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2019

FORTS: Build Your Own Adventure
Conceived by Julie Ritchey
January-March, 2019; November-March, 2020

Cinderella in collaboration with the St. Louis Symphony
Adapted by Jessica Wright Buha
Directed by Julie Ritchey
February, 2019

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Adapted by Dwayne Hartford; Based on the book byKate DiCamillo
Directed by Katy Walsh
March-May, 2019

Luna
By Ramón Esquivel
Directed by Alejandro Tey
September-November, 2019

2018

FORTS: Build Your Own Adventure
Conceived by Julie Ritchey
December – March, 2018

The Van Gogh Cafe
at Fannies Cafe & Bakery
Adapted by Andrew J. Lampl; Based on the book by Cynthia Rylant
Directed by Julie Ritchey
January – February, 2018

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles
Written by Michelle Cuevas and illustrated by Erin E. Stead;
Adapted by Melissa Pfeiffer-Lampl & Andrew J. Lampl
Directed by Julie Ritchey
April – June, 2018

Crossing Six Corners
In association with the Six Corners Association
Directed by Julie Ritchey
October, 2018

The Snow Queen
Adapted by Tyler J. Monroe from the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen
Directed by Allegra Libonati
November – December, 2018

2017

The Adventures of Robin Hood
Written by Oliver Emanuel
Directed by Omen Sade
January – May, 2017

The Van Gogh Cafe
at Fannies Cafe & Bakery
Adapted by Andrew J. Lampl; Based on the book by Cynthia Rylant
Directed by Julie Ritchey
February, 2017

Crossing Six Corners
In association with the Six Corners Association
Directed by Julie Ritchey
November, 2017

2016

PINOCCHIO: a Folk Musical
Adapted and Composed by Tyler Beattie; Based on the stories of Carlo Collodi
Directed by Scott Ferguson
January – March, 2016

The Secret Garden (Workshop)
Adapted by Emily Dendinger; Based on the children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Directed by David Hanzal
February, 2016

Sherlock Holmes & the Mystery of Portage Park
By Jessica Wright Buha; Inspired by the Sherlock mysteries of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Directed by Christian Libonati
May – July, 2016

The Van Gogh Cafe
A Culinary Collaboration at Community Tavern
Adapted by Andrew J. Lampl; Based on the book by Cynthia Rylant
Directed by Julie Ritchey
September – October, 2016

2015

James & the Giant Peach
by Roald Dahl; Adapted by David Wood
Directed by Kathryn Walsh
February – March, 2015

EarthFest
Featuring The Golden Horse Range Band & Sustain 36
April, 2015

Lifeboat
By Nicola McCartney
Directed by Julie Ritchey
May, 2015

Sherlock Holmes & the Mystery of Portage Park (Workshop)
Conceived by The Filament Acting Company
By Jessica Wright Buha
Directed by Christian Libonati
July, 2015

Fog Island
By Tomi Ungerer; Adapted by Emily Dendinger
Directed by Krista D’Agostino
September – November, 2015

2014

The Snow Queen
Adapted by Tyler J. Monroe from the fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen
Directed by Allegra Libonati
The Filament Theatre
January – February, 2014

Lifeboat
by Nicola McCartney
Directed by Julie Ritchey

Cyrano
from the work of Edmund Rostand
Adapted by Jo Roet
Directed by Julie Ritchey

The Monster in the Hall
by David Greig
Directed by Julie Ritchey
Original Music composed by Robert Deason

2013

Crossing Six Corners: A Neighborhood Heritage Project
Devised by Julie Ritchey and the Filament Theatre Ensemble from interviews with Northwest Side Chicago residents
Filament Theatre
March, 2013

Crossing Six Corners: Sears Stories
Devised by Julie Ritchey  the Filament Theatre Ensemble from interviews with Northwest Side Chicago residents
Filament Theatre
October, 2013

2012

The Drawer Boy
By Michael Healy
The Den Theatre
January – February, 2012

Hank Williams: Lost Highway
By Randal Myler and Mark Harelik
The Athenaeum Theatre
June – July, 2012
(Jeff Award for Best Actor)

Sustain 36
Devised by the Filament Theatre Ensemble
Produced in collaboration with Arts Alive Chicago in an empty storefront in Portage Park
September, 2012

2011

ORPHEUS: Featuring DJ Puzzle as Fate
Conceived and Adapted by Omen Sade
Directed by Omen Sade
Lacuna Artist Lofts
April – May, 2011

Eurydice
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Julie Ritchey
Lacuna Artist Lofts
April – May, 2011

From the Circle: Remembering the Earth through Folktales
Devised by the Filament Theatre Ensemble
The Den Theatre
September –November, 2011

2010

Arlecchino’s Odyssey
Conceived by Omen Sade;  Written by Julie Ritchey & Omen Sade
Directed by Julie Ritchey
Produced in association with the Bricklayers Theatre Company
Theatre Building Chicago
February, 2010

Seussical: The Musical
by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Directed by Julie Ritchey
Produced in association with the Summer Theatre of New Canaan
June – July, 2010

Choose Thine Own Adventure
Adapted from William Shakespeare by Allison Powell
Directed by Julie Ritchey
The Underground Lounge
October – December, 2010

2009

Sleepy Hollow: A Folk Musical
Adapted from Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Tyler Beattie
Directed by Tyler Beattie
Theatre Building Chicago
February – March, 2009

Six Impossible Things
Adapted from J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz, and Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
by Julie Ritchey & the Filament Theatre Ensemble
Directed by Julie Ritchey
Produced in association with Urban Gateways: Center for Arts Education
September, 2008- May, 2009
Theatre Building Chicago
February- March, 2009

Clown Orpheus (Workshop)
Adapted from Ovid’s The Metamorphoses by Omen Sade
Directed by Omen Sade
March, 2009

Pinocchio: A Folk Musical
Adapted from Carlo Collodi’s The Adventures of Pinocchio by Tyler Beattie
Produced in association with the Summer Theatre of New Canaan
Directed by Tyler Beattie
June –July, 2009

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Newly adapted from Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Tyler Beattie
Directed by Scott Ferguson
Viaduct Theatre
October – November, 2009

Alice and Me!
Adapted from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland and Through the Looking-glass by Jack Novak
Produced in association with Urban Gateways Center for Arts Education
Directed by Christian Libonati
September 2009 – July, 2010

2008

Martin Pebble (Staged Reading)
Adapted from Jean-Jacques Sempé’s Marcellin Caillou by Reggie Gowland & Julie Ritchey
April 2008

Six Impossible Things
Adapted from J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz, and Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
by Julie Ritchey & the Filament Theatre Ensemble
Directed by Julie Ritchey
Produced in association with the Summer Theatre of New Canaan
June – July 2008

2007

Six Impossible Things
Adapted from J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz, and Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
by Julie Ritchey & the Filament Theatre Ensemble
North Lakeside Cultural Center
November – December, 2007

Filament Theatre founded by Mark Barna, Reggie Gowland, Rebecca Kling, Christian Libonati, and Julie Ritchey

BONUS:

2006

A Muse in Love
Adapted from William Shakespeare by Allegra Libonati
Northwestern University
September – October, 2006
The fall run of A Muse in Love was followed by a four-month tour to Northshore Retirement Communities.

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