The Inconvenience's theatre programming exposes cultural and environmental circumstances and their effects on the human condition. We believe theatre is a shared experience that enlightens, empowers, and inspires community. By collaboratively developing new works, reinventing existing gems, and enhancing the live theatre atmosphere through a multitude of art mediums, we invite our audiences to see something, start something, and transform the perspective.
September 13, 2013 - October 12, 2013
Presented by The Inconvenience, The New Colony, and The Theater and Performance Studies program at The University of Chicago
Written and created by Ike Holter and Evan Linder
Directed by Nicholas J. Carroll, Andrew Hobgood and Gus Menary
Fridays & Saturdays at 8/7c
Theater East in the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Imagine this show as part of an all-star 1970’s CBS Saturday night line-up following All in the Family, and the Mary Tyler Moore Show. Set in 1977, the show will push the boundaries of a 70’s sitcom while still feeling as if it could be at home in that lineup of classics. A single location, multi-camera comedy.
Gary and Felix McNamara are failures. Despite Felix’s get-rich-quick schemes, it seems that their Chicago recording studio is never going to reach the heights of success that the once-promising McNamara brothers always dreamed of. When Felix decides to use the studio to record “Song Poems” with the help of their assistant Janice and in-house musicians Butch and Marvin, there might be hope yet to save the studio. They just have to convince Lady, the overbearing trophy wife of their absentee landlord. Will this group of failures turn their fortunes around? Or is the studio doomed?
This event takes place as a part of the Summer Inc Residencies with Theater and Performance Studies at The University of Chicago.
8 PERFORMANCES - 4 EPISODES ONLY!
Episodes will be released online the following Monday at 9am
Tickets will be available starting Summer 2013
We are thrilled to announce that company member Ike Holter's smashing Stonewall Remix is being produced at The Barrow St. Theatre off Broadway this spring.
Hit The Wall was originally produced by The Inconvenience at Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre as part of their 2012 Rep series before it transfered to another sold out run at Theatre on the Lake in the summer of 2012. The original director Eric Hoff is set to stage the production alongside original Chicago cast members Rania Salem Manganaro and Arturo Soria. Previews begin February 19th in New York City!
See you there!
The Fresh Meat Reading Series is BACK in our new home at Victory Gardens Theater! FREE & open to the public, Fresh Meat provides a stage for playwrights, actors, designers & artists of all mediums to collaborate on new work.
FIRST ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK:
Directed by company member Ryan Bourque
with: Day Cook, Max Lapine, Michaela Petro, and Andrew Swanson
Live music, art gallery, and the bar opens at 7 PM.
Come get fresh with us.
Here is a sneak peak at the rest of our Fresh Meat season!
Cleave by Jack Miggins
Directed by Elana Boulos
Columbia College Collaboration
Detective Partner Hero Villain
By Brett Neveu
Directed by Duncan Riddell
By: Keely Leonard
Music By: Company member Emily Arazu Nejad and Maggie Kubley ( of The Embraceables)
Directed by company member Gus Menary
Hit the Wall Remount
July 25th-29th, 2012
Theater on the Lake
By Ike Holter
Directed by Eric Hoff
The Inconvenience brought back it's hit show (fresh from Steppenwolf's Garage Rep Series) to the huge, hot, and massive 60 year old stage of Theater on the Lake. Throughout the week The Inconvenience brought live music and DJs, in addition to the creation of murals and interactive art in the North Pavilion, all providing a multi-disciplinary experience that connected our audience to civil rights issues, the real Greenwich Villiage and further experience of the show’s themes.
"Tempers and temperatures start to rise in the summer of '69 when a routine police raid on an underground Greenwich Village hotspot erupts in to a full-scale riot, the impetus of the modern gay rights movement. Follow ten unlikely revolutionaries as they take to the streets and assert their rights. A live rock band provides the screaming soundtrack to this retelling of the epic night at The Stonewall Inn."
Featuring: Walter Owen Briggs*, Manny Buckley, Dashawna Cook, Daniel Desmaris, Ricardo Gamboa, Desmond Gray, Zach Kenney, Steve Lenz, Rania Salem Manganaro, and Mary Williamson*
With John Cicora* (Bass), Ryan Murphy (Guitar), and Josh Lambert (Drums).
Production Manager: Missi Davis
Stage Manager: Ellen Willett and Krissy
Assistant Director: Gus Menary
Dramaturg: Kelly Kerwin
Music: Ryan Murphy
Music Director: John Cicora
Dance Choreography: Erin Kilmurray
Fight Choreography: Ryan Bourque
Set Design: John Holt
Lighting Design: Jeff Glass
Sound Design: Joe Court
Costumes: Coral Gable
Props: Chris Chmelik
Milk and Sausage at Fight Night
March 16th, 2012
Presented by Nothing Special Productions
By Calamity West
Directed by Gus Menary*
Fight Choreography by Ryan Bourque*
The Inconvenience was proud to present Milk and Sausage at FIGHT NIGHT(Round 2), presented by Nothing Special Productions. A one-night-only event featuring the finest presenters of staged combat, each presenting scenes with their own brand of brawl.
Featuring Ian Paul Custer, Calamity West, Ryan Bourque*, Jawshua Drumms and Gus Menary*