1. Miami-Illinois word for the wetlands region we now call Chicago.
2. A reading series produced by Theatre Seven.
Help Select Our Productions!
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: July 24th, Aug 28th.
Aug 21, 2013
by Christina Anderson
Directed by Cassy Sanders*
The 3031 Backyard Theatre ; 3031 N Honore St CLICK HERE
ABOUT THE PLAY:
HOLLOW ROOTS, a new play by Christina Anderson follows one-woman on a journey through a nameless urban setting in search of a “Neautral Narrative”. She asks herself and those she meets, ‘What is a neutral narratve?’ and ‘Can someone live a life unaffected by one’s own race or gender?’.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Christina Anderson’s plays include Good Goods, Man in Love, Inked Baby, Blacktop Sky, Hollow Roots, and Drip. Her work has appeared at Steppenwolf, Penumbra, Yale Rep, A.C.T., The Public Theater, Crowded Fire, and other theaters all over the country. Awards and honors include Playwright-in-Residence at Magic Theater (National New Play Network), two PONY nominations, 2011 Wourzell Prize Finalist (University of Vienna), National Playwrights’ Conference residency at the O’Neill, Schwarzman Legacy Scholarship awarded by Paula Vogel, two Susan Smith Blackburn nominations, Lorraine Hansberry Award (American College Theater Festival), Van Lier Playwriting Fellowship (New Dramatists), Wasserstein Prize nomination (Dramatists Guild), Lucille Lortel Fellowship (Brown University). She’s a Core Writer at The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis. American Theatre Magazine selected Anderson as one of fifteen up-and-coming artists “whose work will be transforming America’s stages for decades to come.” She obtained her B.A. from Brown University and an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama’s Playwriting Program. Anderson was born and raised in Kansas City, KS. http://newdramatists.org/christina-anderson
*denotes a T7 Company Member
**denotes a T7 Artistic Associate