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Friday, March 24, 12:30 PM written by AFT Theatre

About Face Theatre Prepares to Blast Off at Wonka Ball: Forbidden Planet

CHICAGO (March 23, 2017) – Get ready to blast off! About Face Theatre invites guests to the final frontier – space – for an out of this world evening at WONKA BALL: FORBIDDEN PLANET. The company’s annual gala will be held Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8 pm (VIP Cocktail Reception at 7 pm) at Venue SIX10, 610 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available […]

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Thursday, March 23, 3:30 PM written by AFT Theatre

About Face Theatre Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff to Step Down at End of 2016-17 Season

CHICAGO (March 23, 2017) – The Board of Directors of About Face Theatre announced today that Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff will step down at the conclusion of the company’s 2016-17 season. AFT’s Board has formed a committee to conduct a national search for Volkoff’s successor and to oversee the leadership transition. A detailed job description and instructions to apply will be […]

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Friday, January 6, 3:12 PM written by AFT Theatre

About Face Theatre Announces Appointment of Alana Parvey Zalas as Managing Director

CHICAGO (January 6, 2017) – About Face Theatre is pleased to announce the appointment of Alana Parvey Zalas as its new Managing Director. Zalas succeeds Dean Carpenter, who stepped down in 2016.   Comments Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff, “We are thrilled to welcome Alana to the About Face team. Her precision and strong finance skills will be a huge asset to the […]

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Thursday, December 15, 8:23 PM written by AFT Theatre

A Message from Sandy – AFYT Ensemble Member

I was a sophomore in high school when I finally came to terms with my identity as a queer girl. I go to an elite private school on a scholarship, so it was already hard enough not fitting in with my classmates when it came to financial background and race. Once I had come out […]

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Wednesday, November 4, 8:43 PM written by AFT Theatre

A blog the creator of Pulp: Patricia Kane

“I’m a lesbian. Plain and simple. I don’t make any bones about it.” When I first started writing that line for PULP a year or two after the millennial turn, I couldn’t imagine that I would be sitting here now writing a blog post (“what the hell is a blog?”), legally married to my wife (although it was a distant hope)

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Wednesday, August 26, 3:29 PM written by About Face Theatre

AFT Looks Back: WE 3 LIZAS (2012 and 2013)

In honor of our 20th anniversary, we are reflecting on some of our most popular and pivotal shows from the last two decades. This week, we discussed the magic of WE 3 LIZAS with its director AFT Artistic Associate, Scott Ferguson. Read on to learn more and stay tuned as we share AFT history every […]

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