Black Super Hero Magic Mama, Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, closes 4/14/2019. KEVIN DOUGLAS (BFA, Acting, ’00) and CYNTHIA KAYE McWILLIAMS (BFA, Acting, ’03) are in the cast.
World PremiereWritten by Inda Craig-GalvánDirected by Robert O’HaraFeaturing Noah Abbott, Reiko Aylesworth, Walter Belenky, Daryl C. Brown, Kevin Douglas, Kimberly Hébert Gregory, Cedric Joe & Cynthia Kaye McWilliamsWhen Sabrina loses her 14-year-old son Tramarion to a police shooting, she is unable to face the ensuing flurry of media attention. Crippled by grief, she retreats into a fantasy world of superheroes and arch-villains that inhabit the comic book created by her son before his death. Assuming the role of The Maasai Angel rather than the expected part of the grieving mother, Sabrina battles her enemies along the way to peace.This world premiere play helmed by lauded director Robert O’Hara (Barbecue, Bootycandy, Eclipsed) is both heartbreaking and highly inventive. With unbridled imagination, Los Angeles-based playwright Inda Craig-Galván’s Black Super Hero Magic Mama gives us the hero we have been waiting for.Major support for this world premiere production provided by the Edgerton Foundation New Play Production FundGrants from The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation and The David Lee Foundation are providing support for this production
Red Rex, Steep Theatre, closes 3/2/2o19. IKE HOLTER (BFA, Playwriting, ’07) is the playwright. CHRIS CHMELIK (BFA, Acting, ’08) and AMANDA POWELL (BFA, Acting, ’07) are in the cast. JON RAVENSCROFT (BFA, Theatre Arts, ’09) is the stage manager.
A small theater company moves into an abandoned Chicago storefront. Led by their adventurously thirsty artistic director, they embark on an explosive new play with the hope of finally breaking it big. When the ensemble realizes their source material might not be as original as once assumed,
Source: Red Rex — Steep Theatre
The Monsters We Create, The Martin, 1/19/2019 at 7pm. DYLAN FAHOOME (BFA, Playwriting, ’16), RASHAAD HALL (BFA, Acting, ’10), and YASMIN ZACARIA MIKHAEL (BFA, Dramaturgy/Criticism, ’17) will perform.
The Martin & Pop Magic are proud to bring a variety of performers together for one night under the theme THE MONSTERS WE CREATE!In a time filled with varying monsters – be it someone we elected to our addictions and habits – we invite you to experience an evening filled with varying acts exploring those monsters in our world and how we got from idea to creation and maybe offer up some thoughts on how to battle back.$20 gets you a ticket to the evening including an open bar! Pop Magic Club & Good Omen Club members get $5 off- DM us for the code.We can’t wait to share these performers with you in our home!
An Acceptable Loss, In limited release. JACK BALL (BFA, Acting, ’14) and RASHAAD HALL (BFA, Acting, ’10) are in the cast.
She was the ultimate patriot. Now, what she knows could bring down the government. Tika Sumpter and Jamie Lee Curtis star in this explosive conspiracy of treason and lies.
The Death of Gaia Divine, Momentary Theatre at The Greenhouse, closes 1/26/2019. JACOB SHULER (BFA, Playwriting, ’12) is the playwright. MATTHEW MESSINA (BFA, Dramaturgy/Criticism, ’14) directs. NOAH LAUFER (BFA, Acting, ’15) and SOFIA TEW (BFA, Acting, ’16) are in the cast.
Source: Momentary Theatre | Our Shows
KRISTIN IDASZAK (BFA, Theatre Arts, ’09 & Faculty) is interviewed in the latest episode of American Theatre‘s podcast The Subtext.
“Kristin covers a lot of ground, from finding breakthroughs while rock climbing to being inspired by Nietzsche and Proust. Kristin discusses how she has been writing in a journal since she was old enough to hold a pen.”
The award-winning playwright talks about early inspirations, breakthroughs, and how Naomi Iizuka pushed to write look inward to find her voice.