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Brown Sugar Bake-Off: A Black Woman Play Festival Calls For Submissions Photo Brown Sugar Bake-Off: A Black Woman Play Festival Calls For Submissions
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2021

Misogynoir, colorism, objectification, and body-shaming are a part of the Black woman's experience. Brown Sugar Bake-Off 2021 will focus on what it means to take ownership after an undeniable history of policing Black and Brown bodies. 

PlayMakers Laboratory Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Photo PlayMakers Laboratory Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 16, 2021

PlayMakers Laboratory will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its popular sketch comedy revue That's Weird, Grandma with a free digital special on Thursday, August 5 from 5:30 ‚Äď 7:30 pm. PML will host an in-person viewing party at The Annoyance¬†Theater, 851 W. Belmont Ave. (proof of vaccine required) in Chicago or guests may stream the show on Facebook Live.

Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2021  Blumey Awards Nominees Photo Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2021 Blumey Awards Nominees
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2021

Blumenthal Performing Arts has announced the nominees competing for Best Actor and Best Actress in this year’s High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo that will air on PBS Charlotte Tuesday, May 25th at 8pm.

LGBTQ+ Online Short Play Series Continues Photo LGBTQ+ Online Short Play Series Continues
by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2020

Almost Adults, an inclusive local theatre company and member of Theatre Santa Fe have been providing creative opportunities for both beginning and seasoned writers, actors, directors, producers, crew members, and local non-profits since 2015.

New Black Womxn Baltimore Theater Company Announces Play Festival And Event Series Photo New Black Womxn Baltimore Theater Company Announces Play Festival And Event Series
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 13, 2020

New Baltimore theater company Two Strikes Theatre Collective announces Black womxn play festival, writing seminar, and Facebook Live event series. 

PlayMakers Laboratory Goes Online With THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: House Par-Tay Photo PlayMakers Laboratory Goes Online With THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: House Par-Tay
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2020

PlayMakers Laboratory is taking its signature revue online with That's Weird, Grandma: House Par-Tay, featuring a creative line-up of stories written by elementary school students, adapted and performed by professional actors and directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd. Streaming will begin Monday, May 11, 2020 via Patreon, with a new line-up released every Monday. Tickets ($3 for a one-week pass) will go on sale Friday, May 8, 2020 at playmakerslab.org.

Photo Flash: First Look at THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Goes Trick or Treating at the Neo-Fu Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Goes Trick or Treating at the Neo-Futurist Theater
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2019

PlayMakers Laboratory, formerly Barrel of Monkeys, is pleased to launch its 2019-20 season with a spooky twist: THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Goes Trick or Treating, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, playing Sundays at 3 pm from October 6 ‚Äď November 3, 2019 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.playmakerslab.org or by calling (773) 506-7140. The press opening is Sunday, October 13 at 3 pm.

PlayMaker's Laboratory's THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Goes Trick or Treating Photo PlayMaker's Laboratory's THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Goes Trick or Treating
by Julie Musbach - Oct 17, 2019

PlayMakers Laboratory, formerly Barrel of Monkeys, is pleased to launch its 2019-20 season with a spooky twist: THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Goes Trick or Treating, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, playing Sundays at 3 pm from October 6 a?" November 3, 2019 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago.

NYU Steinhardt Presents GYPSY September 19-23 Photo NYU Steinhardt Presents GYPSY September 19-23
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 11, 2019

NYU Steinhardt's Vocal Performance program will present the classic musical Gypsy, September 19a?"23. The renowned show business tale features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Acting faculty member Jessica Bashline will direct NYU's production. 

More Than 50 Chicago Activists, Artists And Leaders Join The Neo-Futurist's 24-Hour R Photo More Than 50 Chicago Activists, Artists And Leaders Join The Neo-Futurist's 24-Hour Reading Of The Robert Mueller Report
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 8, 2019

The Neo-Futurist Theater is proud to host more than 50 Chicago-based activists, artists and leaders to take part of its 24-hour staged reading of the Mueller Report. The report, which is nearly 450 pages, was originally delivered by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on April 18, 2019 and covers subjects ranging from questions about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election to whether President Donald Trump.

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Tours Chicago Neighborhoods Thi Photo Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Tours Chicago Neighborhoods This Summer
by A.A. Cristi - May 30, 2019

Barrel of Monkeys is bringing its much-lauded sketch show THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA to audiences across the city this summer for a series of free performances through the Chicago Park District's Night Out In The Parks initiative. The stories featured in THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA are written by Chicago elementary school students, adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys company members and directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd. No reservations necessary. For additional information, visit www.barrelofmonkeys.org.

Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories That Sing And Dance Pl Photo Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories That Sing And Dance Plays Through May 25
by Julie Musbach - May 6, 2019

Barrel of Monkeys is pleased to present the annual all musical edition of its much-lauded sketch show:THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories That Sing and Dance, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, playing Fridays and Saturday at 7:30 pm from May 3 - 25, 2019 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago.

Baby Boys Release New Music Video For WANNABE Photo Baby Boys Release New Music Video For WANNABE
by Tori Hartshorn - Apr 5, 2019

Baby Boys return today with a new music video for 'Wannabe,' taken from the I'm SetEP. The video was directed by Ethan Nelson, who helmed the 'Kinky Toe' music video as well. It features hip hop dancer Rachel Wilson, and was shot on location in Holy Land USA up in Waterbury, CT.

Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories That Sing And  Photo Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories That Sing And Dance
by Julie Musbach - Apr 4, 2019

Barrel of Monkeys presents the annual all musical edition of its much-lauded sketch show: THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories That Sing and Dance, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, playing Fridays and Saturday at 7:30 pm from May 3 - 25, 2019 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago.

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Fantastic Beasts and t Photo Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Fantastic Beasts and the Stories About Them
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 25, 2019

Barrel of Monkeys is pleased to conclude its 2019-20 season with THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Fantastic Beasts and the Stories About Them, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, playing Mondays at 8 pm from June 24 - August 12, 2019 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 13 at www.barrelofmonkeys.org or by calling (773) 506-7140.

Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Presents Stories That Sing And Dance Photo Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Presents Stories That Sing And Dance
by Julie Musbach - Feb 19, 2019

Barrel of Monkeys presents the annual all musical edition of its much-lauded sketch show: THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories That Sing and Dance, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, playing Fridays and Saturday at 7:30 pm from May 3 - 25, 2019 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago.

Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Star-Studded Stories Runs Jan  Photo Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Star-Studded Stories Runs Jan 20 - Feb 17 At Neo-Futurist Theater
by Julie Musbach - Dec 20, 2018

Pop culture icons take center stage in the newest revue of Barrel of Monkeys' much lauded sketch show: THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Star-Studded Stories, directed by Company Member Mary Tilden

Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Gets Into the Halloween Spirit Photo Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Gets Into the Halloween Spirit
by Julie Musbach - Oct 10, 2018

Just in time for Halloween, Barrel of Monkeys is pleased to present the newest revue of its much lauded sketch show: THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Ghosts, Ghouls and Talking Potatoes, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd

Stephen King & Joe Hill Novella IN THE TALL GRASS Starts Filming in Toronto for Netfl Photo Stephen King & Joe Hill Novella IN THE TALL GRASS Starts Filming in Toronto for Netflix
by Tori Hartshorn - Aug 8, 2018

Stephen King & Joe Hill Novella IN THE TALL GRASS starts filming in Toronto for Netflix.  Patrick Wilson, Laysla De Oliveira and Harrison Gilbertson star in the film, directed by Vincenzo Natali.

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Brand New Stories Photo Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Brand New Stories
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 2, 2018

 Barrel of Monkeys proudly presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Brand New Stories, a line-up of all new stories written by Chicago elementary school students during the 2017-18 school year. Be among the first to experience the newest songs, sketches and dance pieces adapted from stories written by students in Barrel of Monkeys' creative writing workshops. Directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Brand New Stories will play Mondays at 8 pm from June 18 - July 16, 2018 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.barrelofmonkeys.org or by calling (773) 506-7140. 

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