Directed by Melissa Lorraine
November 14-16, 21-23 @ 7:30pm
November 17 & 24 @ 2pm
Women band together for peace in this comedic Grecian classic. In order to stop the Peloponnesian War, women unite and leverage their most powerful weapon, themselves. This reimagined classic will be directed by Melissa Lorraine, Artistic Director of Theatre Y. Melissa Lorraine is an international artist who has performed in Hungry, Romania, Slovakia, Israel, Canada, and over 100 venues in the United States.
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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Melissa Lorraine became a company member of Studio K in Budapest, Hungary upon graduating from Northern Illinios University in 2002 with a B.F.A. in acting. During that year she was handed the newly translated "Juliet," and András Visky proposed that she perform the English premiere when she returned to the States. Three years later, she co-founded Theatre Y with director Christopher Markle, and "Juliet" began her international tour, which has included over two hundred performances worldwide. "I Killed My Mother," written by András for Melissa, premiered in Chicago at the Greenhouse Theater (Chicago's Best Actress Orgie award), and most recently ran at LaMama ETC in New York. She created a new production of "Juliet" with Karin Coonrod for Theatre Y at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago last September. She played Bertha in "Exiles" by James Joyce, Martha in "The Misunderstanding" by Albert Camus, and directed the critically acclaimed "Vincent River" by Philip Ridley in the Theatre Y's summer Exiled Trilogy. In 2012, she played The Girl in András Visky's PORN: 1989. A Butterfly - for which the Chicago Reader named her one of six stars of 2012.
More about Melissa:
CHICAGO READER: http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/melissa-lorraine-theatrey-perform-binding-movement/Content?oid=10598490
THEATRE Y: http://theatre-y.com/Theatre_Y/Home.html
THEATRE Y PRESENTS THE BINDING: http://www.broadwayworld.com/chicago/article/Theatre-Y-to-Present-World-Premiere-of-THE-BINDING-20130929
ABOUT THE COSTUME DESIGNER:
Bob Kuhn is a Chicago based freelance costume designer, Design Director and founding member of Mortar Theatre. His most recent design credits includes Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Pennsylvania Centre Stage), Dracula (Arkansas Shakespeare), Inherit The Whole (Mortar Theatre), I Am My Own Wife at The University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign and The Wiz, As You Like It and Word Up! at Penn State University. Shortly, Robert will be designing costumes for Mortar Theatre’s world premier of Under America. Along with his design work, Bob works as a draper with various theatres in Chicago. He has worked with The Chicago Shakespeare Theater building Taming of the Shrew, SS! Comedy of Errors and Richard III, and at Northwestern University on A Midsummer Nights Dream and The Handmaid’s Tale. He has also had the opportunity to work with Emerald City Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance, Deeply Rooted Dance and The Arkansas Rep. Bob holds a MFA in Costume Design from Penn State University and a BA in Studio Art: Ceramics from the University of Central Arkansas.
More about Bob:
Professional Website: https://sites.google.com/site/robertkuhnportfolio/enter
Ticket and Venue Information:
Main Stage Pricing*:
$15 General Admission
$10 Students/Patrons 55 +/Alumni
$5 Concordia University Chicago Students with Student ID
*Group rates are available, please contact email@example.com for rates.