Beowulf: an epic quest of music, monsters, and mead

RECOMMENDED: “Proczko and Wlazlo are champions. From the very moment Grendel’s Mother appears, Wlazlo is magnetic. Proczko is no less impressive. The two flow seamlessly in their performance and their tragedy is wholly understood through powerful and well-thought performances.” – Jay Van Ort, Newcity Stage


Brenda Scott Wlazlo (Grendel's Mother) and Pavi Proczko (Beowulf)

Brenda Scott Wlazlo (Grendel’s Mother) and Pavi Proczko (Beowulf)

Brenda Scott Wlazlo (Grendel's Mother)

Brenda Scott Wlazlo (Grendel’s Mother)

Brenda Scott Wlazlo (Grendel's Mother) and Pavi Proczko (Beowulf)

Brenda Scott Wlazlo (Grendel’s Mother) and Pavi Proczko (Beowulf) Photo by M. Freer Photos


Beowulf: an epic quest of music, monsters, and mead

Written and Directed by Aaron Sawyer*

Original music by Pavi Proczko* and Brindin Sawyer*

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Fight your greatest foe. In front of an audience. Again and again. Forever.

Beowulf presents two titans from the epic poem in a never-ending cycle of murder, monsters and mead. A cycle in which both are victim and villain; monster and poet; singer and songwriter.


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silhouette of a man jumping arms out wideDate and Time:

February 11th – March 11th, 2017

Time: 730pm

Location: The Den Theatre 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622

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Access Dates

Captioning
Sunday, February 12
Captioning and ASL interpreter
Saturday, February 25
Monday, March 6
Touch Tour
Sunday, February 19

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Brenda Scott Wlazlo and Pavi Proczko

Cast:

Beowulf: Pavi Proczko*

Grendel’s Mother: Brenda Scott Wlazlo*

*Red Theater Member or Associate


Production Team

Maria Burnham*………………..Producer

Aaron Sawyer* ………………..Director

Josh Johnson ………………..Assistant Director

Charles M Kovich ………………..Academic Advisor

Bryson David Hoff ………………..Dramaturg

Cara Beth Heath………………..Dramaturg

Pavi Proczko* ………………..Composer

Janette Bauer* ………………..Scenic Design

Catherine Dvorak ………………..Scenic painter

Liam Fitzgerald* ………………..Technical Director

Charlie Blunt ………………..Lights

Scott Dickens* ………………..Props

Amber Kessler Freer* ………………..Costumes

Patrick O’brien………………..Sound

Stefanie Johnsen ………………..Make-up

Matthew Freer* ………………..Photographer and Trailer Director


About the Director:

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Aaron Sawyer, Artistic Director

Aaron Sawyer is the Founder and Artistic Director of Red Theater which boasts collectives in Chicago, Lincoln, Omaha, Tucson, and Purchase, NY. As a playwright his top Chicago credits include RED HAMLET and the bilingual Deaf/Hearing production of R+J: THE VINEYARD, heralded as a Top Ten Chicago Play of 2016 (Chicago Theater Beat). Aaron’s directing credits include the Chicago premieres of Bertolt Brecht’s unfinished musical SCHWEYK IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR and TASTE by Benjamin Brand (Jeff Recommended). The Chicago Reader named Aaron and Red Theater as runners up in their 2016 “Best of Chicago List” for Best Stage Director and Best New Theater Company respectively.Articles by Aaron have been featured in American Theater Magazine and Howlround.com, and he is the curator of the Chicago Storefront Theater Interpreters Database. Aaron’s been featured as a Guest lecturer at Randolph College, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, and Northern Michigan University; he currently serves on the board of The Chicago Saints.As a filmmaker Aaron wrote and directed a short film starring Emmy-winner Michael Badalucco, BROKEN CIRCLE, as well as a feature-length documentary titled ACT LIKE NOBODY’S IN TROUBLE which details Red Theater’s origin story via its banishment from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is streaming for free at redtheater.org. Aaron is an avid Arsenal FC fan who resides in Chicago with his spouse, son, and pug. 

 

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