Tag: Joshua J. Volkers

Off Book Chats Up Chicago Shakes, Abraham Werewolf, Profiles, Porchlight and Babes with Blades!

Off Book Chats Up Chicago Shakes, Abraham Werewolf, Profiles, Porchlight and Babes with Blades!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “After” at Profiles Theatre , “A Class Act” byPorchlight Music Theatre and “Susan Swayne and the Bewildered Bride” by Babes with Blades Theatre.  And Off Book talks with special guests:  Matt Hooks, co-founder of Abraham Werewolf Theatre and starring in “Spirits to Enforce”, Gus Menary, co-founder of Jackalope Theatre, ensemble member at The Inconvenience, director of “Spirits to Enforce”... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Mammals, Chicago Opera Theatre, Profiles, Cor, and More!

Off Book Chats Up Mammals, Chicago Opera Theatre, Profiles, Cor, and More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Sweet and Sad” at Profiles Theater, “Skin Tight” by Cor Theatre and “Steady Rain” by Chicago Commercial Collective.  And Off Book talks with special guests:  Bob Fisher, Founder of The Mammals and Jerry Tietz, General Manager of Chicago Opera Theater.  And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments, one from a local playwright and an aria... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Vitalist, Chicago Fringe, Redtwist, Muse of Fire and More!

Off Book Chats Up Vitalist, Chicago Fringe, Redtwist, Muse of Fire and More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies:  “The Glass Menagerie” at Redtwist Theatre and “Julius Caesar” at Muse of Fire Theatre .  And our Special Guests: Vinnie Lacey, Executive Director and Adrienne Guldin, Business Manager with Chicago Fringe Festival and Elizabeth Carlin-Metz, Artistic Director at Vitalist Theatre  and director of “Pool (no water)”. And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights.      This... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up Nothing Special, The House, Artistic Home, Eclipse and Idle Muse

Off Book Chats Up Nothing Special, The House, Artistic Home, Eclipse and Idle Muse
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “The American Plan” at The Artistic Home , “The Monument” at Idle Muse Theatre , and “Ah, Wilderness” at Eclipse Theatre. And our Special Guests are  Mikey Laird, Artistic Director and co-Founder at Nothing Special Productions and director of “Savageland” and Dennis Watkins, Magician in “Magic Parlour” and starring in “Death and Houdini” at The House Theatre.  And of course, we... Read more »

"Julius Caesar" (Muse of Fire): Volkers *IS* Brutus!

"Julius Caesar" (Muse of Fire):  Volkers *IS* Brutus!
“Romans, countrymen, and lovers! hear me for my cause, and be silent, that you may hear: believe me for mine honour, and have respect to mine honour, that you may believe: censure me in your wisdom, and awake your senses, that you may the better judge.”                                                                                 -Brutus #155. Political rhetoric isn’t new to this... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Steep, Steppenwolf, Muse of Fire, Dead Writers and More!

Off Book Chats Up Steep, Steppenwolf, Muse of Fire, Dead Writers and More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies:  “Moment” at Steep Theatre,“Three Sisters” at Steppenwolf Theatre and “Vortex” by Dead Writers Collective at Greenhouse Theatre, And we have Special Guests: Jemma Alix Levy, Artistic Director at Muse of Fire Theatre, director of “Julius Caesar” for Muse of Fire and Jonathan Berry, Resident Artist at Griffin Theatre and Artistic Associate at Steep Theatre, director of “Moment” at Steep.  And of course, we have 2 new Got A... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up Goodman, Babes of Blades, Mary Arrchie and much more!

Off Book Chats Up Goodman, Babes of Blades, Mary Arrchie and much more!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies:  “Electra” at Mary Arrchie Theatre  “A Steady Rain” at Chicago Commercial Collective  and “Crowns” at Goodman Theatre . And we have Special Guests:  Leigh Barrett, Artistic Director of Babes with Blades and Marketta P. Wilder, starring as Yolanda in “Crowns” at Goodman Theatre .  And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights.     ... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Remy Bumppo, Idle Muse, Magic Parlour, Sideshow, Soul and More!

Off Book Chats Up Remy Bumppo, Idle Muse, Magic Parlour, Sideshow, Soul and More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies:  “Magic Parlour” at The Palmer House, “The Gacy Play” by Sideshow Theatre and “The Lover” by Soul TheatreOur special guests are Evan Jackson, Artistic Director at Idle Muse Theatre and Nick Sandys, Artistic Director at Remy Bumppo. And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights. This July 13, 2012 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance. Shot word... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Mary Arrchie, Sideshow, Lookingglass, Goodman, About Face, Strange Tree and More

Off Book Chats Up Mary Arrchie, Sideshow, Lookingglass, Goodman, About Face, Strange Tree and More
Chicago Theatre Off Book chats about three new theatre openings during the review round-up: “Immediate Family” at GoodmanTheatre and About Face Theatre, “Eastland:  A New Musical” at Lookingglass Theatre, and “Goodbye Cruel World” at Strange Tree Group Theatre.  And our special guests are Calamity West, Playwright “The Gacy Play” at Sideshow Theatre, Richard Cotovsky, Founding... Read more »
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Off Book Chats up Adrian Aguilar, Chicago Commercial Collective, Writers, Theatre 7, Oracle and More!

Off Book Chats up Adrian Aguilar, Chicago Commercial Collective, Writers, Theatre 7, Oracle and More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies:  “Exit, Pursued by a Bear” at Theatre Seven of Chicago, “The Sandman” at Oracle Theatre, and “The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead” at Writers Theatre.  And chatting with special guests:  Adrian Aguilar, Chicago Actor and Aurélia K. Fisher, Producer at Chicago Commercial Collective And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights.... Read more »