News/Current Projects

DECEMBER 2, 2017


Free workshop for teens sponsored by the Newberry Library and The English-Speaking Union of Chicago in collaboration with the Shakespeare Project of Chicago.  We worked on John Gielgud’s 1951 radio adaptation of HAMLET from the Library archives.  Great experience.






Enjoy our 1st Video for I GRANT I AM A WOMAN.  









NOVEMBER 3,4,5 2017


Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) 

By Ann-Marie MacDonald

directed by Michelle Shupe with sound design by John Slywka.  

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) is an exuberant comedy and feminist revisioning of Shakespeare’s Othello and Romeo and Juliet. Constance is the beleaguered “spinster” academic, and unlikely heroine who embarks on a quest for Shakespearean origins and, ultimately, her own identity. When she is propelled through a rabbit hole and lands smack in the middle of the tragic turning points of each play, resulting in a wild, unpredictable ride through comedy and near-tragedy.







 October 14 – November 11, 2017

Teaching Intermediate  Adult Voice-Over Class  at RBJ Studio with John Slywka via Impovplayhouse   Great class!  Great Students!



April 22 – May 20, 2017.

Teaching Adult Voice-Over Workshops at RBJ Studio from  with John Slywka and David Brian Stuart via Impovplayhouse 







 Current and ongoing


Adding visuals to I GRANT I AM A WOMAN.

The second phase for the project is an installation. We will add video accompaniment to the sound already created.

Stay turned for more.







August 27th 2016

UV THEATER PROJECT.   Last year was so successful, we thought we would do it again.   This year happily participating in THE  SEAGULL  directed and produced by Daniel Cantor.  This is the second of four Chekhov plays that will be presented by the UV Theater Project in residence at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, IL.  Staged on the grounds and in various rooms in the Ragdale house, the audience gets an intimate, magical and immersive theatre experience.  What a great place!







September 27, 2015

Our collaborator JOHN SLYWKA created a fantastic visual design at Mayne Stage for Tom Stoppard’s DARKSIDE (incorporating music from Pink Floyd’s Darkside of the Moon) for the Shakespeare Project of Chicago.  








August 28,29 2015

UV THEATER PROJECT.  Participated in a production of Uncle Vanya directed by JR Sullivan and produced by Daniel Cantor (funded by a Kickstarter).  We were all artists in residence for a week at the wonderful Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, IL.  The play was staged on the grounds and in various rooms in the Ragdale house creating an intimate, magical and immersive theatre experience.  What a great place!





June 2015 – Review


Women of Shakespeare Conquer | Bard in Multimedia

Review of I GRANT I AM A WOMAN on the Shakespeare Standard


Dec 2014.   We have finished our CD of I GRANT I AM A WOMAN as promised on time! Support our venture – listen to the clips – buy a CD or download and share with friends and anyone who is interested in progressive takes on Shakespeare.  We could not have done this without our Kickstarter supporters.  Creating art in our country is never easy, but we have been encouraged by the belief our friends, families and supporters had in us.  Enjoy!




October 2, 2014.  We have reached our goal and now are busy in the Studio!!!  Look at our funded Kickstarter!  More information about collaborators Michelle Shupe and John Slywka as well as guest artists and tracks here.   I GRANT I AM A WOMAN is to be completed by December 2014.




Sept. 2013 – March 2014.  Run of  OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago.  What a great group of people!  Wonderful show – reminding us all of the importance of laughter.  A real gift.




Co-Designed/Composed the Sound/Music with John Slywka for TWELFTH NIGHT at Taffety Punk Theatre in Washington DC –  directed by Michelle Shupe.    Interview with Michelle on Twelfth Night      12thNight-Sampler 

Reviews Below.   

Helen Hayes Award Recommended!  


DC Theatre Scene 

Washington Post

DC Metro Theatre 

MD Theatre Guide