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Another Intriguing Roadkill Confidential Trailer


May 1,2011

Is this art?

Watch it and decide.
Starts May 4. Get tickets here.



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Dead Letter Office Wins 2 Jeffs


May 1,2011



Our summer 2010 production of Dead Letter Office won two Jeff nominations. Congrats to artistic associate Stephen Ptacek for sound design and William Andersen for scenic design. 

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Check out our new trailer


April 11,2011

Intrigued?


Then get tickets here for Roadkill Confidential.
Previews start May 4.



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Thanks for being a Make Believer


March 30,2011

Wednesday, April 6

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Make Believers Ball at Benchmark.
It was a success, and we couldn't have done it without your support.



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Midwest Premiere of Roadkill Confidential


March 30,2011

May 4-June 4

Tickets on sale now!

Continuing its commitment to producing new and bold work, Dog & Pony Theatre Company proudly presents the Midwest premiere of Roadkill Confidential by artistic associate Sheila Callaghan and directed by co-artistic director Devon de Mayo at The Building Stage, 412 N. Carpenter St.

Preview performances for Roadkill Confidential are Wednesday and Thursday, May 4-5, at 7:30 p.m. Regular run is May 6 - June 4. Press is invited to attend opening night Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. Performances are Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. There is an added understudy performance Wednesday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for students, seniors and for the understudy performance. All previews plus Thursday and Sunday performances are pay-what-you-can. For tickets, call The Building Stage box office at 312-491-1369 or click here.

Car headlights on a lonely, dark road. An artist at work. Eyes spying in the shadows. Gloves. Fur. Fame. Cornflakes. A mystery in the making. Callaghan's Roadkill Confidential is a noir-ish meditation on brutality and a theatrical dare in true Dog & Pony fashion.

Dog & Pony has previously produced Callaghan's Crumble (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake) in 2005 and received an encore performance the following summer at Theater on the Lake. The second Midwest premiere production by Callaghan was Dead City at the Raven Theater in 2006. Playwright Sheila Callaghan has had her plays produced and developed with Soho Rep, Playwright's Horizons, South Coast Repertory, Clubbed Thumb, The LARK, New Georges, and Woolly Mammoth, among others. Sheila is the recipient of the Princess Grace Award for emerging artists, a Jerome Fellowship from the Playwright's Center in Minneapolis, a MacDowell Residency, a 2005 Cherry Lane Mentorship Fellowship, the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, and the prestigious Whiting Award. Her plays have been produced internationally in New Zealand, Norway, Germany, and the Czech Republic. Her full-length plays include Scab, Crawl Fade To White, Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake), We Are Not These Hands, Dead City, Lascivious Something, Kate Crackernuts, That Pretty Pretty; Or, The Rape Play, and Fever/Dream. She is currently on the faculty at Spalding University's MFA program in creative writing and is a writer on the Showtime series The United States of Tara.

Director Devon de Mayo is a founder and co-artistic director of Dog & Pony Theatre Company. She recently co-directed/devised The Twins Would Like to Say for Dog & Pony at Steppenwolf Theatre. Also for Dog & Pony, she dramaturged Auctioning the Ainsleys; co-directed The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler; devised and co-directed As Told by the Vivian Girls; and directed Clouds. Other directing credits include: Jumping Beans (San Antonio Luminaria Festival); Wild Nights with Emily, A Matter of Life and Death, Pool (No Water), The World Over , Nights at the Circus (NHSI); Constriction (Collaboraction, Sketchbook); 2nd Story (Serendipity Theatre Collective); 52 (Canal Cafe Theatre, London); Ohio, Impromptu (Studio 7, London); and The Spider (Indonesian Institute for the Arts). She received an MFA in directing from Middlesex University in London and did further studies at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS) in Moscow and the Indonesian Institute for the Arts in Bali. She currently serves as the Director of Arts Education at Northlight Theatre.

The cast for Roadkill Confidential features Sorin Brouwers, Lucy Carapetyan, Andrew Goetten, Dan Smith, and Heather Townsend. John Blick*, Kris Hyland, Marta Juaniza*, Joshua Volkers*, and Jenny Rachel Weiner serve as understudies.

Roadkill Confidential is produced by John Blick* and crew includes puppet assistant/props by Lizi Breit; production management by Simone Gianfrancesco; assistant directed by Kristin Idaszak; scenic design by Anders Jacobson and Judy Radovsky; puppets by Daniel Kerr-Hobert; video production by Ben Kolak; costume design by Emily McConnell; dramaturgy by Joy Meads; sound design by Stephen Ptacek*; stage management by Sara Robinson; and lighting design by Aaron Weissman.* Krissy Vanderwarker* is co-artistic director of Dog & Pony Theatre Company.

Founded in 2002, Dog & Pony Theatre Company is committed to producing vital works by new and emerging playwrights whose use of language and convention are daring and highly imaginative. As an eclectic collective of artists with backgrounds in theatre, public broadcasting, political activism, and religious studies, Dog & Pony is particularly drawn to work with social and cultural relevance. The company has presented 13 full productions in six years including As Told By The Vivian Girls, recipient of three After Dark Awards, and The Twins Would Like to Say as part of Steppenwolf's inaugural Garage Rep series. The productions of Mr. Marmalade, The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabbler, God's Ear, Dead Letter Office and Auctioning the Ainsleys were all nominated for non-Equity Jeff Awards.

Dog & Pony Theatre Company is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and a proud member of the League of Chicago Theatres and Theatre Communications Group.
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* denotes Dog & Pony Artistic Associate

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