2017 Season


Night of New Works: Generations

April 5 at 7:00 pm
Chicago Dramatists
1105 West Chicago Ave.

Our annual night of new works kicks off the season with premieres of short plays by Georgette Kelly, Barb Lhota, Juan Francisco Villa, Cory David Williamson, Ricardo Gamboa, and Marisela Treviño Orta.

The works center on the theme of generations. What defines a generation? Do generations divide, or do they find a bridge? Do generations find continuity in tradition or changes in perspective? Or do they find that the dividing lines are not so simple?

Premiere Works:

by Georgette Kelly
directed by Lexi Saunders
featuring Carlye Pollack, Jabu Mickle-Molefe, and Sarah Wisterman

by Ricardo Gamboa
directed by Azar Kazemi
featuring Sean Parris, Ricardo Gamboa, Eliseo Real, Nicolas Del Valle Jr, Alex Rodriguez, and Elijah Ruiz

by Barb Lhota
directed by Stephanie Stroud
featuring Marie Goodkin, Maggie Robinson, and Dane Van Brocklin

by Juan Francisco Villa
directed by Aaron Mays
featuring Frankie Davila, Victor Salinas, and Tricia Rodriguez

by Marisela Treviño Orta
directed by Claire Reinhart
featuring Elizabeth Nungaray and Emilio Velasco

by Cory David Williamson
directed by Kadin McGreevy
featuring Rebecca Flores and Kevin O'Connell


2017 workshop submissions are now closed. We're excitedly reading all of your work—stay tuned for our selection announcement! 

Johnny 10 Beers' Daughter: World Premiere 

We're tremendously excited to present the world premiere of Johnny 10 Beer's Daughter this spring, written by Dana Lynn Formby and directed by Emmi Hilger.

The piece is presented by Something Marvelous in association with Chicago Dramatists' Grafting Project, and features Arti Ishak and Randy Steinmeyer.

May 21–June 18 (Previews May 19 & 20)

For more information, please visit our Johnny 10 Beers' page.

Based in Chicago, IL, Something Marvelous is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Contributions for the charitable purposes of Something Marvelous are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Special thanks goes to Paul Bond–his painting On the Transmigration of Souls is our website and poster background. We have used his paintings The Releasing of Sorrows, The Girl Who Circumnavigated the World in a Dream of her Own Making and Mostly Sunny as inspirations for past festivals. Learn more about Paul's art at his website

The umbrella in our logo is adapted from an asset courtesy of the Vectorian Free Vector Pack, under a Creative Commons License.

Copyright 2015 © Something Marvelous.