Chicago's emerging directors tackle works ranging from classic to experimental in the 19th Annual Chicago Directors Festival at Bailiwick Repertory. Twelve directors were selected from a pool of entries for their choice of play and their written directing statement on what the project's goals and expectations are. Some directors were inspired by classic texts by Euripides, Camus, and contemporary classics by Shel Siverstein and Sam Shepard. Others have been drawn to new works by contemporary playwrights, including many world premieres.
Group A: February 27, 28 March 1 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7:30
The BaCchae, Directed by Emma Dweck
The Myth of Sisyphus, Directed by Elizabeth Margolius
Group B March 2, 4, and 5 Thursday 7:30, Saturday 6:30, Sunday 3:30
Eclipse, Directed by Diane Robinson
First Date, directed by Sarah E. Knutilla
Group C March 3, 9 and 10 Friday, Thursday, Friday at 10 p.m.
Plants and Animals, Directed by Margot Bordelon
Group D March 6, 7, 8 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7:30
To Save Him, Directed by Michael Lebovitz
40ish, Directed by Brant Russell
Sudden, Directed by Dori Robinson and Kelli Nicole Hardman
Group E March 9, 11, and 12 Thursday 7:30, Saturday 6:30, Sunday 3:30.
Strange and Useless, Directed by Carol Karaguez
Pathological, Directed by Beth Cummings
Buy One Get One Free, Directed by Michael Morehead
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