The Precipice
Program Information    Cast    Production Staff
Written and directed by the founding members
Chopin Theatre, Chicago
May 1996

Ensemble: Greg Berlowitz,
Anne DeAcetis, Nathan
Guisinger, Jake Perrine,
Rachel Sledd, Katie Taber

About the Text:

Reuniting for the first time in several years, the founding members of Division 13 Productions (then called Thirteenth Tribe) chose to begin their work with an ensemble-created, intimately humanist study of urban life. The text was an assemblage of original work inspired by (among other things) local history, television and radio news broadcasts, and local crime patterns.

The Precipice was developed over six months, serving a specific purpose: to build a viable ensemble. The individual members used this development period to share their influences, question one another’s goals, and explore the company’s literary and aesthetic future.

About the Production:

The Precipice was performed in the basement studio theatre of The Chopin Theatre, a space that would in later years become a hub for the burgeoning theatre community of Wicker Park.

Program Information:

Set Design: Nathan Guisinger
Lighting Design: Dan Cunningham and Megan Rodgers
Costume Design: Rachel Sledd
Original Music and Sound Design: Jake Perrine
Stage Manager: Megan Rodgers


Greg Berlowitz
Anne DeAcetis
Nathan Guisinger
Jake Perrine
Rachel Sledd
Katie Taber

Production Staff:

Lighting Consultant: Dan Cruz
Light Board Operator: Megan Rodgers
Sound Board Operator: Larra Call
Additional Costume Design: Anne DeAcetis
Poster Design: Jake Solomon
Program Design: Greg Berlowitz
Advertising: Katie Taber