We’re very excited to be working with our friend,
writer/performer/translator Thomas Simpson,
on the upcoming reading of A PRISON MADE OF LIGHT.
Thomas Haskell Simpson (Phd University of Chicago, 1997) has performed in several Theatre Gigante productions, most recently as the onstage translator and alter ego of the main character in the company’s version of Noise in the Waters, which he translated from Italian. Formerly a professor at Northwestern University, Tom has translated many plays and numerous books and articles from Italian into English, including both classics (Pirandello, De Filippo, Goldoni) and contemporary works by Marco Martinelli/Teatro delle Albe and others. With Rita Filanti he has translated American poets into Italian, and he is the author of Murder and Media in the New Rome (2010), a study of a sensational trial that became a media circus in the first years after Italy’s unification.
A PRISON MADE OF LIGHT
September 16th at 7pm CST
This is a FREE reading of a work in progress, performed by Mark Anderson, John Kishline, Isabelle Kralj, Ben Yela.
The reading will be followed by a talkback, moderated by Michael Stebbins.
RSVP necessary. Dress optional. 🙂
Send us an email today at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a Zoomspot!
We will confirm your reservation, and send you an invite on the day of.
(1952 – 2011)
Allyson Green’s BETWEEN
performed by Ed Burgess & Isabelle Kralj
Theatre Gigante productions Ed was a part of:
10th Anniversary (1998) BETWEEN
Between You and Me (2000)
Dead Poet’s Theatre (2000)
The Initial Urge To Suck (2005)
Down & Personal (2007)
Isadora and Nijinsky (2011)
Blues Connotation, by Ornette Coleman (from a safe distance)
Aaron Gardner (sax), Jeremy Kuzniar (drums), and Clay Schaub (bass)
Segment, by Charlie Parker
Aaron Gardner (sax) and Clay Schaub (bass)
Aaron Gardner is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. He spent ten years in New York playing, recording and touring with the band Ulu before moving back to his hometown of Milwaukee. He now teaches at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and plays with local bands such as the Willy Porter Band, Milwaukee Hot Club, De la Buena, Strangelander, The Erotic Adventures of the Static Chicken and The Paul Spencer Band.
Aaron works on an ongoing basis with Theatre Gigante and is the “one-man band” in Gigante’s Peter & The Wolf & The One Man Band. Aaron is Gigante’s absolute favorite jazz musician and we are lucky to work with him!!!
The Lears (2010)
Peter & the Wolf & the One Man Band (2016-ongoing)
Building Theatre the Gigante Way (2018-ongoing)
For more: look for Aaron on Facebook
Gigante at Boswell Books
Tomorrow, April 21 at 7:00pm*
Come hear about the Irish contemporary theater scene
and kick-ass playwright Mark O’Rowe from dramaturg and critic Paul Kosidowski
Hear about the play TERMINUS from Isabelle & Mark
Kenilworth 508 Theater
*copies of Terminus will be available for purchase at Boswell Books!
Boswell Book Company
2559 N. Downer Avenue
on Milwaukee’s Glamorous East Side
ISABELLE KRALJ TOM REED MEGAN KAMINSKY