August 4 - August 13

FITZFEST, FFT's fourth annual literary festival, features eight world premiere plays inspired by the life and work of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Over the past three years, the FFT LitFest has brought together some of Chicago’s greatest writers to respond to The Brothers Grimm, Mark Twain and Franz Kafka. This year, some of Chicago and New York's finest writers have found inspiration in Fitzgerald’s smart social commentary, razor-sharp dialogue, vivid imagery, and unflinching exploration of the American psyche. 

All eight plays in the festival will be performed every night.


Mad About You by Jesse Roth*
directed by Carina Abbaticchio
featuring Kate Cornelius-Schecter*, Andy Fleischer, Alex Madda

Brief Selection of Notebooks and Letters of Famous Deceased American Novelist Not to be Named 
by Ken Urban
directed by Cole Von Glahn
featuring Susie Griffith, Nathan Eric Slate, Suzanna Ziko

Upfront by Elise Spoerlein
directed by Spenser Davis
Shariba Rivers, Michele Stein, Maria Stephens, Sigrid Sutter

Daddy's Girl by Sid Branca*
directed by A.J. Ware
featuring Sasha Smith, Bindu Poroori

Production Team:
Jesse Roth* & Amanda Fink*  -- Curators
Will Bishop* -- Scenic Design
Sarah Collonge* & Sarah Ingraham* -- Lighting Design
Bobby Huggins* - Sound Design

Andres Fonseca - Musical Director
Jake Smith, Sean Saville - Musicians
Ariela Subar - Stage Manager

The Gods of Consequence by Calamity West
directed by Hutch Pimentel*
featuring Echaka Agba (Amanda Fink* 8/8), Will Kiley

Two to Make an Accident by J. Julian Christopher
directed by Sophie Blumberg
featuring Mark Maxwell, Abbie Welch

created by
Morgan McNaught, Deven Casey, Kathy Ferolito, Anskar Thorlac
featuring Deven Casey

Gimme that Green Light by Ike Holter
directed by Thrisa Hodits
featuring Kevin Matthew Reyes, Corrbette Pasko

*denotes FFT company member


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