Weekend of Workshops


February 1, 2024 | 2:00PM
FXK, Reynolds Club
Tickets $6 advance | $8 door (Cash Only)

Weekend of Workshops

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February 1-4, 2024 | 2:00pm & 7:30pm
FXK, Reynolds Club

Tickets $6 advance | $8 door (Cash Only)

Weekend of Workshops provides a platform for directors, devisers, and performers to hone and delve into their craft. This winter, audiences will experience a blend of new and familiar pieces, both devised and revised. The Weekend of Workshops is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of artistic expression for every participant in this intimate space.


Paper Wasters - Cast

Muse One — Kaleigh Perez 

Muse Two — Alex Wilson 

Muse Three — Oliver Zajac 

Oliver Zajac, Muse 3 in Paper Wasters, is a first year student and prospective Political Science major from the best place on Earth, God's chosen country: Toledo, Ohio. This is his first full UT production, but he appeared as an actor in Theater[24] Fall (Mrs. Saggitiddies) and Winter Quarter (Fancy Pen/"Sweatpants") of this year, and in the Dean's Men Richard III Shakespearience.

Girl — Eva Schultz 

Eva Schultz, Director, Writer, and Actor in Paper Wasters, is a first year Astrophysics major. She has previously worked on Falsettos (Scenic Designers) and two Theatre[24] productions (designer).

The Song of Circles - Cast

Warren — Ahan Raina

Ahan Raina (Warren) is a fourth year Philosophy and LLSO major. He has previously worked on Harlesden High Street (Kareem).

Adrienne Kaitlin Langille 

Myrtle — Folasade Fanegan

Folasade Fanegan (Myrtle) is a third year Data Science major and Linguistics minor. She is currently involved in Fire Escape Films and has previously worked on set of "Bottomless" (Composer) and "Remember Paul?" (Art Director). This is her first role in the University Workshop Theater.

James Max Kay 

Jessica — Danielle Yablonovskiy 

Danielle (Co-Production Manager, Stage Manager (Paper Wasters), Jessica (The Song of Circles)) is a fourth year Economics and Psychology major. She has previously worked on The Trail to Oregon (Stage Manager) and Be More Chill (Stage Manager), as well as a variety of other UT managerial roles. She is also currently the chair of UT. You can catch her next stage managing the spring 2024 production of Strings Attached. She would like to thank her co-stage manager at Strings Attached, Coco, for dealing with her this week. Everything is for UT and, most of all, Eleni.

Ruby (Thursday) — Caroline Lopez

Ruby (Frday/Saturday) — Alex Nobert 

Weekend of Workshops - Production Team

Director (Paper Wasters)  — Eva Schultz 

(Bio above)

Director (The Song of Circles)  — Alisyn Parfait

Production Manager  — Eleni Lefakis 

Eleni Lefakis (Production Manager) is a third-year TAPS major. Her Workshop credits are The Heirs (Costume Designer) and Ah Wing and The Automaton Eagle (Assistant Stage Manager) from Autumn 2021 AND Strings Attached: In Concert (Production Manager) and Cassandra (Production Manager) from Autumn 2023. She has 9 UT MainStage credits and is currently working on Falsettos (Dramaturg), Richard III (Assistant Costume Designer), and Strings Attached (Co-Director/Dramaturg). This is UT’s second consecutive quarter producing a fully student-written Weekend of Workshops and she’s really excited and proud of everyone for conquering the challenge of producing new work so beautifully, but especially the many company members whose first UT credit this is!

Stage Manager (Paper Wasters) — Danielle Yablonovskiy

(Bio above)

Stage Manager (The Song of Circles)  — Arman Olgun

Arman Olgun (Stage Manager/The Song of Circles) is a first year Economics and TAPS major. He has previously worked on "The Wolves" as a light board operator and is currently working on "Ballad of Oedipus" as the associate master electrician. This is his first UT show and he is loving it so far!

Lighting Designer  — Max Jervis 

Max Jervis is doing Lighting Design for both shows in the weekend of workshops. He is a first year physics and philosophy major, who's done theater before in high school but this is his first time doing theater at uchicago. In high school he mainly did curtains/fly operator for shows like Much Ado About Nothing, 42nd Street, and Grease, and props for Letters to Sala.

Sound Desinger  — Maddy Tavel 

Scenic and Props Designer  — Emma Linderman 

Costume Designer  — Kaden Kaden

UT Committie Liaison  — Abby Kanes