Discover the Plays
(RE)DISCOVER THEATRE PRESENTS "HOME" AT THE CHICAGO FRINGE FESTIVAL Aug. 31st, Sept 6th and 7th
A NEW PLAY DEVISED BY THE (RE)CREW AND DIRECTED BY ANN KREITMAN
(Chicago, IL) (re)discover theatre is proud to announce their latest production, HOME, a new devised piece inspired by the American folk song "Wayfaring Stranger". This summer, audiences are able to catch HOME at the Chicago Fringe Festival. (re)discover is excited to share in the Fringe's mission to unite daring theatregoers with emerging and boundary-pushing performing artists from around the world, while engaging non-traditional audiences through a commitment to low ticket prices and through outreach into artistically under served communities. HOME is being devised by an ensemble of Chicago actors, including actor/musician Pamela Mae Davis of (re)discover theatre's As You Like It, actor/musician Jenny Lynn Christoffersen of Collaboraction Theatre Company, (re)discover company member Jon Matteson, and (re)discover co-artistic director Matthew Wills, all under the direction of Ann Kreitman.
"HOME is shaping into a modern tragedy. We improvise scenes, record them, and then ensemble members step aside and write a draft of the scene. Every cast member's voice will be present in this piece." said co-artistic director Matthew Wills. “What's most exciting is how new, raw, and collaborative this piece is," he added.
HOME is part of the Chicago Fringe Festival, and performs August 31st at 7 PM, September 6th at 10:00 pm, and September 7th at 2:30 pm at The Spilled Milk Stage (5320 W Giddings, Chicago, IL 60630). Tickets can be reserved at ChicagoFringe.org.The HOME production team includes Marcy Barbeau (Lighting), Matthew Wills (Sound), and Janet Howe (Costumes/Props).
(re)discover theatre presents JASON AND (MEDEA) by Jessica Shoemaker
(re)discover theatre is proud to announce their newest production, Jason and (Medea), a fresh and contemporary take on the classical myth by (re)discover ensemble member Jessica Shoemaker, whose work was most recently seen this spring in (re)discover’s adaptation of As You Like It. This summer, audiences are able to catch Jason and (Medea) completely free of charge, in the company’s effort to engage Chicago theatregoers in new, fresh work at an affordable and accessible rate. Utilizing contemporary poetic style, heightened movement and modern language, the play follows Jason and Medea through the part of their story that never gets told: the love story. Jason and (Medea) explores sex, gender, love and power in a funny, aching, accessible and timeless context.
At The Second Stage 3408 N Sheffield Chicago, IL 60657
Bridget Schreiber: Medea
Alex Thompson: Jason
Shariba Rivers: Chalciope/Creon
Erika Lecaj: Atalanta
Mark Lancaster: Heracles/Pelias
Kyle Geissler: Heller
Kelly Amshoff: The Princess
Jessica Shoemaker: Playwright
Janet Howe: Director
Aaron Pagel: Fight Director
Cassy Schillo: Props Designer/Assistant Director
Laura Wiley: Lighting Designer
Matthew Wills: Sound Designer
Sotirios Livadits: Set Designer
Sarah Jo White: Costume Designer
Kelly Schmidt: Hair and Makeup Designer
Danelle Whaley: Production Manager
Jean E. Compton: Stage Manager
Ann Kreitman: Assistant Stage Manager
Jon Matteson: Creative Fulfillment Director
(re)discover theatre presents AS YOU LIKE IT
(re)discover theatre continues to pick-up steam, kicking off their second season with a bold adaptation of Shakespeare's As You Like It, adapted by Jessica Shoemaker and directed by Matthew Wills. The company is known for tackling devised work and language plays with a focus on text, relationship and discovery. Audiences are engaged in a visceral experience that feels anything but traditional. Says adaptor Shoemaker: "For us, exploring these "classical" works isn't a delicate excavation of an ancient work… We believe that classical works have survived so long because they continue to be vibrantly alive. They were meant to be taken outside the box and played with. Hard." (re)discover theatre has been hailed as “shocking, sexy, and haunting” by the Chicago Reader, and “inventive and authentic” by Chicago Theater Beat. You won't want to miss their tragicomic take on Shakespeare's most famous love-comedy with touches of theatrical clowning and live music. Tickets are $15 at the door and $12 in advance. To purchase tickets visit www.rediscovertheatre.com The production opens on Valentine's Day and runs through February 24th, playing at 1244 W. Thorndale Ave., Chicago, IL 60660, Magnolia St. entrance.
For further information contact: email@example.com Phone: (312)884-1733
Thursday, February 14 at 8pm
Friday, February 15 at 8pm
Saturday, February 16 at 8pm
Sunday, February 17 at 2pm
Sunday, February 17 at 8pm
Thursday, February 21 at 8pm
Friday, February 22 at 8pm
Saturday, February 23 at 8pm
Sunday, February 24 at 2pm
Flesh and Bone
Conceived and written by Jessica Shoemaker
Developed by (re)discover ensemble
Flesh and Bone is:
Sexuality. Body Image. American media.
A fresh and humorous exploration of the issue that lives in ads and breathes in us.
A call to arms.
Thur June 21 10:00 pm
Fri June 22 7:00 pm
Sat June 23 4:00 pm
Sun June 24 1:00 pm
At The Kranzberg Cabaret
501 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Jessica Shoemaker- director / writer
Janet Howe- director / choreographer
Matthew Wills - actor / projections designer
Miriam Reuter - actor / poetic genius
‘Flesh and Bone’ is a devised piece. The team collaborated on all elements of the piece to create the full expression of the ideas.
“An Evening of Beckett”
Play – Not I – What Where
by Samuel Beckett
directed by Matt Wills
Thur- Sun May 24 – June 2 8pm
Sunday May 27 and June 3 2pm
At The Heartland Studio
7016 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
- off the Morse Red Line west of the tracks -
W1 - Miriam Reuter
W2 - Paloma Nozicka
M - Jon Matteson
Mouth - Jessica Shoemaker
Bam - Miriam Reuter
Bom - Mark Chaitin
Bim - Bobby Arnold
Bem - Aaron Pagel
V - Paloma Nozicka
"the tragedie of hamlet: prince of denmarke"
by william shakespeare
directed by matt wills
february 16,17,18,19,24,25 at 7 p.m.
february 18,19,25 at 2 p.m
@the Live Bait Theater
3914 n. clark st
located in wrigleyville and is easily accessible
via the red line (sheridan stop) or the brown line (irving park).
because brevity is the soul of wit, running time will be 2 hours & 15 min.
Matt Wills: Director, Co-Producer
Jon Matteson: Producer
Miriam Reuter: Producer
Jessica Shoemaker: Text Coach
Mark Jacob Chaitin: Assistant Text Coach
Molly Slavin: Director of Marketing
Bobby Arnold: Stage Manager
Janet Howe: Costume Designer
Aaron Pagel: Fight Choreographer
Jon Matteson: Hamlet
Miriam Reuter: Ophelia
Jessica Shoemaker: Laertes
Charlie Askenaizer: Horatio
Dan Toot: Claudius
Josie Nahas: Gertrude
David Cady, Jr: Polonius
Cat Kusch: Rosencrantz/Priest
AJ Miller: Guildenstern/Osric
Candice Allen: Bernardo/Captain/Player 1/Player King
Jay Reed: Ghost/Gravedigger
Mark Chaitin: Francisco/Player 3 (Lucianus)/Messenger/GD 3
Tracey Kaplan: Marcellus/Sailor/Player 2/Player Queen/Fortinbra