Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Announcing Season 11

Our 11th Season is a sprawling, ambitious re-affirmation of all the ways we source and nurture new works in Chicago.  Three wildly imaginative world premieres, featuring a scorching bedroom comedy in co-production with our collaborators at Broken Nose, a Southern secret second family drama developed in our Writers’ Room program, and a timeline-hopping adventure developed from the ground up with our Ensemble; this season sprints out of the gate and never lets up. We can’t wait to share this wide range of stories that pivot, inspire, and speak to the heart of who we really are.

Written by Liam Fitzgerald
Directed by Elise Marie Davis
Co-Produced with Broken Nose Theatre

November 13 – December 14, 2019

Peg is excited. Steve is nervous. Sure, they’ve opened a nice bottle of wine, dinner smells delicious… but the brand-new strap-on they ordered has just arrived, and tonight’s plan is to flip the script. Peg wants to peg Steve. And even though he was all for it initially, his last-minute hesitation will force this ordinary couple to face their kinks, quirks and societal conditioning, as they’re quickly reminded that gender politics follow them everywhere – including the bedroom.

By Ensemble Member K.L. Parker*
Directed by Spenser Davis

April 1 – May 3, 2020

When her husband dies while out of town on a business trip, Delphi Rabbitt calls upon her children and sister to assist in planning the funeral arrangements in their town of Altoga, Texas. That is, until she discovers his body is traveling from Houston accompanied by another family… another wife, another son, another life that no one knew about it. When both Rabbitt families find themselves under one roof, they’re forced to decide: is it possible to bury our grievances before we bury the man who deceived us all?

By Co-Artistic Director Fin Coe*
Directed by Elyse Dolan

July 15 – August 15, 2020

In the summer of 2001, a renowned physicist invites three strangers to her family’s cabin. Horrified by the results of the recent Presidential election, the team of scientists set to work building an experimental machine with a wild and irresistible purpose: to get them the hell out of their awful timeline. Political differences, personality conflicts, and a disruptive drug-dealing pizza driver ratchet up the tension; as the machine grows closer to completion, the team must reckon with what they will do when it’s finally time to turn it on.

The New Colony is also pleased to welcome four new ensemble members: Zoe Benditt*, Lila Gilbert*, Cedar Larson* and Evan Sposato*.
Finally, Elyse Dolan will serve as TNC’s Director of New Work (formerly Director of Education) and Katy King will serve as the company’s Director of Education (formerly Director of Marketing).