Haven Theatre Announces 2nd Annual DIRECTOR’S HAVEN Line-Up

Haven Theatre Announces 2nd Annual DIRECTOR’S HAVEN Line-Up

Carol Ann Tan

Haven Theatre Company has announced the line-up for their 2nd annual DIRECTOR’S HAVEN. Billed as an emerging directors showcase, the DIRECTOR’S HAVEN will run October 28 – November 9, at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. Focused on putting early-career directors at the forefront, the showcase will consists of three one-act plays produced and performed each night, each helmed by one emerging director. Each director chooses the production they will direct and is partnered with a mentor in the form of an established Chicago theater director.

This year’s DIRECTOR’S HAVEN builds on what Haven launched last year with an incredible roster of new directors and mentors,” says Artistic Director Josh Sobel. “The Director’s Haven gives the next generation of directors a rare opportunity to live and learn more about their craft in a supportive environment.”



By Natalie Margolin
Directed by Alyssa White
Mentored by Marti Lyons (director, Gift Theatre Ensemble Member)

October 28 – November 9

The discovery of improv sends teenaged Sophie on a rapid pace journey towards adulthood. With constant offers from others to help develop her relationships, sexuality and sense of self, Sophie struggles to decipher what choices are really her own.

Adapted by Zach Weinberg and Zoë DePreta
From Eliza Haywood’s FANTOMINA
Directed by Zach Weinberg
Mentored by Max Truax (artistic director, Red Tape Theatre)

October 28 – November 9

In 1726, England, a bright and privileged young woman embarks on a sexual odyssey with a sole focus: whenever her beau grows bored of her, she dons another disguise to trick her fugitive lover back into bed. Told through movement, dialogue and song, Love in a Maze asks: When it comes to sex who has the power, and what must be done to obtain it?”

Written and directed by Carol Ann Tan
Mentored by Chay Yew (artistic director, Victory Gardens Theater)

October 28 – November 9

An international college student must decide between returning to his city of birth or moving to the country he has come to love. But when his father unexpectedly passes away, his entire family is forced to confront the consequences of loss and leaving.

The 2nd Annual DIRECTOR’S HAVEN runs Oct 28 – Nov 9th w/ no performance on Oct 31st. Tickets are pay-what-you-can and may be purchased at directorshaven2016.brownpapertickets.com.  For more information on the DIRECTOR’S HAVEN or Haven Theatre Company, visit HavenTheatreChicago.com.

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