Besides a significant flurry of world premieres at the larger Equity theaters (see chart), the city's thriving storefront scene, as usual, also has gotten in on the act and opened a bunch of works in the same timeframe, including "Ghosts of Atwood" by Shepsu Aakhu from MPAACT
; "Bordello" by Aline Lathrop at Chicago Dramatists; "Dead Pile" by Laura Jacqmin from XIII Pocket; and "A Twist of Water" by Caitlin Montanye Parish from Route 66 Theater Company.
The complex will eventually become home to such emerging companies as MPAACT
, Roadworks Productions and Remy Bumppo, as well as VGT productions.
SOST, a story of Ethiopian immigrants by the group MPAACT
, won for best production of a drama/comedy, while Eyes at eta Creative Arts Foundation took that honor for a musical/revue.