Megan Carney Named New Artistic Director of About Face

Megan Carney Named New Artistic Director of About Face

Pictured: Megan Carney. Photo by Nicci Briann. About Face Theatre Company has announced the appointment of Megan Carney as its new Artistic Director. Carney, who founded the company’s youth theater, and currently serves as the Director of the Gender and Sexuality Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will begin...

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About Face Announces Next Season and Partial Casting

About Face Announces Next Season and Partial Casting

Pictured: Keira Fromm and Megan Carney About Face Theatre has announced the lineup for its 2017-18 Season, kicking off this fall with SIGNIFICANT OTHER by Joshua Harmon, co-produced with Theater Wit. The Midwest premiere is directed by About Face Artistic Associate Keira Fromm and features Artistic Associate Alex Weisman. The...

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Andrew Volkoff Steps Down at About Face

Andrew Volkoff Steps Down at About Face

About Face Theatre announced today that Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff will step down at the end of the 2016-17 season. Volkoff joined About Face as Artistic Director in June, 2013. Under his leadership, the theater produced critically acclaimed plays including the world premiere of Artistic Associate Philip Dawkins’ Jeff Award-nominated...

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About Face Announces Casting & Staff for BRIGHT HALF LIFE

About Face Announces Casting & Staff for BRIGHT HALF LIFE

About Face Theatre has announced casting for the final production of its 2016-17 season, the Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize nominee Tanya Barfield’s contemporary love story BRIGHT HALF LIFE, directed by AFT Artistic Associate Keira Fromm.

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Timely TEMPERAMENTALS Lives Loud and Proud

Timely TEMPERAMENTALS Lives Loud and Proud

(left to right) Alex Weisman, Lane Anthony Flores, Kyle Hatley, Paul Fagen and Rob Lindley in About Face Theatre’s Chicago premiere of THE TEMPERAMENTALS by Jon Marans, directed by Andrew Volkoff. Photo by Michael Brosilow. Review: THE TEMPERAMENTALS at About Face Theatre By Elizabeth Ellis In early 1950’s America, conformity...

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About Face Announces New Managing Director

About Face Announces New Managing Director

About Face Theatre announced today the appointment of Alana Parvey Zalas as its new Managing Director. Zalas succeeds Dean Carpenter, who stepped down in 2016. Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff said “We are thrilled to welcome Alana to the About Face team. Her precision and strong finance skills will be a...

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Poignent I AM MY OWN WIFE Is a Tightly Woven Ensemble Piece

Poignent I AM MY OWN WIFE Is a Tightly Woven Ensemble Piece

Every play I’ve seen since November 8th has seemed like a small rebellion. I crowd into small dark rooms with strangers to see something beautiful and hope that it will steel me, change me into someone better equipped for the world outside.

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About Face Has Cast and Production Team for THE TEMPERAMENTALS

About Face Has Cast and Production Team for THE TEMPERAMENTALS

(left to right) Kyle Hatley, Rob Lindley and Alex Weisman. About Face Theatre has announced the cast and production team for the Chicago premiere of THE TEMPERAMENTALS by Jon Marans. Directed by Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff, the production features Paul Fagen (Man #3), Lane Anthony Flores (Rudi Gernreich), Kyle Hatley (Harry Hay),...

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About Face Adds Director of Giving and Special Events Position

About Face Adds Director of Giving and Special Events Position

Pictured: Andrew Fortman. Photo courtesy of About Face Theatre.  About Face Theatre has welcomed Andrew Fortman as the company’s new Director of Individual & Major Giving and Special Events. “We are thrilled that Andrew is joining our staff in this newly-created position, greatly expanding our development department” comments Artistic Director...

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About Face Reimagines I AM MY OWN WIFE with Transgender Actor for 16-17 Season

About Face Reimagines I AM MY OWN WIFE with Transgender Actor for 16-17 Season

Traditionally a solo piece, I AM MY OWN WIFE will feature three actors.
New About Face artistic associates announced.

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