You Are Happy

by Rebecca Deraspe

translated from French to English by Leanna Brodie

translated from English to American Sign Language by Ethan Hart-Cook

October 26 - December 8, 2019


hands have a way

Directed by Mary Kate Ashe & Aaron Sawyer

Concept by Giulianna Marchese

Produced by Marisa Lerman and Abigail Lafont

Featuring #DeafTalent

ASL Master Ethan Hart-Cook

Sign Coaches Chris Schroeder, Phillip Lewis

ASL Translators Ethan Hart-Cook, Christopher Schroeder, Phillip Lewis, Mary Kate Ashe

Summary: Bridget finds her brother Jeremy in a closet attempting suicide. Again. Determined to help him find some kind of happiness, she carts around grocery stores looking for his potential wife. She meets Chloe and her plans to stage a happily-ever-after are finally set. Performed in English and American Sign Language.


Aaron Sawyer- codirector


Mary Kate Ashe- codirector

A reading of You Are Happy with #DeafTalent

A reading of You Are Happy with #DeafTalent

Producers Amelia Lafont and Marisa Lerman


Isle Of Sugar

by Alejandro Tey

Dates TBD


play with your own fate

Help devise an immersive theatre/game hybrid set on a small island nation in a period of upheaval. Your choices incite a cascade of consequences that affect the plot and your fellow theater-goers. But how much control do you actually have? What are you willing to stand for and who will you stand by when the dice fall?

Creator: Alejandro Tey

Creator: Alejandro Tey

Producers: Wyatt Kent, Marisa Lerman


Mother C

by Ansley Valentine

Directed by Sydney Chatman.

Featuring #DeafTalent

April 18 - May 17, 2020

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Directed by Sydney Chatman.


Written by Ansley Valentine

a Chicago epic

Brecht's Epic masterpiece “Mother Courage And Her Children” inspired a look into Chicago's possible tomorrow, following the the fortunes of Mother C and those who rely on her wiles to survive the effects of martial law. Expanding on the devastating effects of America’s endless wars (and the blindness of anyone hoping to profit by it), playwright Valentine also focuses on those cut out of Chicago's political machinery.

Produced by Aaron Sawyer

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45 Plays for 45 Presidents

by Andy Bayiates, Sean Benjamin, Genevra Gallo-Bayiates, Chloe Johnston, and Karen Weinberg.

Originally produced by the Neo-Futurists

May 23-June 28, 2020


A New Take on the NEo classic

Directed by Becca Holloway

Directed by-Becca Holloway

Producers Marisa Lerman and Clare Brennan