Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
But there's no one to play with.
You're on an island.
That girl from down the street is here.
She tells you she's a fairy.
Why not play with the creepy boy next door...
He’s always hanging around.
Everyone says he's a monster.
But you don't care.
You play a game. A fun new game.
Then the grown-ups yell at you.
They tell you to be quiet.
All they want to talk about is business.
Money. Power. Revenge.
They tell you to “act your age.”
What does that even mean?
They want you to act their age.
To hell with the adults.
Let's make a big storm and shipwreck them.
Let’s make them take a break.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
It isn't safe like watching a movie. There is no pause button, no off switch, no blanket to pull up over your eyes. You can't fast-forward through the horrorshow. You have to enter the horrorshow. Once you're in, you're in.
What kind of person would want to immerse themselves in A Clockwork Orange?
There's no curtain, there's no stage. No boundaries. 90 minutes trapped in the world of Alex DeLarge and his Droogs, breathing the same air, seeing their crimes as vividly as they do. You don't get to hide.
A Clockwork Orange isn't for everyone. We're okay with that. Some people want to push their own boundaries and some don't. You'll experience all the horrors of the modern world, explore the machine we live in that tries to take away our humanity. You'll stare things in the face other people choose to ignore.
What kind of person would enjoy A Clockwork Orange?
This production is for people who want to look past the boundaries of clean, quiet Midwestern living for an evening and stare into the strange, dark, unapologetic corners of reality. This is for people who want to enter the nightmare, live the worst-case scenario and see who they really are.
What kind of person are you?
Thursday, April 14, 2011
All classes will be held at the North Lakeside Cultural Center in historic Berger Park, the venue for DreamLogic’s groundbreaking HAMLET. Classes will be held every Saturday from May 28th to June 18th at 12 PM. Class fees are $100 for the entire course of 4 classes.
To be considered for this course, please submit a theatrical resume to DreamLogicTheatreworks@gmail.com. If you do not have a theatrical resume, please include a brief statement of your experience and interest in theatre.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Alex: Male 18-20s (must be passable as a teenager) – Charismatic, violent, intelligent and anarchic.
Dr. Brodsky: Male 30s-50s – Leading proponent of the Ludovico Technique. A frighteningly pragmatic man with no faith in humanity.
Dr. Branom: Female 20s-30s – Assistant to Dr. Brodsky. A compassionate woman who does not truly believe in the work she is doing.
Mr. Deltoid: Male 30s-40s – Alex's probation officer. A cynical public servant whose goodwill has been eaten up by callow teenagers.
Chaplain: Male 30s-40 – A man of God who ministers to violent criminals. Has turned to the bottle to cope with the degradation of the world around him.
F. Alexander: Male 40s – A political writer, obsessed with social justice.
Dim: Male 18-20s (passable as teen) – Big, powerful, savage and stupid.
Pete: Male 18-20s (passable as teen) – A sycophant who will cozy up to anyone in charge.
Georgie: Male 18-20s (passable as teen) – An ambitious and ruthless backstabber.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
This weekend's performances of HAMLET are dedicated to the memories of those who lost their lives in the Northern Illinois Shootings, Feb 14th, 2008.
I've spent the last 24 or so hours trying to make sense of the NIU shooting. For four years I lived and studied in Dekalb, IL. It was my home and also the incubator in which I reached my adulthood. I will never be able to seperate my identity from Northern, nor would I ever want to.
I feel like a member of my family has been attacked, like my childhood home has been razed to the ground, like a stranger spit upon me for reasons I will never understand. His attack was in a building that belongs to no particular major or program. Cole Hall is a lecture hall for Humanity and General Education courses. It is literally the place where the University teaches students how to be better human beings. The stage from which he attacked is one I've acted upon, it's also the stage where a matronly and beautiful woman taught me the history and mythology of the ancient world.
It will be impossible to see Northern, and thus myself, through a lens that isn't smeared with this senseless violence. NIU was originally founded to teach the art of teaching. Over its long history it has become a beacon for country kids from tiny schools and urban teens in over-crowded classrooms: a beacon of the light of learning. NIU is the place where we learned that the world is bigger than we ever could have imagined. I love my school like one loves an eccentric Uncle who slips a little bourbon into your iced tea when you're in High School, like an indulgent Grandparent who's wisdom isn't fully understood until you enter adulthood.
The alumni network was in full force last night. We called each-other and soothed our aching psyches long distance. I know that the way I feel is shared by many intelligent and caring people.
Dave Sweeney Class of '07
Friday, February 4, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
“HAMLET isn't a mountain—you don't climb it just because it's there,” stated Scott McKinsey, Artistic Director of DreamLogic Theatreworks, “and it can't be a classic just because everyone says it is. This great work endures because it touches what is universal in our lives. It should be able to play in any place, any time, and any context and still resonate. The strength of this piece isn't in the petty squabbling of Danish royals, the strength lives in the place where you can see something of yourself in a character written more than 400 years ago: Then you have something worth talking about.”
“This is our Chicago HAMLET,” continues McKinsey. “It is set in a mansion designed by Myron H. Church, a celebrated architect closely connected with The Chicago World's Fair and Daniel Burnham, the father of modern
HAMLET will continue DreamLogic's exploration of the promenade style of theatrical staging which allows for a full integration of the audience into the performance space. In a recent review, K. D. Hopkins of Chicagotheatreblog.com described Dreamlogic's use of promenade staging as “a wise choice that gives an almost enchanted value to the drama.” Hopkins went on to say that “The audience is more witness than mere voyeur being entertained for a few hours.”
HAMLET features Paul Chakrin, Meg Elliott, Rob Glidden, Nick Goodman, Sara Katherine Hammond, Brady Greer Huffman,
For ticketing and additional information, visit dreamlogictheatreworks.