AMERICAN THEATRE | Goodman Theatre Broadcasts 18th New Levels Competition 

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Clockwise from high left: Donja R. Love, Charlie Oh, Omer Abbas Salem, Jeffrey Lieber, Nancy García Loza, and Gina Femia.

CHICAGO: The Goodman Theatre has introduced the lineup for its 18th annual 2022 New Levels Competition, to be held Dec. 1-18, that includes two totally staged developmental productions and 4 script-in-hand staged readings of works by six up to date playwrights. Tickets can be found to the general public freed from cost.  

This yr’s performs embrace This Occurred As soon as on the Romance Depot off the I-87 in Westchester by Gina Femia, directed by Kimberly Senior. The play issues the unlikely relationship between a retailer proprietor and a faculty instructor and forces them to confront what they assume they learn about love, romance, and intercourse.

Rust, written by Nancy García Loza and directed by Laura Alcalá Baker, tells the story of a younger lady struggling to be the right Mexican daughter regardless of her obvious imperfections.

White Monkey, written by Charlie Oh and directed by Eric Ting, tells the story of a lady working a “rent-a-foreigner” company to assist Chinese language companies trying to enhance their worldwide status.  

Fever Desires (of Animals on the Verge of Extinction), written by Jeffrey Lieber and directed by Susan V. Sales space, is a romance and thriller play a couple of couple trying to rekindle their relationship whereas celebrating their anniversary in a distant cabin.

Fashionable Ladies, written by Omer Abbas Salem and directed by Lavina Jadhwani, follows the lives of a number of generations of Arab and Indian pals who discover consolation and routine at a magnificence salon a quiet Skokie strip mall.

What Will Occur to All That Magnificence?, written by Donja R. Love and directed by Malika Oyetimein, is an providing to the group of Black folks residing with HIV/AIDS, exploring questions of legacy, household, and therapeutic in opposition to the backdrop of the AIDS disaster of the Nineteen Eighties and its imprints at present.

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