Since 2011 Smyra Yawn has worked as a stage manager, production manager, business manager and teacher in Chicago. She enjoys also coffee and gardening.
Pictured: Iris Sowlat.
SPIEL CHICAGO is a bi-weekly podcast that explores the progressive and thoughtful work of women in Chicago theatre. To listen to past Spiel Chicago podcasts click here.
Spiel Chicago Episode Ten: Iris Sowlat
The only question for which Iris Sowlat didn’t have a detailed answer was, “what do you do in your free time?” Iris is the definition of hustle and in the short time she’s been in Chicago, she worked or interned with Steppenwolf Theatre, American Theatre Company, Stage Left Theatre, Pride Films and Plays and About Face Theatre and more. She is a director who has worked frequently as an AD, but also produced her own work. In this episode we talk about her attraction to socially aware and political theatre, as well as an incredibly important upcoming project, After Orlando: A Night of Readings addresses the aftermath of the Pulse night club shooting this past June.
In this episode, we discussed:
- CORE at American Theater Company
- Broken Nose Theatre
- Pride Films and Plays
- No Passport Theatre Alliance
- After Orlando Theatre Action
- Caridad Svitch
- Delia Kropp
- The Hypocrites
- Lookingglass Theatre
- Sappho Salon
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