You Are Happy

by Rebecca Deraspe

translated from French to English by Leanna Brodie

A play simultaneously in English and American Sign Language

October 26 - December 8, 2019


Directed by Mary Kate Ashe & Aaron Sawyer

Concept by Giulianna Marchese

Produced by Marisa Lerman and Abigail Lafont

Featuring #DeafTalent

ASL Translators Brendan Connelly, Michelle Schaefer, Mary Kate Ashe

“Hi. It’s all over.”

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,



Mary Kate Ashe,


A reading of You Are Happy with #DeafTalent

A reading of You Are Happy with #DeafTalent

Producers Marisa Lerman and Clare Brennan


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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Sydney Chatman, director


Ansley Valentine, playwright

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

45 PLAYS FOR 45 PRESIDENTS is a product of the Neo-Futurist imagination, comprised of a short play for every US president. Varying from a full musical number, to a play without words, to a vaudeville comedy, these plays span the emotional spectrum. Our goal is to question our history and motivate our community to engage with their government, this and every election year.

Becca Holloway, director

Producers Marisa Lerman and Clare Brennan