Janine Nabers News

Cast Announced for The Gift Theatre's A SWELL IN THE GROUND World PremiereCast Announced for The Gift Theatre's A SWELL IN THE GROUND World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

The Gift Theatre concludes its 2017 season with the world premiere of Janine Nabers' time-hopping love story A SWELL IN THE GROUND directed by ensemble member Chika Ike, playing October 13 - December 10, 2017 at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Casting Announced for The Gift Theatre's A SWELL IN THE GROUNDCasting Announced for The Gift Theatre's A SWELL IN THE GROUND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Gift Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its world premiere of Janine Nabers' time-hopping love story A SWELL IN THE GROUND directed by ensemble member Chika Ike, playing October 13 December 10, 2017 at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

League of Chicago Theatres' 2017-18 Theatre Thursdays Lineup Features One World Premiere Per MonthLeague of Chicago Theatres' 2017-18 Theatre Thursdays Lineup Features One World Premiere Per Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

The League of Chicago Theatres announces the Theatre Thursday event line-up for the 2017-2018 Chicago theatre season, featuring one World Premiere per month. The Theatre Thursday events include works created and performed by a diverse range of playwrights and artists at theatres located in nine Chicago neighborhoods. (more...)

THE MINUTES, TREVOR THE MUSICAL, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Among League of Chicago Theatres' Fall 2017 Picks in the Windy CityTHE MINUTES, TREVOR THE MUSICAL, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Among League of Chicago Theatres' Fall 2017 Picks in the Windy City
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Fall 2017 will see Chicago continue to produce some of the most exciting theater in the country. Offerings from the city's more than 250 producing theaters include a range of special fall programming, featuring everything from the latest musicals to highly anticipated world premieres.    (more...)

Adithi Chandrashekar's OPEN SEASON to Play The Gift TheatreAdithi Chandrashekar's OPEN SEASON to Play The Gift Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The Gift Theatre will present OPEN SEASON, the inaugural production of 4802, The Gift's new play research and development wing, written and performed by Adithi Chandrashekar and directed by Mara Stern. (more...)

American Theater Co. Announces Casting for Season 33, Featuring WELCOME TO JESUS and MoreAmerican Theater Co. Announces Casting for Season 33, Featuring WELCOME TO JESUS and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) announces complete casting for Season 33 productions: Janine Nabers' world premiere of Welcome to Jesus, directed by Artistic Director Will Davis, October 26-December 3, 2017; Basil Kreimendahl's Chicago premiere of We're Gonna Be Okay, January 25-March 4, 2018, directed by Davis; and Carlos Murillo's world premiere of Diagram of a Paper Airplane, May 3-June 10, 2018, directed by Bonnie Metzgar. (more...)

HANG MAN Premiere, COSMOLOGIES and More Set for The Gift Theatre's 2018 SeasonHANG 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...)

The Gift Theatre Announces OPEN SEASONThe Gift Theatre Announces OPEN SEASON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Gift Theatre is proud to announce Adithi Chandrashekar's Open Season as the first play chosen to pilot 4802-the new play research and development wing of The Gift named after its storefront address located on N Milwaukee Ave in Jefferson Park. Director Mara Stern and Chandrashekar will be given residency in the Gift Theatre's 40-seat storefront and provided with dedicated tailor-made time, space, and support for their work. The residency will take place over a span of 6 weeks and will be supported with a budget of $7,000.  Performances for Open Season are free and open to the public from September 15-17. (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...)

THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Premiere and More Set for Playwrights Realm's 2017-18 LineupTHE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Premiere and More Set for Playwrights Realm's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Playwrights Realm has announced its 2017-18 season productions: the world premieres of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias, directed by Tyne Rafaeli (August - September 2017), and Don Nguyen's Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth, directed by Jade King Carroll (February - March 2018).Both will be presented at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. (more...)

Plays by Eleanor Burgess and More Slated for Keen Company's 'Keen Teens' SeriesPlays by Eleanor Burgess and More Slated for Keen Company's 'Keen Teens' Series
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company will present the Eleventh Season of Keen Teens.  (more...)

The Gift Theatre Announces Casting for World Premiere of PILGRIMSThe Gift Theatre Announces Casting for World Premiere of PILGRIMS
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Avenue, presents the world premiere of Claire Kiechel's play Pilgrims, co-directed by Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton and guest artist Jessica Thebus, June 2-July 30, 2017. Press opening is on Thursday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

2017 Yale Drama Series Prize Winner Jacqueline Goldfinger's BOTTLE FLY Gets Reading in London2017 Yale Drama Series Prize Winner Jacqueline Goldfinger's BOTTLE FLY Gets Reading in London
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

One of the theater world's most prestigious playwriting prizes, the Yale Drama Series Prize, will be given to Jacqueline Goldfinger for her play Bottle Fly. The 2017 award recipient was chosen by playwright Nicholas Wright. This year's ceremony will be held in London, with the play receiving a staged reading in November at the National Theatre Studio. (more...)

WE'RE GONNA BE OKAY, DIAGRAM OF A PAPER AIRPLANE and More Set for American Theater Co's 33rd SeasonWE'RE GONNA BE OKAY, DIAGRAM OF A PAPER AIRPLANE and More Set for American Theater Co's 33rd Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) is proud to announce its Season 33, which kicks off this October with the world premiere of Janine Nabers' Welcome to Jesus, directed by Artistic Director Will Davis, October 26-December 3, 2017. (more...)

F*It Club to Present Seven Short Plays in THE SPRING FLING: REBOUNDF*It Club to Present Seven Short Plays in THE SPRING FLING: REBOUND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, continues its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays at the IRT Theater as part of their 3B Development Series in Manhattan's West Village with The Spring Fling: Rebound, seven new short plays by Ngozi Anyanwu (Good Grief), Lucy Boyle (The Blue Deep), Liza Birkenmeier (Radio Island), Ryan King (Burying Augustus), Dan Moyer (Half Moon Bay), Matthew Paul Olmos (So Go The Ghosts of Mexico), and Leah Nanako Winkler (Kentucky). (more...)

Playwrights, Creatives Announced for F*It Club's THE SPRING FLING: REBOUND at IRT TheaterPlaywrights, Creatives Announced for F*It Club's THE SPRING FLING: REBOUND at IRT Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, continues its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays at the IRT Theater as part of their 3B Development Series in Manhattan's West Village with The Spring Fling: Rebound, seven new short plays by Ngozi Anyanwu (Good Grief), Lucy Boyle (The Blue Deep), Liza Birkenmeier (Radio Island), Ryan King (Burying Augustus), Dan Moyer (Half Moon Bay), Matthew Paul Olmos (So Go The Ghosts of Mexico), and Leah Nanako Winkler (Kentucky). (more...)

Tony Winning Playwright David Rabe Joins Gift Theatre EnsembleTony 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...)

Keen Teens Series to Continue with AND...ACTION and More This SpringKeen Teens Series to Continue with AND...ACTION and More This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company will present the Eleventh Season of Keen Teens. This season's offerings will be And... Action by Eleanor Burgess directed by Julie Kramer; Rat Court by Boo Killebrew, directed by Daisy Walker; and Tilda Swinton Betrayed Us by A. Rey Pamatmat, directed by Zi Alikhan. (more...)

The Gift Theatre to Welcome Return of TEN This JanuaryThe Gift Theatre to Welcome Return of TEN This January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

TEN, The Gift Theatre's annual season kickoff celebration of ten 10-minute pieces curated by artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton and associate artistic director Paul D'Addario, returns January 5-15, 2017. (more...)

The Gift Theatre to Welcome Return of TEN This JanuaryThe Gift Theatre to Welcome Return of TEN This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

TEN, The Gift Theatre's annual season kickoff celebration of ten 10-minute pieces curated by artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton and associate artistic director Paul D'Addario, returns January 5-15, 2017. (more...)

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