March 14-April 8 - OSAMA THE HERO
Osama The Hero
by Dennis Kelly
Directed by Krissy Vanderwarker
Athenaeum's Studio #3, 2936 N. Southport Ave.
Osama the Hero is a raw, angry and urgent play by one of Britain's hottest emerging writers. The play probes the most disturbing aspect of terrorism: its ability to corrupt its victims. Gary, the central character, is far from stupid. He just dares to see the world differently. In the classroom and in his neighborhood, he provokes without intent. When another act of violence unsettles those around him, Gary must take the blame. But he never could have expected the consequences.
Dec 1-31, 2005 - CRUMBLE (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake)
Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake)
by Sheila Callaghan
co-directed by Jarrett Dapier and Krissy Vanderwarker
Athenaeum's Studio #2, 2936 N. Southport Ave.
Dec. 1-31, 2005
The time is Christmas. A year has passed since the untimely death of Janice's father, and she and her mother are coping with the loss in unsettling ways. Janice is holding spiteful conversations with her dolls; Mother is suffering from panic attacks with only her baking skills to keep her busy. They have been living in the deteriorating Apartment that incessantly complains for repair, and their only comforts are the "visitations" from their celebrity crushes, Justin Timberlake and Harrison Ford. As Janice begins to develop a plan that will mend the chasm in their lives, the Apartment develops murderous plans of its own. The Los Angeles Times praised a recent production of Crumble with a Critic's Choice and noted: "Ionesco never blended absurdity, terror, and sentiment more strikingly."
August 12-August 17 - REMOUNT OF AS MUCH AS YOU CAN
Remount of As Much As You Can by Paul Oakley Stovall at the 8th Annual New York International Fringe Festival.