Garage Rep 2013

Three companies. Three plays. One stage.


February 15 - April 21, 2013

The Garage Theatre
Tickets go on-sale December 7, 2012
Tickets are $20 for each show, or $45 to see all three.

Garage Rep, now in its fourth year, presents the work of three of Chicago’s most innovative storefront theater companies in rotating rep under Steppenwolf’s banner. Steppenwolf invites applications from companies around the city. With this program we aim to learn from the next generation about what excites them; we aim to introduce Steppenwolf audiences to their work and their audiences to ours; and above all, we aim to contribute to the ongoing vibrancy of Chicago’s theater ecology.

Here's your chance to see the work of three new companies ready to make their mark.

The Companies

Buzz22 Chicago was founded by seven Northwestern University graduates in 2010. Since then, Buzz22 has staged four productions, including the Midwest premiere of Residue by Joel Sinensky and Quake by Melanie Marnich, performed in repertory at Royal George Theatre. The company seeks to provide a home for up-and-coming artists in the Chicago area. Buzz22 stages stories to explore the constant coming of age: the ever-occurring moments that challenge who we are and who we want to be.

She Kills Monsters
By Qui Nguyen
Directed by Scott Weinstein

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Bailiwick Chicago is a theater company that was formed by a group of dedicated actors, directors and production professionals after Bailiwick Repertory Theater closed its doors in September 2009. This Collective is the artistic ensemble responsible for the mission and vision of the company. In its first two seasons, Bailiwick Chicago garnered 28 award nominations and received critical acclaim for its innovative Chicago productions. 

See What I Wanna See
Words and Music by Michael John LaChiusa
Directed by Lili-Anne Brown
Music Direction by James Morehead

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Theatre Seven of Chicago produces work that explores the diverse Chicago experience. Since 2007, the company has produced 16 standout offerings, greeted 12,000 audience members, paid 200+ artists for their contributions, earned nominations for three Jeff Awards and two Black Theatre Alliance Awards and won the 2012 Emerging Theatre Award. The company’s noted world premieres include The Chicago Landmark Project, We Live Here, Diversey Harbor, Yes, This Really Happened To Me and Cooperstown. Theatre Seven also hosts a robust menu of auxiliary programming, including a monthly reading series, Shikaakwa. 

BlackTop Sky
By Christina Anderson
Directed by Cassy Sanders

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Support for Garage Rep 2013

Support for Garage Rep comes through the "Leading for the Future Initiative," a program of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.