Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Kaiser Ahmed ’08, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, is directing the world premiere of Vanya (or, “That’s Life!”), a multicultural reinvention of Uncle Vanya, Anton Chekhov’s classic seriocomic study of family life. Presented by Rasaka Theatre, Chicago’s only South Asian theatre ensemble, the show runs January 5-February 3 at the Edge Theatre, 5451 N. Broadway, in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood.
Director Kaiser Ahmed, born in Bangladesh and raised in Michigan, is also co-founder and associate artistic director of Jackalope Theatre Company as well as an Artistic Associate at The Artistic Home Theatre.
Written by Lavina Jadhwani, Vanya features former Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department student Allison Cain. managing director of Chicago’s Lifeline Theatre. The set designer is former Columbia College Theatre Department student Andrew Swanson, also a Jackalope company member.
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