"ensemble"

 

Brad NormanJ. Preddie PredmoreMichael KuyaPaul-Samuel FraleySarah PickettDavid CastroManny SosaCaitlin Tauer

A play about acting. Onstage and off.

The play "ensemble" is a two-act satire of the Chicago improvisational theatre community, chronicling the rise and plummet of an typical improv group headed by director Stan Lowell (Brad Norman) and his trusty assistant Danny Lyman (J. Preddie Predmore). While attempting to mount yet another improv show, the troupe (Michael Kuya, Paul-Samuel Fraley, Sarah Pickett, David Castro and Manny Sosa) is faced with more than their share of backstage infighting, politicking, infidelity, intrigue and dismemberment. During this chaos, Stan tries to maintain a precarious and purpose-free 
relationship with a married woman (Caitlin Taer).

The play was written and directed by Vincent Truman with Tina Lamb as assistant director 
and voice of reason. Photography by Melissa Jackson. Project assistance by Darcy Brisco and Crystal Moore. 

relevant links
photo op: 24 june 2000
ensemble: the unfolding text

Click here to see large version of poster.

the performance loft
the 2nd unitarian church
656 west barry, chicago illinois
august 25, 26, september 1, 2, 8, 9
2000


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