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The Runaways Lab and Voice of the City Present Goddamn Geniuses

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The Runaways Lab and Voice of the City are proud to announce the second offering of their 2016-2017 season, Goddamn Geniuses. This original play, by company member Nathaniel Shane and Artistic Director Gannon Reedy, uses one of the Runaways’ staples of reimagining an historic event in a fast and loose piece of theater. Explore the limitations of live entertainment as the heralds of quantum physics launch into a gender blurred reality where anything can happen to a docile scientist.

“At the 1927 Solvay conference a group of brilliant physicists engage in a passionate discussion about the nature of reality and the relationships that define who they are. Then, a time traveling pleasure-surfer with a briefcase full of swords, firearms, and magic bandanas, interrupts them. He alerts them to the hundreds of transdimensional demons hot on their heels and hungry for blood. A play both ambitious in intellect and breathless in stupidity, it pushes the capacity of onstage chaos to radical heights.”

Goddamn Geniuses runs February 10th- March 5th Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7pm, at Voice of the City,  3429 W Diversey Ave*. Tickets are on sale Monday January 9th @ runawayslab.org

*Voice of the City a non-profit organization and the official co-producer of this production.

*=Runaways Company Member

Written by Nathaniel Shane* and Gannon Reedy*

Directed by Gannon Reedy*

Assistant Directed by Sarah Patin*

Dramaturgy by Maggie Vaughn* and Akash Dixit

Costumes by Mikaila Jasso*

Set and Prop Design by Frances McKearn*

Fight Choreography by Kai Young

Lighting by Andrew Leumkhul

Stage Manager: Laura Swierzbin


Nick Hassebrock*

Ross Childs

Elizabeth Rinaldi

Erin Morrill*

Jillian Leff

Lauren Thompson

Eleni Sauvageau

Nick Benz

Trenton McFatridge

Nick Villalon

Polley Cooney

Aaron Wertheim


Magdalen Vaughn, Co-Artistic Director

Submissions open for 2017’s DOING DRUGS AND DYING IN SPACE RITUAL


The Runaways Lab Theatre is accepting play submissions for 2017’s Doing Drugs And Dying In Space Short Play Festival.

The rules for submission are as follows:
1. The play must involve characters on or offstage engaging with mind altering substances
2. The play must involve characters dying in space (ie: on the space station, on another planet, floating in the void; anywhere but Earth)
3. The play must be at longest 10 pages long.
For thematic reference, please consult: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=MoZ_Lg21b14

Submissions will be accepted until January 13th. Please refer all play submissions, questions to Gannon Reedy at gannon@runawayslab.org


Images from last years ritual:

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