Shattered Globe Announces HOW TO — USE A KNIFE Cast and Designers

Shattered Globe Theatre has announced the Chicago premiere of Will Snider’s HOW TO — USE A KNIFE, directed by Producing Artistic Director Sandy Shinner.

The cast includes ensemble member Brad Woodard with Michelle Bester, Peter DeFaria, Dennis García, Anthony Irons, Dillon Kelleher and Victor Marana.

Pictured: ( top, l to r) Brad Woodard, Michelle Bester, Peter DeFaria, Dennis García (bottom, l to r) Anthony Irons, Dillon Kelleher and Victor Marana.

The production team for HOW TO — USE A KNIFE includes Jeff Bauer (scenic design), Hailey Rakowiecki (costume design), Shelley Strasser Holland* (lighting design), Abigail Cain (props design), Daniel Carylon (sound design), Judy Anderson* (executive production manager), Colin David+ (production manager), J. Hampton Cade and Arianna Soloway (asst. directors), Tina M. Jach (stage manager) and Devonte Washington+ and Ayanna Wimberly (asst. stage managers).

From the press release: “In the chaotic kitchen of a Wall Street restaurant, Chef George is trying to stay sober and keep the cross-cultural kitchen staff churning out orders on time. While dealing with two trash-talking line cooks, a naïve busboy and a jerk of a boss, George strikes up a surprising friendship with an unassuming dishwasher. The heat is turned up when secrets from their pasts are exposed. Raw, fast-paced and funny, HOW TO — USE A KNIFE serves up plenty of food for thought.”

“Shattered Globe is thrilled to produce Will Snider’s How To Use a Knife which I enjoyed several years ago in an early reading at the National New Play Network and have been pursuing ever since,” comments Shinner. “The overwhelmingly positive response from audiences and artists across the country during the play’s rolling world premiere is a tribute to Will’s compelling story and the energy and musicality of his dialogue. This is a playwright to watch. SGT is proud to introduce Will’s work to Chicago audiences.”

HOW TO — USE A KNIFE will play April 26 – June 9, 2018 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. For more information visit

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