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Our 20th Anniversary Season Has Arrived!

New Millennium Theatre Company is excited to announce:

A Very Bardy Birthday: NMTC’S 20th Anniversary Shakesplosion!

We have cooked up some exciting Shakespeare parodies to celebrate 20 awesome years of New Millennium madness. Come party with us!

 

This autumn we are kicking off the season with….

“The Tragedy of He-Manlet, Prince of Eternia.”

Written by Adam “Roz” Rosowicz and directed by Ali Keirn!

Something’s rotten in the state of Eternia. The king is dead, and it’s up to Prince Adam to seek justice or lose the figure of action! It’s Shakespeare meets Saturday morning in a brand new iambic pentameter adventure that begs the question; “To He, or not to He?”

 

Later in the autumn we’re going to be doing a fundraiser featuring a performance of…

“DEADPOOL ANDRONICUS”

Written by Alex B. Reynolds

A one-night-only performance of the classic Shakespeare tale of murder and revenge as told by everyone’s favorite Merc with a Mouth (and resident expert on murder and revenge): Deadpool. Daniel Day-Lewis may be retiring, but There Will Be Blood.

 

Wrapping up our 20th season will be…

“Romeo & Juliet & Dungeons & Dragons”

Written by Sam Long

They say if you put typewriters in a room full of monkeys, then eventually they’d write some Shakespeare. We’re going with the assumption that this could happen just as easily with a room full of kids playing some D&D. Our brave, young adventurers find their friendships tested as often as their luck of the dice. Owlbears and odes of love abound in this tale the shines a light on the magic within us all.

 

In addition to this action-packed season, we are happy to announce that WE ARE MOVING! All of our 20th Anniversary productions will be performed at Stage 773 at 1225 W Belmont.

Keep your eyes on our site and our Facebook page so you can stay up to date on all the details for A Very Bardy Birthday: NMTC’S 20th Anniversary Shakesplosion!

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AUDITIONS FOR “THE TRAGEDY OF HE-MANLET, PRINCE OF ETERNIA”

New Millennium is ready to fill the ranks for our next production!

The Tragedy of He-Manlet, Prince of Eternia 
Written by Adam “Roz” Rosowicz
Directed by Ali Keirn
Something’s rotten in the state of Eternia. The king is dead, and it’s up to Prince Adam to seek justice or lose the figure of action! It’s Shakespeare meets Saturday morning in a brand new iambic pentameter adventure that begs the question; “To He, or not to He?”
Audition Date: Tuesday, June 27th
Audition Time: 6-9 pm
Audition Location: Compass Creative Dramatics, 4001 N. Ravenswood Avenue Suite 110
Material To Prepare: Please send your headshot and resume to casting@nmtchicago.org. Sides will be sent after audition slot is confirmed.
Equity/Non Equity: Non-Equity
Pay: Stipend
Type/Restrictions: All types are encouraged to apply. Experience with performing Shakespeare is a plus
Time Commitment: 
Rehearsals begin the second week of July.
Tech week begins August 21st.
Performances August 24th through September 10th.
Performances will take place at Stage 773 Thursdays- Sundays (2 performances on Sundays) with the exception of Labor Day weekend. On Labor Day weekend we will have Thursday and Friday evening performances, a Saturday Matinee, and then go dark for the remainder of the weekend.

So we begin a new adventure…

 

Join us while we unleash “The Tragedy of HE-MANLET, Prince of Eternia” for the very first time!

We will be having a staged reading of the parody by Adam Rosowicz following by a Q&A where we can get your feedback on this epic tale.

Admission is FREE. Mrs. Murphy & Sons has been so kind as to host this merry event. Food and Drink will all be available to purchase.

When: April 30th, 2017, @ 6:30pm

Where: Mrs. Murphy’s & Sons Bistro: 3905 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago , IL

FREEEEEE

AUDITIONS FOR THE INCREDIBLE HANK

 

ONE OF US. ONE OF US. ONE OF US. Audition for “THE INCREDIBLE HANK” and become part of the New Millennium family! We are definitely not a cult!

Written & Directed by Alex B. Reynolds, this original script is full of laughs, pop-culture references, and ACTION.

“It’s 2017, and superheroes are everywhere. In the city of Sandicago, every superhero and supervillain is competing for their place in the saturated super market – all except for Hank. Hank would rather ignore his superpowers and work his normal job for the rest of his normal life. But when his office becomes the setting for a supervillain’s evil plan, Hank is dragged kicking and screaming into the super drama. Faced with pompous heroes, reckless villains, hapless cops and the hounding press, Hank reluctantly finds himself in the fight of his life – to stay normal.”

We would love to see new and familiar faces at our auditions for THE INCREDIBLE HANK! Here are the details, folks:

Rehearsals will run through March and April, with performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday matinees May 19, 2017 through June 25, 2017 with no performance on June 21 and added performance on May 24th at 8pm.

EMAIL YOUR HEADSHOT AND RESUME TO CASTING@NMTCHICAGO.ORG TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR AUDITION TIME

Audition Date: Tuesday, February 7th and Wednesday, February 8th with Callbacks on Thursday, February 9th.
Audition Time: 7pm – 9pm
Audition Location: Sheil Park 3505 N Southport Ave Room E Chicago, IL 60657
Equity/Non Equity: Non-Equity

Pay: Stipend
Type/Restrictions: Open
Material To Prepare: Prepare 1-2 minute comedic monologue. Character actors, improvisers, and comedians encouraged!
Email: casting@nmtchicago.org
Contact Info: Ali Keirn

 

 

The Incredible Hank Incredible Staged Reading – January 11th!

Hank Graphic

 

Join New Millennium Theatre Company as we read through our latest script in development through our Script Incubator series: The Incredible Hank.

Hank is not special. He’s not sociable. He has a boring job, a boring life, and he likes it that way. But he’s thrown into the exciting world of superheroes and supervillains when his office becomes the staging ground for an evil plot that puts the entire country in jeopardy. Faced with famous heroes, powerful villains, ruthless cops, and the hounding press, Hank reluctantly finds himself in the fight of his life – to stay normal.

The reading will take place at Black Rock Bar (3614 N. Damen Ave.) on Monday night, January 11th. We will start at 7:30, so get there early to grab a bite to eat and a drink. We hope to see you there!

Auditions for Old Hobbits Die Hard

 

New Millennium Theatre is Company is proud to announce auditions for Old Hobbits Die Hard!

After the One Ring is destroyed, Bilbo Baggins visits his estranged nephew Frodo during the Hobbit Yule celebration. But the festivities are interrupted when the major film studios refuse to give Peter Jackson the rights to The Hobbit and he travels to Middle Earth to take the rights from the hobbits themselves – even if he has to destroy the Shire to do it! Bilbo Baggins becomes a one-man army to rescue the hobbit hostages from Peter Jackson and his CGI terrorists, and stop them from making The Hobbit trilogy.

Audition Date: January 25th and January 27th – call backs on January 27th

Audition Time: January 25th: 7-10pm; January 27th 7-8pm; Callbacks: 8:30-10pm

Audition Location: Sheil Park Room E. – 3505 N. Southport Ave.

Please email headshot and resume to ad@nmtchicago.org to be considered. Click the link below for more information:

Old Hobbits Die Hard – League of Chicago Theatres

Meet ‘Lo Pan’

Meet Lo Pan played by Dave Skvarla

A native of Chicago, Dave was recently seen in The Winter’s Tale (Promethean Theatre Ensemble), Fail/Safe (Strawdog), & played Prospero in The Tempest (City Lit). Other favorite shows are A Study in Scarlet (PTE), The Lion in Winter (Idle Muse), Under Milk Wood (Caffeine), Dirty Diamonds (Factory Theater), & playing Lenny in Of Mice & Men (OPFT). & many AbbieFests, Signal Ensemble, Backstage, Shaw Chicago, Mary-Arrchie, Defiant, Careening, & Open Eye.

Meet our ASM and Board Op!!!!

Meet our ASM and Board Op Omar Jahjah

Omar  is excited about working  on his 1st theatre production with NMTC. He graduated in May 2014 with his Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Media, and Theatre from Northeastern Illinois University. He is an avid runner who actively runs marathons and follows up by eating a good chicken “WANG”. He would like to thank NMTC for this wonderful opportunity and will see you all from the view above!

Meet our Props Master and Videographer!!

Meet our Props Master, Videographer and Company member Alex B. Reynolds

Alex Reynolds was born in Delaware, Ohio and has been doing theatre in Chicago for 7 years. His first appearance with New Millennium Theatre was in 2010 as Iggy Pop in “The David Bowie Hepzikat Funky Velvet Flarney Solstice Spectacular Live…From Space,” and he instantly recognized a brand of theatre that inspired him. Alex has appeared in several other NMTC productions (that require a tall, skinny man), and has also lent his talents as a videographer and gore specialist. He’s thrilled to make props for a Western and eternally grateful to NMTC for giving him the chance to build Gordy the Guardian.

Meet another one of our ‘Henchstitutes’

Meet another of our Henchstitutes played by Polley Cooney

This is Polley’s first show with New Millennium as well as her Chicago debut. Polley recently graduated from Oklahoma City University with a BA in Theatre Performance and a Children’s Theatre Minor.  Some of her favorite roles have been Ben Affleck in Matt and Ben, Pirate Ensemble in Treasure Island, Outlaw/Speed Understudy in Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Cat in the Hat in Suessical the Musical. Polley is also a certified Basic and Intermediate Actor Combatant with the Fight Directors of Canada (don’t mess with her). Polley would like to thank the cast of TBTTTLC for being fantastic, to Jessica and Meagan for the wonderful experience, Rachel, and of course her family for their constant support and love. Enjoy the show

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