A Red Orchid Incubator: A Series dedicated to getting to know new
and/or up and coming artists in Chicago
A Red Orchid Theatre’s Incubator Series was created to get to know emerging talent and foster exploration in Chicago’s theatre community. The idea behind this series is to give artists a stage/space to incubate new work, new artistic relationships and/or new artistic forms. A Red Orchid’s ensemble maintains the conviction that live theatre is the greatest sustenance for the human spirit, and that passionately committed artists will draw passionately committed audiences. The Incubator is an active manifestation of that conviction and of A Red Orchid’s mission to cultivate new audiences for the modern stage.
Tickets are now on sale for our July Incubator:
A Red Orchid Incubator hosts
Facility Theatre’s Production of:
The Silence That Follows
By Elliot Baker
Directed by dado with music created and performed by John Corkill and Alex Monroe
Fridays at 8:00, Saturdays at 8:00, Sundays at 7:00
From the same team who created last year’s Harold Pinter’s A Night Out and Celebration.
The show marks the inaugural production for Facility Theatre.
The Silence That Follows
A love song to Harold Pinter. A married couple must come to terms with their broken door.
Featuring | Peter DeFaria, Shawna Franks, Maria Stephens, Stephen Walker, John Corkill, Alex Monroe
Stage Manager | Lauren Lassus
Assistant Stage Manager | Samantha Hurwitz
Director | dado gyure
Assistant Director | Laura Reitsma
Lighting | Mike Durst
Scenic | Tom Daniel
Costuming/Props | Kotrina Hilko
Props | Jay Van Ort
Producers | Facility Theatre
Marketing | Jaimelyn Gray
Graphic Designer | Paul Somers
About Facility Theatre
We want to be a cultural advocate for our community as well as emerging theatre artists.
We are committed to providing platforms for artistic expression unhindered by commercial pressures.
Whether developing a new work or providing support and home for the extension of another, our wish is to become a diverse arts hub. We connect with our community through collaboration to expand and promote the important role of the performing arts in our everyday lives. And by connecting the mainstream community with the artistic, we build a place in which both will feel invested.
We wish to provide the most fertile ground possible to create. To give to the bravest among the artist of our time and place.
About beyond this point
beyond this point is an exploratory collaboration seeking to investigate resonances and intersections across several practices including theater, movement, media/film, nontraditional musical forms, sculpture, text, and installations both static and performative. The collaboration aims to engage diverse audiences on multiple levels through its exploration of resonances between artistic mediums with a goal of developing a platform in which to create works that are intrinsically coalesced along these resonances from their point of inception.
The primary collaborators are Chicago-based visual/theater artist dado and percussionists John Corkill and Alex Monroe.
About c a K e
c a K e is a conglomeration of art/performance situations. the idea behind c a K e is to explore the matrix of complications that ensue when ideas and form imbricate empathic epistemologies. c a K e has employed various objects and humans to make work that questions corporeality and the human condition. Is human nature? Are aliens nature? Is everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin. Wake up.
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