Directing ‘Street Corner Profit’ for Artistic Home’s Cut to the Chase Fest


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After serving as assistant director and text coach for The Artistic Home’s Macbeth this winter, Chris will direct Street Corner Profit for the company’s Cut to the Chase one-act festival.

In John Servilio’s play, drag-queen sex worker Secretia runs into street corner prophet Ernie and tries to score some last-minute change before heading home. What can an End of Days preacher and drag queen sex worker possibly want from each other? It may not be sex or religion, but in the wee hours of the morning, a Chicago street corner brings these two together in an unexpected collision of human desire.

The cast features Jose Gonzalez Castro as Secretia and Bill Chamberlain as Ernie.

Street Corner Profit is one of six short plays comprising Cut to the Chase and runs June 5-21 at The Artistic Home (map). Other plays featured are Ted James’s Ah, Nightmares, directed by Frank Nall; Shannon Murdoch‘s Your Terrible Beautiful Heart, directed by Lee Stark; Mia McCullough‘s Sharp Objects, directed by Jack Bourgeois; Stacey Lane‘s Rainbow Sprinkles, directed by Ed Krystosek; and Aoise Stratford‘s Dead in the Water, directed by Cecilie D. Keenan.

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