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The Feast:
an intimate Tempest

January 18

March 11, 2012

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

co-created and co-directed by
Jessica Thebus and Frank Maugeri
adaptation by Jessica Thebus

Jessica Thebus

Co-creator/Co-director/Adaptor

Jessica Thebus' directing credits as artistic associate at Steppenwolf Theatre Company include: Sex with Strangers, Intimate Apparel, Dead Man's Cell Phone, No Place Like Home, When the Messenger Is Hot (59E59, NYC) and Sonia Flew. Additional Chicago credits include the world premiere of Sarah Ruhl's Stage Kiss, Clean House (Goodman Theatre); Orlando (Court Theatre); Our Town (co-director Anna D. Shapiro), They All Fall Down (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Jekyll and Hyde, Inherit the Wind, Red Herring (Northlight Theatre); Eurydice (Victory Gardens Theater); The Turn of the Screw (Writers' Theatre); Salao: the Worst Kind of Unlucky (Redmoon). Regional credits include: Harriet Jacobs (Kansas City Repertory); A Civil War Christmas (Huntington Theatre Company); and the world premiere of Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter (Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Kennedy Center). Favorite projects: Pulp (Jeff Award nomination—Best Director, After Dark Award—Best Production), Winesburg, Ohio (Jeff Award nomination—Best Director, After Dark Award—Best Director), Seven Moves (About Face Theatre); Late, Melancholy Play and Abingdon Square (Piven Theatre). Ms. Thebus is a faculty member in the MFA Directing Program at Northwestern University and an artistic associate at The Corn Exchange in Dublin, Ireland. She would like to dedicate this production to her Dad.

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