Theatre Company

Fresh Ink

Fresh Ink


Plays & Playwrights

My 6-Year-Old Therapist – by David Himmel
The Last One Standing – by Lynne McMahon
Boy Small – by MT Cozzola


September 17 – October 18, 2012


Studio One – Athenaeum
2936 N Southport Ave

3 Chicago playwrights, 3 new full-length plays

Fine Print kicks off the 2012-13 season with the Fresh Ink reading series: staged readings of 3 new full-length plays from 3 Chicago playwrights.

Each play in the series is given a week-long workshop intensive where the playwright is able to partner with a director, dramaturg and full cast. Two staged readings of each play follow the workshop process. Here, audiences participate in talkbacks, providing the artistic team with further insight.

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David Himmel

David Himmel

David Himmel has written and produced several comedies, which have played at various stages throughout the city. He concurrently serves as the managing editor of Chicago Health magazine and principal of the creative firm Himmel, Ink.

His book, A Camp Story was published in May. Visit

Lynne McMahon

Lynne McMahon

Lynne McMahon, the recipient of an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, has received a Guggenheim Foundation Grant and an Ingram Merrill Award. Her play Half Irish was a finalist the Heideman Award (Actors Theatre of Louisville); her one-act play The Bird Sanctuary was a finalist for the Tennessee Williams One-Act Play Competition; her full-length plays Anonymity and Admit Impediment were semi-finalists for the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference.

McMahon’s play The Party was produced by the Manhattan Theatre Source Estrogenius Festival. The Bird Sanctuary received staged readings in both Chicago and Ann Arbor, Michigan, and had a full production at the Side Project, Chicago, April-May, 2009, under the direction of Adam Webster. Grief won the first place prize at the Durango Arts Festival and received a full production at their festival in September, 2011.

MT Cozolla

MT Cozolla

MT is a Chicago-based writer and performer. Her plays include Boy Small (part of The Fine Print Theatre’s 2012 Citizens Play Festival) Infernal (part of the 2012 Women’s Theatre Alliance New Play Development Festival), the musical Earth to Margaret (premiered at the Acorn Theatre, Three Oaks, MI), and The Picture of Dorian Gray (an adaptation commissioned for Flying Leap Radio Theater).

You can find her first feature film Eye of the Sandman (Split Pillow Films) on Amazon, and read her story “Grey Seal” in the July 2012 issue of Hippocampus Magazine. She keeps a story blog at Midwestern Robot and is a member of Courier 12 Collective. Some things she loves are the color orange, a fully committed clash of context, and really, no kidding, the kindness of strangers.