Current Work

Little Red Cyrano: an apocalyptic clown comedy for all audiences… featuring Deaf Talent



Performances: December 1, 2017 through January 7th, 2018

Location: Strawdog Theatre

1802 W Berenice Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

Times: Thurs-Sat @ 8pm, Sundays @ 4pm & 8pm


Combining the courtships in Cyrano de Bergerac with the violent ending of Red Riding Hood, Little Red Cyrano will mix whip smart spoken dialogue, swashbuckling, and romance. With a cast comprised of trained clowns and d/Deaf actors, Little Red Cyrano uniquely utilizes the visual vernacular of American Sign Language in a clown-based performance.

2013 Deaf Illinois Award Winner, Juan Bernal

Excellence in Inclusion at the Storefront Level” Award in Time Out Chicago

 “Louder than Words” documentary, Michael J. Stark

2016 Best Director, Time Out Chicago & Chicago Reader,  Aaron Sawyer (runner-up)

Best New Work/New Adaptation (Resident, Nominated),

The Team

*indicates a person who identifies as d/Deaf

^ indicates a Red Theater Board or Company member

Producer: ^Juan Bernal*

Co-Directors: Michael J Stark*, ^Aaron Sawyer

Assistant Director: Scott Merchant

Stage Manager: Mary Kate Ashe

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