Week-long Hildegard workshop at Prop Thtr

JUL 15, 2019 Today we started our week-long Hildegard workshop at Prop Thtr! Very excited for conversations around faith and character development. We’d love for you to join us for a reading this coming Sunday, July 21. Come hear the latest draft (we wrote a second act!), and stay after for wine, beer, and chats.

Reviews are rolling in for HEAD OVER HEELS

JUL 8, 2019 They’re all pretty damn great, but only one made me cry on my way to work. Kerry Reid’s review for the Chicago Tribune was published this morning, and it’s GLOWING. There are so many great blogs and publications reviewing theater in the city; it’s a little silly to get wide-eyed over the


JUL 6, 2019 HEAD OVER HEELS is open for business! Congratulations to a wonderful cast and crew, and special thanks to book writer James Magruder for joining us for opening night festivities!

Vahishta Vafadari nominated by the Joseph Jefferson Committee for Performer in a Principle Role in I KNOW MY OWN HEART

APR 22, 2019 Congratulations to Vahishta Vafadari for her Jeff nomination! Vahishta has been nominated by the Joseph Jefferson Committee for Performer in a Principle Role for her performance as Anne Lister in I KNOW MY OWN HEART. The 46th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards will be held on June 3, 2019.

Elizabeth Swanson Named Co-director of Kokandy’s Head Over Heals

Apr 2, 2019 Some exciting news announced today: I will be co-directing HEAD OVER HEELS this summer with Kokandy Productions! This will be the first regional production of the musical since its Broadway run closed in January of this year. My fearless co-director is Kokandy’s newly appointed producing artistic director Derek Van Barham. Breon Arzell

Holy Grant Writing Carpul Tunnel, Batman! WE WON A GRANT!

Mar 17, 2019 Broadway World announced today that the HILDEGARD creative team was awarded a grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. This is really special news; we took act one of the show to the Chicago Fringe Festival last September, and this grant will give us the push to keep


Jan 13, 2019 And just like that, I KNOW MY OWN HEART is open! We were so fortunate to have Emma Donoghue for joining us for opening night and a post-show conversation. This rehearsal process has been incredibly joyful and life-giving, in large part because of the wonderful ensemble of principle and understudy actors. Special

Windy City Times publishes article on I KNOW MY OWN HEART

Jan 9, 2019 Today the Windy City Times published an article about I KNOW MY OWN HEART with interviews from me and playwright Emma Donoghue. Thanks to Chicago playwright Sarah Bowden for writing the article! (And for putting up with background noise from the CTA Red Line during the phone interview! May that be the