THE SORROWS OF
Featuring Eric Swanson, Torian Miller, Kiley Moore and Mike Hahalyak
By The Q Brothers
Directed by Kimberly Senior
Young Werther is unlucky in love. He turns from one failed love to pining after an engaged woman. This update on Goethe’s classic pokes fun at Werther’s misfortune through the lens of his increasingly melodramatic and irrational letters to his friend.
EVERYTHING IS PERMITTED
By Chelsea M. Marcantel
Directed by Mignon Stewart
Featuring David Federman, Ben Gojer,
Kanome Jones and Jackie Koester
A group of students have constructed their own Dreamachine – a device that can stimulate the brain and induce episodes of lucid dreaming. However, in the hands of these young and inexperienced students, the Dreamachine stimulates greed and obsession as well.
SURVEY NO. 5
By Alex Lubischer
Directed by John Rooney
Featuring Colin Sphar
The audience is polled and drinking games enacted in this sprint across the minefield of breakups and bisexuality.
Featuring Nick Timmons and Lorraine Freund
By Jennifer Barclay
Directed by Paige Reilly
There are those we truly cannot live without, and life without them is distinctly missing something. In the wake of an accident, Lennox and Gracie struggle to reach out for each other and hold on to what they have lost.
Devised and performed by Kelly Rafferty and Heather Warren-Crow
THE MOST DELICIOUS LITTLE HOUSE FOR BEGINNERS (CLIP HER SMALL TO FIT THE BOARDS)
Tinkerbell is on uppers, and Wendy is a drunk, desperate housewife who now lives inside the teevee. Together they pine after Peter and sort through the media traces of colonialism that perpetually overwhelm their home in Neverland.
By Stanley Toledo
Directed by Elana Boulos
Featuring David Seeber, Alex Stage
and Aja Wiltshire
NATIVE AMERICAN PRINCESS
All relationships start in fantasy. Some fantasies are more extreme than others – as Native American Princess suggests. Believing in fate and true love, Joel follows the signs of the universe, ignoring warnings at every turn.
Featuring John Crothswaite
and Barbara Figgins
By Adam Seidel
Directed by Sarah Gitenstein
After 300 hundred years trapped in darkness, Grace is cynical and abrasive. When faced with abandonment by her spiritual advisor, she must determine if her protective outer shell is more important than being honest with herself.
By Gregory Hardigan
Directed by Danny Bernardo
Featuring Aurora Adachi-Winter,
Garrett Lutz, Charlie Oh, Charlie Rasmann, Ray Rehberg, Angelica Roque,
and Matt Tassell
Earl is dying on the side of the highway. His iPod is stuck on shuffle, replaying random moments from his life, trying to find the perfect song to end on, but music can be like life –
random and cruel.
Devised and directed by
Jenny Lynn Christoffersen
featuring Co-Devisers Jaci Entwisle
and Ross Hannon
Inspired by everyone’s favorite TV resourceful Rube Goldberg-esque inventor, one man will enter the theater. Given a task and a box of miscellany he will, through the magic of theater, accomplish his task. The fate of the world is in his hands.
ALSO! SPECIAL MUSICAL GUESTS EVERY NIGHT!
Chicago bands and musicians playing between plays and closing evenings with full set performances
June 6, 8, 14, 15, 17, 20, 22, 23, 28, and 29 at 8:00pm in Collaboraction’s Room 300 Theater.
June 22 and 29 at 10:00pm in Collaboraction's Rooom 300 Theater.
June 9 and 30 at 7:00pm in Collaboraction's Room 300 Theater.
THE BROWN LINE
THE SHORTS: 9 DESTINIES