CHICAGO – When faced with adversity, the best way around it is to somehow break into song. That is the feeling behind the Brown Paper Box Co.’s “Positively Present: An Uplifting Cabaret,” running April 7th and 8th at Mary’s Attic in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. The event features company member Kristi Szczepanek as host, and presents song stylings by other company members, including Anna Schutz, plus some special guests. For details and ticket information, click here.
Podcast Interview: Anna & Hannah Ii-Epstein of Nothing Without a Company’s ‘The Kid Thing’
CHICAGO – Proving that creating vibrant theater is a methodical step-by-step process, Anna and Hannah Ii-Epstein – of Nothing Without a Company theater troupe – have taken a ten-plus year journey to their latest production, “The Kid Thing.” The show has a Thursday-Sunday run at the Berger Mansion in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood through April 15, 2017. Details are below. In the following podcast, they talk about the origins of the company, and how they balance couplehood with creativity, among other topics.
Anna & Hannah Ii-Epstein, Co-Artistic Directors of Nothing Without a Company
Photo credit: iiEpstein.com
PODCAST INTRO: Anna and Hannah ii-Epstein are the co-artistic directors of “Nothing Without a Company” theater troupe. I first encountered “Nothing Without a Company” in 2012, when I experienced their insightful and original production “Loom”… Since then, I’ve seen and reviewed “Down the Moonlit Path,” a sensational interactive play, the frenetic “Punk Punk” – which was written by Hannah – and currently “The Kid Thing,” which we talk about in this interview. Listen now to the podcast interview below!
For a review of Nothing Without a Company’s “The Kid Thing,” by Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, CLICK HERE.