Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Monstrous Regiment Or Bad girls do it well

This past Monday at Lifeline Theatre in Rogers Park, Chris Hainsworth's adaptation of Terry Pratchett's Monstrous Regiment premiered.

Chris Hainsworth is one of the Daemon's most favorite WildClaw Artistic Associates. "Something about the scent of his blood..." he said. "Egyptian papyrus, aged tobacco & the ink of an Ancient One." Now, I don't know about all that, but he makes a great mix CD.

I'm not an avid Pratchett reader. Truth be told, I've only read Monstrous Regiment to prepare for the role of Maladict. But Pratchett's Discworld is amazing & rich & HILARIOUS.

If you're in the Chicago area, stop by and check it out!

Our cast and crew are stoopid.

Sarah Price as Polly Perks is new to us in the WildClaw clan, but she's got moxie and we're into it.
Robert Kauzlaric, one-time Deathscribe judge and avid fan of Event Horizon, as Lt. Blouse.
Chris Walsh as Sgt. Jackrum has been known to participate in Deathscribe both as a performer, and in 2011 as a finalist with "Comparing Notes at the End of the World".
Mandy Walsh and I met when I murdered her in Carmilla. "Tonight..." was always hers, and the matches are always hers as Lofty.
Kim Boler is a huge Discworld fan and a regular participant of Bruised Orange's "I Saw You" at the Town Hall Pub. As Tonker, she has a tendency to face off with... Everyone. Always.
John Ferrick is our man of many faces as Corporal Strappi, General Froc, one of Heinrich's biatches & Bernice the washerwoman. He's a friend to the claw and is birthing a monster soon.
Justine Turner is Carborundum. We had to turn down the a/c in the theater to make sure, as the troll, she'd get her lines out in a timely manner.
Katie McLean Hainsworth & I met when I was a bad penny at the very first Deathscribe. As Igor, she's always pulling something out somewhere. Stitching, fixing, lisping.
Matt Engle is our man of many moustaches. He's our Handsome Young Man, Prince Heinrich, Lord Rust, Paul & ... Let's just say he's got to polish himself up a bit. A member of the Factory Theater, he was recently nominated for a Jeff Award for his directorial work on Incident on Run #1217.
Melissa Engle is a sweet dream and our Wazzer.
Oh, and me. I'm Maladict. Yes. Total typecasting.

Edes Prize Winner Depicts Female Pioneer in Radio Sound Effects

There is a great article in the UChicagoNews about the Claire Rosen & Samuel Edes Prize for Emerging Artists that was presented to Lila Newman. Her winning proposal is for a performance piece about Ora D. Nichols who was a pioneer of radio sound effects. A story like this is near and dear to WildClaw's heart and our own glorious radio sound effects crew of women who manage to create magic every year at Deathscribe, the International Festival of Horror Radio Plays.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

15 Fantastic Horror Films Directed by Women

Over at Flavorwire, Alison Nastasi has put together a list of 15 horror films by women My personal favorite - NEAR DARK by Kathryn Bigelow. "Finger-lickin' good!"

Whatta Ya Know? Women Like Horror.

Here at WildClaw Theatre we know a thing or two about horror fans. Odds are they're a woman. And now we have the Los Angeles Times reporting on this fact. In this story.