Conversations with Myself

Conversations with Myself

In conjunction with the 2011 Summer Incubator series of the Theater and Performance Studies program (TAPS) and University Theater at The University of Chicago, Stockyards Theatre Project proudly presented a staged reading of Conversations with Myself.

Since 2006, Stockyards’ signature workshop, Play for Keeps, has assisted actors and writers in developing their ideas into one-act plays. Those projects are then presented as staged readings. Conversations with Myself began when similarly themed plays ("Forever Jung,” "Mimi and Mirna" and "The Many Faces of EGO”) from Play for Keeps participants were showcased in the same reading series. The three plays explored the idea of portraying people's inner voices as actual characters. Former Co-producing Artistic Director Lori Howard saw the potential of combining all three pieces into one cohesive play called Conversations with Myself. 

The University of Chicago's Summer Incubator residency program was developed six years ago to promote and develop the creation of new work through the provision of rehearsal facilities in addition to providing staff and technical support. In 2011, Stockyards was one of six Chicago arts organizations to take part in a 2-week residency to foster a synergetic laboratory environment. It used the opportunity to develop Conversations with Myself.

A staged reading of
Conversations with Myself was presented Friday, August 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Reynolds Club of The University of Chicago, 5706 S. University Avenue in Chicago.


Copyright 2011: Stockyards Theatre Project