Thursday, November 6, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The gloves — and sometimes the shirts — come off this season for Fight Night: Fightsgiving

Strangeloop is once again stepping into the ring (stage) for Nothing Special Production's Fight Night extravaganza!

Fight Night is a one-night, late-night violent cabaret celebrating the art of stage combat through original storytelling and violence design.

Fight Night: Fightsgiving is autumnal themed — celebrating everything that makes this season wonderful — and it takes place at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, at The Den Theater, 1333 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622.

In addition to Strangeloop, participating companies include: Red Theater, To The Point, Nothing Special Productions, Live Action Theater, The Reutan Collective, Nothing Without A Company and Walkabout Theater Company.

Strangeloop's contender is a story that details the epic battle between Fall and Autumn to determine once and for all what the season will be called, told in the only way such a mythic story can be told — as a Greek tragedy.

Written and directed by Strangeloop Company Member Maria Burnham, Fall Our Tragic stars Strangeloop Associate Member Miona Lee as Autumn and Jean E. Burr (Cassie Hack in Hack/Slash) as Fall. Chad Wise, Grace DeSant and Vickie Eisenstein also star. Justin Martin Fill is the fight choreographer and Strangeloop Company Member Holly Robison is the assistant director.

Tickets are on sale now. You are highly encouraged to buy tickets in advance as this event always sells out to a standing room only crowd.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Hack/Slash: Cast and Crew bios


Cassie Hack:                             Jean E. Burr
Vlad:                                          Tim Lee±
Emily Cristy:                              Miona Lee±

Erika Napoletano, Christopher Prchal, Pete Navis, Richard John McLain, J. Rohr, Melissa Nelson, Kara Charlton and Renee Lynn Jackson

Production team

Director                                       Brad Gunter*
Production Manager                    Letitia Guillaud*
Stage Manager                           John Wefler
Costume Designer                      Carrie Campana*
Sound Designer                          Keith Gatchel*
Lighting Designer                        Chris Corwin
Projection Designer                    Jay Gish
Props and Blood Designer          Mel Gill
Violence Director                        Barbara Charlene
Assistant Violence Director        Christopher DeNardo
Fight Captain                              Pete Navi
Graphic Designer                       Mike Wozniak
Marketing                                   Maria Burnham*
                                                   Holly Robison*
                                                   Allison McCorkle±

Based on the comic book series Hack/Slash by Tim Seeley.

* Denotes a Strangeloop Theatre Company Member
± Denotes a Strangeloop Theatre Associate Member

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hack/Slash: Get to know Miona Lee

Wondering about the real life bombshell behind the onstage one? Meet actress and Strangeloop Associate Company Member Miona Lee.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hack/Slash: Get to know Emily Cristy

She's not just a pretty face! Emily Cristy, the disgraced former Miss American, is a geneticist and a leader in the anti-aging cosmetics industry. Add her to your Hack/Slash card collection.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hack/Slash: Get to know Tim Lee

Who's that tall drink of bloody stabby water on stage you ask? Why that's Mr. Tim Lee, the man with knives. Add him to your trading card collection.