★★★★ “WOLVES will leave you devastated and horrified in the best possible way” - Ryan Moore, The Hawk Chicago
The second show in Exit 63’s 2019 season, the Chicago premiere of Steve Yockey’s WOLVES: A Predatory Fairy Tale, directed by Derek Van Barham and presented at the Jackalope’s Frontier Theater. A fun, 60-minute pop, queer horror story exploring the conflation of sex and fear in modern culture, the comfort of lava lamps, and the dangers of a handy axe. Featuring Terry Guest, Connor Baty, Eric Lindahl, Alexandria Moorman, the design team included Lucien Gratteri, G. Max Maxin IV, Nora Lise Ulrey, Uriel Gomez, Matthew Chase, Bill Gordon, Sasha Smith and Brittney Brown. Photos by Shea Petersen. Artwork by David Hagen.
“An absorbing (production) in this inventive, found-space staging — marks Exit 63 as a young company to watch” - Kris Vire, Storefront Rebellion
Exit 63’s first show in their 2019 season was the Chicago premiere of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s DARK MATTERS, an immersive thriller about the secrets that hold families together and the terrible truths we sometimes choose to ignore in the people we love. Directed by Nora Lise Ulrey the cast included Ann Sonneville, Mike Carey, Nick Shank and Scott Olson. The design team included Toni Ward, David Goodman-Edberg, Uriel Gomez, Connor Sale, Connor Baty with an original score by Donny Walker. Photos by Shea Petersen and video by Steven Logan. Artwork by David Hagen.
Highly Recommended by The Chicago Theatre Review and Picture This Post, a Critic's Pick on Performink, ★★★ from Hawk Chicago and Chicago On Stage
Exit 63 presented the Chicago premiere of Henry Murray's apocalyptic play Treefall in the summer of 2018 at the Trap Door Theater. Directed by Connor Baty and Nora Lise Ulrey, the cast included Shea Petersen, Kirra Silver, Matt Schutz and Andrew Garcia. The design team included Anna Klos, Bill Gordon, David Goodman-Edberg, Teddy Gales, Bailey Castle, Jeff Simpson, and Ben Mills. Photos by Daniela Monico and artwork by David Hagen.
"A sexy, occasionally comic Night Gallery-esque anthology, well directed by Connor Baty and nicely performed by a cast of eight." - Chicago Reader
For two weekends in May 2018 at the Athenaeum Theater, Exit 63 presented its inaugural production of Steve Yockey's Very Still and Hard to See. Directed by Connor Baty, the thrilling and disorienting play cycle featured an ensemble cast with Bailey Castle, Andrew Garcia, David Gordon-Johnson, Rachel Mock, Scott Olson, Jordan Rowe, Manuela Rentea and Chelsea Turner. The design team included Lucien Gratteri, Nora Lise Ulrey, David Goodman-Edberg, Teddy Gales and Bill Gordon. Photos by Austin Oie and artwork by William Rude.