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Sketchbook 5 is a lively celebration of staged theatrical works, music, and fine art in a series of 13 single-night events. This year’s Sketchbook features 18 world premiere short plays culled from over 600 global submissions; visual art curated by a team led by James Rondeau of the Art Institute; and a unique collection of live musicians and DJs.

Notable artists:

Theatre: Lance Baker, Sandra Delgado, Sean Graney, Brett C. Leonard, Wendy MacLeod, Frank Maugeri, Anthony Moseley, Brett Neveu, Adam Rapp, Steve Scott, Kimberly Senior, Michael Shannon

Music: Yuri Lane, Steve Evans Quartet, Traxx

Visual Art: Gabert Farrar, Krista Peel, Carrie Gundersdorf, Melanie Schiff

World Premiere Plays:

1. Baby Let You Follow Me Down by Lindsay Porter, directed by Joel Moorman

2. Beauty and Light by Brett C. Leonard, directed by Anthony Moseley

3. Delivery by Mickle Maher, directed by Chloe Johnston

4. The End of Time by Seth Bockley, directed by Frank Maugeri

5. I’ll Never Tell You by Stephen Cone, directed by Jimmy McDermott

6. Let it Burn by Jae Kramisen, directed by Dana Friedman

7. Live Tsunami Footage by Sean Graney, directed by Sean Graney

8. Magpie and the Cat by David Greig, directed by Amanda Delheimer

9. The Outline by Philip Dawkins, directed by Jeff Christian

10. Photo Opportunity by Wendy MacLeod, directed by Eric Ziegenhagen

11. The Pong by Brett Neveu, directed by Lance Baker

12. Radio City by Laurel Haines, directed by Sandra Delgado

13. Rosenthal Trio by Jesse Weaver, directed by John Gawlik

14. The Same Dream Of Mr. Swifty Du Pont by Tim Nordwind, directed by Alex Harvey

15. Sandy Simon In Her Backyard, circa 1989 by Emily Schwartz, directed by Kimberly Senior

16. Should’ve Never by Adam Rapp, directed by Joanie Schultz

17. Un Robot by Laura Jacqmin, directed by Jeremy Wechsler

18. Vanishing Act by Sarah Gubbins, directed by Steve Scott

About the Ticket Supplier: Collaboraction

Collaboraction is an award winning theater-based artist collective dedicated to a paradigm of evolved and evolving entertainment. Our core creative values are defined by a robust collection of artists emphasizing the creation of inspired and energizing theatrical experiences in league with audiences seeking surprising and challenging work. Collaboraction cultivates the influence of new ideas and a creative symbiosis from several disciplines in addition to theatre: film & video, literature, music, visual art and the inchoate creative possibilities of the Internet.