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"An important contribution to the development of new works, new voices in the theatre ... a dark and ominous feeling prevails with glimmers of hope and faith."

GayChicago Magazine

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Middle-aged cashiers, adolescent boys, junior lawyers, a mysterious businessman, and other lost souls seek connection -- in various ways, in various storefronts.Spend a day or eve at the corner of Jarvis and Greenview as we celebrate 10 years in Jarvis Square!

From Elite Auto to the Alderman's office; from Gruppo di Amici and Poitin Stil to Charmer's and Luzzat; from Taste Food & Wine to the side project's lobby ... six plays in found spaces!

Birthday by Crystal Skillman, directed by Adam Webster
Shows: July 30, Aug 6, 13
When Leila escapes a company birthday party, she doesn't expect to encounter a like-minded soul in the backroom of the bar. Staged at Poitin Stil.

Nobody by Crystal Skillman, directed by Derek Garza
Shows: July 30, Aug 6, 9, 13
In a series of monologues, restaurant co-workers and patrons recount lost loves and missed connections in this memory play staged at Gruppo di Amici (July 30, Aug 6, 13) and Luzzat (Aug. 9 ).

The Billing King by Mark Young, directed by Anna C. Bahow
Shows: July 30, Aug 2, 10, 17
Two junior lawyers, Jared and Chad, talk about tactics, ethics and the rat race in this world premiere staged in Alderman Joe Moore's office. (The July 30 and Aug. 2 shows will be at the side project.)

Fixtures by Brett Neveu, directed by Brant Russell
Shows: July 30, Aug 1, 8, 15
Todd is looking to sell his auto dealership. Paul is willing to buy, but what exactly is he offering? This commissioned work will be staged at Elite Auto. (The July 30 show will be at the side project.)

The Float by Jesse Weaver, directed by Jimmy McDermott
Shows: July 30, Aug 6, 13, 14
Two middle-aged women work the graveyard shift at a convenience store, with the boss and other tensions, ever-present. A world premiere staged in the converted side project lobby!

Ceremony by Mark Schultz, directed by Kayla Anderson
Shows: July 30, Aug 1, 8, 14, 15
15-year old Cory, sporting his Jonas Brothers purity ring, and 20-year-old James, all ninjas and porn, become step-brothers, staged at Charmer's (Aug. 1, 8, 15) and Taste Food & Wine (Aug. 14). The July 30 showing will be at the side project.

Ty Baumann, Bryan Breau, Nicholas Roy Caesar, Melonie Collmann, Michelle Courvais, Ellen Girvin, Dillon Kelleher, Pat King, Jason Michael Lindner, Meredith Rae Lyons, Corey Noble, Breahan Eve Pautsch, Jon Patrick Penick, John Henry Roberts, Cheryl Roy and Justine Serino.


by Brett Neveu, Mark Schultz, Crystal Skillman, Jesse Weaver and Mark Young
directed by Kayla Mae Anderson, Anna C. Bahow, Derek Garza, Jimmy McDermott, Brant Russell and Adam Webster

July 30 - August 17, 2011