Kristen Martino
Scenic Designer

UPCOMING

Sagittarius Ponderosa
Jun
30
to Jul 29

Sagittarius Ponderosa

Written by MJ Kaufman
Directed by James Fleming

Chicago Premiere. Archer (still Angela to his family) returns home to the forests of eastern Oregon to care for his sick father. At night under the oldest Ponderosa Pine, he meets a stranger who knows the history of the forests. Sagittarius Ponderosa reveals the enduring ties between the roots beneath our feet and the mysteries of the human heart…and the journey of personal identity we all must take to become ourselves.

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Anything Goes
Aug
18
to Aug 26

Anything Goes

Music, dance, laughs and the age-old tale of Boy Meets Girl—no musical puts it on stage better than Anything Goes! A hilarious shipboard romance of the 1930s, with these Cole Porter Classics: I Get a Kick Out of You, It’s De-Lovely, Friendship and You’re the Top.

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Shrek
Oct
5
to Dec 30

Shrek

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek. 

A special one-hour presentation for kids (and parents) of all ages.

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A Chorus Line
Apr
10
to May 26

A Chorus Line

  • Porchlight Music Theatre (map)
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Winner of nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, this landmark work has electrified audiences around the world. In an empty theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For seventeen dancers, this audition is the chance or a lifetime. It’s what they’ve worked for with every drop of sweat and every hour or training, putting their lives on the line for the opportunity to do what they’ve always dreamed of doing: to dance. Featuring an incomparable score including “What I Did for Love,” “One,” and “Dance Ten, Looks Three,” you won’t want to miss this singular sensation!

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Prague Quadrennial- Emerging Artist Exhibit
Jun
6
to Jun 16

Prague Quadrennial- Emerging Artist Exhibit

  • Prague Exhibition Grounds (Výstaviště Praha) (map)
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USITT has been proud to sponsor the USA exhibition at the Prague Quadrennial for over 40 years.  This international exhibition of design and technology features the work of professional designers as well as students and theatre architects from around the world. 

The Prague Quadrennial (PQ) is the largest performance design event in the world; it is often described as the Olympics or World Fair for performance designers. In recent times, the PQ has served as a meeting point for artists from every continent, artists whose traditions and professional lives might not otherwise converge. By exhibiting thousands of designs from dozens of countries, and by bringing together designers, directors, students, as well as the general public, the PQ provides an unprecedented exchange of ideas that goes well beyond the narrow confines of theatrical design and style. With four major categories of exhibits; National, Thematic, Architectural, and Emerging Artist, the PQ has been a major factor in shaping the direction of world theatre and live performance for the past forty years.

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Beauty and the Beast
Jun
7
to Jun 17

Beauty and the Beast

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

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A Home on the Lake
Apr
21
to Jun 3

A Home on the Lake

A World Premiere by Tim Rhoze and Stephen Fedo
Directed by Tim Rhoze
Co-Commissioned by Piven Theatre Workshop and Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

In collaboration with venerated Evanston theatre company Fleetwood-Jourdain, The Evanston Project is creating our capstone performance for the 2017 - 2018 season. This World Premiere play will explore Evanston's history of redlining and racial segregation, and the stories of the Evanston African-American community and their struggle to find home in the mid-20th century.

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