The good news is that our founder, adapter, composer, and executive producer, Anthony Roberts, has welcomed a healthy baby daughter into his family. The bad news is that now with two young children at home, well, diapers are getting the better of him.
Letters/X is taking a hiatus from our usual production schedule in 2015.
Don’t worry, though. We’re not breaking up with our loyal Letters/X fans. We’ll be back. In the meantime, keep breaking hearts, keep those breakup submissions coming, and keep an eye on this site and our Facebook and YouTube pages for more news and maybe even a new song or two.
Yours in hilarious heartbreak,
Catch us on WBEZ / Chicago Public Radio’s The Morning Shift! Tune in to 91.5FM on Valentine’s morning between 8:50 and 10:00, or listen at WBEZ.org.
It will be hard to recognize these people when they hit the boards for the first time tonight as we open Letters/X 2014. They have brought innumerable characters to life, and I know this will be a show to remember.
Erica Weiss is thrilled to helm Letters/X 2014! She is a freelance director and also the proud Associate Artistic Director of Chicago’s Route 66 Theatre Company.
Erica is the director and co-creator of the hit world-premiere production of A Twist of Water, and made her off-Broadway debut directing the play’s New York premiere at 59E59 Theaters. Along with playwright Caitlin Parrish, she was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work for A Twist of Water. For Route 66’s 2014 Season at The Greenhouse Theater Center, Erica will direct the Chicago Premiere of Cicada by Jerre Dye and the world premiere of The Downpour by Caitlin Parrish. She will also co-direct her first feature film.
As a freelance director, recent projects include Making Noise Quietly with Steep Theatre Company, Vigils with The Gift Theatre, and the world premiere of Mahal with Bailiwick Chicago. She served as Assistant Director to Barbara Gaines on Timon of Athens and the Chicago Premiere of Elizabeth Rex at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Erica is a graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University, where she earned her degree in theatre studies with an emphasis on directing and new play development.
If you have any old (or not-so-old) letters, emails, text messages, voicemails, or sky-writing messages from or to your ex, now is the time to share! We’re collecting material for our 11th show, which will open in early February. Drop us a line at email@example.com. We promise to change names and any identifying details for the protection of the innocent (and the guilty, for that matter).
10 YEARS OF HEARTBREAK…
Closing tonight. What a year:
-3 new ensemble members
-10 years for Anthony Roberts
-8 years for Jessica Jane Childs
-5 years for Matty Zaradich
-3 years for Stephanie Clark
-1 AWESOME performance on WBEZ!
-100s of pleased audience members…
Without you, our dear lovelies, that explore this depth of heartbreak each year with us and are brave enough to laugh your asses off, it’s all for nothing.