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Dog & Pony Theatre Company is now in its eighth artistic season, and we are excited to share two new projects with you! We are proud to produce works by new and emerging playwrights whose voices are socially and culturally inventive, imaginative and daring. We continue to bring a new voice to the Chicago theatre scene.
As you know, it takes many elements to make a show successful. For a company that thinks outside of the box, those elements are often above and beyond a traditional theatre experience. For instance, in addition to playwrights, directors, actors, and designers, this season we will employ chefs, restaurant consultants, musicians and video artists Behind the curtain, it is you who quietly ensures that the show goes on. Thank you!
Your continued commitment to Dog & Pony is particularly crucial at this time of economic uncertainty for not-for-profit theatres like us. We depend on your generosity to create art at affordable prices for our audience. Every dollar is vital to our success!
Your 2011-2012 donation will have tremendously impact on the work of Dog & Pony and ensure that we will raise the curtain on our spring season. This season, Dog & Pony will enliven the Chicago theater community with two world-premiere, company-created projects! First, The Dinner Party Project, devised by an ensemble led by Co-Artistic Director Krissy Vanderwarker and Company Member Aaron Weissman will be staged in collaboration with local chefs. As a series of one-night presentations, this play unfolds with actors and a dining experience weaved together to tell a story about the vitality of gathering to share good meals. Winter and spring dates will be announced soon, so please stay tuned to dogandponychiago.org for information.
In the spring, Dog & Pony is thrilled to produce The Whole World Is Watching, a devised play with music focused on the week of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Created by Co-Artistic Director Devon de Mayo and Company Member Steve Ptacek, this play will reveal a collage of stories to remind us of the implications the riots had on national politics. This production will open in May 2012 at Collaboraction Theatre in the Flat Iron Building at 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Our 8th season demonstrates our commitment to generating new work and engaging in a dialogue about the social issues and trends of our time. We ask that you support Dog & Pony Theatre "raising the curtain" on another exciting theater season.
Thank you, in advance, for making a commitment to innovative theatre in Chicago.
Krissy Vanderwarker Devon de Mayo Ryan Compaan
Co-Artistic Director Co-Artistic Director Board President
Catch it before we close June 4. If you haven't already, check out these great reviews from Time Out Chicago, The Reader and Chicago Journal. Then buy your ticket and bring your pals.
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Thanks to the Chicago theatre community for plugging Roadkill Confidential in today's Red Eye. Check out Pony (About Face, dir. Bonnie Metzgar), Woyzeck (Hypocrites, dir. Sean Graney), and Soul Samurai (Theatre Wit, dir. Mitch Golub).
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readings at the Ruff Play Reading Series may potentially evolve into full
productions. The reading series invites audience members to discuss these works
in progress. All readings will be held at The Building Stage, 412 Carpenter
Fish Bites Fishes Tail
A screenplay by Shelia Callaghan*
Directed by John Rooney*
May 11 at 8 p.m.
Featuring the cast of Roadkill Confidential:
With stage directions read by Havalah Grace & Alex Stage
Set against the vast, glimmering Los Angeles cityscape, a troubled young novelist falls for his father's wife: a Serbian refugee with a dark past.
Sketches from Chicago '68
By Stephen Ptacek*
Conceived by Devon de Mayo*
May 18 at 8 p.m.
An honest exploration of the politics, demonstrations, brutality and meaning of the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
Triple Dog Dare
by Aaron Weissman*
Directed by Steve Wilson
May 25 at 8 p.m.
Featuring members of The Inconvenience:
With stage directions read by Jake Cohen
The brassy wife of an underworld big wig reunites the Incredible Thieving Triplets, three belligerent siblings with a monstrous past they'd prefer to keep secret.