Tag: Joshua J. Volkers

Off Book Chats Up Theatre 7, Theatre on the Lake, Walkabout, Right Brain Project, and More

Off Book Chats Up Theatre 7, Theatre on the Lake, Walkabout, Right Brain Project, and More
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies:  “Cirque Shanghai: Year of the Dragon,” “Crow,”and “Marat/Sade.”  And our special guests are Brian Golden, Managing Artistic Director at Theatre Seven of Chicago, Meghan Beals McCarthy, Associate Artistic Director at Chicago Dramatist and co-Curator at Theatre on the Lake and Samantha Chavis, Managing Director at Theatre on the... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Lookingglass, Mortar, The Hypocrites, Teatro Luna, Rivendell and more!

Chicago Theatre Off Book chats about three new theatre openings during the review round-up:  “Romeo Juliet” by The Hypocrites, “Living Large in a Mini Way” byTeatro Luna, and “Crooked” by Rivendell Theatre.  Next, we chat with Rachel Edwards Harvith, Ensemble member at Mortar Theatre  and Andrew White, Artistic Director at Lookingglass Theatre. And of course, we have two new “Got A Minute?” episodes. Plus, coming soon… Chicago Theatre... Read more »

2012 Non-Equity JEFF Award WINNERS

2012 Non-Equity JEFF Award WINNERS
Before the 2012 Non-Equity Jeff  Awards were announced,  Chicago Theatre Off Book had a special double edition dedicated to all things JEFF.  It’s more fun to listen to it but here’s the scorecard on bets and winners. 2012 Non-Equity Jeff Award Predictions & Winners: Predicted by:  Bob Bullen -9 winners, Anderson Lawfer -7 winners, Eric Roach... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up Raven, Northlight, Hell in a Handbag, Mortar and 2012 Jeff Award Predictions

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is a *SPECIAL DOUBLE* edition.  First, we review openings at theatres around the area: “Bang the Drum Slowly” at Raven Theatre, “[title of show]” at Northlight Theatre, “Sexy Baby” at Hell in a Handbag, “Bombs, Babes and Bingo” at Mortar Theatre.  Then, our special guests predict the 2012 Non-Equity Jeff Awards.  Awards to be announced on June 4th at Park West.  And coming soon…... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Red Tape, Rivendell, Timeline, Redtwist, New Leaf and more!

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Elephant Graveyard” at RedTape Theatre, “The Cripple of Inishmaan” atRedtwist Theatre, “My Kind of Town” at TimeLine Theatre, and “Arcadia”at New Leaf Theatre. And we chat with special guests, James Palmer, Artistic Director at RedTape Theatre, Carrie Drapac, Ensemble Member at RedTape Theatre, Tara Mallen, Founder and Artistic Director of Rivendell Theatre.... Read more »

EXTENDED "Bang the Drum Slowly" (Raven Theatre): Male Bonding at Its Finest!

#114.  Men have always mystified me.  Having grown up with three sisters, I totally get every possible emotion for death, break-ups, or coupon expiration emitted by gals.  I don’t always understand what a man is thinking or feeling.  Their level of communication often is a grunt, a shrug, or a ‘whatever’.  My ‘How do you... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up Raven, TimeLine, Writers, Signal ATC, AFT, Children's & More

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Treasured Stories by Eric Carle” by Chicago Children’s Theater at Victory Gardens, “Hostage Song” at Signal Ensemble Theatre, “Rent” at American Theater Company with About Face Theatre, and “A Little Night Music” at Writers Theatre.  Our special guests are Michael Menendian from Raven Theatre and PJ Powers from Timeline Theatre. And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights. This May 18, 2012 episode... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up The Factory, Lifeline, Chicago Shakes, Theater Wit, Goodman and More!

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “The Iceman Cometh” at Goodman Theatre,“Pride and Prejudice” at Lifeline Theatre, “Tigers Sit Still” at Theatre Wit, and “Timon of Athens” at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.  Then, we chat with Scott Oken, Artistic Director at The Factory, director of “White Trash Wedding and a Funeral”, Mike Beyer, Ensemble member at The Factory, writer of “White Trash Wedding and a Funeral”, and Debra Ehrhardt, “Jamaica, Farewell” one woman show at Chopin Theatre.  And... Read more »

Off Book chats Goodman, Pavement Group, Profiles, Strawdog, Court and more!

Off Book chats Goodman, Pavement Group, Profiles, Strawdog, Court and more!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies:   “In the Forest, Dark and Deep” at Profiles Theatre, “Duchess of Malfi” at Strawdog Theatre,  “Angels in America” – Part 1 at Court Theatre and “Rise of the Numberless” by Bailiwick Chicago and The New Colony.  We chat with special guests; Tara... Read more »
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Off Book chats with Rae Gray, Grey Ghost and Much More!

Off Book chats with Rae Gray, Grey Ghost and Much More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies:   “The Reception” by Steep Theatre , “After the Revolution” by Next Theatre , “Chesapeake” by Remy Bumppo Theatre and “Johnny Theatre” by Chemically Imbalanced Theatre.  We also chat with Rae Gray, Chicago actress and Evan Chung and Amber Robinson, co-founders Grey Ghost Theatre.   And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights . This April 27, 2012 episode... Read more »