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INTRODUCING

The Playwriting Initiative

Interrobang Theatre Project in association with The Theatre School at DePaul University is proud to announce The Playwriting Initiative. It is our belief that it falls to every theater in our community to nurture new work. Our commitment to playwrights will include providing a supportive environment with necessary resources such as actors, directors, and space.

Each season we will invite playwrights for an immersive and supportive partnership, including one graduate selected from DePaul's prestigious BFA Playwriting program. All collaborations will be tailored to meet the needs of the individual playwright as they develop their vocabulary and theatrical voice.  


Congrats to Eric Luchen and Jesse Case, Jeff Award winners for scenic design and original music (Foxfinder).

 

SEASON 9: IDENTITY/CRISIS

 

THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?

By Edward Albee
Directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost

Press opening:
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 8 pm

September 7 – October 6, 2018

Martin is an accomplished architect living the American dream. He has a loving wife, a devoted son, and an acclaimed career. But an explosive revelation threatens to destroy everything he has built, and forces Martin to reconcile the man the world has come to know with the man he has always been inside. Shocking theatergoers when it first premiered, The Goat deftly lambastes liberal acceptance, fidelity and family as one man painfully traverses the ultimate taboo.


January 5 – February 2, 2019 (Chicago Premiere)

Stockholm, Sweden. A car bomb rocks the peaceful city, and leaves the Arab-Swedish Amor on guard and on edge. But he doesn’t have time to let his fear get the best of him; he’s got places to be. As Amor attempts to run his errand and grapple with his own anxieties, we follow him through a fraught 24 hours, cautiously navigating the city he calls home. Balancing paranoia and humor, Jonas Khemiri's nuanced account dares us to question our own perceptions and prejudices, while offering a singular and harrowing take on the labyrinth of global identity politics.

I CALL MY BROTHERS

By Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles
Directed by Abhi Shrestha 

Press opening:
Monday, January 7, 2019 at 8 pm


April 5 – May 4, 2019 (Midwest Premiere)

Amber is doing everything she can to keep her head above water, but no matter how hard she tries it never seems to be enough. Money is tight, her marriage is in turmoil, and she’s juggling two jobs just to make ends meet. As she struggles to plan her 8-year-old daughter’s birthday party, Amber must stay strong as she feels increasingly invisible in her own life. Meticulous and heartbreaking, Utility offers a glimpse into the American working class through empathic realism.   

UTILITY

By Emily Schwend
Directed by Co-Artistic Director Georgette Verdin

Press opening:
Monday, April 8, 2018 at 8 pm


Mondays at 8 pm at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago

What happens when you put one artist on a stage and hand them a script they’ve never read before? Pure theatrical magic. This acclaimed solo show creates an intimate exchange between actor and audience in a one-of-a-kind dramatic experience. No rehearsal. A new performer every night. An artistic experiment like you've never seen, and won’t soon forget.

Special Event:
WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT

by Nassim Soleimanpour

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SEASON EIGHT

WHAT IS TRUTH?

 
 

FOXFINDER nominated for 7 Joseph Jefferson Awards

ABOUT US

For those wondering, "Whats an interrobang?", it is the combination of a question mark and exclamation point, joining the Latin word for “question” (interro) with a proofreading term for “exclamation” (bang). Through the plays we produce, Interrobang Theatre Project aims to pose questions that challenge our understanding and assumptions of who we are and the world in which we live. 

MISSION

Interrobang Theatre Project (ITP) produces visceral and timely works, rarely produced texts, and new American plays. We strive to excite a new generation of theatergoers, to engage our community through challenging plays, to maintain an environment in which artists can do their very best work, and to change our world one play at a time. ITP is not recommended for audiences who prefer theatre to be benign or familiar.

HISTORY

Now in its eighth season, ITP is under the artistic leadership of James Yost and Georgette Verdin.  Founded in 2010 by Jeffry Stanton, ITP has been hailed by the Chicago Tribune as a “company to watch” and by Time Out Chicago as “one of Chicago’s most promising young theatre companies.”

Over the past seven seasons, productions have included the world premiere of Ibsen is Dead by Calamity West, the Midwest premiere of The Argument by Gregory Moss, the Jeff Award Recommended The Pitchfork Disney, TerminusOrange Flower Water, Speaking in Tongues, Here Lies Henry, Really Really, Recent Tragic Events, and the critically-acclaimed Hot ‘N’ Throbbing, which Time Out Chicago’s 5-star review called a “scintillating revival.” 
 

During the 2016-2017 season, ITP was nominated for seven Jeff Awards, winning two:

Production - Play: The North Pool
Director - Play: James Yost (The North Pool)
Actor in a Principal Role - Play: Salar Ardebili (The North Pool)
Actress in a Principal Role - Play: Amy Johnson (Falling) WINNER
Actor in a Supporting Role - Play: Justin Tsatsa (Falling) WINNER
Solo Performance: Sarah Gise (The Amish Project)
Scenic Design: Greg Pinsoneault (The North Pool)


 

 

This season's FOXFINDER was nominated for seven Jeff Awards:

Best Production: FOXFINDER
Director: Margaret Knapp
Actor in a Principle role: Alexandra Fisher
Set Design: Eric Luchen
Original Music: Jesse Case
Sound Design: Jesse Case
Lighting Design: John Kelly

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TICKETS


 
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Buy a SEASON PASS with these great benefits:

  • Best seats in the house reserved by our staff.
  • Invitation to special Subscriber Openings and Receptions.
  • Four complimentary tickets to share with family and friends for any show in the season. (Please call the Box Office to take advantage of this offer: (312) 219-4140)
  • Exclusive events such as wine with director, meet and greets, and more.

 

THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA? by Edward Albee
(September 7 – October 6) 

Press opening: Tuesday, September 11 at 8 pm

contact

Get involved. Support us.

Interrobang Theatre Project
5315 N. Clark St  #142
Chicago, IL 60640

(312) 219-4140 (box office)
boxoffice@interrobangtheatreproject.org

(Unfortunately, we cannot accept unsolicited scripts at this time)

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