Dead Writers mark 'A Wilde Affair'
Dead Writers Theatre Collective announces its 2015 season "A Wilde Affair," focusing on the theme of forbidden love with works by Oscar Wilde and Moliere.
All works take place at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. This season marks the company's fifth anniversary and the first time the company is offering its plays for purchase by subscription ( three plays for $90 ). For more information, visit deadwriters.net .
CHRP hosts 'JAMboree' Feb. 13-15
The Chicago Human Rhythm Project ( CHRP ), celebrating 25 years, welcomes students and performers to its annual Winter Tap JAMboree Feb. 13-15.
The event will feature master classes, auditions for the Tap Scholar Program and Nicholas Young's Institute For The Rhythmic Arts ( IFTRA ), a panel discussion and several Tap JAMs at the American Rhythm Center, Chicago's collaborative arts space in the historic Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave.
Among those teaching classes are guests Cartier Williams ( a protégé of Savion Glover ) and Nicholas Young as well as CHRP founder/director Lane Alexander and hip-hop/break dancer Monty Rezell, among others.
Master classes are $20 per class plus a $15 registration fee; Tap Scholarship Audition registration is $15; and Nicholas Young's Institute For The Rhythmic Arts Audition registration is $15. To register, visit chicagotap.org .
For information and registration, visit chicagotap.org/Performance-Education-Detail-Festival/winter-tap-jamboree-2015.aspx.
Black Ensemble Theatre announces new season
Black Ensemble Theater's Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor has announced the 2015 "Stir Up The Pot" season.
The season will open with a world premiere non-singing drama with music, The Trial of Moses Fleetwood Walker, by Ervin Gardner. The season continues with a new musical that highlights girl groups, past and present, Sounds So Sweet, followed by A Tribute to the Incomparable Bill Withers.
The Black White Play is a tribute to the late movie critic Roger Ebert, and the music will speak to his philosophy of life. The 2015 season will close with Dynamite Divas: Gladys, Aretha, Roberta, Nina and Nancy.
Tickets are available at www.blackensemble.org, 773-769-4451 or at the Black Ensemble Theater Box Office, 4450 N. Clark St.