4:06 PM CDT, July 17, 2013
In a shuffling of artistic staffs, Rebecca Rugg, recently a producer at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, is heading to Redmoon Theater, where she'll work on that recently re-energized company's Great Chicago Fire Festival.
The Great Chicago Fire Festival is a project, partially funded by the City of Chicago, set for various Chicago neighborhoods in the summer of 2014, leading up to a one-night-only finale in October of next year on the Chicago River, with the centerpiece taking place between the Michigan Avenue bridge and the Columbus Street bridge.
Much has yet to be revealed about the show, but, in essence, objects from different neighborhoods on the North and South Sides are set to be burned on the river during the finale, revealing the future dreams of the people in the neighborhoods.
Meanwhile, something close to Rugg's old job at Steppenwolf is being assumed by former literary manager Aaron Carter, who has been named director of new play development.
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