The Justice Theater Project is back in business! After over a year and a half of COVID shutdown, JTP presents Every Brilliant Thing, written by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe, performed by Thaddaeus Edwards, and directed by J. Chachula. When one loses a loved one to suicide, one may ask “Why did she/he do it?”… Continue reading The Justice Theater Project’s Every Brilliant Thing Is a Lighthearted Look at a Heavy Subject
The art of improvisation in theater, while very old, really came to the fore in America with the TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” The form goes back in the BCE period, and has roots in commedia dell’arte, and a nod to The Second City in Chicago. It has been widely seen in recent… Continue reading Flying Machine’s Curious Accidents & Unintended Consequences Is Improv with a Twist: Funny, Clever, and Heart-Touching
Amy Bossi-Nasiatka proves herself a comic jill-of-all-trades in “Wonder of the World,” and she steals the show as she impishly impersonates Barbara, a helicopter pilot, a tawdry trio of waitresses at three different tawdry theme restaurants, and an outrageously unorthodox marriage counselor named Janie, whose brief appearance amps the laughter up to a whole new level.
“I wanted to direct [‘Wonder of the World’], because it was an opportunity to explore some issues I’m interested in, such as marriage,” director J. Chachula confesses. “The play’s take on marriage is funny, and at the same time quite true, I think. I’ve also enjoyed digging into the concept of Fate and Destiny.”