Episode 14 – Avi Roque Pride Weekend Re-Release!

Spiel Chicago is on Summer hiatus, but re-releasing a few episodes to get you excited for season 2!  First up: Avi Roque! I first saw Avi in An Alamac for Farmers and Lovers in Mexico produced by The Jades.  Avi is gender neutral and uses the pronouns they/them/theirs.  We were able to talk a little about their…

Episode 14 – Avi Roque

When I saw The Jades’ production of An Alamanc for Farmers and Lovers in Mexico last year, I was totally captivated by the actor who played San Cristobal: Avi Roque.  I did a little research and learned that Avi is just as cool and interesting as they seemed. Avi is gender neutral and uses the pronouns they/them/theirs.  We…

Spiel Chicago Episode 7: The Jades

This week Smyra talks with the Liz Seidt, Caitlin Aase and Teagan Walsh-Davis, the three founding members of The Jades.  The new storefront theatre company is dedicated to “lifting diverse, underrepresented voices and providing a platform for female-identified artists to thrive.”  We discuss the company’s commitment to diverse casting, their personal struggles with internalized sexism…

The Jades seeks to change the world inside and outside of the theatre

“It’s a really crucial time,” says Caitlin Aase.  She, along with fellow AD Teagan Walsh-Davis started their female-centric theatre company, The Jades, with the hope of transforming the experience of female artists in Chicago.  More roles–for actors, directors, designers–means less competition and more collaboration among women.  The response to their fundraiser and launch party has been…

The Jades announced First Production at Upcoming Fundraiser

Want to chip away at the patriarchy while also enjoying great cocktails?  You’re in luck!  The Jades is holding a launch party and fundraiser at Holiday Club. The Jades, a newly founded Chicago-based theatre company “dedicated to lifting diverse, underrepresented voices and providing a platform for female-identified artists to thrive,” will announce their first production while…