Uma productions - chicago, il

“Mikhael Tara Garver founded and was the Artistic Director of Uma Productions: a groundbreaking storefront immersive theater company in residence at Chicago’s Chopin Theatre and partnered with some of Chicago’s leading small businesses. Uma Productions was founded in 2001 and performed their first show in a small church in Humboldt Park. Uma became one of the most celebrated Chicago Storefront theaters. Uma's hopeful, poetic productions are recognizable by their common trait of re-creating the entire space they are in, giving the audience a full theatrical experience.  Time Out Chicago coined their work as the Uma-Experiences, named them one of the top theater companies of the decade and featured Mikhael Tara Garver as one of their Chicago People to Watch.  Their productions included: Moment: Three Days of Rain & The Authors Voice by Richard Greenberg; why they invented dancing by Mikhael Tara Garver from work by Charles Mee premiered in Chicago and at the Bank Street Theater, NY; The Pool of Bethesda Midwest Premiere by Allan Cubitt; Orange Lemon Egg Canary Midwest Premiere by Rinne Groff, Faith Healer by Brian Friel, Recent Tragic Events Midwest Premiere by Craig Wright, The Violet Hour by Richard Greenberg and The World Premiere Enter Alice by Mikhael Tara Garver and Jim Horner.”