WildClawWildClaw Presents: A Taste of Terror
WildClaw Presents: A Taste of Terror
In residency June 28–August 31, 2014 in the Chicago Cultural Center Studio Theater, 1st Floor North
Showing Date: August 9, 2014
Showing Time: 6:30pm
RSVP Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
WildClaw Theatre, dedicated to bringing the world of horror to the Chicago stage, presents an evening of short scenes of original and adapted plays for upcoming seasons by the finest local playwrights and directors. Indulge in a decadent sampling of suspense and terror from a range of spooky genres and theatrical styles. Come be a part of our creative process by giving feedback on what you have seen and be the first to experience all that WildClaw has in store for the future.
I know how I died.
I know what was playing for three hours on the costumer’s ipod during a cold, damp, night in a shady, decrepit part of Gary, IN one January night in 2013.
I know that the blood was mint-chocolate flavored.
Just when we thought he was gone, Old Man Winter jumped out of the lake One Last Time to pull us under. Or maybe he just wasn’t lying where Dr. Sam Loomis shot him. Or he yanked his razor glove out of frame right before the credits started rolling. Definitely one of those.
Fortunately for you, dear reader, WildClaw has a ghoulproof way to keep you warm this weekend. Join us this Sunday evening at 7 pm in Strawdog’s Hugen Hall for a toasty trilogy of terrifying tales as we bring you Risen: A WildClaw Easter Special:
We’ll also be bringing you a sneak peek from Chrysalis, Glass City Films’ new locally produced apocalyptic zombie epic, as well as a couple other very special surprises from WildClaw.
Tickets are 12 dollars at the door, or you can buy them for 10 RIGHT HERE:
Submissions for DEATHSCRIBE 2014, the 7th Annual Festival of Horror Radio Plays, are now OPEN.
See the DEATHSCRIBE page for submission info and guidelines, and start jotting down those nightmares, creepers!
Well, boils and ghouls, spring is here, in technicality, if not in spirit. Ah, springtime: when the birds sing, the bees buzz, the gardens bloom, and WildClaw’s fancies turn…and toss…and wake up screaming, yet again.
But WildClaw, you ask, what could possibly be frightening about spring, the season of hope? Of regeneration? When we break free from Old Man Winter’s cold, dead hands and Mother Nature comes roaring back to life?
Well, you sweet, summer children, I could remind you that for every anime-eyed foal taking his first steps, there is a wolf whose adult teeth have grown in. OR I could mention that for every daffodil poking its way out of the earth, there’s also a grasping, decomposing hand we wish would stay content pushing up the daisies. Never mind the fact that a newly-thawed rushing brook is cold comfort to the campers that have stumbled across it for the third time.
But instead, I’ll ask you to mark your calendars for our next holiday treat, Risen: A WildClaw Easter Special. Easter Sunday, our One Night Only event features shorts by Aly Renee Amidei and Shawn Pfautsch, a sneak preview of the locally-produced apocalyptic zombie epic Chrysalis, a staged reading of Troll 2, and A Very Special Announcement from your fiends at WildClaw.
We hope you’ll join us April 20th at 7 p.m. in Strawdog Theatre’s Hugen Hall. Tickets are ten dollars in advance, twelve at the door, and you can buy them RIGHT HERE…
We are pleased to be returning to C2E2 Chicago Comic Convention for the third time to drop some wisdom on you. This time we will be talking about horror and comedy. Should be an interesting discussion!
Title: Bloody Good Fun: Exploring Comedy Within the Horror Genre
Time: 1:30 PM — 2:30 PM
Speakers: Aly Amidei, Matt Engle, Scott T. Barsotti, Ele Matelan, Josh Zagoren, Brian Amidei
Description: Horror and comedy are weird sisters: incisive at their best, groan-inducing at the worst, and tireless in their pursuit of THE BIG REACTION. This panel, hosted by horror experts WildClaw Theatre, peers into how the two genres use similar tactics to get a rise out of audiences.
WildClaw Blood Radio 2014 episode 1
Links of interest from the episode:
Our Fair City Podcast: http://www.ourfaircity.com
Filament Theatre: http://www.filamenttheatre.org
The Paper Machete: http://thepapermacheteshow.com
Plenty of people probably think Valentine’s Day is scary enough already. If you have someone special, you worry about everything from planning the evening to exchanging gifts. If you’re still looking for your better half, it’s easy to feel a little more alone, a little more judged, and, especially this winter? A little more like you’ve been given the cold shoulder.
That’s why WildClaw is especially excited to bring you Open Heart Surgery, a presentation of medically themed horror shorts. Let’s face it: if there’s anything modern medicine has taught us, it’s that we’re never truly alone.
This One Night Only event features never-before-produced audio dramas by company member Ele Matelan, FOUR TIME Deathscribe finalist, 2009 Bloody Axe Winning, Artistic Associate Chris Hainsworth, and newly-minted Pseudopod author Krista Soli Foster. Throw in host Josh Zagoren and a couple of bonus bits&pieces, this is a Valentine’s Day special guaranteed to keep you in stitches.
We hope you’ll join us at the beautiful Den Theatre on Friday, February 14th, at 8 p.m. Come on your own, or bring that special someone for an evening of naughty nurses, deranged doctors, and patients that lost their patience along with their minds.