Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Ridiculously Talented Kendall Sherwood

Most days Kendall Sherwood is basking in the warm sunshine of Los Angeles where she is establishing her footing as a serious screenwriter; however, in these early months of 2012, she’ll be taking a break from her normal 80-degree-weather-and-Vitamin-D-filled life to venture to Chicago to attend the opening of her play, “Devil May Care,” produced by some of her fellow Clemson alumni, Wishbone Theatre Collective.

The premise for “Devil May Care” came about as Kendall was beginning her Master’s thesis at Northwestern University. (Nope, she’s no stranger to a Chicago winter.) The play begins and ends in a church where the pastor and a woman from the community meet unexpectedly in the middle of the night. Both question the others' motives for being there at such an odd hour, and from their interactions they’re both changed forever.

“The play went through many drafts with different beginnings and endings, character histories,” explains Kendall. “However, the characters themselves, the pastor and Abigail, and the basic premise remained. The tone of the play was meant to be dark and twisted.”

“Devil May Care” draws more questions than answers, which makes it an alluring story to those who believe and those who don’t. Kendall weaves a not-so-subtle Southern drawl through the dialogue that brings touches of humor to the drama and darkness of the play.

While finishing her Master’s and developing “Devil May Care,” Chicago Dramatist produced a reading of the play and it was selected as part of the Goodman Theatre’s showcase in May 2011. Wishbone is so proud to produce the first full production while working closely with Kendall.

“Devil May Care” opens Friday, February 17 at 8pm at Collaboraction in the Flat Iron Arts Building located at 1579 N. Milwaukee in Wicker Park. 

Click here to get your tickets before they sell out! Student rates are available.

 -Monique Friloux

Monday, January 23, 2012

Haaaaave You Met Our New Associates?

So, this blog is a little over due, but over the summer WTC was fortunate enough to gain a few new associate members.  Associate members are actors, designers, and technicians that we've worked with in the past, and loved so much that we've dubbed them artistic associates in the hopes that they'll keep working with us forever and ever as long as we both shall live.

Without further adieu, allow us to formally introduce you to:

The delightful Monique Friloux...

(Past Wishbone credits include marketing and PR for The Woman in Black, Awkward Turtling, and Vigils.  Currently Mo is working her magic on Devil May Care and Incendiary.)  

The stunning Erin Lovelace...

(Past Wishbone Credits include "The Tight Rope Walker" in Pete and Pickles and "Whitney" in Returning from Madness.  Catch her this season as "Liz" in Incendiary.)

The clever Tim McCalister...

(Past Wishbone credits include Stage Manager for Vigils and Media Designer for Spandex.  This season Tim will be our Technical Director for Devil May Care and Stage Manager for Incendiary.)

The jocular Paul Vonasek...

(Past Wishbone credits include "Dr. Harris" in Returning for Madness and "Ralph" in Spandex.  Catch him this season as "Gary" in Incendiary, and catch his sound design debut in Devil May Care.)
For more information on our awesome associates, check out their bios in The Collective portion of our website.  The one you're on right now.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SPANDEX Photos Are Finally Here!

You might remember a little show we put on at the Chicago Fringe Festival this summer called SPANDEX.  Well, in the excitement of the festival, we were never able to take proper production photos.  Thankfully, though, the reprise of the show at Studio B this past December allowed our friend, Matt Miele, to snap a few photos.

Here's the cast as superhero obsessed elementary school kids:
(From the left:  Paul Vonasek, Brandon Little, Zo Zozak, Elizabeth Finley, Mandy Stertz, and Kim Van Ness.)

Here they are as their superhero alter egos:

 And here they are as adults:

And here's the cast with their wonderful directors Katie and Laurie Jones:

Wishbone plans to continue work on SPANDEX by entering the piece into more festivals around the country (and perhaps the world bwuhahaha).  We continue to thank all of our wonderful friends and patrons who made this show possible.


Monday, January 16, 2012

Hello, friends!

We just wanted to take a quick moment to thank everyone who came out to support Wishbone Theatre Collective at Sketch Fest yesterday afternoon.  We had a wonderful crowd, and we had an absolute blast performing!  We wrote a few new sketches and also incorporated a few old favorites.  Below are a couple of photos artistic associate and PR guru, Monique Friloux, snapped during the performance.

Thanks again to everyone who came out, and thanks to the team at Sketch Fest for making us feel so welcome!

Until next year,