Thursday, April 12, 2018

Writers Theatre >> Free Upcoming WT Events! (Glencoe,IL)


Smart People
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Pictured: Julian Parker, Kayla Carter, Deanna Myers and Erik Hellman. Photo by Joe Mazza- Brave Lux. 

Join us for these upcoming events connected to Smart People (including a special Making Of… featuring playwright Lydia R. Diamond), as well as the next installment in the Writers Theatre Play Reading Series: Vérité by Nick Jones. Space is limited for all events, so we encourage you to RSVP today!




Monday, April 16 at 7pmHosted by Highland Park Public Library   494 Laurel Ave, Highland Park

Featuring: Lori D. Barcliff Baptista (University of Illinois at Chicago), Annette D’Onofrio (Northwestern University, the Chicagoland Language Project) and Chloe Johnston (Lake Forest College,
The Neo-Futurists)
Whether consciously or not, most of us have engaged in a phenomenon of social interaction popularly known as “code-switching.” As Smart People examines issues of privilege, implicit bias and miscommunication, this event seeks to define “code-switching” and decode the subtle shifts in how we perceive others and how we choose to present ourselves and communicate.
RSVP for free today!

Monday, April 30 at 7pmHosted by Vernon Area Public Library 
 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire

Featuring: Joy Bivins, Director of Curatorial Affairs, Chicago History Museum
Smart People examines the role that race plays in the lives of four particular people, whose personal and professional lives become intertwined. To take a deeper look at the idea of race, Joy Bivins (Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Chicago History Museum) shares highlights from the Chicago History Museum exhibit Race: Are We So Different? RSVP for free today!


Sunday Spotlight

Sunday, May 13 after the matinee performance (approximately 4:15pm)

Are you curious about the world that surrounds your favorite plays? Sunday Spotlight offers access to the finest speakers, scholars and cultural leaders. This FREE one-hour event extends the conversation on our stages by featuring an expert in an area connected to the play. Seating is limited, so RSVP for free today! 
Making of...

Monday, May 21 at 6:30pm

Playwright Lydia R. Diamond will discuss her writing career and its beginnings in Chicago, the inspiration and motivations behind her play Smart People, as well as the different resonance the play now has, two presidential cycles after its setting. Seating is limited, so RSVP for free today!



Written by Nick Jones
Directed by Brian Balcom

Monday, April 30th at 7:00pm
The Gillian Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe

Featuring: Nathan Hosner*, Darci Nalepa*, Cristina Panfilio*, Vincent Teninty*
 and Zachary Uzarraga with additional casting TBA.


Struggling writer Jo has been given the opportunity of a lifetime to write her own memoir. The only catch is that her publishers explicitly ask that she only write about her life truly, and that it be as exciting as possible. As mysterious and even sinister events start happening to her, Jo has to decide how far she is willing to go to make her life into art, and whether it’s all coincidence or if someone is determined to make sure her memoir is a best-seller at any cost. The play had its world premiere at Lincoln Center Theater in 2015.
*Denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers


There are brief post-show conversations after every Tuesday and Wednesday evening performance in the theatre? Stick around after the play to participate in a 15-minute discussion of the play with members of the WT Artistic Team and the Smart People company. (Please note that extension weeks do not include pre- and post-show discussions). 

Writers Theatre Box Office: 847-242-6000
Box Office Hours:
Sunday & Monday: 12pm – 5pm
Tuesday – Saturday: 12pm – 6:30pm 
Writers Theatre
325 Tudor Court
Glencoe, IL, 60022

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