New Play Festival: 4PLAYs

press release

Nothing Without a Company Kicks off 2017-18 Season

with New Play Festival: 4PLAYs, on July 8th, 2017

CHICAGO, June 8, 2017 - Chicago non-profit theatre company Nothing Without a Company is kicking off its 2017-18 season with New Play Festival: 4PLAYs, on Saturday, July 8th, 2017, at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. Shows begin at 7:30pm. VIP admission starts at 6pm, and general admission at 7pm. Tickets go on sale at on Thursday, June 8th, 2017.

What do squids, bar brawls, clone-a-dicks, and a 2,000 year old drag queen all have in common? They are all part of Nothing Without a Company's New Play Festival: 4PLAYs, a showcase of new one-acts by local writers. Presented for one night only at Mary's Attic, all of the one-acts are set in bars. Staying true to its mission of site-specific theatre, Nothing Without a Company invites everyone to come party with the characters and immerse themselves in four unique worlds.


The four plays included in the festival are:


LOVE AND CEPHALOPODS, by Alexander Perry

Directed by *Edgar Miguel Sanchez

Cast featuring Taylor Raye, Shalyn Welch, and Brandon Boler



Directed by *Derek Rienzi Van Tassel

Cast featuring Dominick Alesia, Sydney Genco, and *Whitney Masters


SHOTGUN PREEMIE, by Literary Manager Kevin Sparrow

Directed by *Rachel Staelens

Cast featuring Jimmy Jagos, Monet Felton, *Josh Sumner


ACCIDENTS, by Leah Bognanni

Directed By Co-Artistic Director Anna Rose Ii-Epstein

Cast featuring Wanda Jin, Joseph Giovannetti, Joette Waters


The production team comprises Paul Sunao Hovey as Stage Manager, Sarah Collonge as Lighting Designer, *Marissa Rutledge as Prop Manager, and *Will Bennett as Fight Choreographer.

VIP Tickets are $50, and include early admission into the festival, VIP seating, 1 VIP raffle ticket, and 1 complimentary drink ticket. General Admission is standing room only and sells at $25. The Festival also includes a silent auction and a raffle.