Hey friends! My horror themed radio play “Migraine” will be performed onstage with live foley artists and a band at this year’s Deathscribe! This is one of my favorite evenings in all of Chicago Theatre. I’ve performed in this, I’ve attended this, and now I’m IN THIS! Come out and get creeped out!
Hey friends! I'll be directing this lil' ol' chestnut just in time for longer nights and chillier weather!
In 1849, two years after the death of his wife Virginia, Edgar Allan Poe is haunted not just by the specter of his beloved, but also by his many macabre stories. As he roams from room to room, searching for release from his personal demons, Poe relives both his life and his tales.
When Rosalind must disguise herself as a boy to survive in the Forest of Arden, she has little hope that she will ever meet the dashing Orlando again. But the Forest is full of surprises and unexpected visitors! When Rosalind finds the exiled Orlando hanging love poems on trees, she must keep her wits about her and her identity as secret as possible. But before long our heroine finds herself in the midst of one of the most complicated love triangles Shakespeare ever wrote! A story of love at first sight, As You Like It will leave you writing on trees and looking up at the stars.
The story of Pinocchio is about allowing joy and grief to exist in your heart simultaneously. It’s a love letter to the youth we lose, no matter how hard we try to hold onto it – and the life that’s ahead of us – just so long as we put one foot in front of the other. With the collaboration of Deaf and Hearing actors, it is the story of a puppet, a toy maker, and the dead girl who strings them together.
A Neverbird Project
This is it. Last chapter of the year long exploration of Three Sisters. I'll be putting on my soldier uniform for Vershinin. Come out to Murphy's Irish Bistro and have a whiskey...or vodka. Whatever. Let's say dosvidanya to this year and to this play. We'll be upstairs, the Prozorovs are sending an open invitation:)
A rare revival, in keeping with the Griffin’s work to explore lost plays like London Wall and Men Should Weep. Inspired by the infamous murder case of the 1920s when the Italian anarchists and immigrants, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, were arrested, convicted and electrocuted despite the insubstantial evidence against them. Anderson’s 1935 poetic verse play follows a young man’s quest to prove his father’s innocence years after he was executed for a murder he may not have committed. Winner of the first New York Drama Critic’s Circle Award for Best Play.
Next up! Artemisia’s 2016 Fall Festival, featuring six visionary yet timeless feminist plays with dynamic leading characters seeking full production. Each night a new play is staged by Chicago’s outstanding pool of talent and is free to the public. Plays happen each night, but I'll be reading in Mr. Pink on September 29. Performances are September 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th & October 1st at 7:30pm at the beautiful Edge Theatre, 5451 North Broadway, in Edgewater. Admission is Free; reservations and donations are encouraged.
At last, my dream of playing Natasha is coming true.
One Year Chekhov does one read through, one rehearsal and then performs a revered Russian classic irreverently- in a bar with no adherence to traditional gender casting. Grab a beer, grab a vodka, join the Prozorovs and keep your chin up.
Here we go again! This time I'm doubling on Anfisa and Ferapont. Because Chekhovian servants aren't weird enough. Meet us at the Brixton. We do one read, one rehearsal and then we perform a revered Russian classic in a bar. So grab a beer and cry into it. Laughing encouraged as well, along with philosophizing.
Come on out to the Neo Futurarium on Saturday and the Radler to check out the show with the fairies- I'll be returning to a role I played as a bright eyed bushy tailed 17 year old. Back in 2001 I was vivacious, full of life and fairly optimistic. Now....well...come check out a different kind of Robin Goodfellow. Puck it.
Join us for Round 4 of THREE SISTERS.
We've shuttled up the road to the classy upstairs of The Brixton, where our fierce and fiery cast for is waiting for ya.
Doors: 6:30 pm
Show: 7 pm
WHAT IS THIS???
We spend the year exploring a single work of Chekhov’s and after just one rehearsal, we invite our audience out of the theatre and into the bar. “There should be more sincerity and heart in human relations, more silence and simplicity in our interactions. Be rude when you’re angry, laugh when something is funny, and answer when you’re asked.”
ROUND # CAST:
Olga: Cassidy Slaughter Mason
Masha: Skyler Schrempp
Irina: Kate Smith
Andrei: Brent Le Blanc
Natasha: Kristina Valada-Viars
Kulygin: Poppy Golland
Chebutykin: Mark Shallow
Solyony: Dillon Kelleher
Tuzenbach: Tommy Lukrich
Vershinin: Dylan Stuckey
Anfisa: Anthony Venturini
Ferapont: Elizabeth Quilter
Fedotik/Music/Sound Effects: Kate McDermott
Rhodes: Ben Lapean
Come hang out, drink, cry, laugh, heckle and enjoy Chekhov!
Love One Year Chekhov.
Come check this out! I'm playing Friar Lawrence in this one, but it's SoHo members only! So if you are...come on by!