Posts tagged "Chay Yew"

"Mojada" (Victory Gardens): Compelling Expose on Immigration and Medea

"Mojada" (Victory Gardens):  Compelling Expose on Immigration and Medea
122.  Victory Gardens presents the world premiere of MOJADA. “Medea” is the Greek legend of a betrayed woman’s ultimate revenge.  Playwright Luis Alfaro modernizes the classic with modern twists.  Alfaro pens a tale of a Mexican family running away to Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Alfaro cleverly fuses together elements from the tragic myth with immigration issues. ... Read more »

"Oedipus EL Rey" (Victory Gardens): Spanglish Translation Steered by Undeniable Powerful Force!

"Oedipus EL Rey" (Victory Gardens):  Spanglish Translation Steered by Undeniable Powerful Force!
#145. I believe in the sequential order of life.  That not only does ‘everything happen for a reason’ but it happens in a weird chronological order that only makes sense in hindsight.  This life philosophy is anchored in a Divine Intervention that guides me toward a life purpose.  Is it my optimistic or naïve nature... Read more »

"Ameriville" (Victory Gardens): Powerful Labyrinthine Spectacle!

"Ameriville" (Victory Gardens):  Powerful Labyrinthine Spectacle!
#27.  Even before Katrina, New Orleans was known for its Hurricanes.  I have two French Quarter traditions.  I love to start my day at Cafe Du Monde for cafe au lait and beignets. And I love to end my day at Pat O’Brien’s with a legendary Hurricane.  I’m not sure what’s all in it.  But... Read more »
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Off Book chats with Victory Gardens' Chay Yew, Chicago Dramatists'Jon Steinhagen and Much More!

  Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings at Next, Court, Chicago Shakes, and Lyric.  In addition, we chat about world premieres with Jon Steinhagen, playwright for Chicago Dramatists and Raven Theatre  and new Artistic Director Chad Yew at Victory Gardens.  And of course, we have two new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights.  Have a listen!  Plus, don’t forget to pick... Read more »