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Victory Gardens Theater Announces New Management Model; Erica Daniels Named Executive Photo Victory Gardens Theater Announces New Management Model; Erica Daniels Named Executive Artistic Director
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2020

The Victory Gardens Theater Board of Directors today announced a new management design for the 46 year-old institution. When Artistic Director Chay Yew departs at the end of June, Victory Gardens will adjust its executive structure to include the newly-created positions of Executive Artistic Director and more.

Chay Yew Will Depart as Victory Gardens Artistic Director at End of Season Photo Chay Yew Will Depart as Victory Gardens Artistic Director at End of Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 5, 2019

The Victory Gardens Theater Board of Directors and Artistic Director Chay Yew today announce plans for Yew's departure from Victory Gardens at the end of the 2019-20 Season. An internationally renowned stage director and playwright, Yew has been the Artistic Director of Victory Gardens since July 2011. Yew will finish his ninth and final season through June 2020, and will pursue personal projects upon leaving the theater.

Shattered Globe Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season Photo Shattered Globe Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season
by Julie Musbach - Jul 31, 2019

Shattered Globe Theatre announces its 2019-20 Season, featuring two Chicago premieres: BE HERE NOW by Deborah Zoe Laufer, directed by Producing Artistic Director Sandy Shinner* a?" a bittersweet comedy about searching for happiness; and SHEEPDOG by Kevin Artigue, directed by Wardell Julius Clark a?" a love story colliding with today's headlines; followed by WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING by Andrew Bovell, directed by Elizabeth Margolius a?" a stunning mystery of love and loss that reverberates through four generations.

Victory Gardens Theater Announces 2019-2020 Season Photo Victory Gardens Theater Announces 2019-2020 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 20, 2019

Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Executive Director Erica Daniels, announces the lineup for its 2019-2020 Season. Victory Gardens' 45th Season will include the Chicago premiere of Tiny Beautiful Things by Nia Vardalos; the world premiere of The First Deep Breath by Lee Edward Colston II; the co-world premiere of How to Defend Yourself by Lily Padilla; and the world premiere of Dhaba on Devon Avenue by Madhuri Shekar; and the Chicago premiere of Right to Be Forgotten by Sharyn Rothstein.

Victory Gardens Theater Announces Tanuja Jagernauth As 2019 Marcelle McVay Management Photo Victory Gardens Theater Announces Tanuja Jagernauth As 2019 Marcelle McVay Management Fellow
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 13, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater announces Tanuja Jagernauth as the 2019 Marcelle McVay Management Fellow for 2019. Victory Gardens Next Generation Fellowships provide comprehensive mentorship, requisite training, and experience for these future leaders of color, preparing them to helm arts institutions or departments on the national and local level. The 2019 Macelle McVay Management Fellowship is made possible by support from the Weiss Grosshandler Charitable Fund.

Victory Gardens Announces New Lily Padilla Play In 2020 In A Co-world Premiere With T Photo Victory Gardens Announces New Lily Padilla Play In 2020 In A Co-world Premiere With The Humana Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 15, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater, with Actors Theatre of Louisville, to present the Co-World Premiere of How to Defend Yourself, written by Lily Padilla and directed by Marti Lyons. How to Defend Yourself will be presented at the 2019 Humana Festival of New American Plays (March 21 - April 7, 2019) and as part of the Victory Gardens Theater 2019/2020 Season (January 24 - February 23, 2020).

Victory Gardens Hosts ANGELS IN AMERICA Event With Writer Dan Kois Photo Victory Gardens Hosts ANGELS IN AMERICA Event With Writer Dan Kois
by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater hosts writer Dan Kois for special discussion and signing of his book The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America. Kois will be joined on stage by Chicago actors and writers for a reading of excerpts from the book. This one-night-only event will be held on Monday, October 1 at 7:00pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.

Victory Gardens Presents The World Premiere Of RIGHTLYND By Ike Holter Photo Victory Gardens Presents The World Premiere Of RIGHTLYND By Ike Holter
by Julie Musbach - Aug 28, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 44th season with the World Premiere of Rightlynd, written by Ike Holter and directed by Lisa Portes. Rightlynd runs November 9 - December 23, 2018, with press performances on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 7:30pm and Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3:00pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.

Victory Gardens Announces 2018-19 Directors Inclusion Initiative Fellows Photo Victory Gardens Announces 2018-19 Directors Inclusion Initiative Fellows
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 7, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels announce the 2018/19 Season Directors Inclusion Initiates, to include Lauren Katz (Indecent), Mikael Burke (Rightlynd), N. Emil Thomas (Pipeline), Denise Yvette Serna (Cambodian Rock Band) and Ruby Des Jardins (Miriam for President).

Victory Gardens Announces Casting And Full Schedule For IGNITION Photo Victory Gardens Announces Casting And Full Schedule For IGNITION
by Julie Musbach - Jul 25, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater Artistic Director Chay Yew, Managing Director Erica Daniels and Director of New Play Development Skyler Gray announce the lineup for the 10th Anniversary IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including Prosthesis by Robert Askins; Untitled Road Trip Play by Lauren Yee; White History by Dave Harris; How to Defend Yourself by Lily Padilla; Seeing Eye by Nick Malakhow; and The First Deep Breath by Lee Edward Colston II. The 2018 Festival runs August 3 -5, 2018 at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N Lincoln Avenue.

Victory Gardens Hosts Town Hall: Reunite! Photo Victory Gardens Hosts Town Hall: Reunite!
by Julie Musbach - Jul 11, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater presents Town Hall: Reunite!, an event where Chicago artists will respond to the current immigration policies of the United States. Town Hall: Reunite! will be held at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue on Wednesday, July 18 at 7 pm. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Victory Gardens Theater Announces Lineup for 10th Anniversary IGNITION Festival of Ne Photo Victory Gardens Theater Announces Lineup for 10th Anniversary IGNITION Festival of New Plays
by Julie Musbach - Jun 13, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater announces the lineup for the 10th Anniversary IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including Prosthesis by Robert Askins; Untitled Road Trip Play byLauren Yee; White History by Dave Harris; How to Defend Yourself by Lily Padilla; Seeing Eye by Nick Malakhow; and The First Deep Breath by Lee Edward Colston II. The 2018 Festival runs August 3 -5, 2018 at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N Lincoln Avenue.

Victory Gardens Theater Announces Public Programs For MIES JULIE Photo Victory Gardens Theater Announces Public Programs For MIES JULIE
by A.A. Cristi - May 22, 2018

Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels announce Victory Gardens Theater's Public Programs line-up in conjunction with Mies Julie, written by Yael Farber, directed by Dexter Bullard, and adapted from August Strindberg's Miss Julie. Mies Julie runs May 25 - June 24, 2018, with the press performance on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.

Colorado New Play Festival Announces Participating Theaters For 2018 Photo Colorado New Play Festival Announces Participating Theaters For 2018
by Julie Musbach - Apr 10, 2018

The Colorado New Play Festival (CNPF) (formerly the Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival) is proud to announce the participating theaters for the 2018 season. The 21st Annual Festival, to be held on June 10-16, 2018 in Steamboat Springs, CO, will develop five new works in partnership with the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alley Theatre, Curious Theatre Company, Primary Stages, and Victory Gardens Theater.

Victory Gardens Presents Town Hall: #NEVERAGAINCHICAGO To End Gun Violence Photo Victory Gardens Presents Town Hall: #NEVERAGAINCHICAGO To End Gun Violence
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 3, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater, in association with Natural Shocks National Project and HowlRound Theatre Commons, presents Town Hall: #NeverAgainChicago to discuss the call to action taking place across the nation by students and allies to end gun violence. #NeverAgainChicago, which also features a reading of an excerpt from Lauren Gunderson's new play Natural Shocks, will be held in the Za?ek McVay Theater at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue on Sunday, April 15 at 6pm. This event is FREE and open to the public. HowlRound Theatre Commons will livestream the event and can be viewed at www.howlround.tv.

Shattered Globe Theatre Presents Chicago Premiere of HOW TO USE A KNIFE Photo Shattered Globe Theatre Presents Chicago Premiere of HOW TO USE A KNIFE
by Julie Musbach - Mar 28, 2018

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to conclude its 2017-18 Season with the Chicago premiere of Will Snider's fast-paced gritty drama HOW TO USE A KNIFE, directed by SGT Producing Artistic Director Sandy Shinner*, playing April 26 - June 9, 2018 at SGT's resident home Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Single tickets are currently available at www.shatteredglobe.org, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, April 29 at 3 pm.

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.

Victory Gardens Announces Season - INDECENT, PIPELINE and More Photo Victory Gardens Announces Season - INDECENT, PIPELINE and More
by Julie Musbach - Feb 16, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels, announces the lineup for its 2018-2019 Season. Victory Gardens' 44th Season will include the Tony Award-nominated play Indecent by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel; the Chicago premieres of Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau and Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee; and the world premieres of Rightlynd by Ike Holter and Miriam for President by Madhuri Shekar.

Shattered Globe's HOW TO USE A KNIFE Premieres This Spring at Theater Wit Photo Shattered Globe's HOW TO USE A KNIFE Premieres This Spring at Theater Wit
by Julie Musbach - Feb 9, 2018

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to conclude its 2017-18 Season with the Chicago premiere of Will Snider's fast-paced gritty drama HOW TO USE A KNIFE, directed by SGT Producing Artistic Director Sandy Shinner*, playing April 26 - June 9, 2018 at SGT's resident home Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Single tickets go on sale Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at www.shatteredglobe.org, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, April 29 at 3 pm.

Victory Gardens Awarded David Rockefeller Fund Grant For New Public Programs Initiati Photo Victory Gardens Awarded David Rockefeller Fund Grant For New Public Programs Initiative
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 8, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater introduces Public Programs to Envision Justice through the Lens of Theater, a new initiative made possible by a grant from The David Rockefeller Fund. Public Programs is an event series designed to enhance audience experience by exploring themes and issues within Victory Gardens' productions by provoking dialogue and deepening the relationship between audiences and the plays. Public Programs to Envision Justice takes Victory Gardens one step further by building a stream of citizen engagement programs that will contextualize the plays in relation to the issues surrounding criminal justice and lead audiences to understanding their role in affecting change.

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