By William Donnelly
Directed by Kimberly Senior
Featuring Lia Mortensen, Raymond Fox and Artistic Director Stef Tovar
Previews Wednesday, January 6 – Saturday, January 9, 2016
Press opening Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm
Regular run Thursday, January 14 – Sunday, February 7, 2016
Curtain times: Thursdays at 8:00 pm; Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 4:00 pm & 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm
NO WAKE runs an hour and twenty minutes with no intermission.
Greenhouse Theater Center (Downstairs Main Stage), 2257 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago
Tickets: Previews: $25 adults. Regular run: $35 adults; $20 students. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available at greenhousetheater.org, by calling (773) 404-7336 or in person at the Greenhouse Theater Center Box Office.
Route 66 New Play Test Drive
Curated by Frances Limoncelli
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2015
Winning Play Announced: January 2016
Workshop: March 2016
Public Reading: March 2016
Monthly Reading Series: The Driver’s Seat
On a flex schedule upstairs at Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro.
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About our Creative Team:
Frances Limoncelli (Literary Manager; Curator, Test Drive) has been working in the Chicago theatre community for over 20 years, and has been a member of Lifeline Theatre’s artistic ensemble since 1995. As an adaptor she created Mrs. Caliban (Jeff Award nomination: New Adaptation), as well as the popular Dorothy L. Sayers series: Whose Body?, Strong Poison (Non-Equity Jeff Award: New Adaptation), Gaudy Night (Non-Equity Jeff Award: New Adaptation), andBusman’s Honeymoon (Non-Equity Jeff Award: New Adaptation), all for Lifeline’s Mainstage. For Lifeline’s KidSeries she created The Emperor’s New Threads; Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch; and Arnie the Doughnutwith composer/lyricist George Howe, which was a Next Link Selection in the 2012 NY Musical Theatre Festival. Her plays have been seen in such regional theatres as the Cleveland Playhouse in Ohio, the PTC Performance Space in New York, Taproot Theatre in Seattle, and the Manitoba Theatre Center in Winnipeg. Frances teaches adaptation at Chicago Dramatists and as a guest lecturer at DePaul. She is a script evaluator for Steppenwolf Theatre and served as dramaturg for The Lord Of The Flies with Steppenwolf for Young Adults.
Kimberly Senior (Director, No Wake) Kimberly Senior is a freelance director and the director of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning playDisgraced by Ayad Akhtar. Her New York and regional credits include:Disgraced (Broadway, Lincoln Center Theater 3), The Who and The What(La Jolla Playhouse, Lincoln Center Theater 3), Little Gem (City Theatre),Murder on the Nile, A Few Good Men (Peninsula Players), Mauritius(Theatre Squared, Fayetteville, AR). Her many Chicago credits includeRapture, Blister, Burn (The Goodman) The Diary of Anne Frank, Hedda Gabler, The Letters (Writers Theatre, where she is a Resident Director),4000 Miles, The Whipping Man (Northlight Theatre), Want, The North Plan (Steppenwolf), My Name is Asher Lev, All My Sons, Dolly West’s Kitchen (TimeLine Theatre, where she is an Associate Artist), Disgraced(American Theater Company), The Great God Pan, After the Revolution,Madagascar, The Overwhelming and The Busy World is Hushed (Next), and Waiting for Lefty (American Blues), among others. Kimberly is adjunct faculty at Columbia College, and is a proud member of SDC.
Stef Tovar (Artistic Director, Assistant Director, Goldfish) is the founder and Artistic Director of Route 66 Theatre Company, where he was most recently seen as Miller in the world premiere of The Downpour. Other Route 66 credits include Rob in the Chicago premiere of High Fidelity and Noah in the world premiere of A Twist of Water, which played a successful extension at the Mercury Theater and had a remount at 59E59 Theaters Off-Broadway in November of 2012. He was Peter Stossel in Mercury Theater’s production of The Christmas Schooner. Stef was nominated for a 2013 Jeff Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical as Luther Billis in South Pacific at the Marriott Theatre. Other recent roles include Franz in Appropriate at Victory Gardens, Bernard in Boeing Boeing at Drury Lane, Jeffrey Skilling inEnron for TimeLine and Harold Hill in the critically acclaimed Paramount Theatre production of The Music Man directed by Rachel Rockwell. Stef won a Jeff Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Play for Blade to the Heat, directed by Gary Griffin. TV and film credits include Boss, Chicago Fire and Contagion where he gives some very bad news to Matt Damon as Dr. Arrington. Stef will play Edward Bloom in Big Fish for Theatre at the Center in the spring of 2015 and is a professional acting coach.www.steftovar.com
About the Playwright
William Donnelly, (No Wake) William’s plays have been produced by Portland Stage Company, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Group, Active Theater Company, Act II Playhouse, The Public Theatre (Lewiston, ME), Unicorn Theatre, Sacred Fools and Mill 6 Collaborative among others. He has been the recipient of an Edgarton Foundation New American Play award and a Playwriting/New Theatre Works grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Magnetic Northwas awarded the Clauder Competition grand prize in 2006. Other plays include Homestead Crossing, Motel Stories, The Gas House and Painted Alice (music and lyrics by Michael Mahler)
About Route 66 Theatre Company
Route 66 Theatre Company introduces, develops, produces, and exports new work for the stage that embraces the American spirit of exploration and risk. The Road Begins with our new play development process and reaches west, where our World and Chicago Premiere shows are given an advocate for further regional productions along the road less traveled from Chicago to Los Angeles.
Since the company’s founding, Route 66 has produced eight productions, two in two cities including an Off-Broadway New York premiere, been nominated for five Jeff Awards and won two. 2015 is Route 66’s second full season of new work as a resident company of the Greenhouse Theater Center. www.route66theatre.org
Route 66 is Stef Tovar, Founder and Artistic Director; Frances Limoncelli, Literary Manager; Kelly Parker, Casting Director; Alana Parvey-Zalas, Business Manager; Matthew Bonaccorso, Company Manager and John Mohrlein, Consigliere.