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About Face Theatre Announces 2013-2014 Season

About Face Theatre, the Chicago-based company devoted to showcasing premiere productions and developmental works that explore gender and sexual identity, has announced its 2013-2014 season under artistic director Andrew Volkoff.

Here’s the full lineup:

± “WE THREE LIZAS” (Nov. 27, 2013 – Jan. 5, 2014): This holiday season musical will return with a new book and expanded score. The work of Scott Bradley (book and lyrics), with music & additional lyrics by Alan Schmuckler, it will be directed by Scott Ferguson, with music direction by Aaron Benham and choreography by Patrick Andrews. The cast will include Scott Duff, John Francisco, Sharriese Hamilton, Mark Kaplan, James Nedrud, Danielle Plisz, Bethany Thomas, Dana Tretta and Andrew Swan. Performances will be at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont.

± “BRAHMIN/I” (March/April 2014 with location tba): The Chicago premiere of Aditi Brennan Kapil’s “stand-up comedy play,” directed by Volkoff. The work explores gender, culture, mythology and puberty through the lens of a hijra, an Indian intersex person. Kapil is a writer, actress and director of Bulgarian and Indian descent. She was raised in Sweden and resides in Minneapolis, Mn.

± “CHECKING BOXES” (July 2014), a world premiere by the About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble, investigating the intersection of immigration and queer identity.

± OUT FRONT Series (featuring year-round public readings and workshops of new works by Bixby Elliot, Harrison David Rivers, Tanya Saracho, Paul Oakley Stovall and others).

± PRIDE CABARET Music Series (June 2014): To commemorate Pride Month, every weekend in June, About Face Theatre will host a series of cabaret performances celebrating every aspect of the LGBTQA community and featuring showtunes and standards, comedy, new music and open mics.

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