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.
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.
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
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.