi-award-winning playwright Ike Holter. Hit the Wall will be directed by Joanie Schultz, and marks her WTT directorial inauguration. Hit the Wall will run July 28th - August 20th, 2017, in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. The cast features Kelsey Leigh Ervi as Peg, Joshua Gonzales as Tano, Walter Lee as Carson, Gregory Lush as Cop, Camille Monae as Roberta, Stephen Rosenberger as Newbie, Rashaun Sibley as Mika, Garret Storms as Cliff, Jacie Hood Wenzel as Madeline, and Brandon Whitlock as A-Gay. (more...)

Broken Nose Theatre and Refuge Theatre Project Take Top Honors at the 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards; Full List of Winners!Broken Nose Theatre and Refuge Theatre Project Take Top Honors at the 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards; Full List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

"At the Table", Michael Perlman's drama of scintillating conversation between diverse friends during a weekend in the country, took home the most honors on Monday, June 5, during the 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards ceremony recognizing excellence in non-union Chicago theatre.  (more...)

Jackalope Theatre Company's 10th Season Features Three World PremieresJackalope Theatre Company's 10th Season Features Three World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Jackalope Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Gus Menary, announces its 2017/18 season, the company's 10th. The upcoming season features four productions, including three world premieres. (more...)

Playwrights' Center Announces 2017-18 McKnight Fellows, New Core WritersPlaywrights' Center Announces 2017-18 McKnight Fellows, New Core Writers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The Playwrights' Center is excited to announce the 2017-18 McKnight National Residency and Commission recipient, 2017-18 McKnight Fellows in Playwriting, 2017-18 McKnight Theater Artist Fellows, 2017-2020 Core Writers and 2017-18 Core Apprentices. (more...)

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