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In “Small Jokes About Monsters,” Playwright Steven Strafford Imagines “What Ifs” of Family History

In “Small Jokes About Monsters,” Playwright Steven Strafford Imagines “What Ifs” of Family History

Humor is the unexpected thread that holds together compelling elements of sexual trauma, family memory, addiction and legacy in Steven Strafford’s arresting new ensemble play Small Jokes About Monsters, currently getting an acclaimed and extended storefront-style staging at suburban Chicago’s 16th Street Theater. Under the direction of Kristina Valada-Viars, it plays Jan. 10-Feb. 23, … Read Full Article→

“The Fifth Domain,” Victor Lesniewski’s Cyber Espionage Play, Gets Utah Reading; Kareem Fahmy Directs

“The Fifth Domain,” Victor Lesniewski’s Cyber Espionage Play, Gets Utah Reading; Kareem Fahmy Directs

Playwright Victor Lesniewski draws on his tech background — an engineering degree and a job in network security and cryptography — for his new play, The Fifth Domain, which is enjoying development this month in Pioneer Theatre Company’s Play-by-Play New Play Reading Series. Kareem Fahmy directs the four-actor drama, which gets public staged readings Jan. 25-26 … Read Full Article→