Friday, May 2, 2014

Best of Chicago 2014: Jeremy Menekseoglu

Voting for the Chicago Reader's Best of Chicago 2014 Poll is now open, and we think Dream Theatre has some of the most outstanding artists in the city. Here's a little bit about Jeremy Menekseoglu, who we voted as Best Playwright, Best Actor and one of the Best Directors:

Jeremy Menekseoglu as the title character in Agamemnon

One of the four founders of Dream Theatre Company, Jeremy has written more than 40 full-length plays, most of which have been produced as world premieres here at Dream Theatre, where he has been the Artistic Director since 2003.

Some of his plays include: The Tragedy of Amleth, Princess of Denmark; Anna, in the Darkness; the trilogy Peter Pan’s Shadow (named Best New Work 2012 by the Chicago Reader); The Agon Trilogy (named Best of Chicago 2010 by the Chicago Reader); Somewhere in Texas (Critic's Choice, Chicago Reader, 2009); The Black Duckling (Jeff Recommended 2009); and Ismene, which opened simultaneously in five countries for The Ismene Project in 2011.

Jeremy as Cruel Paul in Devilish Children and the Civilizing Process
These are the other votes we cast in the poll. We'll be posting more about the artists we think deserve recognition as the week goes on. Click here to vote!
Best Long-Running Play: Anna, in the Darkness
Best New Play: Amleth, Princess of Denmark
Best Off-Loop Theatre Company: Dream Theatre Company
Best Stage Director: Anna & Jeremy Menekseoglu
Best Actor: Jeremy Menekseoglu
Best Actress: Megan Merrill (for Anna, in the Darkness)
Best Performing Arts Festival: Chicago Fringe
Best Burlesque Troupe: Vaudezilla

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