WBEZ | Fifty Shades of Plaid http://www.wbez.org/tags/fifty-shades-plaid Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: Connections, connections http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-09/daily-rehearsal-connections-connections-102659 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/david cromer.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Gorilla Tango Theatre</strong></span></span>&nbsp;wanted <em>me </em>to let <em>you </em>know that they are looking for people to audition<a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-07-06/daily-rehearsal-how-start-your-own-theater-company-88795"> for <em>A Nude Hope</em></a>, which I&#39;m sure you are aware is a burlesque show about <em>Star Wars</em>. But you gotta be 21. Auditions are this Saturday; if you&#39;d like to reserve one, email a headshot and resume to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:mariecurieosity@gmail.com" target="_blank">mariecurieosity@gmail.com</a>. Oh and a reminder: &quot;May the force be with you.&quot;</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- In other weird productions</strong></span></span> to <a href="http://www.theatreinchicago.com/auditions/industrydetail.php?AuditionID=2262">audition for:&nbsp;<em>Fifty Shades of Plaid&nbsp;</em></a>&nbsp;is one option.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- This Sunday</strong></span></span>,&nbsp;Victory Gardens&nbsp;will be screening the documentary <em>Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry</em>; their play <em><a href="http://www.victorygardens.org/onstage/equivocation.php">Equivocation</a>,</em> is also running now. The connection?<em> &quot;</em>Ai Weiwei and Shakespeare&mdash;as depicted in Cain&rsquo;s play&mdash; are artists fighting to speak truth to power in difficult times and both refuse to allow their work to be used to prop up what they see as corrupt regimes,&quot; said&nbsp;Director of New Play Development Geoffrey Jackson Scott in a statement.</p><p>And guess who that production stars? Marc Grapey, who was spotted at Sunday night&#39;s <em>Sweet Bird of Youth</em> at the Goodman. You may know Grapey from his brief but memoral cameo role as J.J. Mitchell on <em>Sex and the City</em>. His attendance at <em>Sweet Bird</em> makes sense (not that anyone has to have a reason to go to the theater), given his connection to David Cromer, who directed the production&nbsp;(they won a Jeff award together in 2003 for&nbsp;<em>The Cider House Rules - Part I</em> at the Famous Door Theatre in Chicago, Illinois).</p><p>And speaking of Cromer; here&#39;s an <em>Interview Show</em> interview with him:</p><p style="text-align: center; "><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/KRh6xo1ItdE" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 16:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-09/daily-rehearsal-connections-connections-102659