Your World Off Stage Conversation Series
An online conversation series
Featuring2020/21 Season Artists
Curated byVictory Gardens Staff
May 20 - Aug 12, 2020
Join us for a free conversation series with artists from our upcoming season! These online lunchtime conversations take place on select Wednesdays and Fridays this spring and summer.
Spring Virtual Seminar Series
Free for all
May 30 - Jun 13, 2020
Learn from Chicago artists and local arts leaders in these FREE Saturday seminars designed to aid those whose ability to work has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Each seminar will be conducted over Zoom on a Saturday from 2:00-3:30 p.m
2020 IGNITION Festival of New Plays
Streaming online to your home
Jun 18 - Jul 17, 2020
Join us for our annual festival of new plays, now online for Summer 2020! Over four weeks from mid-June to mid-July, join us for FREE Thursday evening readings of four new plays from Chicago playwrights. Each reading will be followed by a "Coffee with the Creators" chat during lunch hour the Friday after.
Poor Yella Rednecks
Directed byJess McLeod
Sep 18 - Oct 18, 2020
Far away in the exotic land of Arkansas, the story of Tong and Quang continues, six years after the end of the critically acclaimed Vietgone. But this isn’t a sequel: it’s a whole new story. Falling in love was easy--but life in a new country, with a different language, low wages, and a young child is a lot harder. And that’s before Quang’s first wife reappears.
In Every Generation
Directed byDevon de Mayo
Nov 13 - Dec 13, 2020
Each Passover, for four millennia, we ask: why is this night different from all other nights? And each year, the Levi-Katz clan has answered, while struggling with questions of race and religion that never seem to get resolved. The family finds strength in tradition (vegan brisket or no); but each year of celebration brings more pressing questions about the future: if trauma is generational, then must we be defined by it? Will we ever be free?
Directed byWardell Julius Clark
Jan 29 - Feb 28, 2021
Tumbldn High School is your typical Chicago Public School: underfunded, understaffed, and underperforming. And at the end of the year, it will close. But it’s home for its teachers and students, who decide to fight back to save their school. The vice principal leads the charge, but with tensions at a breaking point, his efforts may be too little--or too futile--to change Tumbldn’s fate.
Directed byLili-Anne Brown
Apr 9 - May 16, 2021
Thanksgiving, 2016: Flint, Michigan has been without clean water for 936 days. Marion, a third-generation General Motors assembly line worker, worries over impending layoffs while struggling to fight the poison that floods her home--and her family's bodies.
Heroes of the Fourth Turning
Directed byJonathan Berry
Jun 11 - Jul 11, 2021
At a backyard after-party in rural Wyoming, four young conservatives gather to celebrate their mentor’s induction as president of their tiny Catholic alma mater. What starts as a celebration devolves into a vicious fight for understanding, as generations clash and the search for spiritual clarity descends into chaos.