season seven Overview

2017-2018

 

 
 
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The Elaborate Entrance of Chad deity

By Kristopher Diaz

Directed by Jeremy Aluma

Chad Deity is a flashy American satire set in the world of professional entertainment wrestling. Culture and race are distorted and deranged to sell tickets to white bread Americans, as Macedonio Guerra a professional "fall guy" drop-kicks and body-slams his way into your heart.

 

Little Red Cyrano

Written and Directed by Aaron Sawyer

an American Sign Language accessible production written and directed by Aaron Sawyer* (Taste, R+J: The Vineyard)

November 2017

Groundbreaking: All roles can be cast with Deaf or Hearing actors.

Cyrano defends ideals: a poet who combines English, French, and American Sign Language to defend beauty while piercing your heart and mind. Don’t stare at the nose. Defiant, humorous and heartwarming.

“Excellence in Inclusion at the Storefront Level” Award in TimeOut Chicago

 
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Sickle

By Abbey Fenbert

Directed by Elizabeth Lovelady

June-July, 2018

In the Ukrainian Holodomor, five female characters struggle through Joseph Stalin’s Soviet genocide–a man-made famine that killed 7-10 million people. An important reminder. Powerfully written.

Jeff Award Winner for Best Adaptation Elizabeth Lovelady

2013 Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting Abbey Fenbert