BoHo Theatre is excited to announce Stephen Schellhardt will become BoHo’s new Artistic Director beginning next season, which will begin in early 2019. Schellhardt has been the Artistic Associate with the company since 2015. He assumes the position from outgoing Artistic Director Peter Marston Sullivan, who will remain with BoHo as the new Artistic Associate.
The Neighborhood is pleased to present Noah Haidle’s VIGILS, directed by Kadin Graeme McGreevy, playing June 15 – June 27, 2018 at The Frontier, 1106 W Thorndale Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at www.theneighborhoodtheatrechicago.com. The press opening is Thursday, June 15 at 8 pm.
Now in rehearsals, Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad. Ensemble members Ora Jones and Sandra Marquez star in this celebration of female friendship and midlife renaissance.
Her Story Theater, a company dedicated to raising awareness of the epidemic of sexual exploitation, has announced the world premiere of MONGERS - the fourth play in its cycle of dramas exposing sex trafficking practices in Chicago.
Steep Ensemble Member and Jeff Award winner Robin Witt returns to Steep this summer to direct the Midwest premiere of Penelope Skinner’s Linda. Skinner, whose work has recently earned acclaim on large stages in both New York and London, has been described as Britain’s “leading young feminist writer.” Linda premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London and 2015 and made its U.S. premiere at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 2017, for which it was nominated for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play by the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Director Robin Witt has consistently produced some of Steep’s most notable shows, including last year’s runaway hit Lela & Co., which was recently nominated for six Jeff Awards, including Best Director and Best Production of a Play
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, which recently closed out its 13-year residency in Rogers Park’s venerable No Exit Café, has revealed the lineup of shows for its first season in its new venue at 721 Howard Street, Evanston. The company’s Founding Artistic Director Fred Anzevino made the announcement today at a gathering of company donors and friends that served as a farewell to the No Exit Café at 6970 N. Glenwood Avenue.
Red Theater Chicago is thrilled to announce its 2018-19 season of three productions, each keeping with Red Theater’s mission to ask dangerous questions theatrically.
The Second City will bring diverse new voices to the forefront of the comedy world with a series of events June 6 - 9, 2018. The weekend kicks off with the 5th annual Bob Curry Fellowship Showcase, featuring 16 of the best and brightest new voices in comedy. The 4th annual NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival, which spotlights rising talent from across the country, will be hosted by incomparable comic Godfrey (Comedy Central, VH1, BET), Second City alumnus David Pompeii (Comedy Central, Key and Peele) and special guest Azhar Usman (Comedy Cellar of NY).
The MoonSharks Present: An Improvised Play is presented as part of the LookOut Series - Steppenwolf’s performance series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. The performances will be held on Friday June 8 and Saturday June 9, 2018 in Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre (1700 N. Halsted St, Chicago 60614). Tickets for the show are $15 for general admission. Tickets are available for cash or credit at the door, or online at www.steppenwolf.org. The show’s running time is 1 hour and 30 minutes, including one 10-minute intermission.
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 Yaël 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.