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International Voices Project Announces the 2017 Festival Takes Place at A New Venue, Instituto Cervantes, April 17 – May 18

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International Voices Project (IVP) is proud to announce a new venue for this year’s five week celebration of international plays. The eighth season of play readings by playwrights from around the world takes place at Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio, April 17 – May 18 (full schedule below and can be found here.) The series is presented in collaboration with consulates and other cultural institutions throughout Chicago and this year’s engagement features plays from Spain, Ireland, Finland, Romania, Serbia, Germany, Australia, India, Wales and Sweden.  A reception follows each evening’s reading. The International Voices Project is the largest event of its kind in the country and introduces Chicago audiences to some of the most exciting voices on the international theater scene. Performances are free to the public and reservations are requested.  For the complete program, more information about IVP, or to reserve your seat, visit IVPChicago.org.

“This year’s International Voices Projects promises to be one of our most exciting. IVP returns to the location of our first festival eight years ago, Instituto Cervantes, and we are presenting new powerful works from Spain, Romania, Serbia and more.  As our audience grows, we strive to curate the Festival with strong and thought provoking work and this year will be no different,” stated International Voices Project Executive Director Patrizia Accerra.  

Pleased to host this IVP season, Instituto Cervantes’ Teresa Hernando Rojo said, “One of the missions of the Instituto Cervantes is to foster knowledge of Spanish-speaking cultures around the world. With International Voices Project, we are able to fulfill this mission and expand on it giving Chicago an opportunity to encounter theatre and cultures from around the world in one locations, our downtown home. We look forward to the rich variety of audiences and experiences to be had here this spring from International Voices Project." Instituto Cervantes is Chicago’s not-for profit center for Spanish language and cultural exchange.

Presented in collaboration with each country’s consulate general and/or a country’s cultural institution, the International Voices Project celebrates the voices of international playwrights with ten premiere concert-style readings. A professional cast performs each play to allow audience members’ imaginations create the world of the play. After each reading, there is a post-performance discussion with the cast and audience, followed by a reception.

IVP 2017 Schedule is below and can also be viewed by clicking here.*

Monday, April 17 at 7 p.m. 

From Spain, IVP presents Guillem Glua’s Promised Land, directed by Emelio Williams, translated by Marion Peter Holt, in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes. 

Tuesday, April 18 at 7 p.m.

From Ireland, IVP presents Jimmy McAleavey’s The Virgin Father, directed by Warner Crocker. 

Monday, April 24 at 7 p.m.

From Finland, IVP presents Leea Klemola’s Jessika’s Cub, directed by Breahan Pautsch in collaboration with Akvavit Theatre. 

Tuesday, April 25 at 7 p.m.

From Romania, IVP presents Migraaaants by Matei Visniec, directed by Kate Hendrickson, translated by Nick Wade in collaboration with Trap Door Theatre. 

Tuesday, May 2 at 7 p.m.

From Serbia, IVP presents Kumovi by Dušan Kovačević, directed by Liz Carlin-Metz, translated by Dennis Barnett in collaboration with Vitalist Theatre.

Friday, May 5 at 7 p.m.

From Germany – IVP presents Franz Xaver Kroetz’s The Nest, directed by Andy Hager, translated by Conor McPherson in collaboration with TUTA Theatre. 

Thursday, May 11 at 7 p.m.

From India, IVP presents Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance, in collaboration with Rasaka Theatre and adapted by Sudha Bhuchar and Kristine Landon-Smith.  

Friday, May 12 at 7 p.m. 

From Australia, IVP presents Michele Lee’s Rice and directed by Bec Willett. 

Tuesday, May 16 at 7 p.m.

From Wales, IVP presents Kaite O’Reilly’s The 9 Frida’s, directed by John Green.

Thursday, May 18 at 7 p.m.

From Sweden, IVP presents Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s  [almost equal to], directed by Anna Bahow and translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles.

*All performances, participants and locations are subject to change.

International Voices Project (IVP) is proud to announce a new venue for this year’s five week celebration of international plays. The eighth season of play readings by playwrights from around the world will takes place at Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio St., April 17 – May 18 (full schedule below and can be found here.). The series is presented in collaboration with consulates and other cultural institutions throughout Chicago and this year’s engagement features plays from Spain, Ireland, Finland, Romania, Serbia, Germany, Australia, Pakistan, Whales and Sweden. A reception follows each evening’s reading. The International Voices Project is the largest event of its kind in the country and introduces Chicago audiences to some of the most exciting voices on the international theater scene. Performances are free to the public and reservations are requested.  For the complete program, more information about IVP, or to reserve your seat, visit IVPChicago.org

 

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