You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to kick of 2019 with a return to Steppenwolf as part of their LookOut Series -- a performance series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. We're delighted to welcome Derek Van Barham to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Derek here and get your tickets!
DEREK VAN BARHAM is the Producing Artistic Director of Kokandy Productions, and a member of the Red Tape Theatre ensemble. He previously served as Associate Artistic Director of Pride Films & Plays. For PFP, he directed Perfect Arrangement, Angry Fags (Steppenwolf Garage), Songs from an Unmade Bed (Jeff nomination), and (co-directing) PRISCILLA, Queen of the Desert. Other directing credits include The View Upstairs (Circle Theatre), Three Days of Rain (Boho), Miracle! by Dan Savage, Skooby Don't (Hell in a Handbag), and HOT PINK (New American Folk Theatre). Choreography credits include The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier and BITE (PFP), all Black Button Eyes productions, and Salonathon. He was named one of Windy City Times 30 Under 30, recognizing Chicago's LGBTQ+ community.
What are your wishes for 2019??
1. For Glenn Close, Olivia Colman, and Lady Gaga to tie for the Best Actress Oscar.
2. World Peace.
3. For years, I've tried to communicate with birds. Like a Disney princess. My hope for 2019 is to have more than just a passing word, but an in-depth conversation.
4. Less talking, more listening.