Dreamlandia, a Crisp, Comic Adventure from Teatro Vista
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The last date listed for Dreamlandia was Sunday April 27, 2008 / 3:00pm.
Currently at Greenhouse Theater Center
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I didn't know much about the play beforehand, but I felt like the synopsis provided about the play wasn't complete. The play had a lot of dream appearances when a dead character came back in dreams to the other character which I wasn't aware of ahead of time. The US/Mexico border theme was present, but not as much of as theme as I had anticipated.
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We liked it - but it is very long. The first act was about 90 minutes, and the second act another 60. So it takes a committment of time! Unfortunately, we didn't eat before the show, so regretably we had to leave at intermission to overcome our...continued
Dreamlandia will be produced at Victory Gardens Theater (The Greenhouse), Cecilie Keenan will direct. The play features Craig Spidle, Jessica Camacho, Troy Martin, Mitch Salm, Sandra Delgado, Tony Sancho, Marcus Castillo and HB Ward.
Octavio Solis is a playwright and director living in San Francisco. His works Man of the Flesh, Prospect, El Paso Blue, Santos & Santos, La Posada Mágica, El Otro and Dreamlandia have been mounted at theatres nationwide. Solis has received an NEA Playwriting Fellowship, two playwriting grants from The Kennedy Center, the Will Glickman Playwright Award, the 1998 TCG/NEA Theatre Artists in Residence Grant, the 1998 McKnight Fellowship grant from the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis and the 2000-2001 National Theatre Artists Residency Grant from TCG. He is the recipient of a grant from the Pew Charitable Trust for a new project with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Solis is a member of the Dramatists Guild and New Dramatists.
Cecilie Keenan (Director) has been a freelance director and producer in the Chicago Theater Community for over 20 years. Cecilie most recently directed Another Part of the House for Teatro Vista and The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow for Collaboraction. Cecilie is a Resident Director and Grants writer for Teatro Vista and has been instrumental in the growth of that company. She has been a director at many Chicago Theaters, including ATC, where she was a company member and helped build their current theater and Bailiwick where she was Artistic Director during their transition into their current home. At ATC she directed Living Out (co-pro with Teatro Vista), Toys in the Attic and Bus Stop. Bailiwick is where she started the Director’s Festival, 11 Minutes Max, and with David Zak, the Deaf Artists Program. Her directing work at Bailiwick includes: Our Town (a deaf/hearing/movement version), Nagasaki Dust, Shanghai Gesture, Dark of the Moon and Prometheus Bound/UnBound. Cecilie also directs in Minneapolis for Theater Mu where she directed 99 Histories and Falling Flowers. Other work includes adapting the novel The Messenger by Mayra Montero for Teatro Vista presented at the International Latino Festival at the Goodman Theater. Cecilie has worked on staff with many theaters in Chicago including Producing Director at Chicago’s Apple Tree Theater where she directed Anna Christie, The Birthday Party and Private Eyes and as Assistant Artistic Director for Northlight Theater. Cecilie has received many awards for directing and ensemble work, a TCG Observership to Mexico and several NEA & Foundation Grants to develop or produce new works. Cecilie is a frequent teacher at area acting centers including Victory Gardens and the Actor’s Center.