The 2nd Annual Director's Haven - Haven Theatre
THE 2ND ANNUAL DIRECTOR'S HAVEN
presented by Haven Theatre Company
Previews: Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Opening night: Sunday, Oct. 30 at 6:00pm
Regular run: Sundays @ 6pm, Monday-Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
No Performance Monday, Oct, 31
Closing: November 9
After a much-talked-about premiere last season, The Director's Haven returns with a new lineup of emerging directors! Carol Ann Tan, Zach Weinberg and Alyssa White will headline Haven Theatre's initiative to showcase rising directors as they share their artistic perspective with the Chicago Theatre Community.
Each director will helm a fully produced 30-45 minute play of their choosing that will run back-to-back at each performance. Join us and see what the next generation can do when provided with that all-too-rare commodity: a room to share their vision.
By Natalie Margolin
Directed by Alyssa White
Mentored by Marti Lyons (director, Gift Theatre Ensemble Member)
The discovery of improv sends teenaged Sophie on a rapid pace journey towards adulthood. With constant offers from others to help develop her relationships, sexuality and sense of self, Sophie struggles to decipher what choices are really her own.
ABOUT ALYSSA WHITE
Alyssa White is a Chicago-based director. She has studied at Kenyon College and The
National Theatre Institute. Since moving to Chicago, she has directed Power of
Punctuation with The Electric Brain, assistant directed What to Listen For at The Side
Project and has also worked with The New Colony and Theatre Seven of
Chicago. She recently assisted Elly Green on Haven's production of The Distance.
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Written and directed by Carol Ann Tan
Mentored by Chay Yew (artistic director, Victory Gardens Theater)
An international college student must decide between returning to his city of birth or moving to the country he has come to love. But when his father unexpectedly passes away, his entire family is forced to confront the consequences of loss and leaving.
ABOUT CAROL ANN TAN
Carol Ann Tan is a Chicago-based director, writer, and actor. She holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago, where she wrote and directed the original plays Domestic Departure (Olga and Paul Menn Foundation Prize, 2nd place) and Apartment Complex in order to create more opportunities for Asian artists to tell their own stories on their own terms. She was last seen on stage in Lifeline Theatre's Fillet of Solo 2016 as a writer and solo performer. She has worked with Collaboraction and TimeLine Theatre and is a member of the Literary Circle at American Theater Company.
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LOVE IN A MAZE
Adapted by Zach Weinberg and Zoë DePreta
From Eliza Haywoods Fantomina
Directed by Zach Weinberg
Mentored by Max Truax (artistic director, Red Tape Theatre)
In 1726, England, a bright and privileged young woman embarks on a sexual odyssey with a sole focus: whenever her beau grows bored of her, she dons another disguise to trick her fugitive lover back into bed. Told through movement, dialogue and song,Love in a Maze asks: When it comes to sex who has the power, and what must be done to obtain it?
ABOUT ZACH WEINBERG
Zach Weinberg is a Chicago-based theater director. A transplant from Maryland by way
of Ohio's Oberlin College, he's been living and working in Chicago since late 2014. He
spent much of 2015 directing performers in the use of spectacle objects at special events
as Redmoon for Hire's Directing Apprentice. As a director, he has worked with The Oberlin Summer Theater Festival (Anne of Green Gables and The Secret Garden),The Public House Theater (Twelve Ways to Play) and the Iron Legs (Director/co-creator,Humanities). He has assisted atOracle Productions (The America Play), The Actors Gymnasium (Circuscope) and Redmoon Theater (Winter Pageant 2014).
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