Shattered Globe Theatre presents
January 16 – March 15, 2020 – EXTENDED!
By Kevin Artigue
Directed by Wardell Julius Clark
Amina and Ryan are both officers on the Cleveland police force, and they are falling deeply and passionately in love. When an officer-involved shooting roils the department, the cracks in their relationship widen into confusion and self-doubt. At breakneck speed, Amina’s dogged pursuit of the truth may exact a devastating toll on their relationship. Sheepdog is both a riveting mystery and a love story with high stakes and no easy answers. It fearlessly examines police violence, interracial love, and class in the 21st century.
Performances take place at Theater Wit (1229 W Belmont) where SGT is a resident company.
For group discounts, please contact Shattered Globe at email@example.com or by phone at 773-770-0333.
What audiences can expect from Sheepdog
The inspiration for Amina’s character
Sheepdog and Chicago audiences
When white playwrights write on racial themes
News & Reviews
“A bang-up, must-see and intensely emotional production. ★★★★” – Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
“Sheepdog demands your attention, theatrically and beyond.” – Seth Arkin, Seth Saith
“A riveting and powerful portrait of love & injustice.” – Brenda & Rick McCain, Let’s Play
“The storytelling is intriguing. The acting is superb.” – Katy Walsh, The Fourth Walsh
“A story you won’t soon forget.” – Emily Schmidt, The Hawk Chicago
“A smart and engaging love story.” – Kris Vire, Storefront Rebellion
“Gripping.” – Quinn Delaney, PlaylistHQ
“Exemplary performances.” – Mary Shen Barnidge, Windy City Times
“Sheppard is everything a director could want in such a demanding role.” – Amanda Finn, Newcity Stage
“A fresh take on the real, repetitive tragedies of racial injustice.” – Becky Sarwate, The Broadway Blog
“Crafted with breathtaking detail.” – Sierra Carlson, Rescripted
“Sheepdog is One Helluva Play.” – KT Hawbaker, Chicago Reader
“Sheppard’s performance is stunning.” – Nancy Bishop, Third Coast Review
“Sheepdog is nothing short of amazing! – Julia W. Rath, Around the Town Chicago
“[This] play may make Mr. Artigue a household name.” – Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre & Concert Reviews
“Compelling.” – Ed Tracy, PicksInSix
“A play that feels destined to be one of the best shows of the year.” – Karen Topham, ChicagoOnstage
“Highly Recommended.” – Susan Lieberman, Picture This Post
The Root features director Wardell Julius Clark and his shows at Shattered Globe and TimeLine Theatre.
Time Out Chicago lists Sheepdog in its Chicago Theater Week 2020 Guide.
Sheepdog makes UrbanMatter’s list of 10 Shows to See This Winter.
Newcity Stage places Sheepdog in the top spot of their January Theater Top 5 list!
Chicago Sun-Times lists Sheepdog in its Winter Theater roundup.
Sheepdog Director Wardell Julius Clark is Newcity Stage’s Player of the Moment!
Sheepdog Director Wardell Julius Clark ranks #3 on Newcity Stage’s Players 2020 list!
Sheepdog makes Time Out Chicago’s list of shows to see in January!
Chris Jones names Sheepdog in his Theater Top 10 for Winter 2020!
Global Perspectives & Special Events
Global Perspectives post-show discussions follow each Sunday matinee performance.
January 26 – Director Wardell Julius Clark and Sheepdog cast
February 2 – Director Wardell Julius Clark and Sheepdog cast
February 9 – Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
February 16 – John Franklin – John Franklin has worked in the law enforcement field for over 30 years, beginning with a 28 year career with the Chicago Police Department, rising through the ranks of patrolman, sergeant, lieutenant, and commander. After retiring from the CPD, John took up a career as an adjunct professor of criminal justice, teaching subjects such as the history of prisons, ethics in law enforcement, and police supervision and management at Daley College. Franklin is a lifelong Chicagoan who holds a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University, as well as a Master’s Degree in Social and Criminal Justice from Lewis University. John is also a graduate of Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety, School of Staff of Command, and he remains passionate about all aspects of modern law enforcement.
February 23 – Pam Larkin, LCPC – Pam Larkin is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor at Optimum Joy Clinical Counseling. She enjoys assisting others in having a greater sense of themselves, feeling empowered to cope with overwhelming feelings, and experiencing joy and healing in their relationships. She is especially drawn to working with women, African American and people of color, young adults, and pre-marital counseling. Prior to working at Optimum Joy, Pam worked for 8 years at Thresholds, a Community Mental Health agency. She provided leadership and direct care to adults who struggled with mental illness, substance use, and medical concerns. At Thresholds she worked throughout the Chicagoland area offering supervision, staff development, and debriefings during moments of community violence and loss. She’s passionate about raising up the next generation of helpers (counselors/social workers). Oh, and her highest honor is seeing her siblings and family strive in their giftings. (Way to go LESLIE!!)
February 10 – Industry Performance – Added Monday Night Show!
Cast & Crew
Leslie Ann Sheppard (Amina)
Drew Schad* (Ryan)
Kevin Artigue (Playwright)
Wardell Julius Clark (Director)
Am’Ber Montgomery (Associate Director)
Deanna Reed-Foster* (Assistant Director/Dramaturg)
Sydney Lynne (Scenic Design)
Hailey Rakowiecki^ (Costume Design)
Jason Lynch (Lighting Design)
Jyreika Guest (Intimacy Choreographer)
Smooch Medina (Projection Designer)
Jonathan Berg-Einhorn (Props Design)
Chris Kriz^ (Sound Design)
Tina M. Jach (Stage Manager)
Ayanna Wimberley^ (Assistant Stage Manager)
*Shattered Globe Ensemble Member
^Shattered Globe Artistic Associate
+Shattered Globe Protégé Alum