“These exceptional directors are going to change the face of the American theatre, of that I’ve no doubt,” says the Drama League's executive artistic director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks. “Not only in New York, but in Chicago, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Houston, and the other places these directors call home.”
The Gift Theatre is pleased to announce the final play of its 2019 Season: the Chicago premiere of Leah Nanako Winkler's dark comedy KENTUCKY, directed by ensemble member Chika Ike, playing October 17 - November 17, 2019 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.
. "Every program in this festival is entirely led by, produced by, directed and written and facilitated by women of color. Our hope is to encourage art organizations large and small across the globe to provide more artistic and decision-making opportunities to women of color both onstage and off-stage." - Reginald Edmund, Co-FOunder and managing Curating Director
Yet to Be by Nambi E. Kelley, directed by Chika Ike
Black Lives Black Words International Project- 10-minute Play Showcase