Bailiwick Repertory’s Directors Festival ’96

This annual showcase features work by generally unknown pro, semipro, and student directors, who offer their interpretation of scripts ranging from established classical and contemporary selections to untested material. Each night presents a different program consisting of two or three one-acts, as shown in the listings below. Bailiwick Repertory, Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 W. Belmont, 883-1090. Through August 14: Mondays-Wednesdays, 7:30 PM. $8 per program.

The Reader runs festival listings on a week-by-week basis; following is the schedule for July 29 through 31.


Brick Walls/Open Spaces, Stone Windows, and That’s the Way It Is By Golly

Brick Walls/Open Spaces is a “kinetic theatrical music and movement piece” that “explores the search for a collective creativity within the mires of an ultra-systematized dehumanizing work and social culture,” written by Greg Owens and Whayne Braswell and performed by the Shakti Dance Company under the direction of Jennifer Savarirayan; Stone Windows, also called A Place of Stonewalls, is a movement piece created and directed by Ralitsa Popcheva and Stephanie Early which depicts “a visual journey through faded memories of a woman’s struggle for freedom”; That’s the Way It Is By Golly, written by Courtney Evans and Allen Conkle and directed by Conkle, is a “religious romp” concerning the hatching of “the second messiah.” Note: This evening is sign-interpreted.


Victims and Tough Choices for the New Century

Al Gerzen directs Victims, a short mood piece by Victor H. Schiller about a tragic cultural clash; Tough Choices for the New Century, subtitled “a seminar for responsible living,” is a satire on distrust of one’s neighbors written by Jane Anderson and directed by David Kirk.


The Sorry and the Pitiful, Lesbian’s Last Pizza, and Number Nine

The Sorry and the Pitiful, written by Hank Boland and Todd Mueller and directed by Jaclyn Greenberg, is a comedy about the creation and appreciation of “art” among contemporary young adults; Jennifer Shepard directs Lesbian’s Last Pizza, Jeff Goode’s monologue about a woman’s last night alive; and Number Nine, directed by Eric Senne, is an ensemble-created portrait of a disoriented and disturbed mind.

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): Photograph of “Stone Windows”, uncredited.