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“I admire Artemisia’s mission,

which is very focused on women and the female perspective on the contemporary world.
I think Julie (Proudfoot) is very good at sussing out plays that are very interesting right now, that offer us compelling contemporary perspectives.”  

Steve Scott, Goodman Theatre

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HER STORY IS OUR STORY – FALL FESTIVAL

SEPT 25, 26, 27 & OCT 2, 3, 4

Pick your next theatrical adventure at Artemisia Fall Festival 2017, featuring six groundbreaking new plays with dynamic female characters seeking full production.   Each night a new play is staged by Chicago’s outstanding pool of talent and is free to the public.  From this thrilling lineup, the audience chooses Artemisia’s next world premiere.  Curtain at 7:30 pm – Doors and Box Office at 7:00 pm.  All Performances are at the beautiful Edge Theatre, 5451 North Broadway, in Edgewater.  Admission is Free; reservations and donations are encouraged.  Artemisia VIP Pass Members can reserve seats by emailing artemisiaboxoffice@gmail.com.  Reservations for single ticket holders open AUGUST 1ST and are general admission only.

SEPT 25 @ 7:30 PM

THE RUG DEALER

by Riti Sachdeva

A Iranian-American woman inherits her father’s rug store after his death and negotiates the costly business of carpets, family, duty and desire.

SEPT 26 @ 7:30 PM

JARRED

by Eileen Campbell

A fresh college dropout moves in with her fourth grade teacher in order to get away from the mess. Together, the two women must reconcile their monsters.

SEPT 27 @ 7:30 PM

RUSH

by Callie Kimball

A young woman and her brother risk everything to start a new life at the end of the world. But with a Chicago detective on their trail, is the Yukon Territory far enough away to escape their terrible past?

OCT 2 @ 7:30 PM

THE MALTA PLAY

by Kirsten Ebsen

Based on actual events, two British Quaker women survive imprisonment by the Inquisition on the Isle of Malta during the seventeenth century.

OCT 3 @ 7:30 PM

REAP THE GROVE

by Caity-Shea Violette

An estranged family is reunited to spend the mother’s final days together before she ends her life on her own terms following a terminal lung cancer diagnosis.

OCT 4 @ 7:30 PM

PARTS OF SPEECH

by Janet Burroway

In the 1980’s, a female translation teacher waits for news of her journalist brother who has been taken hostage in Lebanon and copes by revisiting and reimaging the past.

FEMINIST PLAY REVIVAL

OCTOBER 27 – NOVEMBER 19

Artemisia honors a great female playwright whose work has thrilled audiences in the past.  Too often referred to as “the other canon” these plays won accolades on and off-Broadway and are as provocative, prescient and entertaining now as ever before.  Our 2017 Feminist Play Revival will be announced March 1st.  Playwrights under consideration include Paula Vogel, Elaine May and Wendy Wasserstein.  Performances are Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm & Sunday at 6:00 pm.  There is an additional matinee performance on Saturdays at 2 pm.  Doors & Box Office open 30 minutes before each performance.  All performances are at the Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway, in Edgewater.  Artemisia VIP Pass Members can reserve seats by emailing artemisiaboxoffice@gmail.com.  Reservations for single ticket holders open August 1st and are general admission only.


SWEET TEXAS RECKONING

MARCH 9 – APRIL 1, 2018

The undisputed audience favorite from Artemisia Fall Festival 2016, SWEET TEXAS RECKONING by award-winning playwright Traci Godfrey examines the hilarious and heartbreaking relationship between a Southern Baptist mother and her liberated, lesbian daughter.  This not-to-be missed premiere will be directed by Julie Proudfoot, Artemisia’s Artistic Director.  SWEET TEXAS RECKONING runs March 9 – April 1 with performances Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 6:00 pm. There is an additional matinee performance on Saturdays at 2 pm.  Doors & Box Office open thirty minutes before each performance.  All performances are at the Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway, in Edgewater.  Artemisia VIP Pass Members can purchase tickets after May 10, 2017 and reserve their seats by emailing artemisiaboxoffice@gmail.com.  Single ticket sales open October 6, 2017, and are general admission only.

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PERFORMANCE VENUE

The Edge Theater
5451 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640

BOX OFFICE

312-725-3780

artemisiaboxoffice@gmail.com

Artemisia is grateful for the Chicago Community Trust’s Strengthening Artistic and Cultural Diversity Grant and has adopted its diversity statement, which can be read in its entirety at cct.org

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Artemisia gratefully acknowledges the Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development
for their generous support.

Partial funding for SHREWISH has been made possible by The Puffin Foundation.