UrbanTheater Company (UTC) has always created ways for our audience to get to know the people behind our work. We use to create online questionnaire’s with a photo of the person, but we’ve taken it a step further and created ‘In a Hot Minute’. This video questionnaire brings UrbanTheater directly to your stream and will continue for every production/event that UTC produces. 

Featured is David Guiden who play the role of Boy Smith (Monster). 

“Fucking A” runs until April 15th at Pegasus Players in Uptown (Former Historic Hull House and Black Ensemble Space). For tickets visit:www.UrbanTheaterChicago.org

-From the Streets to the Stage

"Fucking A" - Must Close Sunday! 
For tickets visit: www.UrbanTheaterChicago.org or call 312-239-8783

"Fucking A" - Must Close Sunday! 

For tickets visit: www.UrbanTheaterChicago.org or call 312-239-8783

Fucking A is “thought-provoking,” “stellar” and “fantastic!”

Read what patrons are saying about UrbanTheater’s latest hit:

"This stellar, engaging, powerful production is not for sissies. But if you appreciate well-crafted, wonderfully enacted theatre, you MUST see this show. Suzan-Lori Parks dishes out another gut-wrenching and brutally honest portrayal, artfully rendered by Richard Perez and a magical cast. The strangeness, poetry, humor, charm, and humanity all come through. An intense theatrical experience."

"Well acted…The scenes that were staged off stage were inventive and worked to set the mood. All in all an enjoyalbe evening of theatre."

"This was one of the most thought provoking plays that I’ve ever attended! The theatre was of medium size and every seat was a good one. I highly recommend this play to a mature audience."

"Modern day version of the Scarlet Letter…Fantastic adaptation of the story and the actors raw emotions were truly believable. I took my 17 year old who knows the story well and she just loved it!"

#FA12 Run-Through (Taken with Instagram at From The Streets to the Stage)

#FA12 Run-Through (Taken with Instagram at From The Streets to the Stage)

Fucking A Kickstarter Campaign

After a successful Midwest Premiere in 2011 of Beauty of the Fatherby Pulitzer Winner Nilo Cruz, UrbanTheater Company (UTC) continues SEASON SIX with the highly anticipated production of Fucking A by Pulitzer Prize (Topdog/Underdogand MacArthur Genius Award recipient, Suzan-Lori Parks. Fucking A will be performed in association with Pegasus Players’ new home at 4520 N. Beacon Street (formerly the historic Hull House).

Fucking A is set in a post apocalyptic world, Hester, an Abortionist, must take life in order to save the life of her imprisoned son. Inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, The Scarlet LetterFucking A explores societal corruption, sexual politics and the enduring love of one mother for her child. Provocative and redemptive, this is a theatrical event not to be missed

UrbanTheater Company has assembled a top-notch cast and production team, but we need your HELP to get us through the beginning stages of this production. Every penny you donate will go directly to the costs necessary to making our production a success. Unfortunately, if our goal isn’t met before targeted deadline, we don’t get a penny. You can donate as little as $1 to as much as you are capable of. Every little bit counts, and we would love your help in making this amazing production come to life. 

From its inception, UrbanTheater Company has produced, promoted and performed plays of under-represented playwrights of color, allowing theatre to thrive in communities appreciative of cultural inclusion and accessibility. Celebrating it’s 6th Season and tenth production, the Joseph Jefferson recommended and award winning company has featured a myriad of critically acclaimed Chicago directors including Ron OJ Parson, Cecilie Keenan, Joel Moorman, Marti Lyons and Richard Perez. With eight Midwest Premieres and one World Premiere, UTC has provided tremendous opportunities for actors of color to perform in professional productions. 

Fucking A will be performed at Pegasus Players/Beacon Street Hull House located in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, from March 22nd - April 15th, 2012; preview performances from March 20th – March 21st.

Thank you for your support and for being a vital part of fulfilling our mission to bring compelling stories,From the Streets to the Stage!

Warmest Regards,
Ivan, Madrid and Marilyn
(UTC Founders)