THOU PROUD DREAM

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BASED ON HENRY V BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
CONCEIVED, ADAPTED & DIRECTED BY DAMON KROMETIS
WRITTEN BY JENNI LAMB
SCENIC DESIGN BY SHAWN KETCHUM JOHNSON
COSTUME DESIGN BY CAROLYN SULLIVAN
LIGHTING DESIGN BY MAYA FEIN

@ Canal Shores Evanston Wilmette Community Golf Course
1030 Central Street, Evanston | Map
Free off-street parking is available in the lot for the golf course.
Please note this performance is outside and you will be walking throughout the performance for no more than 400 feet.

Leroy, back from two tours in Iraq and hoping for some inspiration for his highly anticipated homecoming speech, turns to his favorite war story, Henry V.  In doing so he conjures the magnetic King Henry and follows him on his epic journey towards victory and glory.  But the belligerent specters that patrol Leroy’s mind want him to tell a different war story – his own.  Thou Proud Dream uses the landscape of north Evanston’s community golf course to paint the scene of a classic tale cast in the contemporary light of our modern, warring world.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE 
Fri. May 30 at 8:00PM  SOLD OUT!
Sun. June 1 at 8:00PM  SOLD OUT!
Tue. June 3 at 8:00PM  SOLD OUT!
Wed. June 4 at 8:00PM  SOLD OUT!
Thu. June 5 at 8:00PM  SOLD OUT!
Fri. June 6 at 8:00PM  SOLD OUT!
Sat. June 7 at 8:00PM  SOLD OUT!

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NOTE:  In the event of poor weather conditions, please call the box office at 847-491-7282 or check this webpage for performance status updates.

 

ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES

DAMON KROMETIS (Director) is a director, deviser, and sometime writer based in Chicago and originally from Baltimore.  For five years, he was the Artistic Director of Examined Man Theatre, a New York-based theatre company dedicated to developing plays based on true stories.  For Examined Man, he created and directed Thinking Makes It So (NYIT Nomination), When In Disgrace (Haply I Think on Thee), and The Light Inside, as well as directed Spaceship to Venus and produced workshops of The Empty Vessel and The Real Wolf.  Other directing credits include: The Night of the Iguana, The Homecoming, A Thousand Words: An Interactive Performance on Diversity (Northwestern), The Bride (Living Room Playmakers), A Weird Bar in London, Othello (Old Vic New Voices), Mohammed and the Sleeping Cat, the 365 Plays (Williamstown), and The Treatment (Testtube Productions), as well as workshops/readings with playwrights Jennifer Rumberger, Erin Austin, and Chico Mattoso.  Damon spent three seasons as the Assistant Director at Red Bull Theater, where he ran their Obie-winning Revelation Reading Series, and five years travelling internationally with acclaimed director Yael Farber.  He’s worked with Tectonic Theater Project, Steppenwolf, the Goodman Theatre, Edge Theater, Chautauqua Theater Company, and Williamstown Theatre Festival.  BA in Theatre from James Madison University. www.damonkrometis.com

SHAWN KETCHUM JOHNSON (Scenic Designer) is a visual artist who was drawn to theater out of a fascination with the collaborative process and a commitment to community engagement.  While exhibiting nationally and abroad, he began working with theaters as a scenic designer, drawing intuitively on his experience in installation art and large-scale sculpture.  He has worked primarily in the Midwest, finding the deepest connection to socially-engaged ensembles such as Combined Efforts, a special-needs-inclusive theater company, and the community-based ethnographic devising company Working Group Theatre, where he remains an Artistic Associate.  Recent credits include Northwestern University productions of Nickel and DimedMachinal, and How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes, an original work devised by Michael Rohd of Sojourn Theatre.  Recent projects for Northwestern include Jessica Thebus’ Pride and Prejudice and David Catlin’s adaptation of Moby Dick; and The Riot Ballet, a multi-year, multi-company, international collaboration on protest. www.shawnketchumjohnson.com

CAROLYN SULLIVAN (Costume Designer) is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Studio Art and Italian and is currently a third-year MFA candidate at Northwestern University. At Northwestern she has designed The Pajama Game, The Night of the Iguana, and Bunbury.  Recent Northwestern design credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Moby Dick.

MAYA FEIN (Lighting Designer) is originally from the Seattle area. Maya’s passion for theatre began at a young age and she’s thrilled to continue her theatrical journey at Northwestern University. She has a BFA in Theatre and a BS in Psychology from Southern Oregon University.  As an undergraduate, she received the Meritorious Achievement Award for her lighting design for A Streetcar Named Desire at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.  She has also worked at the Assistant Lighting Designer for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2011. Lighting credits at Northwestern include Bunbury, Cabaret, and Nickel and Dimed.