Artist Bio

About Face Theatre

(Bio as of January 2005)

About Face Theatre is one of the nation’s leading centers for new work con­cerning issues of gender and sexual identity, and is one of Chicago’s most celebrated young theaters. The company has developed and pre­miered nearly 30 plays since 1995; recent suc­cesses include I Am My Own Wife (which went on to win the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for best play), Moisés Kaufman’s adap­tation of Tennessee Williams’ One Arm (pre­miered in partnership with Steppenwolf Theatre and Tectonic Theater Project this December), and Winesburg, Ohio, Pulp and Theater District (all nominated for or recipi­ents of Jeff Awards for Best New Work, 2002 and 2003). About Face is also home to the nationally recognized About Face Youth Theatre, one of the most respected youth arts programs dedicated to the empowerment of LGBT youth and their straight allies, which produced the recent premieres of On the Record and Up Until Now at the Goodman. Upcoming projects include the Chicago pre­miere of Take Me Out at the Steppenwolf Upstairs this spring.

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