On December 1, 2015, we will begin accepting Director Proposal submissions for the second time. Last go around, we had over 50 proposals from well over 30 directors. After narrowing the proposals down to 4 finalists, we finally landed on Lavina Jadhwani and her proposal for Julius Caesar (which you can check out in March 2016). We read so many thoughtful and creative proposals and were able to meet a handful of very talented Chicago directors through this process that we cannot wait to see what this round will bring.
For many very good reasons, most companies choose their seasons to match their mission and goals and then look for a director. However, we have always worked with the director first, starting with a story that they're connected to telling. If the story can be told through our aesthetic and we feel it is an important story to share with our community, then we have a match.
As a non-Equity storefront theatre, we value giving opportunities to artists who are getting started in Chicago. What better way to showcase your talent then by directing a show that YOU want to do?
Read more about our mission and values here.
Hey all - William here!
In a very cool turn of events, I'm one of the one-act judges at the Virginia High School League's 4A West Regional One-Act Theatre Festival. Oof, what a mouthful. I'm flying out to Virginia November 21 to represent The Brown Paper Box Co. as a founding member and Executive Director.
Very excited to see what each school has to offer within their 35 minute time slot (what!?). Cannot wait to experience what they've worked so hard to present and congratulate their hard work.
Follow me on Twitter @brownpaperboxco and Instragram @bpbco to see all the fun this weekend!
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Thanks so much for your consideration and support. Have a wonderful holiday season and we'll see you in 2016!
Best Actor in a Musical or Revue (Resident NonEquity)
Matt Frye - [title of show] - Brown Paper Box Co.
Best Actor in a Play (Resident NonEquity)
Charles Askenaizer - Spike Heels - Brown Paper Box Co.
Best Actress in a Musical or Revue (Resident NonEquity)
Neala Barron - [title of show] - Brown Paper Box Co.
Anna Schutz - [title of show] - Brown Paper Box Co.
Best Actress in a Play (Resident NonEquity)
Whitney Morse - Spike Heels - Brown Paper Box Co.
Jillian Kate Weingart -Spike Heels - Brown Paper Box Co.
Best Direction of a Musical or Revue (Resident Non-Equity)
M. William Panek - [title of show] - Brown Paper Box Co.
Best Direction of a Play (Resident Non-Equity)
Stephanie Rohr - Spike Heels - Brown Paper Box Co.
Best Ensemble (Resident)
[title of show] - Brown Paper Box Co.
Best Lighting Design (Resident NonEquity)
Eric C. Vigo - [title of show] - Brown Paper Box Co.
Best Musical Direction (Resident NonEquity)
T.J. Anderson - [title of show] - Brown Paper Box Co.
Best Revival of a Musical (Resident NonEquity)
[title of show] -Brown Paper Box Co.
Best Revival of a Play (Resident NonEquity)
Spike Heels - Brown Paper Box Co.
Best Scenic Design (Resident NonEquity)
Sara Heymann - [title of show] - Brown Paper Box Co.
Best Special Theatrical Event
BPB Yearbook - Brown Paper Box Co.
Spring Forward, Fail Back - Brown Paper Box Co.
Best Revival of a Musical (Resident Non-Equity)
Musical (Resident Non-Equity) Nominees
Best Revival of a Play (Resident Non-Equity
Play (Resident Non-Equity) Nominees
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