The 9th Escape: Wavelength
Twelve songs. Twelve playwrights. Thirteen directors. Four bands. A frankly unconscionable number of actors.
The ninth of 12 plays in Today We Escape: Plays inspired by Radiohead’s OK Computer!
A veteran working with a career counselor learns that she has a special talent—a talent she's not so sure she wants.
Inspired by “Climbing Up the Walls”
Playwright: Scott T. Barsotti
Scott T. Barsotti is a playwright originally from Pittsburgh, PA. Previous work with Tympanic includes Brewed (in a 2014 co-production with the Ruckus) and an entry in Deliver Us From Nowhere: Tales From Nebraska. Scott writes plays of all kinds, but has an emphasis on the Horror genre; his plays include The Revenants, Kill Me, Brewed, Jet Black Chevrolet, and Facing Angela; adaptations include Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Body Snatcher and H.P. Lovecraft’s The Shadow Over Innsmouth. He is currently developing a horror play for the Goodman Theatre as part of its 2014/15 Playwrights Unit. Scott’s work has been performed all around Chicago and nationwide, produced and/or developed by WildClaw Theatre, Curious Theatre Branch, The Route 66 Theatre Company, Chicago Dramatists, Lifeline Theatre, Roundelay Theatre Company, Stage Left Theatre, The Ruckus, Theatre Seven of Chicago, Tympanic Theatre, the side project, Steep Theatre, Happy Medium Theatre Company, and The Visceral Company among others. His plays have been seen at the New York International Fringe Festival and the Rhinoceros Theater Festival, as well as festivals produced by SCI-FEST Los Angeles, Collaboraction, American Theater Company and many more, as well as live events such as the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), WildClaw’s DEATHSCRIBE, and the Paper Machete. Scott is a company member with WildClaw Theatre, a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists, and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. Coming up, his work can be seen in WildClaw's summer anthology show "Motel 666."
Director: Rebecca Willingham
Rebecca Willingham is so pleased to be working with Tympanic for the first time. Chicago directing credits include Danny Met Sarah (The Frontier), and The Sacred Schizoid Heart (Prologue Theatre). Recent assistant directing credits include Balm in Gilead (Griffin Theatre), Mr. Burns (Theater Wit), Cicada (Route 66), strangers, babies (Steep Theatre), and The Seafarer (Irish Theatre of Chicago). Rebecca is a graduate of Emerson College and the National Theatre Institute.
Libby Conkle (Maddy):
Libby Conkle has most recently been seen on Chicago stages in a number of new plays including: The Tiger Among Us by Lauren Yee at Timeline Theatre's TimePieces, Breathing Up by Tyler Powell and The Most Ado: A Party Play adapted and directed by Mikey Laird with Nothing Special Productions, Yikes! There's a Phantom in the Opera with Chicago Dell'Arte directed by Nick Freed, and Kitchen Sink by Ike Holter and Nancy Drew: The Sign of he Twisted Candles by Damon Kiely at DePaul's Theatre School where she recently graduated with her MFA. Find more at www.libby-conkle.com
Chris Acevedo* (Counselor):
*Denotes Tympanic Artistic Associate
TODAY WE ESCAPE: Plays Inspired by OK COMPUTER
March 13 – Aptil 4 @ the Den Fri – Sat @ 7:30pm, Sun @ 3pm