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

Frank Maugeri


Frank Maugeri is a public artist, spectacle maker and designer. Whether transforming large public spaces into places of unexpected celebration or creating intricate miniature toy theater productions, Mr. Maugeri creates work in partnership with hundreds of professional and emerging artists, community members and student interns. For fifteen years, Redmoon has been his artistic home, where he currently serves as coartistic director with Jim Lasko. There, he has collaboratively conceived, directed and designed dozens of outdoor spectacles and public events including: The Astronaut's Birthday, a large-scale animated graphic novel projected on the MCA's façade; seven of the famed All Hallow's Eve ritual celebrations in Logan Square; the ground-breaking ceremonies of Millennium Park and The Modern Wing of the Art Institute; and a public Halloween Spectacle at The White House in 2009. His indoor work most notably includes Redmoon's longest-running production, The Cabinet, and its tour to Brazil. Mr. Maugeri is currently designing the 21st floor of the new Lurie Children's Memorial Hospital and generating a massive work of public art—an enormous Zoetrope. He received the prestigious NEA/TCG Career Development Award for Directors, through which he worked extensively with Dogtroepe and Groupe ZUR in Europe. Mr. Maugeri teaches in the Theater Department of Columbia College.

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