The theater management firm KMP Artists and Chicago Children’s Theatre (CCT) will send Red Kite, Brown Box on a national tour in 2015-2016. “Chicago Children’s Theatre is eager to work with KMP Artists to introduce the world of Red Kite to audiences all over the country,” says CCT Artistic Director Jacqueline Russell who created the show for children on the autism spectrum. For details, visit kmpartists.com.
Eight actors, directors, writers, choreographers and producers have joined forces for the Festival of Works in Development Theatre Project. They will perform at at 8 p.m. on September 22 at City Winery Chicago on 1200 W. Randolph Street. To learn more, visit www.citywinery.com/chicago/.
At 7p.m. on October 13, Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Martha Lavey will takk with John Lahr about his book Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh in the Downstairs Theatre on 1650 N. Halsted Street. The evening includes a post-conversation Q&A and book signing. For tickets ($10) call 312-335-1650 or visit www.steppenwolf.org.
“Our 2014/15 season theme, How did I get here? explores five stories about losing—and finding—your way. Tennessee Williams arguably wrote some of the greatest plays surrounding these themes. John Lahr has penned a seminal account of William’s life and work that unearths vital questions and astounding insights that I look forward to further investigating through a conversation with John and the audience,” notes Lavey.
The Marriott Theatre is holding general auditions and La Cage aux Folles open dance calls (September 9t-11) at The Marriott Theatre Rehearsal Warehouse on 1342 Barclay Boulevard in Buffalo Grove. For details, visit www.MarriottTheatre.com/auditions.
The Joffrey Ballet will hold open auditions for the children’s cast of Robert Joffrey’s The Nutcracker on September 14 at Joffrey Tower on 10 E. Randolph Street. Chicagoland dance students are welcome to audition. Find out more at: http://joffrey.org/sites/default/files/filefield/field_file/program/1484…