Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Meet our Panelists!

Red Tape Theatre is pleased to announce our upcoming panel series. These will follow our 2:00 p.m. matinee performances of Enemy of the People.

Ibsen’s Women

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Hedda Gabler, Nora Helmer, Helene Alving. As Red Tape reimagines Ibsen’s Dr. Stockman as a woman, we invite a panel of guests to discuss Ibsen’s groundbreaking heroines.

Panelists include:

Jacob Juntunen, Professor of Theatre, University of Illinois in Chicago

After dropping out of high school, Jacob’s first play was produced by Edward Albee at Stages Repertory Theatre in Houston. Since then, his plays were produced around the country, and his script Under America was one of five selected by the Driehaus Foundation for submission to the Sundance Institute Chicago Roundtable. Under America was also a finalist for the Christopher Brian Wolk Award. Jacob attended Clackamas Community College (A.A. 1996), Reed College (B.A. 1999) and Northwestern University (Ph.D. 2007). Recipient of multiple academic and playwriting honors including a Diedrich & Johnson Scholarship, an Agnes Nixon New Plays Award (both at Northwestern University), a Lee Blessing Scholarship to attend the Timberlake Writers’ Colony, and a Tennessee Williams Scholarship to attend the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Jacob teaches theatre history and an honors seminar at the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC) and writing at the School of the Art Institute. For more information, go to

Robert Scogin, Artistic Director, Shaw Chicago

Winner of The Chicago Drama League’s 2008 Crystal Award, appeared on Broadway in Shakespeare’s Henry V and Off-Broadway in A Road Where the Wolves Run and Children of the Ladybug. Regional credits include: the American Shakespeare Theater, California Shakespeare Theater, Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, Notre Dame Summer Shakespeare, Indiana Repertory, Missouri Repertory and the Guthrie Theater. Chicago credits include: Wisdom Bridge, Northlight, Next, Famous Door, Writers’ Theater, Goodman, Remy Bumppo, and Chicago Shakespeare Theater where he has appeared in more than thirty productions, most recently in Henry IV Parts One & Two, both on Navy Pier and at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Celebrating his thirteenth season as Artistic Director of ShawChicago, he has directed more than forty of Shaw’s plays. Other directing credits include: The Comedy of Errors and King Lear (Shakespeare’s Motley Crew), Last Summer at Blue Fish Cove and The Two Gentleman of Verona (Footsteps Theater), Pinter’s The Lover and The Dumb Waiter (Writers’), A Doll’s House and The Millionairess (Next), and The Lion in Winter (Rising Moon). He taught and directed Shakespeare at the Turkish State Theater Conservatory in Ankara and Konya, Turkey. He returned to Turkey in March of 2007 to direct Shaw’s Arms and the Man in Turkish for the Konya State Theater Conservatory’s Second International Theater Festival. He was most recently seen in A Bench in the Sun at Apple Tree and as Father Murphy in Writers’ Theater’s world premiere of The Savannah Disputation.

Julie K. Ward, Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University

Julie Ward (Ph.D., Univ. California, San Diego) is Professor of philosophy at Loyola University, where she specializes in Greek philosophy, and topics in feminist philosophy. Her publications include: Feminism and Ancient Philosophy (Routledge, 1996); Philosophers on Race (Blackwell, 2002, co-ed. T. Lott); and Aristotle on Homonymy Dialectic and Science (Cambridge, 2008). She has published papers in Aristotle's psychology and metaphysics, ancient skepticism, and also on Simone de Beauvoir and critical race theory. She is currently working on a book devoted to the development of the concept of physis, or nature, in the thought of Plato and Aristotle.Dr. Ward arrived at Loyola in 1990, after teaching at University of Oregon, Mt. Holyoke, and Stanford University. She offers graduate courses primarily in Greek philosophy, especially Aristotle's psychology, ethics, and metaphysics. In addition to ancient philosophy, her undergraduate teaching covers ethics and social philosophy, with a focus on race and gender, and philosophy and film.

Green Night of Theatre

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Ibsen’s play examines the fallout from an environmental disaster. Join our guests from Chicago Open Lands and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum as they show us how to be greener in our homes and our community.

Panelists include:

Courtney Bennett, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

The Chicago Academy of Sciences and its Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum inspire people to learn about and care for nature and the environment. The Academy improves quality of life in Chicago and the region by delivering superior environmental and science education programs to students and teachers, by offering Museum exhibitions and conducting public programs that foster green living, and by restoring local ecosystems and advancing scientific knowledge through collections and research.

Stacy Meyers-Glen, Policy Coordinator, Chicago Open Lands

Stacy Meyers-Glen joined Openlands in 2006, before which she practiced for ten years as an environmental attorney, prosecuting environmental cases with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Stacy also had the privilege of working with Samuel T. Lawton, Jr. at the Illinois Pollution Control Board (IPCB), where she drafted regulations and opinions on issues ranging from air pollution to deregulating the electrical industry. Prior to her tenure at IPCB, Stacy developed the Illinois Environmental Crimes Investigators Network and prosecuted environmental cases with the Office of the Illinois Attorney General.

An Enemy of the People runs May 4-30, 2009

Get your tickets here!

1 comment:

Andrew Hobgood said...

We have an interesting debate about adaptations happening over at our blog that specifically mentions your upcoming Enemy of the People:

If you have any thoughts you would like to add, would love to hear them! Particularly while you are currently working on a new adaptation. My guess is that you probably have some great insights into the process.

Looking forward to seeing it!