Kia Corthron Is Eclipse’s Featured Playwright for 2017

Kia Corthron Is Eclipse’s Featured Playwright for 2017

Photo: Kia Corthron (Bruce E. Rodgers)

25th Anniversary Season Will Include World Premiere of MEGASTASIS

Chicago’s Eclipse Theatre Company, which focuses on a single playwright each season, has tapped contemporary American playwright Kia Corthron as the featured playwright for its 2017 Season. Eclipse will explore the range of Corthron’s work with three full productions, plus readings and public events focused on the playwright and her works.

“As Eclipse celebrates our 25th anniversary season, the ensemble is excited to present the works of an essential voice in contemporary American theater,” said Eclipse’s Artistic Director Nathaniel Swift. “Kia Corthron’s plays are personal and political, and her stories resonate with a powerful vision of our country. Her plays are crucial for this American moment as we continue to wrestle with questions of race, gender, power, and violence.”

The season will include FORCE CONTINUUM, directed by Michael Pogue in the spring, and a new drug war centered play entitled MEGASTASIS, to be directed by Aaron Todd Douglas in the summer. The third production, running November – December, is to be announced.

All productions will be presented at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave.


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