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Haven Theatre & About Face Theatre's THE TOTAL BENT Extends Through March 17 Photo Haven Theatre & About Face Theatre's THE TOTAL BENT Extends Through March 17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

Due to popular demand, Haven Theatre, in association with About Face Theatre, announces one additional week of performances of is hit Midwest premiere musical THE TOTAL BENT

Haven & About Face Theatre's THE TOTAL BENT Makes Midwest Premiere Beginning Feb 7 Photo Haven & About Face Theatre's THE TOTAL BENT Makes Midwest Premiere Beginning Feb 7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Haven Theatre, in association with About Face Theatre, presents the Midwest premiere of THE TOTAL BENT, a dynamic new rock show about fathers, sons, social upheaval and the choice between salvation and selling out.

Haven & About Face Theatre's THE TOTAL BENT Makes Midwest Premiere Beginning Feb 7 Photo Haven & About Face Theatre's THE TOTAL BENT Makes Midwest Premiere Beginning Feb 7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Haven Theatre, in association with About Face Theatre, presents the Midwest premiere of THE TOTAL BENT, a dynamic new rock show about fathers, sons, social upheaval and the choice between salvation and selling out.

Casting Announced For Haven Theatre & About Face Theatre's THE TOTAL BENT Photo Casting Announced For Haven Theatre & About Face Theatre's THE TOTAL BENT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Haven Theatre, in association with About Face Theatre, is pleased to announce casting for its Midwest premiere of THE TOTAL BENT, featuring text by Stew and music and lyrics by Stew and Heidi Rodewald (Passing Strange) and directed by Jeff Award-winning director Lili-Anne Brown.

The Flea Premieres BUT I CD ONLY WHISPER; Begins Previews Feb. 18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Flea Theater presents the New York premiere of Kristiana Colon's but i cd only whisper, directed by Resident Director David Monteagudo and featuring members of The Bats, The Flea's resident acting company. Previews start February 18, with opening night slated for Monday, February 29.

Adam Rapp's WOLF IN THE RIVER & More Set for The Flea's Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Niegel Smith, Artistic Director and Carol Ostrow, Producing Director of The Flea Theater announced today the slate for the spring season, featuring two World Premieres and one US Premiere. Continuing a long-standing relationship with The Flea, Adam Rapp will be returning with Wolf in the River, which he also directs. The Flea is also excited to welcome two new playwrights, Kristiana Colon and Sarah Gancher. Gancher's The Place We Built will be directed by Flea Resident Director Danya Taymor while Colon's but I cd only whisper will be directed by Resident Director David Monteagudo.

Photo Flash: First Look at First Floor Theater's KAFKAPALOOZA, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

First Floor Theater (FFT) is thrilled to announce its third annual literary festival, KAFKAPALOOZA, a festival of nine world premiere plays, by some of Chicago's most exciting playwrights, inspired by the life and work of Franz Kafka. Over the past two years, the FFT LitFest has brought together some of Chicago's greatest writers, including Seth Bockley, Philip Dawkins, Bonnie Metzgar, Ike Holter, Morgan McNaught, andPaul Oakley Stovall, to respond to literary greats The Brothers Grimm and Mark Twain.

First Floor Theater to Present KAFKAPALOOZA, 8/14-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

First Floor Theater (FFT) is thrilled to announce its third annual literary festival, KAFKAPALOOZA, a festival of nine world premiere plays, by some of Chicago's most exciting playwrights, inspired by the life and work of Franz Kafka. Over the past two years, the FFT LitFest has brought together some of Chicago's greatest writers, including Seth Bockley, Philip Dawkins, Bonnie Metzgar, Ike Holter, Morgan McNaught, and Paul Oakley Stovall, to respond to literary greats The Brothers Grimm and Mark Twain.

Stage Left Theatre's LeapFest XII to Run 7/13-31
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Stage Left Theatre will present LeapFest XII, Stage Left's annual new-play festival, running July 13th - 31, 2015.  LeapFest is an annual event featuring several new plays with socio-political themes, presented as workshop productions in rotating repertory. This year's festival includes new works from Kristiana Colon, Beth Kander, Evan Linder, and Jeff Tabnick . 

5th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL Set for the Den Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The One-Minute Play Festival (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director and Caitlin Wees, Associate Producer) in association with The Den Theatre, is pleased to present the 5th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL playing two nights only tonight, April 29 and tomorrow, April 30, 2015 at 8 pm at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood.

Photo Flash: First Look at CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

The One-Minute Play Festival in association with The Den Theatre, is pleased to present the 5th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL playing two nights only Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8 pm at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets, priced at $20, are currently available at 1mpf.brownpapertickets.com.

5th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL Set for the Den Theatre, 4/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

The One-Minute Play Festival (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director and Caitlin Wees, Associate Producer) in association with The Den Theatre, is pleased to present the 5th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL playing two nights only Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8 pm at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets, priced at $20, are currently available at 1mpf.brownpapertickets.com.

Photo Flash: WE MUST BREATHE at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater hosted We Must Breathe: A Response from Chicago Playwrights and Poets, a special event gathering members of Chicago's artistic community to share their views on discrimination, race and inequality and engage Chicagoans in a discussion about these social issues. We Must Breathe featured performances from poets and playwrights directed by Victory Gardens' Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz, and a forum discussion on the performance topics, moderated by Congo Square Theatre's Artistic Director Samuel Roberson. The event was held last night, December 18, 2014 at 7:00pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. Scroll down for photos!

Teatro Vista's Third Edition of Late Night Teatro Vista to Run 11/17-12/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Teatro Vista announces the third edition of LNTV: Late Night Teatro Vista, playing at the company's in-residence home, The Richard Christiansen Theater, located within the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., November 17 - December 10.

Six Scripts Selected for NNPN's 2014 National Showcase of New Plays in Sarasota This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN), the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, will produce six new plays in staged reading format at its National Showcase of New Plays, hosted this weekend, November 21-23 in Sarasota, FL by Florida Studio Theatre. A committee of artistic, managing and literary leaders from across the country selected plays by Kevin Artigue, Hilary Bettis, Kristiana Colon, Mfoniso Udofia, and Steve Yockey for the twelfth installment of the Showcase.

Chicago Dramatists Welcomes Five New Resident Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Chicago Dramatists is proud to announce the addition of five new members to its esteemed list of Resident Playwrights. This group of talented writers includes Kristiana Colon, MT Cozzola, Steven Peterson, Robert Tenges, and Scott Woldman. Previous Resident Playwrights have included Tina Fey (30 Rock), Rick Cleveland (Mad Men), Rebecca Gilman (Spinning into Butter), Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly), Keith Huff (A Steady Rain), and Roger Rueff (The Big Kahuna).

Teatro Vista's Third Edition of Late Night Teatro Vista to Run 11/17-12/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Teatro Vista announces the third edition of LNTV: Late Night Teatro Vista, playing at the company's in-residence home, The Richard Christiansen Theater, located within the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., November 17 - December 10.

Six Scripts Selected for NNPN's 2014 National Showcase of New Plays in Sarasota Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

The NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN), the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, will produce six new plays in staged reading format at its National Showcase of New Plays, hosted November 21-23 in Sarasota, FL by Florida Studio Theatre. A committee of artistic, managing and literary leaders from across the country selected plays by Kevin Artigue, Hilary Bettis, Kristiana Colon, Mfoniso Udofia, and Steve Yockey for the twelfth installment of the Showcase.

Victory Gardens Kicks Off 2014 IGNITION FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater presents the 2014 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including Where Did We Sit on the Bus? by Brian Quijada; Lack and Lack by April Fools (Kristiana Colon & Damon Williams); Sender by Ike Holter; Slingshot by Kia Corthron; Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath; For Tomorrow, Please Prepare by Paul Downs Colaizzo; and Cocked by Sarah Gubbins. The festival will take place today, July 24-27, 2014. The IGNITION festival creates a productive environment for both emerging and established playwrights to explore and develop their new work.

Victory Gardens Announces Full Lineup for 2014 IGNITION FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS, 7/24 - 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater announces the complete lineup for the 2014 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including Where Did We Sit on the Bus? by Brian Quijada; Lack and Lack by April Fools (Kristiana Colon & Damon Williams); Sender by Ike Holter; Slingshot by Kia Corthron; Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath; For Tomorrow, Please Prepare by Paul Downs Colaizzo; and Cocked by Sarah Gubbins. The festival will take place July 24-27, 2014.

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