Archive

Lulu: a black and white silent play

“It’s a Christmas story after all”

Conceived & directed by: Tonika Todorova

Music by: Isaiah Robinson

Dates: November-December 2005; City Lit Theater, Chicago

       February-March 2006; Theatre Building, Chicago           

       August-December 2006 Tour; New York City, Davenport, San Francisco

       December 2006; Chicago Center for the Performing Arts, Chicago

Noir: a shot and a chaser

“The choices you make, are the choices that make you”

Written by: Nick DuFloth & Nell Voss

Directed by: Tonika Todorova

Music by: Josh Lava, Rob Fry & David Taylor

Video design: Krzysztof Piotrowski & Victor Holstein

Dates: June-July 2007; Strawdog Theatre, Chicago

      

A Charlie Chaplin Christmas

“Nothing is permanent in this world. Not even our troubles” -Charlie Chaplin

Conceived by:Tonika Todorova & Marvin Quijada

Directed by: Tonika Todorova

Music by: 

Dates: December 2007-January 2008; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago

 

KANE

Adapted & Directed by: Nick Dufloth

Video design: Krzysztof Piotrowski

Dates: March-April 2008; City Lit Theater, Chicago

 

Noir: a shot and a chaser

“The choices you make, are the choices that make you”

Written by: Nick DuFloth, Nell Voss, Joe Vonderhaar

Directed by: Tonika Todorova

Music by: Rob Fry & David Taylor

Dates: July 2008; Mary-Arrchie Theatre, Chicago

       July-August 2008 Tour; New York City and Davenport

 

The Thin Line: A History of Printmaking

Based on the art of Warrington Colescott

Conceived & directed by: Tonika Todorova

Music by: Rob Fry & David Taylor

Dates: February 2009; Columbia College, Chicago

 

Americana

Written & directed by: Tonika Todorova

Dates: August 2009; Jackalope Living Newspaper Festival, Viaduct Theatre, Chicago

 

The Set-up &

Adapted & directed by: Nick DuFloth

Music by: Paul Gilvary

The Wild Party

Adapted and directed by: Tonika Todorova

Music by: Isaiah Robinson

Dates: September-October 2009; Prop Thtr, Chicago

 

The Wild Party Variety Hour

"The dirtiest fun to be had on the Chicago Stage" - Chicago Tribune

Created by: Marvin Quijada & Nathan Paul

Writers: Marvin Quijada & Brendan Balfe

Dates: September 2009-Present

 

Carnival Nocturne

“A curse that binds them all together”

Written by: Gillian Hastings

Directed by: Tonika Todorova

Music by: Rob Fry & David Taylor

Dates: November-December 2009; DCA Storefront Theater, Chicago

 

A.C.M.E: a (live) action cartoon with music & entertainment

Created by: Matthew Massaro, Gillian Hastings, Chelsea Brandt, Nathan Thompson, Jenna Delgety, Sam Zelitch

Directed by: Matthew Massaro

Dates: August 2010; Prop Thtr, Chicago

 

The Better Doctor

In collaboration with Bootstraps Theatre

Written & directed by: Matt Lyle

Dates: August 2010; Prop Thtr, Chicago

 

An Evening with Aaron Aaronson

Written & directed by: Marc Frost

Dates: August 2010; Prop Thtr, Chicago

 

My Name is Gabby Rodriguez

Written & directed by: Tonika Todorova

Dates: August 2011; Jackalope Living Newspaper Festival, Viaduct Theatre, Chicago

 

A Christmas Carol: the silent bah-humbug

“It’s a ghost story after all”

Adapted and Directed by: Tonika Todorova

Music by: Isaiah Robinson

Dates: November-December 2011; NNWAC St. Paul’s Church, Chicago

 

Aliens

Written and Directed by: Tonika Todorova

Video design: Krzysztof Piotrowski

Dates: August 2012; Jackalope Living Newspaper Festival, Viaduct Theatre, Chicago

Noir: City of Big Shoulders

Written & directed by: Brendan Balfe

Dates: 2012 Prop Thtr, Chicago

 

A Christmas Carol: a black and white silent play

Adapted and Directed by: Matthew Massaro

Music by: Isaiah Robinson

Dates: November-December 2013; Prop Thtr, Chicago

 

The Seven Secret Plays of Madame Caprice

"A live-music meta-theatrical adventure"

Written and Directed by: Tonika Todorova

Music by: Gillian Hastings & David Taylor

Dates: February-November 2014; STC HQ, Chicago 

       May-Jun 2015; Chopin Theater, Chicago

Dueling Gentlemen

Written and Directed by: Marvin Quijada

Music by: John Levine

Dates: August-September 2015; Athenaeum Theatre,

Chicago

Nosferatu

Adapted & directed by: Brendan Balfe

Music by: Ian

Dates: October-November 2015; Prop Thtr, Chicago

Haunted Ball & Halloween Gathering

Created by: Tonika Todorova

Dates: October 2015, 2016, 2017; Grant Park, Chicago 

                                 Congress Plasa, Chicago

Hotel Bristol

Composed by: Davor Palos & Ode

Directed by: Tonika Todorova

Dates: May 2017; Hairpin Arts Center, Chicago

Keep Your Guard Up, Smitty Harbinger!

Written by: Tim Campos

Directed by: Tonika Todorova

Music by: Elliot Taggart

Dates:July 2018; Den Theatre, Chicago

      October 2018; Marlene Ball Theatre, Detroit

      August 2019; Beatniks, Indiana

Beethoven, a verbal opus

Written & directed by: Tonika Todorova

Dates: December 2018; 248th Beethoven Birthday Bash, Hairpin Arts Center, Chicago

Incomplete Conversations

"What will you leave unsaid?"

Written & directed by: Nell Voss

Music by: Evan Sierminski

Dates: October-November 2019; Tapestry Fellowship, Chicago

Supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.