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411: Play a Day | Newcity Stage
In 2002, playwright Suzan-Lori Parks set out to write 365 different plays every day for the following year. She succeeded in completing each piece and beginning on November 13 theaters in nearly a dozen cities in the United States—including Chicago—will showcase each play for the duration of the year to follow, ending on November 12, 2007. " celebration of the creative act of playwriting… and a celebration of the nation's theater makers. If you're going to celebrate the dynamism of the theater-making community, it was pretty important that Chicago play a major role," Jason Loewith, the Chicago organizer for 365 Days/365 Plays, says. While seven of Chicago's top theaters, including Congo Square Theatre, Goodman Theatre, The Hypocrites, Next Theatre Company, Steppenwolf Theatre, Uma Productions and Writer's Theatre make up the Chicago "hub" for the project, anyone who is interested in producing a week's worth of shows that will go on simultaneously with productions around the country can