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, The Illinois Humanities, 3Arts, One State Grant, Illinois Arts Council, Network for Good, and the generosity of our individual donors.