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Write Night 2019

Thursday, April 4th  |  7 pm  |  Free Admission

Student Presenters: Rebecca Blumenberg, Vanessa Castillo, Shea Flanagan, Sydnee Haggard, Zach Krakow, Alex Larson, Daniel Robins, Brendan Rosenthal, Alondra Sanroman

Special Guest: Carl Hauck and Sunjacket

Sunjacket is as Dark, synthy indie rock from Chicago composed of Bryan Kveton, Carl Hauck, and Garret Bodette.


Wednesday, April 4  |  7 pm  |  Free Admission

Student Presenters: 

Special Guest: Poets with Class

Our workshops teach the craft of writing and creative performance to empower and engage students and community members of all ages, K through college and beyond. Poets with Class’s teaching and touring artists boasts some of Chicago’s most accomplished writers and performers, all of whom have extensive backgrounds in theater, poetry, and education.Last year, Poets with Class worked with approximately 8,000 students across Chicago. Our workshops build confidence in public speaking and expand students’ capacities and excitement in literacy and fine arts.


Wednesday, March 30  |  7 pm  |  Free Admission

Student & Faculty Presenters: Frankie Pitts, Kip Soucie, Aubrey St. John, Noah Betancourt, Karyn Vasquez, Jessica Ryan, Isaiah Robles, Caity Farrell, Usman Khawaja, Ray Plata, Reid Chapman, Erin Barnes, Kaeli Newsome-Pagan, Jaime L'Abbe, Mr. Hauck & Ms. Jesionowski, Marissa Payne, Erika Miessner, Amod Mahadik

Special Guest: Improvised Shakespeare Co.

Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written), The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece every time it hits the stage. Each of the players has brushed up on his “thee’s” and “thou’s” for an evening of high-quality, off-the-cuff comedy using the language and themes of William Shakespeare. Nothing has been planned out, rehearsed, or written. All of the dialogue is said for the first time, the characters are created as you watch, and if ever you're wondering where the story is going... so are they!  The night could reveal a tragedy, comedy, or history. Each play is completely improvised, so each play is entirely new.

The Improvised Shakespeare Company has been performing its critically-acclaimed show to sold out audiences in Chicago since 2005. The ISC also entertains audiences across the US with its national touring company. They have been featured at the Piccolo Spoleto Fringe Festival, Off Broadway in New York City, Bonnaroo, the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, Outside Lands, San Francisco Sketchfest, UCB’s Del Close Marathon, and the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and Chicago. The ISC has been named Chicago's best improv group by both the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Examiner and has received numerous awards in LA (Best of LA-LA Weekly), New York (New York Nightlife Awards), and Chicago (The Chicago Improv Foundation).


Special Guest: performance poet Joel Chmara.

Student & Faculty Presenters: Erin Barnes, Tristan Bergonio, Em Brankey, Lauren Bunke, Gianni Carvajal, Cat Cusick, Dr. Finger, Mr. Hauck, Tyler Hotel, Jenna Kleinofen, Max Loebman, Erika Miessner, Olivia Miller, Marissa Mundinger, Nicole Nordman, Matt Schufreider, Aubrey St. John, Samantha Szyszka, Kate Soucie, Brianna Uriostegui, Karyn Vasquez, Katie Wilkinson



On Thursday, April 3, 2014, Grayslake Central's Writers Week and Grayslake North's Spark Week hosted the first annual Write Night in the GCHS Theater. Write Night is an evening event intended to highlight original creative expression among students and faculty at both Grayslake high schools.

Write Night not only showcased students and faculty members reading/performing original poems, stories, songs, and more, but it also featured celebrated slam poets Malcolm London and Maurice Meaway of Young Chicago Authors, and world-renowned juggler Jay Gilligan.

Student & Faculty Presenters: Max Loebman, Erika Miessner, Erin Barnes, Emily Denbo, Mr. Schiller, Central & North combined improv comedy, Megan Fosco, Brianna Uriostegui, Rachel Harmon, Central Orchesis, Mr. Hauck, Brody Balousek