Our 2016 Season

unre1Help us celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s shuffling off this mortal coil!

TWELFTH NIGHT ON TWELFTH NIGHT
January 5th & 12th

AS YOU LIKE IT
Spring

HAMLET
Summer

KING LEAR
Autumn

We Do Know The Sweet Roman Hand!

Check out this adorable phone-shot (by company treasurer Danny Pancratz) of Unrehearsed veteran Mike Speck as Malvolio, showing off his yellow stockings to Nathan Ducker’s Olivia.

"To bed?"

“To bed?”

 

Come see Twelfth Night this coming Tuesday (the twelfth night of January).
New Malvolio! New Olivia! Same yellow tights!

TWELFTH NIGHT ON TWELFTH NIGHT
January 12 @ 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm)
Blackrock Pub, 3614 N Damen Ave
$5 at the door

The Tempest!

We closed out our 2015 Season with The Tempest.

Check out more photos here!

Our 2016 is set and soon to be announced. Come see our annual Twelfth Night on Twelfth Night to find out, January 5th and 12th!

"This island's mine!" (Adam Betz as Caliban)

“This island’s mine!” (Adam Betz as Caliban)

A New Workshop is Coming Soon

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Unrehearsed Shakespeare is holding another workshop for new students. In addition to the basics of the Unrehearsed technique, we also hope to cover Storytelling, picking up cues, performance stamina, partnering, and basic physical and vocal concerns. The classes will culminate in a mock-ReUp, where we perform various scenes using the technique.
Those who complete this workshop will be entered into our actor roster, and will be considered for casting in future shows.

Oct 6, 7, 13, & 14
7pm – 9pm

If you’re interested in learning the technique, please email Alexandra Boroff (Managing Director) at unrehearsedchicago@gmail.com, or Jared McDaris (Artistic Director) at jared@unrehearsedchicago.com.

THE TEMPEST is Coming Soon

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Unrehearsed will be closing out our 2015 season with The Tempest

Back in 2010, we debuted in Chicago with Much Ado About Nothing and The Tempest. Known for its artifice and effects, our bare-bones Tempest was surprisingly effective despite its paucity of panache (and our not really knowing what we were doing). Now, with more resources, more actors, and a greater understanding of the technique, we hope to close the year with a rockin’ fantasia.

ATTG Production Photos

Aladdin's Djinn (Sarah Tilford)

Aladdin’s Djinn (Sarah Tilford)

iNDie Grant Productions has already started rolling out quality production photos of A Thousand Times Goodnight. There are more to come, but here’s a tiny taste.

Ad Avis (Christopher Aruffo)

Ad Avis (Christopher Aruffo)

A Thousand Times Goodnight: AJ Miller

AJ Miller (The Clown)

AJ Miller (The Clown)

A THOUSAND TIMES GOODNIGHT opens July 30!
4001 N Ravenswood Ave, 4th Floor (Right Brain Project Theatre space)
ALL TICKETS ARE FREE

AJ Miller plays the Clown.

A.J. Miller hails from Michigan but has called Chicago home for 8 years now. He is a member of The Chicago Mammals and has performed in many capacities around Chicago and across the country. Thanks to Jared, Kiri, and the cast for being wondrous!

THE CLOWN enjoys license to say what others might not, but his commentary takes on a more political edge with the arrival of Scheherazade. He soon lands himself in hot water (or a filthy riverside), and is forced to reevaluate his motivations.

“There ‘tis,
Our King woos by his Senses. Imprimus,
He Touch’d and was Touched by th’ bound’ries of
His Bride: by this he is insensate to
The Touch of’s Brother’s Borders. Segundo,
Tonight t’would See, and bask i’th’ Beauty of
The Sultaness as she there bare herself,
And him as well. Thereby shall he be blind
To missives howe’er massive, Bills howe’er
They’re quill’d, and Declarations however
They’re writ. Tertiary yet greater still,
That Night he Tastes and Scents the salty Wife,
May ‘hura Mazda guard the Artists then,
For there is no accounting for our Tastes,
(And Godamercy on our Fishermen, too).
And on the fortieth, mine hurts, will Hear
Scheherazade at last, the very Portals
By his spent Case o’erswell with Melody,
And on the Morrow he hears not your pleas.
So by the Dreaming with his Merry Gentress,
He spends his Senses and awakens Senseless..”
Act III, Scene 1

A THOUSAND TIMES GOODNIGHT
July 30 & 31, August 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15
7:30pm
ALL TICKETS ARE FREE
Space is limited. To reserve a spot, email Jared (jared@unrehearsedchicago.com, jared.mcdaris@gmail.com, or unrehearsedchicago@gmail.com).

A Thousand Times Goodnight: Kiri Palm

Kiri Palm (Stage Manager)

Kiri Palm (Stage Manager / Super Hero)

A THOUSAND TIMES GOODNIGHT opens July 30!
4001 N Ravenswood Ave, 4th Floor (Right Brain Project Theatre space)
ALL TICKETS ARE FREE

KIRI PALM is our illustrious Stage Manager!

Kiri Palm, stage manager, wandered onto the Chicago theatre scene in 2010.  A stage manager, playwright, and actor, she holds BAs in Theatre and German Studies from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  Recent stage manager credits include WTC View, Our Leading Lady, The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Project 891 Theatre), and Orpheus (Filament Theatre).  In her spare time she enjoys quoting Simon Pegg films and colour-coding her Sharpie collection.

A THOUSAND TIMES GOODNIGHT
July 30 & 31, August 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15
7:30pm
ALL TICKETS ARE FREE
Space is limited. To reserve a spot, email Jared (jared@unrehearsedchicago.com, jared.mcdaris@gmail.com, or unrehearsedchicago@gmail.com).

 

A Thousand Times Goodnight: Delena Bradley

Delena Bradley, Costume-Genie!

Delena Bradley, Costume-Genie!

A THOUSAND TIMES GOODNIGHT opens July 30!
4001 N Ravenswood Ave, 4th Floor (Right Brain Project Theatre space)
ALL TICKETS ARE FREE

DELENA BRADLEY is our incredible costume designer!

Delena has had an absolute blast creating costumes for A Thousand Times Goodnight and working with an awesome cast and crew! Delena is the resident Costume Designer for Forget Me Not Theatre Company, past shows with them include most recently costume and set design for Minotaur, costume design for The Impossible Adventures of Supernova Jones, Alice Invents a Little Game and Alice always Wins, Gothic Arch, and Time to Burn. Other credits include art direction for the film Cool Apocalypse, costume design for The Odd Couple: Female Version at Greenhouse Theater and When Angels Wept at City Lit Theatre. Delena is a 2012 graduate of Ball State University with a degree in Theatre Design and Technology. Delena would like to thank her incredibly supportive network of friends and family, this would not be possible without them!

A THOUSAND TIMES GOODNIGHT
July 30 & 31, August 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15
7:30pm
ALL TICKETS ARE FREE
Space is limited. To reserve a spot, email Jared (jared@unrehearsedchicago.com, jared.mcdaris@gmail.com, or unrehearsedchicago@gmail.com).

A Thousand Times Goodnight: Christopher Aruffo

Christopher Aruffo (The Vizier)

Christopher Aruffo (The Vizier)

A THOUSAND TIMES GOODNIGHT opens July 30!
4001 N Ravenswood Ave, 4th Floor (Right Brain Project Theatre space)
ALL TICKETS ARE FREE

CHRISTOPHER ARUFFO play the Vizier.

Dr. Christopher Aruffo (teacher, actor, director) has performed in and directed more than 60 plays in the US, the UK, and Canada. Currently based in Chicago, Chris has taught acting classes and workshops for more than 13 years, and is the author of A Rational Guide to Verse: Scansion Made Simple, a guide to Shakespearean language. He is a dialect coach and voiceover artist, and has recorded thirteen volumes of the Edgar Allan Poe Audiobook Collection. He earned his Master of Fine Arts in Acting Performance from the University of Florida and his Ph.D. from McMaster University.  Chris’s TEDx talk, explaining why people talk with an accent, can be seen on YouTube.

THE VIZIER, Scheherazade’s father, has been trying literally for years to convince the Sultan to abandon his ridiculous campaign against womankind and return to governance. At the same time, he has been keeping his daughters out of his sovereign’s rapacious eye: but one fateful evening, Scheherazade emerges and seems hellbent on arousing the Sultan’s ire. The Vizier is stuck with the unenviable task of reigning in his daughter’s suicidal obstreperousness.

“For ev’ry Subject
You offer up a Theme: When I would speak
To you of debtors unrepentant, you
Repine the fortunes wasted on a Wife
Who durst to dote upon her Jew’lry more
Than on th’ Jewel of her Master’s Potency,
As though she ought to hang upon the Scepter
Alike to Moses’ staff. A Sultan’s staff
Is sturdy true and ready for his Office,
Yet ‘tis not Evidence of God, whate’er
We fane would have our Ladies testify.
Thus speak you of Taxes, learned Sultan.”
Act I, Scene 1

A THOUSAND TIMES GOODNIGHT
July 30 & 31, August 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15
7:30pm
ALL TICKETS ARE FREE
Space is limited. To reserve a spot, email Jared (jared@unrehearsedchicago.com, jared.mcdaris@gmail.com, or unrehearsedchicago@gmail.com).