News & Reviews
“A bang-up, must-see and intensely emotional production. ★★★★” – Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
“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
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
*Shattered Globe Ensemble Member
^Shattered Globe Artistic Associate
+Shattered Globe Protégé Alum