We Live Here
WRITTEN BY SCOTT BARSOTTI, MOLLY EACH, LAURA EASON, BRIAN GOLDEN, KRISTIN IDAZAK, KIM MORRIS, NICK WARD & DOUG WHIPPO
ABOUT THE PLAY...
We Live Here is a production featuring "coming-of-age in Chicago" stories contributed by eight celebrated Chicago writers.
Cyd Blakewell as Kim & Ensemble
Paige Collins as Kit & Ensemble
Behzad Dabu as Nick & Ensemble
Sarah Gitenstein as Laura & Ensemble
Desmond Gray as Scott & Ensemble
Cody Proctor as Doug & Ensemble
Jessica London-Sheilds as Molly & Ensemble
Keith Neagle as Clint & Ensemble
George Zerante as George & Ensemble
"This city is magic to me, a metropolis bursting with endless possibilities. I just have to take the first step."
"Directors Margot Bordelon and Cassy Sanders weave the tales together with deftness, interspersed with video commentary from other Chicagoans about their affinities for the city. It’s all done so thoughtfully as to leave us happily reexamining why we live here.” - Kris Vire; Time-Out Chicago
“Running through the show is this Nelson Algren-like adage: 'You don’t move into Chicago; Chicago moves into you.' Clearly the spirit of Chicago theater has moved into this young, engaging group that boasts a fine sense of physicality and ensemble playing.” - Hedy Weiss; The Chicago Sun-Times
“The show’s eight contributors capture the city’s effects on its citizens in poignant, powerful ways...It’s impossible to highlight standout performances here; everyone’s a rock star...Margot Bordelon and Cassy Sanders’ inventive staging save us from the talking-head monotony of the usual monologue. It’s a slice of crazy life. But it’s ours.” - Lisa Buscani; New City
“The show is funny, lean, aggressive, and sweet, much like the city it portrays...But perhaps the highest praise I can give for this show is that the next day, as I sat in a train car lurching along the el, I looked around the car and wondered what stories my fellow Chicagoans were just waiting to share.” - Lisa Findley; Chicago CenterStage
"Shut the fuck up! You don’t move into Chicago, Chicago moves into you."
ABOUT THEATRE SEVEN OF CHICAGO...
Theatre Seven of Chicago produces new work that tells the diverse Chicago story from as many perspectives as possible, and the auxiliary programming we shape around that work creates meaningful dialogue about our city and its people. In 6 seasons, we have offered 16 productions which have been seen by over 11,000 audience members and created by over 200 artists. The company has been nominated for 3 Jeff Awards, 2 Black Theatre Alliance Awards, and is three-time finalist for and 2012 winner of Broadway in Chicago’s Emerging Theatre Award.
Director: Cassy Sanders & Margot Bordelon
Production Manager: Mary Krupka
Stage Manager: Taylor Fenderbosch
Scenic Design: Michelle Lilly
Sound Design & Original Composition: Jeff Kelley
Props Design: Angela Campos
Lighting Design: Jordan Kardasz
Costume Designer: Brenda Winstead
Technical Director: Christopher Kristant
Cinematographer: Amanda Clifford
Video Design: Nivan Yahaghi
Research Dramaturg: Benjamin Brownson
Understudy: Nick Ward