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Victory Gardens Theater

Your World Off Stage Conversation Series

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An online conversation series
May 15 – Aug 7, 2020
Featuring 2020/21 Season Artists and Members of the VG Playwrights Ensemble

Chicago, IL– Victory Gardens Theater announces Your World Off Stage, an online conversation series with artists from the upcoming 2020/2021 season and members of the VG Playwrights Ensemble. These online lunchtime conversations take place on select Wednesdays and Fridays, May 15–August 7, 2020. Get the inside scoop on where our shows are at in the development process, learn about the inspiration for each of these plays, and ask your questions.

The free conversations will take place over Zoom, and advanced sign up is required. To browse conversation offerings or to register, visit

Your World Off Stage Conversation Series Lineup:

Wardell Julius Clark on Exit Strategy
Friday, May 15, 2020
1:00-2:00 p.m.

Curated by Kat Zukaitis, Literary Manager and Public Programs Coordinator at Victory Gardens

Kat Zukaitis talks with Wardell Julius Clark, Exit Strategy director and Chicago artist, on what he’s looking forward to while bringing part of Ike Holter’s acclaimed Rightlynd Saga to the stage.

Playwright John Logan and incoming VG Executive Artistic Director Erica Daniels
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
1:00-2:00 p.m.

Erica Daniels sits down with John Logan, VG Playwright Ensemble Alumni and Tony Award-winning playwright and screenwriter, for a discussion of arts in the time of COVID-19. Logan’s plays include Never the Sinner, Riverview, Red, and Hauptmann. His film and television work includes Any Given Sunday, RKO 281, Gladiator, The Aviator, Star Trek: Nemesis, The Time Machine, The Last Samurai, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Rango, Skyfall, Spectre, and Penny Dreadful.

Will Arbery and Jonathan Berry on Heroes of the Fourth Turning
Friday, May 29, 2020
1:00-2:00 p.m.

Curated by Kat Zukaitis, Literary Manager & Public Programs Coordinator at Victory Gardens

Playwright Will Arbery and Director Jonathan Berry share early plans for their Chicago premiere.

Playwrights Luis Alfaro, Philip Dawkins, Samuel D. Hunter and Naomi Iizuka and Emeritus VG Artistic Director Chay Yew
Friday, June 5, 2020
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Emeritus Artistic Director Chay Yew hosts a roundtable discussion with members of the Victory Gardens Playwrights Ensemble, on their work, where they find inspiration, and more. Come with your questions!

Ali Viterbi and Devon de Mayo on In Every Generation
Friday, June 12, 2020
1:00-2:00 p.m.

Curated by Erica Daniels, Executive Artistic Director at Victory Gardens

What are the unique challenges and opportunities in creating a world premiere production for the stage? Hear from Playwright Ali Viterbi and Director Devon de Mayo on how they’re preparing to create a world from scratch in just 4 weeks.

Additional conversations to be announced at a later date.

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Friday, May 29
  1. 1:00pm

Friday, Jun 5
  1. 2:00pm

Friday, Jun 12
  1. 1:00pm