The final two performances are this Wednesday June 5 (7:30pm) and Saturday June 8 (3pm).
Seek and Ye Shall Find
It’s Chicago gay realness with dramatic storytelling flair.
Apollo Theater Studio
$15 for general admission
Help Mortar raise $20,130 in 2013 to continue our mission to be fearless storytellers.
You make it possible for us to live and breathe our mission: to rethink the ways in which theatre is created and performed, and to become a meeting place where audience and artist dare to be collaborative rebels. What are we about? Fearless storytelling. Innovative visuals and staging. Productions that ask questions and spark dialogue. To do this, we rely on you. We are looking to build a community through theatre, and you are an essential part of that community.
As we look ahead to 2013, we ask you once again to help out any way you can. This year, we’re issuing a challenge—to raise $20,130 by May 1, 2013. Every dollar we raise online or by mail or at events and fundraisers will be added to this tally throughout the year, so you can watch as we strive toward our goal.
Where we’ve been:
Since incorporating as a nonprofit in 2009, Mortar Theatre Company has presented 6 full-length productions (1 in conjunction with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, 5 never-before-seen world premieres).This year alone, we mounted a critically acclaimed production with over 4 million show combinations, co-produced a series of new works programming, held our first educational workshop (a Viewpoints intensive that brought in artists from all over Chicago), and then we started Chicago Madness with Pegasus Theatre, a monthly event where playwrights, directors and actors come together to make theatre happen in seven days. We even found time to revitalize our mission, articulate the values of our work, and grow as a collective.
Where we’re going:
In 2013, we want to continue our fearless approach to storytelling with two productions that beg to be seen and heard.
Seek and Ye Shall Find
In the Spring, we’re bringing Sentell Harper’s one-man show Seek and Ye Shall Find to the stage directed by Stephanie Stroud. One performer boldly explores the stories of 25 different black, gay men who are fiercely funny, deeply honest, and constantly surprising.
The Small of Her Back
After that, we’re pleased to announce the world premiere ofThe Small of Her Back from Dana Lynn Formby, directed by Rachel Edwards Harvith. It’s a riveting story—a woman struggling against bias in the business world. We go up against the glass ceiling with a modern-day Greek chorus.
We’re looking forward to 12 more months of Madness with Pegasus Theatre in 2013!