2011 Conversations with Myself This staged reading was presented in conjunction with the Summer Incubator program of The University of Chicago's Theater and Performance Studies Program (TAPS) and University Theater. The work was developed from three one-act plays as part of Summer Inc and was performed on Friday, August 12.
Nobody Likes Retsina A world-premiere musical in a dinner-theater setting. Greek brothers, bootleg wine, true love and Prohibition add up to an evening of fun. Appeared at the Parthenon Restaurant in Chicago, February 28-April 4. 2010 Play for Keeps Stockyards' writing workshops for actresses and playwrights returned for another season. New and continuing works were showcased at Chicago's Cafe Ballou, October 3-12.
Women of the Stockyards Roughly half the workforce of the Chicago stockyards was made up of women. That fact was commemorated in this series of one-act readings, which was hosted by Cafe Ballou in March, Womens' History Month.
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in search of an audience that has a great sense of humor and an eye for
the absurd, and who knows a good time when they see it. Stockyards celebrates our 10th anniversary with The Unmentionables and their exploration of who might be using Craigslist and why. At Ginger's Ale House, September 4-19. Play for Keeps Stockyards' writing workshop for actresses and aspiring playwrights met biweekly
from May to August at Northtown Branch Public Library. Click here for more information. Celebrate Women's History Month with Us! Beginning March 7 and running throughout the month of March, women from Stockyard's Play for Keeps program will read new works they've created at various venues across the city. Click here for details!
Criminal Hearts Written by Jane Martin Directed by Kendra Stevens Featuring Lori Howard, Janel Palm, Andrew Strenk, and Levi Petree
See Criminal Hearts on WGN-Chicago's Time for Talent!
Performances are Thursdays thru Sundays, April 10 - May 10, 2008 at the Chicago Actors Studio, 2040 N Elston, Chicago. Note: Some listings have the wrong address. The correct address is 2040 N. Elston Ave, Chicago! Call 773.425.6393 for details.
FREE PIZZA! provided nightly for all audiences by local pizza makers!
Free Radicals A world premiere play written by Brenda Kilianski and Directed by Lydia Milman Featuring Iris Lieberman and Jenn SavaRyan
Performances are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday, March 27 through April 25, 2008 at the North Lakeside Cultural Center (6219 North Sheridan Road, Chicago). Call 773.936.7896 for information!
The Chicago Reader says, "Played compassionately by Iris Lieberman, Lydia even becomes a surrogate mother to Jenn Sava Ryan's broken survivor."
Centerstage says of the performances, "Both SavaRyan and Lieberman played their roles beautifully, creating well-rounded human beings out of what could have been one-dimensional characters. Particularly, SavaRyan blazed with dynamic energy, humanizing quixotic Nancy's quick turns from rapture to rage and back."
An Evening of Experimental Repertory, featuring The Experiment! Stockyards Theatre Project is proud to present the world premiere of An Evening of Experimental Repertory - a new concept in theater created by Lori Howard and Aaron Preusse! Sponsored by the Eisenhower Public Library as part of a project to bring theater to the community!
Come see this new concept in theater Wednesday, March 5, 7pm at the NEW! Eisenhower Public Library (4613 N Oketo, Harwood Heights, IL)! Call 773.425.6393 for details!
Blindside A world premiere play by Gemma Cooper-Novack. Directed by Laura Blegen, coproduced by Helen Balasny and Stockyards Theatre Project.
January 13 - February 17, 2008 at the Raven Theatre
6157 N. Clark, Chicago.
It's the same in every war: soldiers disoriented by alien cultures commit deeds unthinkable in their own, and afterward face well-meaning families unable to comprehend their experience. This time, however, the returning veteran is a woman--a wife, sister, and mother-to-be whose homecoming is shattered when evidence comes to light of her participation in atrocities overseas. But playwright Gemma Cooper-Novack's articulate exploration of the issues doesn't seek convenient targets for blame, nor does the Stockyards Theatre Project stoop to sensationalism in its presentation. Instead, both strive to remind audiences that conflict in faraway lands is not without its repercussions right here at home. --Mary Shen Barnidge, Chicago Reader
8th Women's Performance Art Festival - A Fierce Presence Location: Links Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield Avenue Dates: October 26, 27, 28, 2007
Play for Keeps Location: Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont Dates: May 28, 29 & 30, 2007
7th Annual Women's Performance Art Festival: Stay Centered, See the Humor and Carry On Regardless Location: Links Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield Avenue Dates: October 20, 21, 22, 2006
Play for Keeps Location: North Lakeside Cultural Center, 6219 N. Sheridan Road Dates: September 28 & 29, 2006
Busting Out: Toying with the Tyranny of Time Location: Stage Left, 3408 N. Sheffield Avenue Dates: August 15 - September 13, 2006
6th Annual Women's Performance Art Festival "...Destination...Excavation..." Location: Links Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield Avenue Dates: December 2, 3, 4, 2005
Henry IV, Part I Location: Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont Dates: August 13 - September 14, 2005
Busting Out: A Voluptuous Evening of Comedy Location: Stage Left, 3408 N. Sheffield Avenue Dates: May 10 - June 1, 2005
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