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Sketchbook Festival

View Map1543 W. Division St., Chicago
Tel: (312) 335-1650
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Description of Sketchbook Festival

Date: June 10-27, 2010

Cost: $25 general admission pass; $20 industry and student pass; $100 festival pass; $35 for opening or closing night

Organizer: Collaboraction

What to expect: More than 200 artists will perform 10-20 short stage performances, visual art and music during this month-long festival at Chopin Theatre.

The full lineup:

"Astronomy for Beginners" by Kristin Idaszak, directed by Sarah Moeller

"The Blueberry" by Sean Graney, directed by Jen Ellison

"Eighty-Four" by Cory Tamler, directed by Daniel Stermer

"Magillicutty’s" by Ira S. Murfin, directed by Jamie Abelson

"Play (by play by play by play by play by play by play by play by play by play by play. No repetition.)" by Ira Gammerman, directed by John Gawlik

"The Ring" by Greg Hardigan, directed by Keira Fromm

"Tight Curls Today" by Jennifer Barclay, directed by Logan Vaughn

"The Untimely Death of Adolf Hitler" by Andy Griggs, directed by Jeremy Wechsler

"Yetsi’at Metzrayim" by Jason Grote, directed by Seth Bockley

A new work by Brett C. Leonard, directed by Anthony Moseley

Devised Works
"Alphaburn: Mach 2"
Devised by Shanghai Low Theatricals and the House Theatre
Directed by Nathan Allen
Collaborators: From the House Theatre: Nathan Allen (Artistic Director), Chris Burnham, and ensemble members. From Shanghai Low Theatricals: Steve Pickering (Project Manager), Alice Austen, David Blixt, Kevin Theis, and Samuel Hicks.

"Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche"
Devised by Andrew Hobgood
Collaborators: Andrew Hobgood and The New Colony ensemble

"Four Women"
Devised by Patrese McClain
Collaborators: Pure Art: Patrese D. McClain, Jessica Ellis, Whitney White, Rhonda Bynum, Andi Earles, Samantha Jones, Brandice Manuel, Ashley Honore

"The One about the Whale"
Devised by Emily Schwartz (five-time Sketchbook writer, Artistic Director of Strange Tree Group)
Collaborators: The Strange Tree Group ensemble including Carol Enoch, Matt Holzfeind, Delia Baseman, Weston Davis, Jenifer Henry, Jennifer Marschand, Kate Nawrocki, Michael Downey, Megan Baskin, Rebecca Phend, Noah Ginex, Thomas Zeitner, Cory Aiello, and Todd Aiello

Devised by Dean Evans
Collaborators: Dean Evans, Molly Plunk and Anthony Courser

"The Saint and the Imp"
Devised by Carolyn Hoerdemann
Collaborators: Carolyn Hoerdemann, Kennedy Greenrod of The Thinman, Carl Wiedemann, Liviu Passare (video/film), Branimira Ivanova (costume designer for Hubbard Street Dance, Breakbone Dance Company)

"Spider in the Attic"
Devised by Jessica Hudson

"Video Phone"
Devised by Derrick Sanders

"When I was…"
Devised by Larry Grimm
Collaborators: Larry Grimm (Red Orchid Theatre ensemble member, Red Orchid Theatre’s Youth Ensemble Co-Director) , Steve Wilson (Hyprocrites ensemble member, Red Orchid Theatre’s Youth Ensemble Co-Director), and Kirsten Fitzgerald (Artistic Director, Red Orchid Theatre)

"You Enjoy Myself"
Devised by Chloe Johnston
Collaborators: Chloe Johnston, Jon Sherman

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