LoudMouth Theater, a new company created by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alums and students, makes its debut August 24-26 with Mouthing Off, an evening of theatre and music by local artists.
LoudMouth Theater is led by its co-founders: Columbia College students Emil Sueck, a senior in the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, and Cal Walker, a senior in the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Theatre Directing. Admission is “Pay What You Can,” with a $10 suggested donation.
The program features two short plays by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni: The Art of Watchability, by Ted Dayton ’16, a graduate of the Acting BA program with a Minor in Playwriting, and No Matter How Small, by Aaron Lockman ’17, a graduate of the Acting BA program. The cast of The Art of Watchability, directed by Cal Walker, includes alumnus Dylan Todd ’17, a graduate of the Acting BA program, and Mike Klatt, a student in the Acting BA program. No Matter How Small, directed by Emil Sueck, features students Sam Ryan, a junior in the BA Program in Comedy Writing and Performance, and Laura Fodera, a senior in the Acting BA program.
The evening also features live music by Theatre Department students Molly Madden (aka Uma Bloo) and Rebecca Whittenhall (aka @Whitt’s End!), both seniors in the Acting BA program, as well as Columbia College Chicago Music Department student Leah Jean Griffith, a senior in the Music Department’s BMus Program in Contemporary Urban and Popular Music. The show’s production manager is Theatre Department student Sara Ann Dickey, a senior in the BA Program in Theatre.
Mouthing Off plays Thursday-Saturday, August 24-26, at 7 PM each night at Mary’s Attic, located above Hamburger Mary’s restaurant at 5400 N. Clark, in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. Mary’s Attic will also offer drinks for purchase during the event, with a bar conveniently located in the back of the space. For more information, call 773-784-6969.