WOW – as you can see, things have been busy for me lately. (There are many more things happening that I can’t even talk about yet, btw.) But I almost forgot to sound the alarm that a NEW PLAY I CO-WROTE IS NOW PLAYING IN CHICAGO!
The show was developed with director (and concept creator) Sean Kelly and with The New Colony. We were invited to devise this one-act play version of the concept for COLLABORACTION‘s annual SKETCHBOOK festival. It’s been a wonderful chance to experiment and play in creating a madcap piece of pop theater for the broad and energetic crowd that Collaboraction cultivates.
I had a blast working with this incredible cast. New Colony starts its process by letting the writers work through improv and character-exploration workshops with the actors. And this crew was particularly hilarious and emotionally genuine. I like to think that Crystal and I captured some of their best qualities and worked them into the piece.
Anyway – if you’re in Chicago (or will be) and you like theater (or you’re willing to give an un-stuffy set of new works a try) YOU SHOULD GO GET TICKETS FOR OUR SHOW!!
RANDOM ADDITIONAL FUN-FACTS! :
- Tickets are really affordable, but there might be REALLY CHEAP tickets on GOLDSTAR.com
- Crystal also has a full length play running in Chicago right now! WILD! <- (that’s the name)
- “Psychonaut” is a REAL WORD!
- Crystal Skillman is the wife of fellow (awesome) comic book writer – FRED VAN LENTE!