1. newly created, newly made
2. not previously known, used, faded or impaired
3. clean or pure
4. very good/“fly”
5. (of water) not salt
All readings are free, but we strongly suggest RSVPing to secure your seat.
For tickets, please RSVP to tickets [at] sideshowtheatre [dot] org.
Each year Sideshow Theatre Company invites three of Chicago's hottest playwrights to develop brand new, full-length, totally fresh works inside the laboratory of The Freshness Initiative. During the year-long program, Sideshow artists and staff work with each resident writer to develop plays that intersect, explore and explode Sideshow’s aesthetic and mission. The result is three bold, fresh works for the stage that push audiences' expectations of what a Sideshow play might be.
by Isaac Gomez
directed by Gabby Randle
by Selina Fillinger
directed by Marti Lyons
by J. Nicole Brooks
directed by Jonathan L. Green
Specific dates and times of readings (May-July, 2017) will be announced at a later date.
The 2016/17 Freshness Initiative is supported by the Dramatists Guild Fund and The Saints.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.