The Arc Theatre’s inaugural ARCitext Short Play Festival: A casual night of new works with cocktails and commiseration is kicking off our equally exciting Inaugural Season 2013!  For this festival, we asked six new playwrights to riff on the Oedipus story and create their own ten-minute version: taking any and all liberties. All of us at The Arc were extraordinarily excited for this new collaboration with emerging playwrights, directors and actors in the Chicago Arts Community- and despite the frigid temperatures- this hot night of new works did not dissapoint!

ARCitext featured the inspired work of: 

Playwrights: Calamity West, Elyse Frances Cowles,  Mark Boergers, Dustin Whitehead, Marie Cisco, Audery Naomi Smith

Directors: The Good Night Ladies, Bridget Haight, Sarah August Hecht, Emmi Hilger, Sarah Jackson, Janet Howe

Actors: Catherine Dildilian, Andrew Tardif, Nadia Pillay, Griffin Sharps, Julie Schroll, Dave Daniels, Stephen Cefalu, Landree Fleming, Natalie Sallee, Luke Grimes, Dave Daniels, Lucy Sandy

January 21st, 2013

Photos by Dustin Whitehead.

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