Victory Gardens Announces Casting and Schedule for 10th Anniversary IGNITION Festival

Victory Gardens Announces Casting and Schedule for 10th Anniversary IGNITION Festival

Top Row (L to R): Heather Chrisler, Anish Jethmalani, Caren Blackmore, Krystal Ortiz, Karen Isabel Rodriguez, A.C. Smith. Bottom Row (L to R): Francis Guinan, Carolyn Hu Bradbury, Amanda Drinkall, Arti Istak, Jeff Kurysz, Jacqueline Williams Victory Gardens Theater has announced the lineup for the 10th anniversary IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including...

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Review: TILIKUM – Sideshow Theatre Company at Victory Gardens

Review: TILIKUM – Sideshow Theatre Company at Victory Gardens

TILIKUM is a game-changer, a masterfully written, sophisticated play full of subtleties and brutalities told in a refreshingly unique method, performed by a cast of talented actors that clearly trust each other enough to tackle such electrifying material. TILIKUM is worth your time and money, as I guarantee that you will not see anything else like it this year.

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Victory Gardens Announces IGNITION Festival Lineup

Victory Gardens Announces IGNITION Festival Lineup

Victory Gardens Theater has announced the lineup for the 10th IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including “Prosthesis” by Robert Askins; “Untitled Road Trip Play” by Lauren Yee; “White History” by Dave Harris; “How to Defend Yourself” by Lily Padilla; “Seeing Eye” by Nick Malakhow; and “The First Deep Breath” by...

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Review: LETTIE at Victory Garden Theater

Review: LETTIE at Victory Garden Theater

Directed with unflinching honesty by Chay Yew, LETTIE feels like a new story, but the elements present as fresh and familiar to anyone who faces the monumental and unfamiliar task of making good life choices.

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Victory Gardens Theater Announces 2018 Next Generation Fellows

Victory Gardens Theater Announces 2018 Next Generation Fellows

  Victory Gardens Theater has announced Jess McLeod and Aaron Todd Douglas as the 2018 Next Generation Fellows. Jess McLeod is the Samuel G. Roberson Artistic Fellow, and Aaron Todd Douglas is the Marcelle McVay Management Fellow. The fellowship is a professional development program for mid-career persons of color intended to...

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Review: FUN HOME at Victory Gardens Theater

Review: FUN HOME at Victory Gardens Theater

I feel indebted to these performers, and to Tesori, Kron and Bechdel, for their willingness to dig deep, to “go there,” to tell this story with heart and truth and strength.

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Victory Gardens Announces Season Casting

Victory Gardens Announces Season Casting

Victory Gardens Theater has announced complete casting for four productions in its 17/18 season

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Victory Gardens Announces Ignition Festival Casting

Victory Gardens Announces Ignition Festival Casting

Victory Gardens has announced casting for the 2017 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, which features the works TUVALU, OR THE SADDEST SONG by Antoinette Nwandu; THIS LAND WAS MADE by Tori Sampson; SPIN MOVES by Ken Weitzman; TELL THEM I’M STILL YOUNG by Julia Doolittle; WOLF PLAY by Hansol Jung;...

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1st Chicago International Latino Theater Launches This Fall

1st Chicago International Latino Theater Launches This Fall

The festival will feature major international companies on the stages of Chicago Shakespeare, Victory Gardens, and Steppenwolf.

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Review: NATIVE GARDENS at Victory Gardens Theater

Review: NATIVE GARDENS at Victory Gardens Theater

This is a play that wields commentary about race and entitlement with swift aim, making incisions that cut deep.

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