Birds

By Aristophanes

Adapted by Hurt McDermott

Directed by Zeljko Djukic

Chicago - March 31 - April 30 2005 - Viaduct Theatre
(World Premiere)

Featuring

Ensemble : Jennifer Byers
Ensemble : Matthew van Colton
Ensemble : Dan Findley
Ensemble : Bob Kulhan
Ensemble : Trey Maclin
Ensemble : Martin Marion
Ensemble : Amanda McLaughlin
Ensemble : Kerri Noto
Ensemble : P.J. Schoeny
Ensemble : Julia Siple
Ensemble : Jacqueline Stone

 

Original Music : Natasha Bogojevich
Scenic Design : Natasha Djukic & Ann Davis
Costume Design : Natasha Djukic
Lighting Design : Keith Parham
Wig Design : Catie Martin
Stage Management : Helen Lattyak
Artistic Director : Zeljko Djukic


REVIEWS

"Djukic is such an accomplished visual stylist and a director so adept at getting actors to fully inhabit a kind of neo-absurdist world with a logic all its own."

"T.U.T.A. Theatre Company shows have a very distinctive style — they are far more physically adroit than most Chicago productions. Also, they deftly effect that Euro-friendly collusion of eclectic styles — wherein overt political references can dissolve smoothly and easily into a fashion show accompanied by bubble gum pop."

"Instead of relying mainly on Aristophanic gags, Djukic crafts his own cohesive comic milieu with echoes of Beckett, neo-vaudeville and the Cirque du Soleil. The man is a director with an actual overarching vision — and there are few things in the theater more refreshing than that."

- Chicago Tribune (Full Review)

 

"a cast led by Matthew Van Colton... and anchored by Jennifer Byers... promise this world premiere a soaring future."

-Windy City Times (Full Review)


TUTA is partially supported by Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development, The Light A City Fund, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, City Arts I and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, The Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, The Saints, and Promet Source.