Punk, a provocative new drama by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Michael Allen Harris ’11, will be presented in a workshop production December 9-17 by The New Colony at the Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee, in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.
Set in a maximum-security prison in present-day America, Punk is the story of a group of inmates who are protected and housed in a special unit for gay, bisexual and transgender inmates. Tensions rise when Travis, a young man sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a gay man, requests to transfer into the unit. Fear and suspicion hover over the inmates who call this unit home. Punk will receive its world premiere in the fall of 2017 as part of The New Colony’s Main Stage season.
Harris, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Acting program, is an associate company member of The New Colony.
Tickets for the December 9-17 workshop of Punk are free. For tickets, call 773-697-3830 or click here.