The Theatre School at DePaul University's New Directors Series Presents: Krissy Vanderwarker's FAUSTUS by Christopher Marlow Adaptation by Rupert Gould & Ben Power Comes to Life for a New Director.
The Theatre School at DePaul University presents FAUSTUS, by Christopher Marlowe, adapted Rupert Gould and Ben Power, and directed by Krissy Vanderwarker, as the opening production of the 2011-2012 New Directors Series. FAUSTUS opens Friday, November 4, and runs through Sunday, November 13, 2011, at Theater Wit. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Previews are on November 2 and November 3 at 7:30 PM.
Wittenberg, Germany, 1509: John Faustus, doctor and scholar, vows to conjure the devil. London, England, 2001: Jake and Dinos Chapman attempt the ultimate art taboo - meddling with a set of Goya etchings. In this brilliant adaptation, new director Krissy Vanderwarker unites three of her passions: art history, religion, and theatre - and explores the cost of the artist's pursuit of immortality.
Admission is FREE but reservations are recommended. Call the Box Office at (312) 922-1999.
New Directors Series productions are directed in partial fulfillment of the Master of Fine Arts degree in Directing at The Theatre School. FAUSTUS serves as Director Krissy Vanderwarker's MFA thesis project, after three years of production practice and training in order to fulfill her degree requirements. "I choose to work in theatre because I believe it creates a space that allows us to exercise our compassion," says Vanderwarker, "Expect to truly experience the live event; it will
be full of tricks, physical daring, and a new relationship to the performance happening before and around you." To learn more about Vanderwarker's past projects, The New Directors Series, or the MFA Directing curriculum, please visit http://theatreschool.depaul.edu.
Theater Wit is located at 1229 W Belmont Ave., in Chicago. The theatre is accessible via public transportation, and street parking is available. For more information please contact the Box Office at (312) 922-1999.
KRISSY VANDERWARKER (Director): is the Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Dog & Pony Theatre. After finishing her BA in Religion and Art History at Northwestern University, where she founded Sit & Spin Theatre Company, she met her D&P compatriots while interning at Steppenwolf. D&P directing credits include: GOD'S EAR, AS TOLD BY THE VIVIAN GIRLS, MR. MARMALADE, APE, OSAMA THE HERO, CRUMBLE (LAY ME DOWN, Justin Timberlake) and AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. Additional professional directing credits include: BETHANY (First Look Festival/Steppenwolf), AS FAT AS YOU CAN (Next Theatre), CLEAR (About Face), WHAT ONCE WE FELT (About Face), and AS MUCH AS YOU CAN (Hendel productions West at LA's
Celebration Theatre). Theatre School credits include: SHIPWRECKED!, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, BACCHAE, and AFTER THE END. Last summer she was on the faculty of the National High School Institute Cherubs Program at Northwestern where she directed KID-SIMPLE. You can also catch her
teaching sailing at Belmont Harbor.
The cast features Adam Brown (Jake), Brian Crawford (Cornelius/Lucifer/Vega/Pope/Old Man), Joe Flynn (Foster/Envy), Alex Hardaway (Dinos/Pride), Sonaz Izadi (Helena/Good Angel/Gluttony), Dan
Johnson (Mephistopheles/Police Officer), Michael McKeogh (Faustus), and Caroline Rau (Minta/Bad Angel/Lust).
The production staff includes Krissy Vanderwarker (Director), Brittany Squier (Dramaturg), Nick Sandys (Fight Choreographer), Claudia Anderson (Vocal Coach), Grant Sabin (Scenic Designer), Lissa Lamona (Costume Designer), Patrick Stewart (Lighting Designer), Jenna Moran (Sound
Designer), Mike Tutaj (Projection Designer), and Emily Hitmar (Stage Manager).
An Opening Night Party will be held on Friday, November 4, 2011, following the performance. A post-show discussion with dramaturg Brittany Squier will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2011 (7:30 PM).