Seeing through listening
Written & Directed by Prof Kalman J Kaplan
February 19 7:30pm
What is Breaking Ground?
The BREAKING GROUND SERIES provides a platform for artists, thinkers, and feelers to showcase their works, their ideas, and their hearts. Once a week, join us for gripping tales, riveting discussions, or tantalizing performances from new and established folks from the Chicago area.
The Greenhouse Theater Center provides performance space free of charge, and half of the box office proceeds go to the artists. You can be sure that each ticket you purchase will directly support Growing Chicago Theater.
Check this page often to see what exciting events will be Breaking Ground at the Greenhouse!
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If you have anything you'd like to present to an audience, we're looking for you! Here are just a few examples of what we're looking for;
Short Play Festivals
By Steven Strafford
Mona finds that life has left her sad and stuck. When she can’t seem to get off a Holocaust Trivia Distribution list, she takes a road trip to take some action. Along the way, she shapes her story and learns a bit about what she might want next.
Written by Maureen Muldoon
Trans-Parent Love is a love song of a show that kicks off with a declaration of independence by Maureen’s daughter who has plastered a sign on her bedroom door informing the world that “A Pansexual Transgender” is in the house.
Featuring Kat Sass and Lucky Stiff
Acclaimed drag performers Kat Sass and Lucky Stiff bring their visionary GODDESS out of Boystown and into the Greenhouse Theater Center for a unique performance art experience unlike anything you have ever seen
Written by Bill Goff
Two best friends share one last six pack as one looks to resolve their friendship and the other wants to preserve it before time runs out.
Featuring Fancy Mustard
There are times in your life where everything came before & after a single moment. Inspired by your suggestions Fancy Mustard will improvise what led up to that moment and the aftermath in The Event! Also featuring opening acts of friends and enemies (just kidding, we don’t have friends).
By Elizabeth Morgan
Elizabeth Morgan’s She’s Folks! is a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, and a lot of laughs. Journey from the city to farm country and back again through folk and country music, hilarious stories, soaring harmonies and a wry view of the folks back home.
Written by Kalman Kaplan
Although Oedipus insists on his guilt with regard to patricide and incest with his mother, Nathan is convinced that he has been entrapped by the purposely obscure responses of the Pythia to Oedipus's sincere attempts to avoid these acts and brings him to be tried in the great Sanhedrin in Jerusalem.