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Four reasons to see our four star show

Share 4 chances left to catch this “tour de force” This week marks our final week of performances of Seek and Ye Shall Find. So here are four reasons to see our “can’t miss” production: 1. Sunday 7pm “Now is the time to catch…Harper’s amazing one-man show” -Windy City Times Read the interview » Read the highly [...]

Why we had to produce SEEK

The stories of black, gay men have been given little attention until recently. Jason Collins, the first pro-athlete to come out, has momentarily shifted media focus.

Don’t miss “Trucker Pulp Fiction — MOTHER BEAR Review Round-Up

Share MOTHER BEAR is thrilling audiences. “Fast–Moving, Semi Comedy, Big–Wheeling Thriller!” “Trucker Pulp Fiction.” “Playwright Jayme McGhan pens an intriguing modern day western.” “Consider MOTHER BEAR in the no passing zone and let yourself get a ticket.” – The Fourth Walsh “A show rife with twists and reveals” “MOTHER BEAR’s undeniable highlights are Elizabeth Styles’ [...]

Samuel D. Hunter wins the Sky Cooper New American Play Prize

Share Congratulations are in order. Samuel D. Hunter, playwright of I AM MONTANA, just received The Sky Cooper New American Play Prize. The prize celebrates the work of an American playwright and encourages the creation of bold, powerful new plays for the American stage. Marin Theatre Company Artistic Director Jasson Minadakis said of Hunter’s winning play THE WHALE, [...]

Come hear Blizzard Survival Tales tonight at the 2nd Annual Cement Mixer

Share Blizzaster? Snowtastrophe? Snotorious B.I.G.? Whatever you’re calling it, thankfully, it’s over (see graphic to left). So turn off your hibernation instincts and come share your tales of survival with the Mortar crew tonight at our Season Announcement Party! We’ve got big news and secrets to share that we can’t even post online yet. So [...]

Next weekend: Joan’s Laughter by Jacob Juntunen

Share Get in on the action Saturday January 29th at Chicago Dramatists (The Playwrights’ Theatre, you know). At 2pm, there will be a reading of Jacob Juntunen’s latest work, Joan’s Laughter. About the play: Based on a recently discovered 1431 document written by Church authorities that claims Joan of Arc repented and returned to the [...]

Upcoming Saturday Series: Dana Lynn Formby’s American Beauty Shop

Share Coming up this weekend at The Chicago Dramatists’ Saturday Series is a reading of American Beauty Shop, Mortar playwright Dana Lynn Formby’s newest play. The Saturday Series is a wonderful institution in the city, an ongoing series of staged readings and discussions with Chicago playwrights of their plays-in-progress. See you there at 2pm! (suggested [...]

Mortar onstage and behind the scenes at the Art of Adaptation Festival

Share Mortar’s own Derek Garza will appear onstage this weekend Friday and Sunday only in Greg Aldrich’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s short story The Body Snatcher as part of City Lit’s third annual Art of Adaptation Festival. The play is directed by another Mortar company member, Rachel Edwards Harvith. Get out and root for [...]

One More Day: Jacob Juntunen at Chicago Dramatists Saturday

Share This Saturday come check out Mortar playwright Jacob Juntunen’s new short play One More Day at the Chicago Dramatists Saturday Series. This special edition of the Saturday Series presents staged readings of six different 10-minute plays, followed by an audience discussion moderated by Theatre Seven’s Artistic Director, Brian Golden.

Final Weekend of Inherit The Whole

Share “Rarely have I cried at a theatre performance, but I did at the end of Inherit The Whole.” -Robin Snead, Chicago Theater Blog Sad, but true. We’re at the end of the run for our world premiere production of Dana Lynn Formby’s fiercely funny family drama. Our final shows are this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (8pm) and Sunday (2pm). Also, we have a few prizes left for those of you that [...]


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