The Portrait, a new one-person play by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department associate professor Susan Padveen, receives its world premiere July 15-August 14 as part of “Solo Celebration!,” an eight-month series of provocative and powerful one-person plays. Padveen, coordinator of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing BFA program, is also directing The Portrait, which will star Cameron Pfiffner as Gustav Klimt, the Viennese artist famed for his painting The Kiss. The show is co-produced with The Neopolitans theatre company.
The creative team for The Portrait includes scenic designer Jacqueline Penrod, a Theatre Department faculty member; costume designer Alaina Moore (BA ’13), a graduate of Columbia’s art and design program; assistant scenic designer Milo Bue (BA ’16), a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Design BA program; and props designer Devon Green, a student in the Theatre Design program. Eric Turner (BFA ’08), a graduate of Columbia’s Theatre Directing program, is assistant director.
The Portrait runs at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln, in Chicago. Ave.) For tickets, call 773-404-7336 or click here. For more information about the “Solo Celebration!” festival, click here.