Primetime Show History
August 8 - September 26 2014
The Neo-Futurists and Salonathon infiltrate each other's spaces for a unique series of collaborative events! Come early to TML Fridays through August and September to see some of the best musicians, poets, dancers, and other performers in Chicago.
May 22 - July 11 2014
NOW EXTENDED THROUGH JULY 11! Trevor examines his fascination with physical combat by staging Tears of Shanghai, an action movie he wrote when he was 12 years old. Casting himself as Russell Dakota, a grizzled maverick evading the Nazis, Trevor attempts to create a world where the lines between right and wrong are clearly defined.
The Sovereign Statement
October 17 - December 14 2013
JEFF RECOMMENDED! Using the genre conventions of political thrillers and procedurals, The Neo-Futurists explore the strange phenomenon of “micro-nations” by attempting to establish their theater as an independent state in its own right, utilizing the audience as citizens of the endeavor. Can the new Neo-Futurist nation survive? And if so, should it?
Sweet Child of Mine
September 5 - 21 2013
Sweet Child of Mine is an inter-generational performance investigation featuring Australian performer Bron Batten and her 60 year-old parents live onstage, discussing art, theater and what Bron actually does for a living. Their insights are earnest, poignant, and painfully hilarious as they ask themselves and the audience, what exactly is the point of art?
The Miss Neo Pageant
May 16 - June 22 2013
Five late-blooming tomboys create an original pageant of female relationships and competitiveness, using gender dynamics to discuss the personal and social hazards of growing up female. Conceived by Megan Mercier and directed by Stephanie Shaw.
The Carter Family Family Show
January 18 - February 15 2013
Three writer-performers delve into the lives and loves of the Carter Family, pioneers of country music, with help from various musical guests. Written and performed by Emmy Bean, Chloe Johnston, and Joe Dempsey; directed by Chloe Johnston.