WINDY CITY TIMES
||Young Playwrights Festival running through Jan. 25
This article shared 1603 times since Tue Jan 21, 2020
Pegasus Theatre Chicago is presenting the 33rd Young Playwrights Festival through Saturday, Jan. 25, at The Courtyard Theatre in The Getz Theater Center at Columbia College Chicago, 72 E. 11th St.
The Young Playwrights Festival ( YPF ) celebrates the 33rd year of the program that aims to inspire Chicago students to explore their histories, research their communities and mine their personal journeys to write dynamic one-act plays for the stage.
The 2020 festival includes full productions of winning plays from the annual playwriting competition for high-school-age writers in Chicago. Pegasus Theatre Chicago professionally produces three one-act plays. The second oldest such festival in the country, this annual tradition regularly receives more than 500 submissions from Chicago-area teens. From those, the winning playwrights are chosen to connect, workshop and produce their production with professional artists.
Tickets are $18 for students, $25 for seniors and $30 for general admission ; visit PegasusTheatreChicago.org or call 773-878-8864.
This article shared 1603 times since Tue Jan 21, 2020
| ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE|
|Winifred Haun & Dancers announces 2021-22 season, return to live performances|
--From a press release - Chicago & Oak Park, IL — Winifred Haun & Dancers will return to in person theater events and live programming for the upcoming 2021|22 Season. The Company will be presented at the Pritzker Pavilion, Ruth Page ...
|THEATER Sideshow offers residency, announces digital house parties|
Sideshow Theatre Company announced it will be offering a nine-month artistic residency to Chicago-based playwright Preston Choi. Through the residency, Sideshow will provide Choi with artistic and dramaturgical support as ...
|OUTspoken storytelling to host six takes from LGBTQ+ perspective|
--From a press release - The month of August is hot - but OUTspoken at the Sidetrack will be even hotter on Aug. 3 when six storytellers will tell tales of fun and fortune from a LGBTQ+ perspective! The program will start at 7:00 pm at ...
|SHOWBIZ Script contest, LGBTQ film, Lady Gaga, Showtime, out sprinter|
GLAAD and The Black List—the writer-centric entity whose work includes its annual list, screenplay marketplace, writer labs, and film and television productions—announced plans for The 2021 GLAAD List, the third ...
|DANCE Deeply Rooted named to INFLUENCERS Cohort|
Chicago's Deeply Rooted Dance Theater is one of five dance companies (and the only Midwestern one) named to the International Association of Blacks in Dance's (IABD's) INFLUENCERS Cohort for the 2021 COHI/MOVE program. The five ...
|Ravinia to unveil 'Bernstein's Answer' immersive theater experience|
--From a press release - HIGHLAND PARK, ILOn Saturday, August 7, the Ravinia Festival and Jeffrey P. Haydon, its President and CEO, will officially unveil the Ravinia Music Box (RMB) and its immersive theater experience, titled Bernstein's Answer, and fully open ...
|THEATER 2nd Story announces first half of 2021-22 season|
One of Chicago's longest-running storytelling collectives, 2nd Story, announced the first half of its 23rd season of programming for 2021-22. The season will feature nearly 30 world-premiere stories and storyteller debuts, as well as 20 of ...
|THEATER Steppenwolf announces co-artistic directors|
Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced a new model of leadership, naming ensemble members Glenn Davis and Audrey Francis as the incoming artistic directors of the storied Chicago company. The new appointment ...
|PERFORMANCE Gay performer Michael Cunio part of 'Teatro ZinZanni'|
Teatro ZinZanni Chicago carved out its own niche on the 14th floor of Cambria Hotel back in 2019, with the premiere of Love, Chaos, & Dinner. Blending dinner with a show under the big top in a Belgium mirror tent called ...
|Suburban theater employees leave over perceived anti-LGBTQ policy|
At least two employees of a Christian-oriented suburban theater companySophie Murk and Will Higginshave resigned in recent weeks, citing its policy toward LGBTQ+ students, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. The exits ...
|The Actors Gymnasium to hold community circus, celebrate 25th year |
--From a press release - Evanston, IL, July 15, 2021 Actors Gym is proud to announce Summer Salon 2021, an evening of circus under the stars in Tallmadge Park to celebrate the organization's 25th year. It will be a family-friendly ...
|Gov. Pritzker signs justice-related legislation protecting youth, most vulnerable|
--From a press release - CHICAGO On Juy 15, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a package of nation-leading legislation that puts Illinois at the forefront of the work to bring about true reform to the state's justice system. "An essential tenet ...
|THEATER Chicago ensemble presenting play on bisexuality |
The Trance, a Chicago-based theater ensemble, returns to the stage with Riding the Bicycle. It will be performed at The Edge Theatre, 5451 N. Broadway, on Friday-Saturday, July 30-31, at 8 p.m. According to an email ...
|Victory Gardens Theater to hold series of virtual Town Hall forums|
--From a press release - Chicago, IL— Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Ken-Matt Martin and Acting Managing Director Roxanna Conner, will hold a series of Town Halls to introduce Ken-Matt to the VG community and share news ...
|Goodman Theatre reopens with School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play|
--From a press release - (Chicago, IL) School is back in session! Goodman Theatre returns to the stage with the Chicago-premiere production of the Off-Broadway smash sensation, School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play. Full casting is below. Written by ...