February 9, 2021

Steppenwolf Announces Return of I AM NOT YOUR PERFECT MEXICAN DAUGHTER Radio Play

We are thrilled to present a groundbreaking audio adaptation of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, a Chicago story about family, community and coming together even when that feels impossible. Julia, a Chicago high school student, navigates the trials and tribulations of following her dreams of becoming a writer alongside the death of her sister, Olga—who might not have been quite as perfect as she seemed.

 

Author of the novel Erika L. Sánchez has created an indelible protagonist in student Julia Reyes, who searches for her truest self while navigating the struggles of adolescence—depression, grief, self-doubt—in addition to the anxieties unique to a child of immigrants with a foot in two very different worlds. Julia is torn between a future limited by the same socioeconomic forces that curtail the opportunities open to her parents and her fervent ambitions to seek a more expansive life for herself as a writer. 

 

This story is a timeless reminder that no matter one’s country of origin, no matter what language one speaks, or what status one occupies, we all have dreams.

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June 3, 2019

Chicago Tribune gives For Services Rendered at Griffin Theatre 3.5 our of 4 stars!

Griffin Theatre's 'For Services Rendered' is like 'Downton Abbey,' about the wrenching change of the Great War. Robin Witt’s new production is about as good as mature, non-Equity theater gets in Chicago. This is an excellent cast overall, working on intense emotions in very close quarters at the Den.

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December, 4, 2019

Steppenwolf Announces Complete Casting For I AM NOT YOUR PERFECT MEXICAN DAUGHTER

A world premiere adaptation of Erika L. Sánchez’s award-winning novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter follows Julia, a Chicago high school student as she navigates trials and tribulations of following her dreams of becoming a writer alongside the death of her older sister, Olga—who might not have been quite as perfect as she seemed. This poignant and vibrant new work is a love story to young Chicanas who, in trying to find the truth about the people and the world around them, end up finding themselves.

 

Isaac Gomez is an award-winning Chicago-based playwright, originally from El Paso, Texas/Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. We are proud to debut this collaboration between Gomez and director and ensemble member Sandra Marquez, following the success of their critically acclaimed production of La Ruta.

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January 19, 2019

Rivendell Sets I Wanna Fucking Tear You Apart Cast and Staff

Samantha and Leo are a team — best friends and roommates, fat girl and gay guy against the world — until a new friend upends their cozy co-dependent diet of mutual self-loathing and Grey’s Anatomy marathons,” says the show description.

 

Produced first at D.C.’s Studio Theatre, “I Wanna F#!&ing Tear You Apart” challenges assumptions around niceness, beauty, and mainstream acceptance as it upends traditional narratives about fat women—Gould herself identifies openly as such—by putting a fat woman at its center. “I’m not chubby or big-boned,” says Gould. “I’m fat. That’s who I am.”

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August 15, 2019

BoHo Announces BIG FISH Cast and Designers

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish tells the larger-than-life tale of Edward Bloom, a man who leads an extraordinary life—according to the stories he tells his son, Will. But Will, who is getting married and expecting a child of his own, doesn’t think there’s any truth to the extravagant tales his father tells about meeting witches, kissing mermaids or joining the circus.

 

He doesn’t even believe the story of how his father proposed to his mother, Sandra, in a field full of daffodils. But when Edward’s health begins to decline, Will must decide whether to accept his father’s wild stories as fact or risk losing him completely. Big Fish is a heartfelt, powerful, and truly magical musical about fathers, sons, and the stories that we use to define our identities.

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October 2, 2019

Porchlight Announces 1776 Staged Cast

It’s the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Tony Award-winning musical, and as with every Porchlight Revisits, the performances will begin with multimedia backstory presentation created and hosted by Artistic Director Michael Weber.

Porchlight Music Theatre begins its sixth season of it’s staged concert series of under-performed musicals with Porchlight Revisits “1776,” the American origin musical from Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone. Artistic Director Michael Weber directs, with musical direction by Jeremy Ramey and musical staging by Michelle Lauto.

Featuring a cast of 26, the largest ever for a Porchlight Revisits production.

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