International Voices Project
International Voices Project focus on Spain, 2017 Photo: Scott Dray
International Voices Project
International Voices Project focus on Egypt, 2014 Photo: Scott Dray

International Voices Project (IVP), now in its 8th season, presents a five week celebration of international plays. The series is presented in collaboration with consulates and other cultural institutions throughout Chicago and this year’s engagement features plays from Spain, Ireland, Finland, Romania, Serbia, Germany, Australia, India, Wales and Sweden.

A reception follows each evening’s reading. The International Voices Project is the largest event of its kind in the country. Performances are free to the public. Reservations are requested.  For the complete program, more information about IVP, or to reserve your seat, visit

IVP 2017 Schedule is below and can also be viewed by clicking here.*



April 17 - May 18, 2017

Schedule details below.



Instituto Cervantes
31 W. Ohio



Free.  Reservations recommended.  

To obtain tickets and for more information visit


Monday, April 17 at 7 p.m. 

From Spain, IVP presents Guillem Clua’s Promised Land, directed by Emilio Williams, translated by Marion Peter Holt, in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes. 

Tuesday, April 18 at 7 p.m.

From Ireland, IVP presents Jimmy McAleavey’s The Virgin Father, directed by Warner Crocker. 

Monday, April 24 at 7 p.m.

From Finland, IVP presents Leea Klemola’s Jessika’s Cub, directed by Breahan Pautsch in collaboration with Akvavit Theatre. 

Tuesday, April 25 at 7 p.m.

From Romania, IVP presents Migraaaants by Matei Visniec, directed by Kate Hendrickson, translated by Nick Wade in collaboration with Trap Door Theatre. 


Tuesday, May 2 at 7 p.m.

From Serbia, IVP presents Kumovi by Dušan Kovačević, directed by Liz Carlin-Metz, translated by Dennis Barnett in collaboration with Vitalist Theatre.

Friday, May 5 at 7 p.m.

From Germany – IVP presents Franz Xaver Kroetz’s The Nest, directed by Andy Hager, translated by Conor McPherson in collaboration with TUTA Theatre. 


Thursday, May 11 at 7 p.m.

From India, IVP presents Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance, in collaboration with Rasaka Theatre and adapted by Sudha Bhuchar and Kristine Landon-Smith.  


Friday, May 12 at 7 p.m. 

From Australia, IVP presents Michele Lee’s Rice and directed by Bec Willett. 


Tuesday, May 16 at 7 p.m.

From Wales, IVP presents Kaite O’Reilly’s The 9 Frida’s, directed by John Green.


Thursday, May 18 at 7 p.m.

From Sweden, IVP presents Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s  [almost equal to], directed by Anna Bahow and translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles.

International Voices Project
International Voices Project focus on Uganda, 2014 Photo: Scott Dray
International Voices Project
International Voices Project focus on Austria, 2014 Photo: Scott Dray
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