Intimate Stories. Genuine Problems. Real People. The best of cross-cultural theater, with shows performed in English and Russian.Details
Genesis offers dynamic new theatrical works that emphasize social justice and communal responsibility. Genesis emphasizes and empowers the work of women in theatre.
2017 SEASON INFO
Genesis Theatrical Productions is proud to announce the Chicago premiere of The Radiant by acclaimed playwright Shirley Lauro on May 18th 2017. This powerful and poignant play portrays the tempestuous life of scientist Marie Curie struggling for acceptance in turn of the century Europe. The Radiant will be directed by Kaitlin Taylor, and runs at the Athenaeum Theater in Chicago.
Also at the Athenaeum Theater, on Thursday, August 24, 2017 Stephanie Liss’ masterpiece recounting the effort to aid female victims in the Congo’s ongoing civil war, Sister Africa. Liss draws on her own experiences in the Congo, weaving real life stories in telling this rich and emotional story. Sister Africa will be directed by Associate Artistic Director and long time Chicago veteran actor, Elayne LeTraunik.
Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger Israeli playwright Savyon Liebrecht’s The Banality of Love examines the affair between Hannah Arendt, a Jew, and Philosopher and Nazi-sympathizer, Martin Heidegger. Patrick Murphy who recently directed the acclaimed Genesis’ Thicker Than Water is set to direct The Banality of Love. Dates and Location to be announced at a later date!
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