On Monday, December 5, 2016, Artistic Director Meghan Beals joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel for the groundbreaking at Theater on the Lake.
“For 60-plus years, Theatre on the Lake has showcased and supported small theatre companies from all around Chicago,” said Beals. “From the theatrical guild in the 50s and 60s, to the storefront theatres in the 90s up until today.”
This year, the 65th season of Theater on the Lake, a new initiative has been added—a new play commission. We have joined forces with Theater on the Lake to bring this to fruition. Resident Playwright Isaac Gomez is Artistic Curator for the project. Have a play you'd like to have considered? Submissions are due December 16, 2016. More information here.
Most Saturday Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress, but other events include panel discussions and fireside chats with visiting artists. All plays are directed and rehearsed, but are presented with minimal staging. After each reading, audience members are invited to join in a moderated post-reading discussion.
December 10, 2016
Directed by Cary Shoda, Artistic Director of A-Squared Theatre
Looking for a description of each play? Click here.
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