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Bringing Your World Back to the Stage for the 2021/2022 Season
We’re thrilled to announce our upcoming 2021/22 Season, featuring new plays, new readings, and a new festival!
Join us for our mainstage productions, Queen of the Night, by travis tate and directed by Ken-Matt Martin; In Every Generation, by Ali Viterbi and directed by Devon de Mayo, and cullud wattah, by Erika Dickerson-Despenza and directed by Lili-Anne Brown.
Alongside our onstage work, we have been making changes behind the scenes in response to the many conversations we have had over the past year, and the calls for action and change across the theater industry. With this necessary work, we are striving to become the truly equitable, anti-racist institution our mission and values call for, and create a welcoming home for all of our incredible Chicago artists.
We are thrilled to announce a new season-long collaboration with The Chicago Inclusion Project! Together, we will be partnering on an inclusive casting process for the 2021-2022 season, giving Chicago theater artists access to roles they might traditionally have been excluded from. The Chicago Inclusion Project will handle all casting for Queen of the Night, In Every Generation, cullud wattah, and the Ignite Chicago reading series and 20/50 Play Festival.
The Chicago Inclusion Project first worked with Victory Gardens during the successful launch of their organization in 2015, a staged reading of William Saroyan’s The Time of your Life, staged by former VG Artistic Director Chay Yew. This collaboration provides an opportunity to expand and continue this partnership, with the goal of inspiring true civic change within our community through developing new stories for the stage.
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