About Face Theatre

About Face Theatre (AFT) was founded by Kyle Hall and Eric Rosen in 1995 in response to the lack of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) voices within the American theatrical canon. From its inception, About Face has produced innovative theatre in collaboration with both nationally recognized and emerging artists. Over more than 20 years, AFT has developed more than 60 productions for Chicago audiences, including 46 world premieres. Within the organization’s first two seasons AFT adapted three new plays and worked with Tony Award winning playwright Mary Zimmerman to develop a fourth world premiere, receiving public praise and garnering ten Jeff and After Dark awards. In 2002, Moises Kaufman and Doug Wright approached AFT for assistance in developing I AM MY OWN WIFE prior to its future as a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning production. This partnership was the beginning of the ongoing, extremely fruitful relationship with Kaufman’s Tectonic Theater Project and was instrumental in moving AFT forward as a recognized resource for the development of new LGBT work.
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