A vibrant theatre community requires just the right chemistry. Source Festival plays the role of alchemist, mixing the forces of rising talents and established artists to present 25 new works.
Each of the Festival’s three weeks examines the creative process from a different perspective:
– Week 1: June 12 – 20 | SPARKS OF GENIUS: 18 10-Minute Plays
The Network • Seven Seconds Before the Conflagration • Mio Cuore — My Heart •
In The River • In The Fort • Something Like Loneliness
Then and Again • J.A.P. • Foreign Tongue •
Girls Play • Saddam’s Lions • Amenities
Jacqmin Family in the Petrified Forest • The Shelf Life of Sushi •
He is Heavy • Rice Futures • Love Drunk •
There Are Shapes On The Ceiling Fan That Look Like Bats
– Week 2: June 22 – 26 | THE CHEMISTRY OF ART: Four Unprecedented Artistic Blind Dates
It’s Me You Should Blame featuring Angella Foster, James Hesla & L’Tanya Mari
A Great(er) Depression featuring Jane Franklin, Brad Linde & Matt Ripa
Memoria Brassica featuring Karin Abromaitis, Tzveta Kassabova & Kristina Bilonick
Bunny, Bunny featuring Lisa A. Caruso, Chitra Kalyandurg & Seamus Sullivan
– Week 3: June 27 – July 3 | SYNTHESIS: Three Full-Length Plays
One night in the basement of a Brooklyn brownstone, three prep-school boys tackle life’s biggest questions about race, wealth, weed and who really owns hip-hop. Sharp, witty and honest, Aaron Wigdor Levy’s play leaves no easy answers.
When her younger sister goes missing, Sam’s family falls apart. Emily Schwend invites us into a world where soap bubbles overflow the sink, a yellow raincoat is spotted in the most unlikely of places and the whole world has to be re-assembled, one toothpick at a time.
On a rainy night in a spaceship bar, Rocketman buys drinks from an astronaut and contemplates making a phone call that could change the fate of the universe. Sean Graney, Founder and Artistic Director of Chicago’s The Hypocrites, takes us on a beautiful journey to a lonely place.