About Face Theatre is pleased announce the addition of five new artists to the company’s roster of Artistic Associates. Along with Artistic Director Megan Carney, the Artistic Associates represent the company’s core artistic community whose creative focus helps shape About Face Theatre’s theatrical productions and outreach. AFT’s new Artistic Associates in 2019 are Sheldon Brown (actor, This Bitter Earth), Mikael Burke (director, This Bitter Earth), Armand Fields (former performer, AFT’s Outreach Tour), Delia Kropp (actor, I Am My Own Wife) and Lexi Saunders (Director, Power in Pride).
Steep Theatre is thrilled to announce the programming for its upcoming 19th season, which will continue the company’s tradition of presenting bold plays from today’s most exciting playwrights, brought to life by fearless ensembles and visionary directors. Season 19 will feature a powerful world premiere from Chicago playwright Isaac Gomez, a U.S. premiere by internationally-acclaimed writer Lucy Kirkwood and a beautiful play by Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok. Steep Ensemble Directors Robin Witt and Jonathan Berry will be joined by Jaclynn Jutting and Laura Alcalá Baker.
During this year’s Season Release Bash at Park & Field, Artistic Director and Co-Founder Michael Patrick Thornton and Associate Artistic Director Emjoy Gavino proudly announced The Gift Theatre's 2020 Season will include: a revival of Martin McDonagh’s masterpiece THE PILLOWMAN; the Chicago premiere of Naomi Iizuka’s drama AT THE VANISHING POINT, directed by Lavina Jadhwani; and the world premiere of Jennifer Rumberger’s drama THE LOCUSTS, commissioned and developed by The Gift.
Invictus Theatre, a theater company that emerged in November 2017 with an intimate production of OTHELLO and followed it with Shakespeare’s comedy LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST in November 2018, has announced its expansion into a season of two full productions for 2019-20.
Theatre in the Dark, a new company that focuses on performances staged entirely in complete darkness, will mount as its inaugural production the Chicago premiere of the noir mystery thriller THREE STORIES UP by the Canadian-born Chicago playwright Mackenzie Gordon.
Four veterans of past 2nd Act Players' shows will be joining three new faces in the cast of the theater's November production of Joe Simonelli's Old Ringers. The comedy follows the misadventures of four senior women who turn to phone sex to help pay their mounting financial obligations.
In celebration of the Year of Chicago Theatre, Hot Tix is doing a special, limited time only promotion offering $20 tickets to fall shows in advance. The performance dates are for anytime this fall and the tickets are half-price or at a greater discount than half-price. Please note that a service charge will be added. These special, limited time $20 prices will only be available Thursday, August 15 – Sunday, September 8, or while supplies last. In addition to these special $20 ticket offers, Hot Tix has many half-price shows that are less than $20! Additional information is available at https://hottix.org/special-offer-tickets-for-a-20/.
Victory Gardens Theater announces the 2019/20 Season Directors Inclusion Initiative Assistant Directors including Alexander (Lex) Turner (Tiny Beautiful Things), Lanise Antoine Shelley (The First Deep Breath), Christina Casano (How To Defend Yourself), Jeremy Ohringer (Dhaba On Devon Ave) and Aliza Feder (The Right To Be Forgotten).
Promethean Theatre Ensemble will open its new season with the Chicago premiere of BLUE STOCKINGS – a drama of the first female students to seek degrees at Britain’s Cambridge University in 1896 and the obstacles they faced in that pursuit. BLUE STOCKINGS was the first play written by Jessica Swale, author of NELL GWYNN, which was seen in 2018 at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Charles Spencer of London’s THE GUARDIAN, in reviewing the world premiere of BLUE STOCKINGS at London’s Globe Theatre, said “Jessica Swale tells the story with both wit and a hint of righteous indignation.” BLUE STOCKINGS will be directed for Promethean by Spenser Davis, a 2017 Jeff Award winner for his direction of AT THE TABLE by Broken Nose Theatre, where he is Director of Programming. BLUE STOCKINGS will be performed at The Den Theatre from September 13 – October 13, 2019.
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