LOOK AT NEW WORKS
NEXT DATE: October 10 at 8pm
On The Radar
Special reading series produced by
Director Jocelyn A. Brown
See the shows that might end up in our next season!
$10 General Admission
FREE to our Sustaining Members and
Advocate Level Donors
Wednesdays at 8pm
OCTOBER 10 - The Rise and Fall of "Tropic Ana"
by Diana Montané
Directed by Chris Shelton
The life, work, and mysterious death from a fall from a
36th story window of tempestuous Cuban sculptor Ana Mendieta. Was it suicide,
a final performance piece, or murder at the hands of her sculptor husband?
Premium Sustaining Members, Advocate Level Donors and above can make
reservations by calling (714) 970-0592.
Playwright: Diana Montané
Director: Chris Shelton
Stage Manager: Jonathon Kolbush
Ana Mendieta: Diana Burbano
Carl Andre: Tom Shelton
MEET OUR 2012 RESIDENT PLAYWRIGHT
A fresh, dynamic voice joins us in 2012 as the Chance’s Resident Playwright:
Zayd Dohrn. Zayd earned his MFA from NYU and was a two-year Lila Acheson Wallace
Fellow at Juilliard. He twice received the Lincoln Center’s Lecomte du
Nouy Prize, the Theatre Masters Visionary Playwrights Award, the Sky Cooper Prize,
and the Jean Kennedy Smith Award, as well as residencies and commissions from
theaters such as Dallas Theatre Center and the Royal Court Theatre of London.
Currently, Zayd is developing screenplays for Vox3 Films and American Film Company
while teaching playwrighting and screenwriting at Northwestern University.
Chance Theater is
enthusiastic to produce the unsettling dark comedy REBORNING on our Mainstage
and readings of two new plays of Zayd’s as a part of the
Chance’s On the Radar Series: THE ORIGIN STORY OF MISTER CLEAN and MAGIC
FOREST FARM. Jocelyn A. Brown, Associate Artistic Director and producer of On
the Radar, states, "We're very eager for this collaboration with Zayd Dohrn.
Independent from his notable parents, Bernardine Dohrn and William Ayers who
are former Weather Underground leaders, Zayd is making a significant impact in
the theatrical world with a voice that is as disconcerting as it is empathetic.
Zayd's plays have been described as riveting, fearless, and poignant, with themes
that you often find yourself chewing upon days later. With much anticipation
and pleasure, the Chance is looking forward to joining forces with Zayd Dohrn
as our Resident Playwright this year."
ABOUT "ON THE RADAR" READING SERIES:
“On The Radar” Reading Series at the Chance is a collection of new
works and works that are new to the Chance that are being considered for our
Mainstage season. Each season, OTR provides two readings of new plays from our
Resident Playwright. This series offers our audiences the opportunity to see
works in progress of contemporary and inventive theatrical experiences and provides
exploration for further production development. These productions have very short
rehearsal periods, between 3-5 days, and the artists all generously volunteer
their time. Running alongside the Mainstage season, performances are on Wednesday
evenings and are usually one-night-only events. Tickets are complimentary for
Sustaining Members as part of their benefits package.