The Gift Theatre is pleased to present TEN 2020, the company’s annual season kick-off festival of ten world premiere ten-minute pieces by The Gift and guest artists, curated by Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton and Associate Artistic Directors Paul D'Addario and Emjoy Gavino. TEN will play through January 18th at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Jefferson Park neighborhood. Tickets for TEN are free for Gift subscribers and $10 for the general public. Tickets are currently available at thegifttheatre.org or by calling the Gift’s box office at 773-283-7071.
The TEN 2020 line-up includes:
THE GAME OF LIFE
Book and Lyrics by Gift Co-Founder William Nedved, Music by Stephen Coleman
Directed by ensemble member Erica Weiss
Featuring Michael Turrentine
By Hansol Jung
Directed by Brian Shaw
Featuring ensemble member James D. Farruggio
By Brooke Allen
Directed by Erin Murray
Featuring ensemble member Alexandra Main with Chanell Bell
By Michael Allen Harris
Directed by Gregory Geffrard
Featuring Raphael Diaz, Jalyn Greene, Watson Swift and Michael Turrentine
By Stacy Osei-Kuffour
Directed by ensemble member Martel Manning
Featuring ensemble members Gregory Fenner and Jennifer Glasse
BURIED MOTHER By Mickle Maher
Directed by Michael Cotey
Featuring Deanna Dunagan and Diana Slickman
By Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton
Directed by Jonathan Berry
Featuring ensemble members Jay Worthington, James D. Farruggio and Alexandra Main with Katie Gonzalez and Ricardo Gutierrez
Natural Gas, The Gift’s house-improv team.
Featuring ensemble members Ed Flynn, Michael Patrick Thornton, Hannah Toriumi and Kyle Zornes with Kieran Fitzgerald, Carly Olson, John Pantlind and other scoundrels.
giftLIT, The Gift’s literary extension.
Featuring giftLIT Director Maggie Andersen with Maria Ortiz, Jennifer Rumberger and Shaina Warfield
A short film by ensemble member Ed Flynn and Amy Speckien
Featuring ensemble members and guest artists
The TEN 2020 production team includes Daniel Friedman (lighting design), Michael McShane (sound design), Sarah Luse (production manager), David Preis (technical director) and Tori Thompson (stage manager).
Thursday, January 16 at 7:30 pm
Friday, January 17 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 18 at 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm
About The Gift Theatre
Since 2001 and over 70 productions, The Gift Theatre has pioneered the frontiers of the American theatre via the most intimate professional Equity theatre in the country, leading to national acclaim and a cultural revolution on Chicago’s northwest side.