I Am No Bird

A world premiere production peering into the lives of two of the most influential authors in classic literature.
Sarah Giamichael
Chicago, Illinois
United States
4 Team Members

Short Summary

'I am No Bird' is a play in which a small cast of seven actors explore the lives of Emily and Charlotte Bronte and their novels, Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre, throught movement and text.   This original devised work by Nicole Richwalsky and Marie Weigle, embarks on the themes of love, timeless characters, and the consequences of leaving things unsaid. 

'I Am No Bird' is produced in association with Alluvium Group.

'I Am No Bird' begins Friday January 25th. Performances are Friday and Saturdays at 8p.m. through February 9th.

What We Need & What You Get: How YOUR donations can help!

Our work is not wasteful; our needs are basic and important.

By funding our project you are helping to make this original production a reality. To help see where your donations go, we've included our budget breakdown: 

-goes towards our rehearsal space.

-provide us with costumes, our set and props

-gives us printing materials to make sure the house is full every night! 

-provides small stipends to our collaborators

Thank you so much for your time and donations and we hope to see you at the show!

Join us as we explore the characters, lives and stories of these two amazing women. 

'I Am No Bird' will be performed at The Bughouse Theatre.

 2054 W. Irving Park Rd

Cast and Production Team: 


Julia Rigby, Claire Biggers, Eric Duhon, Thea Richard, Cassandra Schillo, Adam Mack and Joseph Sultani


Marie Weigle and Nicole Richwalsky


Sarah Giamichael and Tony Santiago


Lisa Kelly


Dave Giunta

*Music composed by Joseph Sultani

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    The Moors

    We'll send you a bookmark printed with the 'I Am No Bird' design!

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    Lowood School

    We'll send you a program from the show signed by the cast!

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    Thrushcross Grange

    We'll send you an 'I Am No Bird' poster! We will even have the cast autograph it for you if you'd like!

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    You'll receive a bookmark, signed program, poster and ONE ticket to see the show on us!

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    You'll receive a bookmark, a signed program, a poster, TWO tickets to see the show and a copy of our original script!

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