September 13 to October 20
Red Tape Theatre – 621 W Belmont
Thursday Night – Pay What You Can
Friday Night – Bar Night With The Cast
An ancient shapeshifter, hell-bent on destroying the lives of two impressionable young mothers, unleashes an army of folklore creatures. THE SKRIKER is Churchill’s visionary exploration of global ecology made through gender, storytelling, distorted language and modern urban life. Red Tape Theatre presents THE SKRIKER, a haunting fairytale by Caryl Churchill, directed by Eric Hoff, director of The Inconvenience’s critically-acclaimed production of Hit the Wall.
THE SKRIKER features Ensemble members Carrie Drapac, Amanda Drinkall and Myah Shein with Nico Ager, Bryan Bosque, Cynthia Castiglione, Shawn Escarciga, Havalah Grace, Carmen Molina, Shariba Rivers, Sadie Rogers, Mike Steele, Derek Van Barham and Johnard Washington.
The production team for THE SKRIKER includes: Ensemble member Emily Guthrie (Scenic Design) and Myah Shein (Choreography) with Izumi Inaba (Costume Design), Karen Thompson (Lighting Design), Stephen Ptacek (Sound Design), Ellen Ranney (Props Design), Lindsay Bartlett (Dialect), Jamie Link (Stage Manager), Jessica Reese (Dramaturg), and Allison Shoemaker (Assistant Director).
Eric Hoff: Eric’s mission is to explore the intersection of beautiful art and social justice. He directed Ike Holter’s Hit the Wall for The Inconvenience at both the Steppenwolf Garage and Theatre on the Lake. Eric is a proud Artistic Associate for About Face Theatre, where he recently directed What’s the T? and co-produced The Woyzeck Project, a city-wide event featuring works by over thirty collaborators. Also at About Face, he served as dramaturg and assistant director for Sylvan Oswald’s Pony. Eric directed Ruby Wilder for the New York International Fringe Festival. Eric served as Managing Director for (a)Symmetry Cycleat The Viaduct. He is an alumnus of Lincoln Center Theater’s Director’s Lab 2011. He is a co-founder of The Accidentals, an experimental troupe in New York City, with whom he is developing The American Mythology Project: Genesis, creating a new American Origins myth.
Caryl Churchill: Caryl Churchill has written for the stage, television and radio. Her singular and striking stage plays, which have been widely produced in London, New York and throughout the world, include: Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Vinegar Tom, Cloud Nine, Top Girls, Fen, Serious Money, Mad Forest, The Skriker, This Is a Chair, Blue Heart, Far Away, A Number, Dream Play, and Drunk Enough to say I Love You.