Schedule - Past

Chicago Dramatists
Chicago, Illinois
Sunday, 3 December 2017 - 3:00 PM
Takesha Meshé Kizart appears in the Roles of
Maggie, Miss Rosa, and Swing: Miss Lamama

In November 2017, Pegasus Theatre Chicago—the recipient of seventy-seven Joseph Jefferson awards— will present Shakin’ The Mess Outta Misery by Shay Youngblood. The play follows “Daughter,” the main character and 25-year-old narrator who shares memories of being raised by a community of women after losing her mother as a child. This timeless coming of age tale explores passage into womanhood, race and rituals in the 1960s south. After tragically losing her mother, Daughter is raised by a community of women who share stories of survival, healing, deep faith and mystery. See the Chicago revival of this hit play!

CAST
Melanie Loren: Daughter
Felicia McNeal: Big Mama
Stacie Doublin / Tina Marie Wright: Aunt Mae
Toni Lynice Fountain: Miss Lamama
debrah neal: Miss Corinne
Sandra Watson: Miss Tom and Miss Mary
Darian Tene: Fannie Mae and Miss Shine

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director: Ilesa Duncan
Musical Director and Composer: Shawn Wallace
Choreography: Nicole Clarke-Springer
Scenic Design: Elyse Balogh
Costume Design: Paul Kim
Sound Design: Kirstin Johnson
Props Design: Katy Vest
Production Manager: Kelly Butler
Stage Manager: Krystal Dawson
Assistant Stage Manager: Molly Weaver
Presenter: Pegasus Theatre Chicago
Program TBA
Artist: Takesha Meshé Kizart (Soprano)
Chicago Dramatists
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, 2 December 2017 - 7:30 PM
Takesha Meshé Kizart appears in the Roles of
Maggie, Miss Rosa, and Swing: Miss Lamama

In November 2017, Pegasus Theatre Chicago—the recipient of seventy-seven Joseph Jefferson awards— will present Shakin’ The Mess Outta Misery by Shay Youngblood. The play follows “Daughter,” the main character and 25-year-old narrator who shares memories of being raised by a community of women after losing her mother as a child. This timeless coming of age tale explores passage into womanhood, race and rituals in the 1960s south. After tragically losing her mother, Daughter is raised by a community of women who share stories of survival, healing, deep faith and mystery. See the Chicago revival of this hit play!

CAST
Melanie Loren: Daughter
Felicia McNeal: Big Mama
Stacie Doublin / Tina Marie Wright: Aunt Mae
Toni Lynice Fountain: Miss Lamama
debrah neal: Miss Corinne
Sandra Watson: Miss Tom and Miss Mary
Darian Tene: Fannie Mae and Miss Shine

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director: Ilesa Duncan
Musical Director and Composer: Shawn Wallace
Choreography: Nicole Clarke-Springer
Scenic Design: Elyse Balogh
Costume Design: Paul Kim
Sound Design: Kirstin Johnson
Props Design: Katy Vest
Production Manager: Kelly Butler
Stage Manager: Krystal Dawson
Assistant Stage Manager: Molly Weaver
Presenter: Pegasus Theatre Chicago
Program TBA
Artist: Takesha Meshé Kizart (Soprano)
Chicago Dramatists
Chicago, Illinois
Friday, 1 December 2017 - 7:30 PM
Takesha Meshé Kizart appears in the Roles of
Maggie, Miss Rosa, and Swing: Miss Lamama

In November 2017, Pegasus Theatre Chicago—the recipient of seventy-seven Joseph Jefferson awards— will present Shakin’ The Mess Outta Misery by Shay Youngblood. The play follows “Daughter,” the main character and 25-year-old narrator who shares memories of being raised by a community of women after losing her mother as a child. This timeless coming of age tale explores passage into womanhood, race and rituals in the 1960s south. After tragically losing her mother, Daughter is raised by a community of women who share stories of survival, healing, deep faith and mystery. See the Chicago revival of this hit play!

CAST
Melanie Loren: Daughter
Felicia McNeal: Big Mama
Stacie Doublin / Tina Marie Wright: Aunt Mae
Toni Lynice Fountain: Miss Lamama
debrah neal: Miss Corinne
Sandra Watson: Miss Tom and Miss Mary
Darian Tene: Fannie Mae and Miss Shine

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director: Ilesa Duncan
Musical Director and Composer: Shawn Wallace
Choreography: Nicole Clarke-Springer
Scenic Design: Elyse Balogh
Costume Design: Paul Kim
Sound Design: Kirstin Johnson
Props Design: Katy Vest
Production Manager: Kelly Butler
Stage Manager: Krystal Dawson
Assistant Stage Manager: Molly Weaver
Presenter: Pegasus Theatre Chicago
Program TBA
Artist: Takesha Meshé Kizart (Soprano)
Chicago Dramatists
Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 7:30 PM
Takesha Meshé Kizart appears in the Roles of
Maggie, Miss Rosa, and Swing: Miss Lamama

In November 2017, Pegasus Theatre Chicago—the recipient of seventy-seven Joseph Jefferson awards— will present Shakin’ The Mess Outta Misery by Shay Youngblood. The play follows “Daughter,” the main character and 25-year-old narrator who shares memories of being raised by a community of women after losing her mother as a child. This timeless coming of age tale explores passage into womanhood, race and rituals in the 1960s south. After tragically losing her mother, Daughter is raised by a community of women who share stories of survival, healing, deep faith and mystery. See the Chicago revival of this hit play!

CAST
Melanie Loren: Daughter
Felicia McNeal: Big Mama
Stacie Doublin / Tina Marie Wright: Aunt Mae
Toni Lynice Fountain: Miss Lamama
debrah neal: Miss Corinne
Sandra Watson: Miss Tom and Miss Mary
Darian Tene: Fannie Mae and Miss Shine

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director: Ilesa Duncan
Musical Director and Composer: Shawn Wallace
Choreography: Nicole Clarke-Springer
Scenic Design: Elyse Balogh
Costume Design: Paul Kim
Sound Design: Kirstin Johnson
Props Design: Katy Vest
Production Manager: Kelly Butler
Stage Manager: Krystal Dawson
Assistant Stage Manager: Molly Weaver
Presenter: Pegasus Theatre Chicago
Program TBA
Artist: Takesha Meshé Kizart (Soprano)
Chicago Dramatists
Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 - 7:30 PM
Takesha Meshé Kizart appears in the Roles of
Maggie, Miss Rosa, and Swing: Miss Lamama

In November 2017, Pegasus Theatre Chicago—the recipient of seventy-seven Joseph Jefferson awards— will present Shakin’ The Mess Outta Misery by Shay Youngblood. The play follows “Daughter,” the main character and 25-year-old narrator who shares memories of being raised by a community of women after losing her mother as a child. This timeless coming of age tale explores passage into womanhood, race and rituals in the 1960s south. After tragically losing her mother, Daughter is raised by a community of women who share stories of survival, healing, deep faith and mystery. See the Chicago revival of this hit play!

CAST
Melanie Loren: Daughter
Felicia McNeal: Big Mama
Stacie Doublin / Tina Marie Wright: Aunt Mae
Toni Lynice Fountain: Miss Lamama
debrah neal: Miss Corinne
Sandra Watson: Miss Tom and Miss Mary
Darian Tene: Fannie Mae and Miss Shine

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director: Ilesa Duncan
Musical Director and Composer: Shawn Wallace
Choreography: Nicole Clarke-Springer
Scenic Design: Elyse Balogh
Costume Design: Paul Kim
Sound Design: Kirstin Johnson
Props Design: Katy Vest
Production Manager: Kelly Butler
Stage Manager: Krystal Dawson
Assistant Stage Manager: Molly Weaver
Presenter: Pegasus Theatre Chicago
Program TBA
Artist: Takesha Meshé Kizart (Soprano)
Chicago Dramatists
Chicago, Illinois
Sunday, 26 November 2017 - 3:00 PM
Takesha Meshé Kizart appears in the Roles of
Maggie, Miss Rosa, and Swing: Miss Lamama

In November 2017, Pegasus Theatre Chicago—the recipient of seventy-seven Joseph Jefferson awards— will present Shakin’ The Mess Outta Misery by Shay Youngblood. The play follows “Daughter,” the main character and 25-year-old narrator who shares memories of being raised by a community of women after losing her mother as a child. This timeless coming of age tale explores passage into womanhood, race and rituals in the 1960s south. After tragically losing her mother, Daughter is raised by a community of women who share stories of survival, healing, deep faith and mystery. See the Chicago revival of this hit play!

CAST
Melanie Loren: Daughter
Felicia McNeal: Big Mama
Stacie Doublin / Tina Marie Wright: Aunt Mae
Toni Lynice Fountain: Miss Lamama
debrah neal: Miss Corinne
Sandra Watson: Miss Tom and Miss Mary
Darian Tene: Fannie Mae and Miss Shine

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director: Ilesa Duncan
Musical Director and Composer: Shawn Wallace
Choreography: Nicole Clarke-Springer
Scenic Design: Elyse Balogh
Costume Design: Paul Kim
Sound Design: Kirstin Johnson
Props Design: Katy Vest
Production Manager: Kelly Butler
Stage Manager: Krystal Dawson
Assistant Stage Manager: Molly Weaver
Presenter: Pegasus Theatre Chicago
Program TBA
Artist: Takesha Meshé Kizart (Soprano)
Chicago Dramatists
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, 25 November 2017 - 7:30 PM
Takesha Meshé Kizart appears in the Roles of
Maggie, Miss Rosa, and Swing: Miss Lamama

In November 2017, Pegasus Theatre Chicago—the recipient of seventy-seven Joseph Jefferson awards— will present Shakin’ The Mess Outta Misery by Shay Youngblood. The play follows “Daughter,” the main character and 25-year-old narrator who shares memories of being raised by a community of women after losing her mother as a child. This timeless coming of age tale explores passage into womanhood, race and rituals in the 1960s south. After tragically losing her mother, Daughter is raised by a community of women who share stories of survival, healing, deep faith and mystery. See the Chicago revival of this hit play!

CAST
Melanie Loren: Daughter
Felicia McNeal: Big Mama
Stacie Doublin / Tina Marie Wright: Aunt Mae
Toni Lynice Fountain: Miss Lamama
debrah neal: Miss Corinne
Sandra Watson: Miss Tom and Miss Mary
Darian Tene: Fannie Mae and Miss Shine

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director: Ilesa Duncan
Musical Director and Composer: Shawn Wallace
Choreography: Nicole Clarke-Springer
Scenic Design: Elyse Balogh
Costume Design: Paul Kim
Sound Design: Kirstin Johnson
Props Design: Katy Vest
Production Manager: Kelly Butler
Stage Manager: Krystal Dawson
Assistant Stage Manager: Molly Weaver
Presenter: Pegasus Theatre Chicago
Program TBA
Artist: Takesha Meshé Kizart (Soprano)
Chicago Dramatists
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, 25 November 2017 - 3:00 PM
Takesha Meshé Kizart appears in the Roles of
Maggie, Miss Rosa, and Swing: Miss Lamama

In November 2017, Pegasus Theatre Chicago—the recipient of seventy-seven Joseph Jefferson awards— will present Shakin’ The Mess Outta Misery by Shay Youngblood. The play follows “Daughter,” the main character and 25-year-old narrator who shares memories of being raised by a community of women after losing her mother as a child. This timeless coming of age tale explores passage into womanhood, race and rituals in the 1960s south. After tragically losing her mother, Daughter is raised by a community of women who share stories of survival, healing, deep faith and mystery. See the Chicago revival of this hit play!

CAST
Melanie Loren: Daughter
Felicia McNeal: Big Mama
Stacie Doublin / Tina Marie Wright: Aunt Mae
Toni Lynice Fountain: Miss Lamama
debrah neal: Miss Corinne
Sandra Watson: Miss Tom and Miss Mary
Darian Tene: Fannie Mae and Miss Shine

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director: Ilesa Duncan
Musical Director and Composer: Shawn Wallace
Choreography: Nicole Clarke-Springer
Scenic Design: Elyse Balogh
Costume Design: Paul Kim
Sound Design: Kirstin Johnson
Props Design: Katy Vest
Production Manager: Kelly Butler
Stage Manager: Krystal Dawson
Assistant Stage Manager: Molly Weaver
Presenter: Pegasus Theatre Chicago
Program TBA
Artist: Takesha Meshé Kizart (Soprano)
Chicago Dramatists
Chicago, Illinois
Friday, 24 November 2017 - 7:30 PM
Takesha Meshé Kizart appears in the Roles of
Maggie, Miss Rosa, and Swing: Miss Lamama

In November 2017, Pegasus Theatre Chicago—the recipient of seventy-seven Joseph Jefferson awards— will present Shakin’ The Mess Outta Misery by Shay Youngblood. The play follows “Daughter,” the main character and 25-year-old narrator who shares memories of being raised by a community of women after losing her mother as a child. This timeless coming of age tale explores passage into womanhood, race and rituals in the 1960s south. After tragically losing her mother, Daughter is raised by a community of women who share stories of survival, healing, deep faith and mystery. See the Chicago revival of this hit play!

CAST
Melanie Loren: Daughter
Felicia McNeal: Big Mama
Stacie Doublin / Tina Marie Wright: Aunt Mae
Toni Lynice Fountain: Miss Lamama
debrah neal: Miss Corinne
Sandra Watson: Miss Tom and Miss Mary
Darian Tene: Fannie Mae and Miss Shine

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director: Ilesa Duncan
Musical Director and Composer: Shawn Wallace
Choreography: Nicole Clarke-Springer
Scenic Design: Elyse Balogh
Costume Design: Paul Kim
Sound Design: Kirstin Johnson
Props Design: Katy Vest
Production Manager: Kelly Butler
Stage Manager: Krystal Dawson
Assistant Stage Manager: Molly Weaver
Presenter: Pegasus Theatre Chicago
Program TBA
Artist: Takesha Meshé Kizart (Soprano)
Chicago Dramatists
Chicago, Illinois
Sunday, 19 November 2017 - 3:00 PM
Takesha Meshé Kizart appears in the Roles of
Maggie, Miss Rosa, and Swing: Miss Lamama

In November 2017, Pegasus Theatre Chicago—the recipient of seventy-seven Joseph Jefferson awards— will present Shakin’ The Mess Outta Misery by Shay Youngblood. The play follows “Daughter,” the main character and 25-year-old narrator who shares memories of being raised by a community of women after losing her mother as a child. This timeless coming of age tale explores passage into womanhood, race and rituals in the 1960s south. After tragically losing her mother, Daughter is raised by a community of women who share stories of survival, healing, deep faith and mystery. See the Chicago revival of this hit play!

CAST
Melanie Loren: Daughter
Felicia McNeal: Big Mama
Stacie Doublin / Tina Marie Wright: Aunt Mae
Toni Lynice Fountain: Miss Lamama
debrah neal: Miss Corinne
Sandra Watson: Miss Tom and Miss Mary
Darian Tene: Fannie Mae and Miss Shine

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director: Ilesa Duncan
Musical Director and Composer: Shawn Wallace
Choreography: Nicole Clarke-Springer
Scenic Design: Elyse Balogh
Costume Design: Paul Kim
Sound Design: Kirstin Johnson
Props Design: Katy Vest
Production Manager: Kelly Butler
Stage Manager: Krystal Dawson
Assistant Stage Manager: Molly Weaver
Presenter: Pegasus Theatre Chicago
Program TBA
Artist: Takesha Meshé Kizart (Soprano)
Chicago Dramatists
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, 18 November 2017 - 7:30 PM
Takesha Meshé Kizart appears in the Roles of
Maggie, Miss Rosa, and Swing: Miss Lamama

In November 2017, Pegasus Theatre Chicago—the recipient of seventy-seven Joseph Jefferson awards— will present Shakin’ The Mess Outta Misery by Shay Youngblood. The play follows “Daughter,” the main character and 25-year-old narrator who shares memories of being raised by a community of women after losing her mother as a child. This timeless coming of age tale explores passage into womanhood, race and rituals in the 1960s south. After tragically losing her mother, Daughter is raised by a community of women who share stories of survival, healing, deep faith and mystery. See the Chicago revival of this hit play!

CAST
Melanie Loren: Daughter
Felicia McNeal: Big Mama
Stacie Doublin / Tina Marie Wright: Aunt Mae
Toni Lynice Fountain: Miss Lamama
debrah neal: Miss Corinne
Sandra Watson: Miss Tom and Miss Mary
Darian Tene: Fannie Mae and Miss Shine

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director: Ilesa Duncan
Musical Director and Composer: Shawn Wallace
Choreography: Nicole Clarke-Springer
Scenic Design: Elyse Balogh
Costume Design: Paul Kim
Sound Design: Kirstin Johnson
Props Design: Katy Vest
Production Manager: Kelly Butler
Stage Manager: Krystal Dawson
Assistant Stage Manager: Molly Weaver
Presenter: Pegasus Theatre Chicago
Program TBA
Artist: Takesha Meshé Kizart (Soprano)
Chicago Dramatists
Chicago, Illinois
Friday, 17 November 2017 - 7:30 PM
Takesha Meshé Kizart appears in the Roles of
Maggie, Miss Rosa, and Swing: Miss Lamama

In November 2017, Pegasus Theatre Chicago—the recipient of seventy-seven Joseph Jefferson awards— will present Shakin’ The Mess Outta Misery by Shay Youngblood. The play follows “Daughter,” the main character and 25-year-old narrator who shares memories of being raised by a community of women after losing her mother as a child. This timeless coming of age tale explores passage into womanhood, race and rituals in the 1960s south. After tragically losing her mother, Daughter is raised by a community of women who share stories of survival, healing, deep faith and mystery. See the Chicago revival of this hit play!

CAST
Melanie Loren: Daughter
Felicia McNeal: Big Mama
Stacie Doublin / Tina Marie Wright: Aunt Mae
Toni Lynice Fountain: Miss Lamama
debrah neal: Miss Corinne
Sandra Watson: Miss Tom and Miss Mary
Darian Tene: Fannie Mae and Miss Shine

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director: Ilesa Duncan
Musical Director and Composer: Shawn Wallace
Choreography: Nicole Clarke-Springer
Scenic Design: Elyse Balogh
Costume Design: Paul Kim
Sound Design: Kirstin Johnson
Props Design: Katy Vest
Production Manager: Kelly Butler
Stage Manager: Krystal Dawson
Assistant Stage Manager: Molly Weaver
Presenter: Pegasus Theatre Chicago
Program TBA
Artist: Takesha Meshé Kizart (Soprano)
Chicago Dramatists
Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, 16 November 2017 - 7:30 PM
Takesha Meshé Kizart appears in the Roles of
Maggie, Miss Rosa, and Swing: Miss Lamama

In November 2017, Pegasus Theatre Chicago—the recipient of seventy-seven Joseph Jefferson awards— will present Shakin’ The Mess Outta Misery by Shay Youngblood. The play follows “Daughter,” the main character and 25-year-old narrator who shares memories of being raised by a community of women after losing her mother as a child. This timeless coming of age tale explores passage into womanhood, race and rituals in the 1960s south. After tragically losing her mother, Daughter is raised by a community of women who share stories of survival, healing, deep faith and mystery. See the Chicago revival of this hit play!

CAST
Melanie Loren: Daughter
Felicia McNeal: Big Mama
Stacie Doublin / Tina Marie Wright: Aunt Mae
Toni Lynice Fountain: Miss Lamama
debrah neal: Miss Corinne
Sandra Watson: Miss Tom and Miss Mary
Darian Tene: Fannie Mae and Miss Shine

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director: Ilesa Duncan
Musical Director and Composer: Shawn Wallace
Choreography: Nicole Clarke-Springer
Scenic Design: Elyse Balogh
Costume Design: Paul Kim
Sound Design: Kirstin Johnson
Props Design: Katy Vest
Production Manager: Kelly Butler
Stage Manager: Krystal Dawson
Assistant Stage Manager: Molly Weaver
Presenter: Pegasus Theatre Chicago
Program TBA
Artist: Takesha Meshé Kizart (Soprano)
Chicago Dramatists
Chicago, Illinois
Sunday, 12 November 2017 - 3:00 PM
Takesha Meshé Kizart appears in the Roles of
Maggie, Miss Rosa, and Swing: Miss Lamama

In November 2017, Pegasus Theatre Chicago—the recipient of seventy-seven Joseph Jefferson awards— will present Shakin’ The Mess Outta Misery by Shay Youngblood. The play follows “Daughter,” the main character and 25-year-old narrator who shares memories of being raised by a community of women after losing her mother as a child. This timeless coming of age tale explores passage into womanhood, race and rituals in the 1960s south. After tragically losing her mother, Daughter is raised by a community of women who share stories of survival, healing, deep faith and mystery. See the Chicago revival of this hit play!

CAST
Melanie Loren: Daughter
Felicia McNeal: Big Mama
Stacie Doublin / Tina Marie Wright: Aunt Mae
Toni Lynice Fountain: Miss Lamama
debrah neal: Miss Corinne
Sandra Watson: Miss Tom and Miss Mary
Darian Tene: Fannie Mae and Miss Shine

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director: Ilesa Duncan
Musical Director and Composer: Shawn Wallace
Choreography: Nicole Clarke-Springer
Scenic Design: Elyse Balogh
Costume Design: Paul Kim
Sound Design: Kirstin Johnson
Props Design: Katy Vest
Production Manager: Kelly Butler
Stage Manager: Krystal Dawson
Assistant Stage Manager: Molly Weaver
Presenter: Pegasus Theatre Chicago
Program TBA
Artist: Takesha Meshé Kizart (Soprano)
Chicago Dramatists
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, 11 November 2017 - 7:30 PM
Takesha Meshé Kizart appears in the Roles of
Maggie, Miss Rosa, and Swing: Miss Lamama

In November 2017, Pegasus Theatre Chicago—the recipient of seventy-seven Joseph Jefferson awards— will present Shakin’ The Mess Outta Misery by Shay Youngblood. The play follows “Daughter,” the main character and 25-year-old narrator who shares memories of being raised by a community of women after losing her mother as a child. This timeless coming of age tale explores passage into womanhood, race and rituals in the 1960s south. After tragically losing her mother, Daughter is raised by a community of women who share stories of survival, healing, deep faith and mystery. See the Chicago revival of this hit play!

CAST
Melanie Loren: Daughter
Felicia McNeal: Big Mama
Stacie Doublin / Tina Marie Wright: Aunt Mae
Toni Lynice Fountain: Miss Lamama
debrah neal: Miss Corinne
Sandra Watson: Miss Tom and Miss Mary
Darian Tene: Fannie Mae and Miss Shine

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director: Ilesa Duncan
Musical Director and Composer: Shawn Wallace
Choreography: Nicole Clarke-Springer
Scenic Design: Elyse Balogh
Costume Design: Paul Kim
Sound Design: Kirstin Johnson
Props Design: Katy Vest
Production Manager: Kelly Butler
Stage Manager: Krystal Dawson
Assistant Stage Manager: Molly Weaver
Presenter: Pegasus Theatre Chicago
Program TBA
Artist: Takesha Meshé Kizart (Soprano)
Chicago Dramatists
Chicago, Illinois
Friday, 10 November 2017 - 7:30 PM
Takesha Meshé Kizart appears in the Roles of
Maggie, Miss Rosa, and Swing: Miss Lamama

In November 2017, Pegasus Theatre Chicago—the recipient of seventy-seven Joseph Jefferson awards— will present Shakin’ The Mess Outta Misery by Shay Youngblood. The play follows “Daughter,” the main character and 25-year-old narrator who shares memories of being raised by a community of women after losing her mother as a child. This timeless coming of age tale explores passage into womanhood, race and rituals in the 1960s south. After tragically losing her mother, Daughter is raised by a community of women who share stories of survival, healing, deep faith and mystery. See the Chicago revival of this hit play!

CAST
Melanie Loren: Daughter
Felicia McNeal: Big Mama
Stacie Doublin / Tina Marie Wright: Aunt Mae
Toni Lynice Fountain: Miss Lamama
debrah neal: Miss Corinne
Sandra Watson: Miss Tom and Miss Mary
Darian Tene: Fannie Mae and Miss Shine

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director: Ilesa Duncan
Musical Director and Composer: Shawn Wallace
Choreography: Nicole Clarke-Springer
Scenic Design: Elyse Balogh
Costume Design: Paul Kim
Sound Design: Kirstin Johnson
Props Design: Katy Vest
Production Manager: Kelly Butler
Stage Manager: Krystal Dawson
Assistant Stage Manager: Molly Weaver
Presenter: Pegasus Theatre Chicago
Program TBA
Artist: Takesha Meshé Kizart (Soprano)
Chicago Dramatists
Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, 9 November 2017 - 7:30 PM
Takesha Meshé Kizart appears in the Roles of
Maggie, Miss Rosa, and Swing: Miss Lamama

In November 2017, Pegasus Theatre Chicago—the recipient of seventy-seven Joseph Jefferson awards— will present Shakin’ The Mess Outta Misery by Shay Youngblood. The play follows “Daughter,” the main character and 25-year-old narrator who shares memories of being raised by a community of women after losing her mother as a child. This timeless coming of age tale explores passage into womanhood, race and rituals in the 1960s south. After tragically losing her mother, Daughter is raised by a community of women who share stories of survival, healing, deep faith and mystery. See the Chicago revival of this hit play!

CAST
Melanie Loren: Daughter
Felicia McNeal: Big Mama
Stacie Doublin / Tina Marie Wright: Aunt Mae
Toni Lynice Fountain: Miss Lamama
debrah neal: Miss Corinne
Sandra Watson: Miss Tom and Miss Mary
Darian Tene: Fannie Mae and Miss Shine

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director: Ilesa Duncan
Musical Director and Composer: Shawn Wallace
Choreography: Nicole Clarke-Springer
Scenic Design: Elyse Balogh
Costume Design: Paul Kim
Sound Design: Kirstin Johnson
Props Design: Katy Vest
Production Manager: Kelly Butler
Stage Manager: Krystal Dawson
Assistant Stage Manager: Molly Weaver
Presenter: Pegasus Theatre Chicago
Program TBA
Artist: Takesha Meshé Kizart (Soprano)
Chicago Dramatists
Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday, 8 November 2017 - 7:30 PM
Takesha Meshé Kizart appears in the Roles of
Maggie, Miss Rosa, and Swing: Miss Lamama

In November 2017, Pegasus Theatre Chicago—the recipient of seventy-seven Joseph Jefferson awards— will present Shakin’ The Mess Outta Misery by Shay Youngblood. The play follows “Daughter,” the main character and 25-year-old narrator who shares memories of being raised by a community of women after losing her mother as a child. This timeless coming of age tale explores passage into womanhood, race and rituals in the 1960s south. After tragically losing her mother, Daughter is raised by a community of women who share stories of survival, healing, deep faith and mystery. See the Chicago revival of this hit play!

CAST
Melanie Loren: Daughter
Felicia McNeal: Big Mama
Stacie Doublin / Tina Marie Wright: Aunt Mae
Toni Lynice Fountain: Miss Lamama
debrah neal: Miss Corinne
Sandra Watson: Miss Tom and Miss Mary
Darian Tene: Fannie Mae and Miss Shine

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director: Ilesa Duncan
Musical Director and Composer: Shawn Wallace
Choreography: Nicole Clarke-Springer
Scenic Design: Elyse Balogh
Costume Design: Paul Kim
Sound Design: Kirstin Johnson
Props Design: Katy Vest
Production Manager: Kelly Butler
Stage Manager: Krystal Dawson
Assistant Stage Manager: Molly Weaver
Presenter: Pegasus Theatre Chicago
Program TBA
Artist: Takesha Meshé Kizart (Soprano)
Skokie Theatre
Skokie, Illinois
Friday, 27 October 2017 - 8:00 PM
Skokie Theatre is proud to present some of our favorite performers, who are donating their time and talents to raise money for humanitarian relief. This benefit concert features Judy Rossignuolo-Rice, Bernard Rice, Carla Gordon, Russ Goeltenbodt, Jan Slavin, and Denise McGowan Tracy. Also featuring Carmen Severino (a singer of Puerto Rican heritage), Skokie Idol finalist Julianne Epperson Arvizu, and renowned singer TAKESHA MESHÉ KIZART (Sister Africa). Music direction by Mark Burnell.

Skokie Theatre Executive Director Wendy Kaplan was trapped for ten days in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria ravaged the U. S. territory. She witnessed first-hand how badly the inhabitants of the island need medical supplies, food, water, shelter, and the other basics of survival in order to rebuild their lives and communities.

Please join us for evening of reflection, song, and commitment to help the men, women, and children in desperate need on the island.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Hispanic Federation's Unidos: Disaster Relief and Recovery Program to Support Puerto Rico, and United for Puerto Rico with the purpose of providing aid and support to the victims of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane María.
Presenter: Skokie Theatre
Program TBA
Artist: Takesha Meshé Kizart (Soprano)
iO Theater: The Chris Farley Cabaret
Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 10:30 PM
Girl Gang is a show that unites all witchy-women, all Gia gals, and every single Luna-loving lady alive.

Takesha Meshé Kizart stars as one of The Girls

Producers:
Shelby Plummer and Lilliana Winkworth

Performers:
Tara Egan, Anna Fluksova, Chrissy Hartzell, Rebecca Hurd, Emma Macmillan, Taylor Overstreet, Resham Sarkar, Joanna Strapp, and Madeline Wolfson
Presenter: iO Theater
Program TBA
Artist: Takesha Meshé Kizart (Soprano)
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TAKESHA MESHÉ KIZART



is worthy of all superlatives. With a breathtaking mastery and unflinching portrayals... a vocal flexibility that enables her to acutely pass from a tearful murmur to a firm luminosity. And her dramatic intelligence is worthy of the great "lionesses" of the lyric theater. An artist whose international career is still at its dawning, this young and beautiful American should reach the summit quickly. Provided, of course, that she preserves the incandescent glow that currently emanates from her every word and gesture. 
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