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A DOLL'S HOUSE, PT 2 by Lucas Hnath

Directed by John Bliss

April 2021

Stage Center Theatre, Northeastern IL University

 

As a door slams in 1879 Norway, a young wife and mother leaves behind her family, freeing herself from the shackles of traditional societal constraints. Now, 15 years later, that same door opens to reveal Nora, a changed woman who finds herself in a crisis, still seeking to free herself from the world she thought she left behind. The nation's most produced play during the 2018-2019 season, A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 is a whip smart, bitingly funny "sequel" to the Ibsen classic that brings us back to the Helmer's house and examines a remarkable woman's battle with how societal roles have and have not changed since we last left.

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NUEVAS VOCES: A 10-Minute Play Festival and Contest

Founded by Jim Blair

Directed by Leslie Hull

April 2021

Stage Center Theatre, Northeastern IL University

 

Prize-Winning Plays:

  • 1st Place: Sean Carey (M.A. '19 Communication, Media and Theatre) for "Departure, Initiation, Return. The Bus" - Prize of $250

  • 2nd Place: Raeghan Draper (CMT major) for "Under Par" - Prize of $200

  • 3rd Place: Charles Sipps (CMT major) for "Chekov's Potato" - Prize of $150

  • Honorable Mentions, $50 prize each:

    • Emily Maso and Raúl Dorantes' play "El Tres Laredos"

    • Michael Maura (Studio Art major and African and African American Studies minor) "Somethin' Somethin'"

    • Ata Younan (B.A. '19 Communication, Media and Theatre) "The United Statesian Nightmare"

Opening: April 15 via CMT YouTube Channel

 

About the Festival:  Founded by alumnus and former Northeastern professor Jim Blair to create a platform at Northeastern Illinois University for new playwrights, Nuevas Voces is a thrilling launch point for new work from NEIU its vibrant community. Featuring multiple prize-winning short plays selected from an extensive competition, Nuevas Voces reveals the complexity of our human experience through the many lenses that make up Northeastern.

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NUEVAS VOCES: A 10-Minute Play Festival and Contest

Founded by Jim Blair

Directed by John Bliss

October 2021

Stage Center Theatre, Northeastern IL University

 

Prize-Winning Plays:

  • 1st Place, Prize of $250.00  -  "Oh Snap!" by Alex Chicas, B.A., NEIU CMT 2020

  • 2nd Place, Prize of $200.00  -  "Scared" by Wyn Thomas, Greater Community

  • 3rd Place, Prize of $150.00  -  "The Better Life" by Mara Galeno, Current NEIU C.M.T. Major & Marketing Minor

  • Honorable Mentions, $50 prize each:

    • "Holiday Plans" by Brenda Gilmore, Greater Community

    • "6 Feet" by Mary Kroeck, M.A., NEIU CMT 2016

    • "The Right Decision" by Zaria McDonald, Current NEIU English Major & Theatre Minor

Performance Dates & Times: TBD

 

About the Festival:  Founded by alumnus and former Northeastern professor Jim Blair to create a platform at Northeastern Illinois University for new playwrights, Nuevas Voces is a thrilling launch point for new work from NEIU its vibrant community. Featuring multiple prize-winning short plays selected from an extensive competition, Nuevas Voces reveals the complexity of our human experience through the many lenses that make up Northeastern.

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WATER BY THE SPOONFUL by Quiara Alegría Hudes

Directed by Adam Goldstein

November 2021

Stage Center Theatre, Northeastern IL University

 

Performance Dates & Times: TBD

Penned by the Pulitzer and Tony award-winning playwright and screenwriter of the upcoming film version of IN THE HEIGHTS, Quiara AlegrÍa Hudes' WATER BY THE SPOONFUL is the second in a trilogy of plays that track the re-entry of a Puerto Rican soldier from Philadelphia named Elliot into everyday life following his return from war. The winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, WATER BY THE SPOONFUL paints an intimate portrait of both a family and the eclectic, yearning members of an online addiction recovery community in an unflinchingly honest, beautiful and touching look at the quest for redemption and connection as we live life day-by-day and spoonful by spoonful.

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LOOKINGGLASS ALICE 

Directed by David Catlin

TBD

Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago, IL

 

Lookingglass Alice returns for a fantastical trip down the rabbit hole, through the looking glass, and deep into your heart. The New York Times calls this circus-infused adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories “eye-catching entertainment.” The Chicago Tribune lauds it as “ingenious,” and the Chicago Sun-Times calls it “pure, unadulterated magic.”

This signature Lookingglass production, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin (The Little Prince, Moby Dick), has toured the country, enchanting audiences of all ages. Now, after a five-year hiatus, the awe-inspiring production comes back home for a new generation to discover.