OCTOBER 28 - NOVEMBER 9, 2016
AT THE DEN THEATRE
1333 N MILWAUKEE AVENUE
CHICAGO, IL 60622
ALL TICKETS PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN
MEET THE 2016 DIRECTORS
CAROL ANN TAN
Director, Domestic Departure
by Carol Ann Tan
mentored by Chay Yew (Artistic Director, Victory Gardens Theater)
Carol Ann Tan is a Chicago-based director, writer, and actor. She holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago, where she wrote and directed the original plays Domestic Departure (Olga and Paul Menn Foundation Prize, 2nd place) and Apartment Complex in order to create more opportunities for Asian artists to tell their own stories on their own terms. She was last seen on stage in Lifeline Theatre's Fillet of Solo 2016 as a writer and solo performer. She has worked with Collaboraction and TimeLine Theatre, and is a member of the Literary Circle at American Theater Company.
About Domestic Departure
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.
Director, Love In A Maze
Adapted by Zach Weinberg and Zoë DePreta
From Eliza Haywood’s Fantomina
mentored by Max Truax (Artistic Director, Red Tape Theatre)
Zach Weinberg is a Chicago-based theater director. A transplant from Maryland by way of Ohio's Oberlin College, he's been living and working in Chicago since late 2014. He spent much of 2015 directing performers in the use of spectacle objects at special events as Redmoon for Hire's Directing Apprentice. As a director, he has worked with The Oberlin Summer Theater Festival (Anne of Green Gables and The Secret Garden), The Public House Theater (Twelve Ways to Play), and the Iron Legs (Director/co-creator, Humanities). He has assisted at Oracle Productions (The America Play), The Actors Gymnasium (Circuscope), and Redmoon Theater (Winter Pageant 2014).
About Love In A Maze
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?
by Natalie Margolin
mentored by Marti Lyons (director, Gift Theatre Ensemble Member)
Alyssa White is a Chicago-based director. She has studied at Kenyon College and The National Theatre Institute. Since moving to Chicago, she has directed Power of Punctuation with The Electric Brain, assistant directed What to Listen For at The Side Project, and has also worked with The New Colony and Theatre Seven of Chicago. Recently, she assisted Elly Green on Haven's production of The Distance.
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.