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Select Now In Process Alumni include: 

Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li 

April Ranger & Éamon Boylan

Downtown Negro
(Nia Farrell w/Trevor Latez Hayes)

Joshua William Gelb

Alex Hare & Zhailon Levingston & Nehemiah Luckett 

Lanxing Fu & Jeremy Pickard 

Drew Weinstein & Sean Pollock 

Eliza Bent & Knud Adams 

Kyoung’s Pacific Beat (Kyoung H. Park & Carlos Armesto)

Meta-Phys Ed.
(Jesse Freedman)

Radical Evolution
(Beto O’Byrne & Meropi Peponides & Rebecca Martinez)

Theatre Reconstruction Ensemble

Sinking Ship Productions
(The Hunger Artist) 

Now In Process 2023

The Mill

Feb. 1 - 2, 2023

Text from Lucky Breaks by Yevgenia Belorusets
Adapted by Sara Farrington
Directed by Jaclyn Biskup
Stage Manager Nat Kelley DiMario
Costume Design by Kristy Hall
Lighting Design by Jackie Fox
Sound Design by James Worth Bennett

Created by and featuring Monica Goff, Rachel Griesinger, Kara Jackson*, Jennifer McClinton, and Aurea Tomeski*

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Untitled Ukraine Project is a stage adaptation of selected short stories from Lucky Breaks, written by Yevgenia Belorusets, reimagined by playwright Sara Farrington, directed by Jaclyn Biskup, and devised and performed by our ensemble of five female actors. The stories are often bleakly comic, beginning and ending abruptly, depicting the haunting effects of the 2014 Russian invasion on the lives of civilian women. A woman who runs a flower shop vanishes suddenly and no one asks questions. In another, a woman takes her war-induced rage out on her broken umbrella. In another scene, a woman on a crowded street suddenly decides she can no longer walk and renders herself forever a “living monument.” The absurdist tone and language of each brief story are transformed into a physical score, bending reality to capture the rootless tortured experience of female victims of war and occupation.

*these Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

The Mill was founded in 2002 by artistic director, Jaclyn Biskup, as Experimental Theatre Chicago. After the company evolved and broadened its scope, the name was changed to represent its new mission: to produce plays progressive in form and content. Biskup’s father worked at US Steel — unaffectionately dubbed ‘The Mill,’ for over thirty years and the name is an homage to him and her family’s south side of Chicago working class roots. The Mill is known for its stylish energetic stagings and bold theatricality including the Chicago premieres of Suzan-Lori Parks’ VENUS and Ken Urban’s THE PRIVATE OF LIVES OF ESKIMOS (OR 16 WORDS FOR SNOW), and in NYC, WORSE THAN TIGERS and NICHOLAS, MAEVE, MARIANNE, one of Indie Theatre Now’s 20 Best of NYC Fringe. For more info visit TheMillTheatre.org.

Jaclyn Biskup is a director and producer working in theatre, television, and film. She received an Emmy nomination and was a Peabody Finalist for the digital series THE SECRET LIFE OF MUSLIMS and currently works as the creative producer at New Ohio Theatre. Assistant director to Tony Award-winning director Anna D. Shapiro on the Broadway productions of THE MINUTES (Tracy Letts) and STRAIGHT WHITE MEN (Young Jean Lee). Founding artistic director of The Mill, directing and producing over 20 productions including the Chicago premiere of VENUS (Suzan-Lori Parks) and THE PRIVATE OF LIVES OF ESKIMOS (Ken Urban). NYC work includes WORSE THAN TIGERS (Mark Chrisler), NICHOLAS, MAEVE, MARIANNE (Matthew Stephen Smith) — one of Indie Theatre Now’s 20 Best of NYC Fringe, HOT STEAMS (Zach Wegner), and IT’S JUST WEIRD NOW (Halley Feiffer). Her work has been seen at New Ohio Theatre, MCC Playlabs, New Dramatists, Rattlestick, Dixon Place, Town Stages, and NYC International Fringe Festival. She’s assisted on productions at Steppenwolf, The Public, and The American Musical Theatre Workshop. Digital projects include work for Broad Stream, PBS NOVA, Vox, Delta Air Lines, Caltech, Harvard. BA in Theater from Northern Illinois University and MFA in Directing and from Northwestern University.

SARA FARRINGTON (Playwright) – NYC playwright, screenwriter, co-founder of Foxy Films, with Reid Farrington. MFA from Brooklyn College w/ Mac Wellman. Author of the book The Lost Conversation: Interviews with an Enduring Avant Garde, (53rd State Press/TCG 2022). Sara’s plays have been nominated for two Drama Desk Awards & critically acclaimed by The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, American Theatre Magazine, El Diario, The Village Voice, Lighting & Sound in America, NY1. Recent & Upcoming plays: A Trojan Woman, (the world ended tonight), CasablancaBox, Mendacity, Leisure Labor Lust, BrandoCapote, The Return, Honduras, Near Vicksburg, Mickey & Sage (published @ Broadway Play Publishing, Inc.), The Rise & Fall of Miles & Milo, Cosmicomics. Sara recently completed the feature film, Mendacity, directed by Reid Farrington, featuring Foxy Films. Residencies include: HARP @ HERE Arts, All For One Solo Collective, Dragon’s Egg. Work as co. manager for Foxy Films: Tyson vs. Ali, Gin & “It,” A Christmas Carol, The Passion Project. Her work both independently & w/ Foxy Films include tours to Copenhagen, Budapest, Vancouver, Columbus, OH, Lenox, MA, Omaha, NE, Nyack, NY & an upcoming tour to Athens, GR. Support from: NYSCA, NJCOA, Venturous Fund, Axe-Houghton, Arch & Bruce Brown & others. Mom to Jack & Levi. www.ladyfarrington.com.

The Mill Theatre

2022-2023 Season
PERFORMANCES

Wednesday, February 1 @ 7 pm
Thursday, February 2 @ 7 pm + Live Stream

TICKETS
General ticket: $15
RUNNING TIME: 
60 min
7 pm
ADA accessible

Jaime Sunwoo / Free Rein Projects

Feb. 4 - 5, 2023

Director, Writer – Jaime Sunwoo
Sound Designer, Lighting Designer – Matt Chilton
Video Designer – Andrew Murdock
Video Design Consultant – Yudam Hyung Seok Jeon
Performers –  Ella Dershowitz, Blaze Ferrer, Vanessa Rappa, Saadiq Vaughan

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In Embodied, four performers convey multiple layers of embodiment as they share the accounts of fifty-five interviewees all responding to a single prompt: “Describe a time you were acutely aware of your race.” Responses range widely– tense, awkward, vulnerable, insightful, defensive, comforting, and absurd– and are expressed through movement, verbatim performance, live sound manipulation, interactive projections, and live feed cameras.

Embodied explores how we perceive messages when they’re being delivered by people with different race and gender identities and how individuals experience race in America– a survey of reflections, desires, insecurities, fears, and defenses as people analyze their perception of self and others.

Jaime Sunwoo is a Korean American multidisciplinary artist from New York working in theater, film, visual art, and public art. Her works connect personal narratives to global histories through surreal storytelling. She studied art at Yale University, and was a fellow for Ping Chong and Company and The Laundromat Project. Her work has been presented at Park Avenue Armory, Abrons Art Center, BAX, The Tank, Dixon Place, Flux Factory, and Art in Odd Places. She has done artist talks and panels at The Met, Museum of Food and Drink, Yale, NYU, and Stony Brook. Through her production company Free Rein Projects, she received awards from QCA, Asian Women Giving Circle, NYC Women’s Fund, Brooklyn Arts Fund, The Laundromat Project, and The Jim Henson Foundation for her play Specially Processed American Me. Her multimedia piece Embodied received support from The Franklin Furnace Fund and Brooklyn Arts Fund. jaimesunwoo.com

2022-2023 Season
PERFORMANCES

Saturday, February 4 @ 7 pm
Sunday, February 5 @ 7 pm + Live Stream

TICKETS
General ticket: $15
RUNNING TIME: 
45 min
7 pm
ADA accessible

Caborca

Feb. 8 - 9, 2023

Javier Antonio González (Writer, Director)
David Skeist (Composer)
Michael Rekevics (Composer)
Jenny Tibbels (Producer)

Ensemble: Yaraní del Valle Piñero, Courtney Ellis, Marty Keiser, Tania Molina, Jordan Rutter-Covatto, Pelé Sanchez Tormes, Susannah Hoffman, & David Skeist

buy Live-stream tickets here – Feb. 8

Rubalee, a young North Atlantic right whale, undertakes a migration to Eubalena, the legendary home of the southern right whales. Changes in feeding patterns due to oceanic warming, butchery by shipping vessels, entanglement in fishing lines, and an onslaught of industrial noise pollution have rendered their home waters a kind of hell. Above the ocean, They, Them, and Her debate strategies for saving the whales to disastrous effect. At present there are fewer than 400 North Atlantic right whales.

Caborca is a bilingual ensemble making theater and film under Puerto Rican director Javier Antonio González since 2009. We work in NY and on tour at the intersection of Latine and experimental arts, where audiences are hungry for our politically charged and formally innovative reflections on colonial power dynamics. We combine disciplinary backgrounds in visual arts, postmodern dance, music, and performance with rigorous experimental processes, continually reinventing our practices.

2022-2023 Season
PERFORMANCES

Wednesday, February 8 @ 7 pm
Thursday, February 9 @ 7 pm + Live Stream

TICKETS
General ticket: $15
RUNNING TIME: 
45 min
ADA accessible

Deniz Khateri & Bahar Royaee

Feb. 11 - 12, 2023

Writer & Director: Deniz Khateri
Composer: Bahar Royaee,
Cast: TBA

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Based Tazkirat al-Owlia, a mystical book by the thirteenth century poet Attar Neishabouri about the biographies of great saints and elders of Persian Sufism , “Longing Lights” tells the story of Rābiʿa, the only female Sufi in this book. This work in progress piece is an experiment on opera and body language that is about the visible and invisible world of human thoughts; Reflections that have been neglected in the midst of political and social upheavals between the iron lands and digital forests.

Deniz is an actor, director, playwright, shadow puppetry artist and animator based in New York. Her works experiment with form and focus on memory, grief, immigration and the concept of home. Deniz has performed extensively in Tehran, Boston and New York and her plays have been performed in several national and international festivals.She has designed and directed shows and shadow puppetry visuals for several contemporary classical composers and companies including Guerilla Opera and Long Beach Opera. She holds an MA in theatre from Hunter College of New York. Deniz is the recipient of the NYFA award for her documentary animated web series, “Diasporan”, for which she is the writer, director, animator and singer and explores the daily struggles of immigrants. (www.denizkhateri.com)

2022-2023 Season
PERFORMANCES

Sat., February 11 @ 7 pm
Sunday. February 12 @ 7 pm + Live Stream

TICKETS
General ticket: $15
RUNNING TIME: 
45 min
7pm
ADA accessible
Now In Process is generously supported, in part, by grants from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation. Subsidized studio space provided by the A.R.T./New York Creative Space Grant, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.