“Based on the 1930s WPA era program that brought Orson Welles, Arthur Miller, and Clifford Odets into public attention, we present short plays ripped from today’s headlines. All proceeds benefit American Blues Theater’s free arts education program The Lincoln Project in Chicago Public Schools which serves 3,000 students annually.”
By Paula Vogel. Directed by Kristin Johnson. Myrna and Myra, almost identical twins, battle each other through the Eisenhower, Nixon and Reagan/Bush years over virginity, Vietnam and Family Values. A comedy in six scenes, four dreams and seven wigs.
Playing the roles of Myrna/Myra. Part of Raven Theatre’s Quill Reading Series.
Annie the Orphan is going to free Keiko the Whale.
Grown Up Orphan Annie is making an appearance at multiple variety shows across Chicago, all working towards material for a full-length show in the next year.
Rural Maryland, 1960s. From behind the wheel of a ‘56 Chevy, a woman named Li’l Bit navigates the tangled boulevards of her adolescence, reflecting on her complex and troubling relationship with her family. But old secrets and fresh discoveries abound as she struggles to accept her past and the demons that live there. Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece makes its return to Chicago, featuring Eliza Stoughton as Li’l Bit. An artful, surprising, and often-funny memory play that explores how we are shaped by the people who hurt us.
Playing Teenage Greek Chorus. Directed by Cody Estle.
A short film about Colleen (Katherine Bourne Taylor) and Eleanor (Mary Tilden), sisters. Colleen invites her estranged sister Eleanor to meet her in a diner late at night. The meeting does not go exactly as she planned - Eleanor is not what she expected. Check out Coolforfiveseconds.com and follow on instagram!
Producing and acting in this exciting short film, directed by Dani Wieder and written by Calamity West.
Playing Nadya in a new play by Abbey Fenbert, directed by Elizabeth Lovelady. Get tickets here.
Set in the Ukrainian Holodomor, Joseph Stalin’s Soviet genocide through a man-made famine of that killed between 7 to 10 million people.
Five female characters struggle against a tyrannical oppressor. An important reminder. Powerfully written.
Jeff Award Winner for Best Adaptation, Elizabeth Lovelady
2013 Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting, Abbey Fenbert
You are cordially invited to join local writers, actors, and musicians for an evening of stories inspired by the themes of the Gift's upcoming mainstage production of HAMLET. Guests will enjoy wine and entertainment in the grand tradition of a Parisian salon.
The community of a backwoods Southern town grapples with the murder of a Black man who is found hanging in a tree. As events unfold, the hanging mystifies the people of the community, forcing them to confront their complicity in this man’s horrific demise. Osei-Kuffour’s darkly comical, heartbreaking play, which recently made the prestigious 2017 Kilroy’s List, uses absurdity to explore racism, sexuality, and the parts of American history we would all like to forget.
WRITTEN BY Stacy Osei-Kuffour
DIRECTED BY Guest Director Jess McLeod
Understudying the role of Margery (with performances).
After auditioning with close to 40 other scenes for a panel of local theatre directors, Mary Tilden and I were selected for The Women's Theatre Alliance Showcase on December 6th. We will be performing Miley Cyrus is Still Twerking or, I Know You by Calamity West and directed by Dani Weider.
This showcase brings the work of women to the forefront and provides an opportunity for local agents, casting directors and artists to see new work from lady artists!
Grown Up Orphan Annie makes her Chicago debut at The Crowd Theatre! Orphan Annie is a character developed in stand-up sets and a one-woman show, "L'il" (written by Brigham Mosely). Look for her at open mics and stand ups- she is ready to take this town by storm!
Since taking part in The School at Steppenwolf in 2014, it was a goal of mine to return on faculty. Specifically, Meisner was a class (taught by Amy Morton, Audrey Francis and Darci Nalepa) that completely revitalized who I am as an artist. In the summer of 2017, I will be assist teaching with Darci Nalepa leading in that same classroom.
Getting to revisit Juliet with two days notice was actually a BLAST. Thanks to the team at Patches for being so welcoming, and for the great work you do at schools around Chicago!
A Crew of Patches is a professional repertory theatre company specializing in full-length, full-cast productions of Shakespeare's plays for daytime performances.
Diamond Dogs is a classic deadly-maze story set in Reynolds's Revelation Space Universe. This world premiere production at The House Theatre of Chicago marks the first of Reynolds' works to be adapted for another medium. We follow a future team of humans and transhumans as they investigate a mysterious alien tower, bent on brutally punishing all intruders. Each crusader will make dangerous, eye-popping sacrifices to get to the mysteries atop the spire. Blood will spill.
I understudy the roles of Celestine, Herz and Puppeteer*.
Very thrilled to be working with this wonderful company on this CRAZY play. Directed by Nathan Allen.
I'll be understudying the role of Emma in Betrayal at Raven Theatre. It is such an honor to get to work on one of my favorite plays as my first Chicago project, and I can't wait to get started!
Betrayal runs October 26- December 17. It will be directed by Lauren Shouse.
I fell in love with Meisner and the Black Box Method at School at Steppenwolf, and made it a goal of mine to take classes there as soon as I touched down in Chicago! Black Box challenges you to own your true self onstage, trust your physical impulses and to be fearless.