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Red Theater Chicago

Ask Dangerous Questions

“High-wire theatricality is a staple for Red Theater”- Windy City Media Group

“Testing the limits of dramatic invention” - Buzz Center Stage

NON PLAYER CHARACTER

BY WALT MCGOUGH

Directed by Beth Wolf

Comic and poignant, Non-Player Character is a timely, boldly theatrical exploration of the games we play and who’s winning. With themes of “Gamer Gate” aspiring video game designer Katja and her longtime friend Trent are an unstoppable team against animated monsters in the virtual worlds. But after a humiliating falling-out, Trent marshals an army of internet trolls to wage real-life war against his former friend.

DATES: 4/20-5/18/2019

Location: Athenaeum Theatre,

2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657=

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CAST

Katja- Alice Wu

Trent- Matthew Schnitker

Aria- Tracey Green

Caspar- Michael Saubert

Naomi/Crone- Margaret Kellas

Morwyn/Officer- Abigail LaFont

Feldrick- Trevor Strahan

Grant/Farmer Jenkins- Dre Marquis

UNDERSTUDIES

Marisa Lerman

Chris Mueller

Kellen Robinson

Donovan Session         

PRODUCTION TEAM     

Director- Beth Wolf

Director, Beth Wolf

Director, Beth Wolf

Stage Manager- Becky Warner

Dramaturg- Wyatt Kent

Assistant Director- Clare Brennan

Casting Director- Catherine Miller    

Lighting Designer- Marissa Geocaris

Costume Designer- Sanja Manakoski

Projections Designers- Clare Brennan, Beth Wolf & Aaron Sawyer

Sound Designer- Stefanie M. Senior

Fight Directors and Movement Coaches- Maureen Yasko and Chris Smith

Production Manager- Amelia Seidel

Producers- Aaron Sawyer, Becca Holloway, Anna Troy

Struggling under the economic and physical distress of Crohn’s disease, I needed to make a theater for everyone- those facing economic barriers, d/Deaf, disabled, and first-time theatergoers.
— Aaron Sawyer, Artistic Director
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THE RED REVOLUTION

We believe in producing bold new work, paying our artists, offering free access to every performance, and prioritizing accessibility in every stage of the creative process.

Red Theater’s #FreeTheater and #AccessInitiative are made possible through the generosity of corporations, foundations, and donors like you!

 

CONTRIBUTE  Contributions of $10+/month or more enable free admission and accessibility services for captioned and touch tour performances.

CONTRIBUTE

Contributions of $10+/month or more enable free admission and accessibility services for captioned and touch tour performances.

CONTENT  Donors support new works devoted to nontraditional characters: including d/Deaf, disabled, and economically disadvantaged.

CONTENT

Donors support new works devoted to nontraditional characters: including d/Deaf, disabled, and economically disadvantaged.

PERKS  • Advanced access to reservations • Guaranteed seating • Free swag • Recognition in our program

PERKS

• Advanced access to reservations
• Guaranteed seating
• Free swag
• Recognition in our program