1. Miami-Illinois word for the wetlands region we now call Chicago.
2. A reading series produced by Theatre Seven.
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Shikaakwa readings inject Chicago’s most talented actors and directors into a critical step in our season selection process: the moment when we hear a play with a live audience for the very first time. Afterward, Cassy or Brian leads a thoughtful post-show discussion. Come take a key role in shaping our future work and take in a new play – on the house.
Upcoming Shikaakwas: May 22nd, June 26th, July 24th, Aug 28th.
THE BACHELORS by Caroline V. McGraw
May 22, 2013
The 3031 Backyard Theatre ; 3031 N Honore St CLICK HERE
Directed by Leah Karpel
Featuring…Nick Ward*, Michael Salinas, Bernard Balbot & Isabel Ellison**
ABOUT THE PLAY:
Inside a house, a house in a series of houses on a fraternity row, a house in which DVDs serve as coasters and drool stains the sofa, live three roommates far past their college days. A thousand girlfriends come and gone, a thousand drinks downed, a thousand parties crashed–every night the same, until now. Tonight is pledge night on fraternity row, but it is not the blaring music that makes sleep impossible. Tonight, these bachelors will understand what their relationships have really gotten them.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Caroline V. McGraw’s plays have been produced and developed all around the country, including the Cherry Lane Theatre by Young Playwrights Inc., the Abingdon by Highwire Theatre, the Yale Cabaret, American University’s New Works Series, The Cleveland Playhouse Next Stage Festival, Interborough Rep’s 3B Series, F*It Club, Washington Ensemble Theatre, WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory, Theatre4, AracaWorks, New Georges, The Intiman Theatre Festival/One Coast Collaboration, NJ Rep, The Amoralists, Naked Angels, Portland Center Stage, and the Yale School of Drama.
She is the winner of Young Playwrights Inc.’s National Festival, Highwire Theatre’s Testing the Line Competition, and the AracaWorks Graduate Playwriting Award. She is a member of Interstate 73 and the Jam, New George’s gathering of emerging women theater artists. Caroline is the 2013 Page 73 Playwriting Fellow.
She has worked with Young Playwrights Inc., Astoria Performing Arts Center, and the Horizon Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival as a mentor, dramaturg and teaching artist. She has taught playwriting at New Haven Co-op Arts High School, Wesleyan University, and Yale. She recently graduated from the Playwriting MFA program at the Yale School of Drama. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Caroline is based in New York. She’s deeply sorry about all the third-person. Visit carolinevmcgraw.com for more info!
*denotes a T7 Company Member
**denotes a T7 Artistic Associate