Tag: Victory Gardens Theater

What I learned from Kim Kardashian's makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic

Mario Dedivanovic and his muse, Kim Kardashian West.
It was Mario Dedivanovic’s first makeup master class in Chicago and I was thrilled to be there! The sold-out event was held at Victory Gardens Theater and I attended with dear friend/makeup artist Nicole Jacob Delahanty (Nancy Angelair Salon). Tickets sold out online in minutes so Mario clearly has a following. (Watch video here!) I’m... Read more »

Brandon Marshall: Chicago Bear and playwright?

Brandon and Michi Marshall take a bow after premiering his 10 minute play, "Love of the Healing Kind."
Yes, you heard it right!  Not only is Brandon Marshall a world class football player for the Chicago Bears, but he is also a remarkable playwright! Marshall was one of three local notables tapped to write a ten minute play for the Victory Gardens Theater‘s annual Chicago Stories Gala.  Victory Gardens Founding Manager Marcelle McVay... Read more »

My Favorite Photo Memories of 2010

My Chicago Magazine feature was definitely a year’s highlight! The City of Big Shoulders had busy feet visiting the many fundraisers, cocktail parties, soirees, get-togethers, galas, launches, previews, openings, meet-and-greets, luncheons, dinners, events, fests and weddings that took place this year.  There were so many moments that will never be forgotten with friends that I... Read more »

Victory Garden Theater's "Chicago Stories" 2010

With Bernie Sahlins, NPR’s Peter Sagal, renowned theater critic Richard Christiansen, Victory Garden Theater’s Executive Director Jan Kallish and Artistic Director Dennis Zacek. Victory Gardens Theater hosted their 20th “Chicago Stories“ fundraiser at the Fairmont this weekend.  I was so honored to be one of the three celebrity (their word, not mine!) playwrights chosen for... Read more »

"Blackbird" Opens at Victory Gardens Biograph Theater

Co-stars William Petersen and Mattie Hawkinson. “Blackbird” opened last night at the Victory Gardens Theatre starring William Petersen and Mattie Hawkinson.  This is British playwright David Harrower’s raw and provocative two person drama about the destructive cycle of desire and illicit love.  Victory Gardens Artistic Director and all-around good guy, Dennis Zacek, directs “Blackbird” which won... Read more »