WBEZ | Steppenwolf for Young Adults http://www.wbez.org/tags/steppenwolf-young-adults Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: 3Arts Awards winners announced http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-10/daily-rehearsal-3arts-awards-winners-announced-103297 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/5-Halena%20Kays-bw.jpg" style="height: 338px; width: 300px; float: left; " title="Halena Kays (Courtesy of 3Arts Awards)" /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>-&nbsp;<a href="http://www.3arts.org">3Arts</a> has announced the ten local recipients</strong></span></span> of their 3Arts Awards, all of whom will receive $15,000 to use on their own projects. The chosen few are:&nbsp;choreographers&nbsp;Monique Haley&nbsp;and&nbsp;Nejla Yatkin; vocalist&nbsp;Dee Alexander&nbsp;and instrumentalist&nbsp;Lanialoha Lee; teaching artists&nbsp;Miguel Aguilar&nbsp;and&nbsp;Avery Young; lighting designer&nbsp;Heather Gilbert&nbsp;and director&nbsp;Halena Kays; and visual artists&nbsp;Harold Mendez&nbsp;and&nbsp;Maria Vergara. They&#39;ll get their awards Monday night at the Museum of Contemporary Art.&nbsp;&quot;As we unveil the 2012 3Arts awardees, we also celebrate a major milestone for our organization,&quot; said 3Arts Executive Director Esther Grimm in a statement. &quot;In our first five years, 3Arts has distributed $1,000,000 to artists across the city---a testament to our dedication to supporting a diversity of artistic voices in our community.&quot;</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px; "><strong><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; ">- Speaking of Halena Kays</span></strong></span>, she&#39;s having a good week/year: the Chicago Park District&#39;s has chosen her as one of the curators for next summer&#39;s Theater on the Lake&nbsp;season. Kays is artistic director of The Hypocrites, and she&#39;ll be joined by Joanie Schultz, freelance opera and theater director. They&#39;ll be announcing their picks in the spring.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Steppenwolf has added a final three performances</strong></span></span> to the run of <em>The Book Thief</em>; tickets to those performances go on sale October 24.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 10:36:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-10/daily-rehearsal-3arts-awards-winners-announced-103297 Daily Rehearsal: 21 years old? Audition for 'Hair' http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-05/daily-rehearsal-21-years-old-audition-hair-98934 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/tumblr_m3ewldXIzi1rtx0g7o1_r1_1280.jpg" style="float: left; width: 300px; height: 439px; " title=""><span style="font-size: 14px; "><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>1. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn</strong></span></span>&nbsp;will read some children's books at&nbsp;<a href="http://victorygardens.org/onstage/brownbear.php"><em>Treasured Stories by Eric Carle</em></a>&nbsp;at Victory Gardens this Saturday at noon. The weekends after will be covered by WGN-TV's Ana Belaval and Ralph Covert of&nbsp;<em>Ralph's World</em>, respectively. You can bring your own books too and they'll be donated to Chicago area kids &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px; "><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>2.&nbsp;<em>HAIR&nbsp;</em>at the Hideout</strong></span></span>&nbsp;is happening and has&nbsp;<a href="http://hairatthehideout.tumblr.com/">opened casting</a>, and anything goes! Just be 21 or older please (we most certainly did not have that rule at my high school). The non-equity theater troupe has &nbsp;a&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/#!/HAIRatHIDEOUT">Twitter</a>&nbsp;for "all the hairy details." LOL guys. LOL.</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px; "><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>3.&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0013dic59Nux6HghaE611O3RHaolavmGOnVY92dLc8C96YYfipYk2y3F5KLiOiSnAsmtpZ_ruktUI3-9kDS57FWP8BG98_2aEtoJJ5gdfv7Rsoje3lyFJ9DNlVfg4G9AxMw" shape="rect" target="_blank">Chicago Slam Works</a>' opens the second</strong></span></span>&nbsp;of their three-performance season May 25,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-03-26/daily-rehearsal-camino-real-inspires-extreme-reactions-97619">remember</a>?&nbsp;"CSW artistic director J.W. Basilo transports the traditional slam competition to an other-worldly experience where past poets are resurrected to compete against living writers. Actors will portray writers such as Lucille Clifton, Frank O'Hara and the recently deceased Adrienne Rich. These writers will go head-to-head against living poets including Robert Brown, Mary K. Fons and Marty McConnell. A group of judges selected from the audience will determine the ultimate winner."</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px; "><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>4.<a href="http://www.steppenwolf.org/Plays-Events/Programming/Steppenwolf-for-Young-Adults.aspx"> Steppenwolf for Young Adults</a> has announced their 2012-13&nbsp;</strong></span></span>season, which will include&nbsp;<em>The Book Thief&nbsp;</em>(opening October), based on the novel by Markus Zusak, adapted by Heidi Stillman, directed by SYA Artistic and Educational Director Hallie Gordon;&nbsp;<em>Oral Histories&nbsp;</em>(opening in March), which are stories gathered by DePaul University students, curated and written by Miles Harvey. The theme is Now Is The Time, they've partnered with CPL and Facing History and Ourselves, and the goal is to help stop youth violence.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px; "><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>5.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/standupmixtape">The&nbsp;Standup Mix Tape</a></strong></span></span>&nbsp;is a new show from Cameron Esposito and friends.&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/#!/StandupMixtape">It's&nbsp;</a>"Chicago standups + 25 person audience &amp; a recording studio. Produced by Underground Communique Records &amp; Cameron Esposito." And that's all I know about it from this pereferal glance!</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Tue, 08 May 2012 14:33:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-05/daily-rehearsal-21-years-old-audition-hair-98934 Daily Rehearsal: Audition for Second City's new venture http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-12-08/daily-rehearsal-audition-second-citys-new-venture-94723 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-December/2011-12-08/377520_212423508832517_163610423713826_482154_1149725909_a.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-December/2011-12-08/holidayinvites.JPG" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left; width: 200px; height: 149px;" title=""><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>1. 'Tis the season for holiday parties</strong></span></span>, and holiday parties are really holiday fundraisers, and that really just means your favorite non-profit theater is asking for money. Why does this always come in the form of a letter with terrible fonts? We love you guys. Festive times does not call for festive fonts, though I may be the minority on that one. Get your fonts straight.</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>2. <em>American Idiot</em> tickets go on sale <a href="http://www.theatreinchicago.com/newswire.php?newsID=632">tomorrow</a>.</strong></span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>3. The Neo-Futurists have added dates</strong></span></span> to their pretty cool sounding show<em> Burning Bluebeard.</em>&nbsp;Those&nbsp;extra performances will be Tuesday, December 20; Wednesday, December 21 and Wednesday, December 28.</p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-December/2011-12-08/fml3.jpg" style="margin-left: 10px; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: right; width: 208px; height: 306px;" title="Fiona Robert (Photo by Sandro)"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>4. UP&nbsp;is holding auditions for<em>&nbsp;Next UP!</em></strong></span></span>, their comedy showcase in early January. Bonus of doing that: Whoever wins<em> Next UP!</em> will open for an unnamed headliner at the club in the future.&nbsp;But this isn't a normal audition; you can submit through <a href="https://www.facebook.com/notes/up-comedy-club/next-up-chicagos-best-stand-up-comic-search/212423128832555">Facebook </a>and the best eight will make it. If you don't trust your fate to the fickle internet masses, audition in person on January 3. BUT if you don't win online, you can try in person. So while this new venture is definitely not what you've come to expect from Second City, it's still pretty structured.</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>5. Check out an image from&nbsp;Steppenwolf for Young Adults</strong></span></span>' final show for the 2011/12 season,<em>&nbsp;fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life</em>. It opens in February.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 16:20:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-12-08/daily-rehearsal-audition-second-citys-new-venture-94723