Director Anna C. Bahow is committed to the development of new work. Anna is an Associate Artist at the side project, Premiere Theatre and Performance and Chicago Dramatists. She served as the 2011-2012 Michael Maggio Directing Fellow at Goodman Theatre, has received an After Dark Award for direction, and her productions have received JEFF Awards for New Work and Use of Multi-Media. Upcoming: The Extinction Project at Rhino Fest in January and February, Brewed with Ruckus and Tympanic Theatres in March, Comrades Mine at City Lit in April and Invasion! with Silk Road Rising this summer. World premieres include: 2009 JEFF recommended The Rocks, Laura Eason's Rewind- the side project, 2008 JEFF nominated Odin's Horse - Infamous Commonwealth ("Top Five Fringe List 2008" Chicago Tribune), Keith Huff's Gray City - PTP, Mark Young's New Orleans - side project ("Top Five Fringe List 2006" Chicago Tribune), St. Colm's Inch - Chicago Dramatists, Martin's Fury Shot (Special JEFF- use of Multi Media) - Timeline and Robert Koon's Vintage Red And The Dust Of The Road (JEFF Citation New Work, American Critics' Association Steinberg Nominee Best New Work Produced Outside NY).
About The Ruckus Theater
Founded by an industrious group of Michigan ex-pats, The Ruckus is composed of actors, directors, playwrights, musicians, casting directors, publicity managers, grant writers, baristas, grad students, poets, computer fixers, appointment-makers and census-takers who aim to create a new kind of company-a casteless theater that blends the lines between playwright and actor, audience and company member. The Ruckus Theater is led by Artistic Director Allison Shoemaker, Associate Artistic Director Joshua Davis and a company and ensemble of twenty.
We're here to create, to examine, to invent, to explode-to create a ruckus. The Ruckus develops new work and the artists who create that work. Our ensemble breaks down the walls of traditional methods to nurture new plays and challenge exceptional artists. We believe in creating our process for every project from the ground up. We commit to the growth of our ensemble, the artists we collaborate with, and the plays we develop. We aim to deepen the cultural bedrock of our community by giving megaphones to new voices and by making theater affordable. By fostering conversations that rip through the curtain, we aim to lead both artist and audience down an unexpected path with art that doesn't play by the rules.
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