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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

Left to Right & Top to Bottom, Wendye Clarendon, Tonya Simmons, Carrie Lee Patterson & John Wehrman.

THE MIDWEST PREMIERE OF SWEET TEXAS RECKONING

JUNE 8 – 30, 2018

What happens when a liberated lesbian brings her African-American wife home to Texas to meet her bigoted, Southern Baptist Mother?  A dysfunctional family comedy full of hilarious heartbreak, SWEET TEXAS RECKONING won the 2016 Fall Festival Audience Vote and features the incredible talents of Wendye Clarendon, Tonya Simmons, Carrie Lee Patterson and John Wehrman.   Award-Winning playwright Traci Godfrey’s lifelike dialogue and realistic approach to characters makes this play a “treasure to be savored.”

THE MIDWEST PREMIERE of SWEET TEXAS RECKONING will be directed by Julie Proudfoot and performed at THE FRONTIER THEATRE, located at 1106 W. Thorndale in Edgewater.  SWEET TEXAS RECKONING runs JUNE 8 – 30, with performances Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 6:00 pm. There is a one-time only matinee performance on Saturday, June 9 at 2 pm.  Chicago theatre talent and students are encouraged to use discount code INDUSTRY to purchase a reduced rate ticket for any performance, subject to availability.  Please bring proof to claim your ticket at will-call (Student ID, Theatre Resume.)  Doors & Box Office open thirty minutes before each performance.  Questions?  Contact us at artemisiaboxoffice@gmail.com or 312.725.3780.

FALL FESTIVAL 2011

**SOMETHING BLUE, by Julie Proudfoot

LOST AND FOUND IN THE UNDERGROUND, by Brett Webster

CESSPOOL, by Ed Proudfoot

LILITH AND EVE, by Stephanie Weber

FAILURE IS IMPOSSIBLE:  SUSAN B. ANTHONY’S STRUGGLE FOR SUFFRAGE, by Julie Proudfoot

**Audience Favorite – Produced as World Premiere Oct 25 – Nov 4, 2012 in Chicago

FALL FESTIVAL 2012

MY AMERICAN BULLET, by Mark Rigney

**GAMBIT, by Ross Tedford Kendall

THE TICKING CLOCK, by Jody Gehrman

THE LAKE, by Julie Proudfoot

TRENCH PATTERNS, by Alyson Grant

GHOST GIRL, by Susan H. Pak

**Audience Favorite – Produced as World Premiere Nov 8 – 24, 2013 in Chicago

FALL FESTIVAL 2013

SOLDIER’S HEART, by Tammy Ryan

TYLER FAMILY PORTRAIT, by Allison Brown

CHEWING ON BECKETT, by Ed Proudfoot

ART APPRECIATION, by Benjamin Dean

GREEN WHALES, by Lia Romeo

**BELFAST GIRLS, by Jaki McCarrick

**Audience Favorite – Produced as American Premiere May 16 – June 14, 2015 in Chicago

FALL FESTIVAL 2014

OUTRIDERS, by Kate Douglas

GIRL AGAINST THE WALL, by Lisa Lee

**TWO DEGREES, by Tira Palmquist

THE UNLIKELY ASCENT OF SYBIL STEVENS, by Kari Bentley-Quinn

ATALANTA K.O., by D.L. Siegel

STILL LIFE, by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich

**Audience Favorite – Play not available for full production.  CHEWING ON BECKETT, by Ed Proudfoot, produced as world premiere May 20 – June 12, 2016 in Chicago.

FALL FESTIVAL 2015

SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE, by Julie Proudfoot

CONVERTING TO BANGLADESH, by Victoria Cano

BOHEMIANS, by Jack McCarrick

MAIZE, by Judith Pratt

CUTTINGS, by Thomas Atkinson

**VISITING, by Ed Proudfoot

**Audience Favorite – Produced as world premiere April 14 – May 7, 2017 in Chicago

FALL FESTIVAL 2016

IMAGE, by Jack Rushen

BLACK SUPER HERO MAGIC MAMA, By Inda Craig – Galván

**SWEET TEXAS RECKONING, by Traci Godfrey

MR PINK, by Rick Kinnebrew

THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF EDNA FLINT, by Anne Walaszek

CIRCULAR, by Laura Shamas

**Audience Favorite – Produced as Midwest Premiere in Chicago, June 8 – 30, 2018

FALL FESTIVAL 2017

THE RUG DEALER, by Riti Sachdeva

JARRED, by Eileen Campbell

RUSH, by Callie Kimball

THE MALTA PLAY, by Kirsten Ebsen

REAP THE GROVE, by Caity-Shea Violette

PARTS OF SPEECH, by Janet Burroway

Audience Favorite to be announced

VIEW THE FALL FESTIVAL 2017 PROGRAM

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PERFORMANCE VENUE

The Frontier Theatre
1106 W. Thorndale Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660

BOX OFFICE

312-725-3780

artemisiaboxoffice@gmail.com

PERFORMANCE VENUE

The Edge Theater
5451 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640

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.