Lost Works: What Could Have Been Project Started by Alum

Lost Works: What could Have Been, is an essay featured in Howlround and initiative by KRISTIN IDASZAK (BFA, Theatre Arts, ’09 & Faculty) that endeavors to pay tribute to the work abruptly stopped by the COVED-19 outbreak. She is calling for submissions for varieties of tributes made to the all the work unproduced or half-produced before the shelter-in-place order. Learn more here. Read the Howlround article here. 

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Strange Heart Beating by Cloudgate Theatre

Strange Heart Beating, Cloudgate Theatre, closes 7/28/2019. KRISTIN IDASZAK (BFA, Theatre Arts, ’09) is the playwright. SHANE KELLY (Faculty) is the producer. LILA GILBERT (BFA, Theatre Technology, ’18) is the production manager, DOMINIC DiGIOVANNI (Staff) is the technical director,  (BFA, Scene Design, ’17) is the Scenic Designer, NIC McNULTY (BFA, Theatre Technology, ’20) is the props master and paint charge. ELENA GONZALEZ MOLINA (BFA, Theatre Arts, ’21) is the assistant director, AVERI PAULSEN (BFA, Sound Design, ’21) is the sound designer, ANNA WOODEN (Faculty) is the costume designer, and LUCY ELKIN (BFA, Costume Design, ’21) is the wardrobe supervisor.


Kristin Idaszak on AMERICAN THEATRE’s Podcast The Subtext

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.

Source: AMERICAN THEATRE | The Subtext: Kristin Idaszak

Another Jungle by Cloudgate Theatre

Another Jungle, Cloudgate Theatre, closes 4/29/2018. KRISTIN IDASZAK (BFA, Theatre Arts, ’09) is the playwright. CATHERINE MILLER (BFA, Dramaturgy/Criticism, ’14) is the assistant director. DOMINIC DiGIOVANNI (Staff) is the technical director, LILA GILBERT (BFA, Theatre Technology, ’18) is the production manager, JARED GOODING (BFA, Lighting Design, ’12) is the lighting designer, SHANE KELLY (Faculty) is the executive director of Cloudgate Theatre, and ANGELA McILVAIN (BFA, Scenic Design, ’17) is the scenic charge, props designer, and puppet designer.

Source: Cloudgate Theatre | Chicago | Upcoming Production | Another Jungle

The Wolves at Goodman Theatre

The WolvesGoodman Theatre, closes 3/11/2018. TAYLOR BLIM (BFA, Acting, ’15) and SARAH PRICE (BFA, Acting, ’12) are in the cast. KRISTIN IDASZAK (BFA, Theatre Arts, ’09) is the dramaturg, KEITH PARHAM (BFA, Lighting Design, ’98) is the lighting designer, and COLLETTE POLLARD (BFA, Scenic Design, ’00) is scenic designer.

Source: The Wolves | Goodman Theatre

Fugue for Particle Accelerator 20% Theatre Company

Fugue for Particle Accelerator, 20% Theatre Company at Prop Thtr, closes 10/18/15. LAVINA JADHWANI (MFA, Directing, ’15) directed. KRISTIN IDASZAK (BFA, Theatre Arts, ‘09) wrote the play. PAMELA DAVIS (MFA, Acting, ‘12), DAN COBBLER (MFA, Acting, ‘13), ERIKA MIRANDA (BFA, Acting, ’15), and NOAH LAUFER (BFA, Acting, ’15) are in the cast. JEREMY PFAFF (MFA, Acting, ’15) and LAURA RESINGER (MFA, Acting, ’15) are understudies. EMILY GUTHRIE (BFA, Scene Design, ‘09) designed the props. ELLIE HUMPHREYS (BFA, Lighting Design, ‘12) designed the lights.

Source: 20% Theatre Company Chicago | Fugue for Particle Accelerator