Broken Nose Theatre, one of Chicago’s premier Pay-What-You-Can theatre companies, is launching its tenth season with an audio adaptation of Kingdom, a drama by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Michael Allen Harris ’11, a graduate of the Columbia College Theatre Department’s Acting program and winner of the 2018 Black Theatre Alliance Awards’ Lorraine Hansberry Award for playwriting.
As previously reported in this blog, Kingdom received its world premiere from Broken Nose Theatre in 2018, a year before Harris, after receiving his BFA in Acting from Columbia College, went on to earn an MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. The play centers around an entirely-LGBTQ African-American family living in the shadow of Orlando’s magical kingdom in the wake of the legalization of same-sex marriage. Kingdom will stream on-demand October 4 through 24 at brokennosetheatre.com, so audience members may listen at their leisure. Tickets for all Broken Nose Theatre performances are “Pay-What-You-Can,” allowing patrons to set their own price.
The cast features Columbia College alum RjW Mays ’06, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting. Broken Nose’s managing director is Columbia College alum Rose Hamill ’16, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Theatre Technology.