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Each year, Curious curates and produces the Rhinoceros Theater Festival, which provides production and exhibition opportunities to hundreds of artists, drawing thousands in attendance each year.
Founded in 1988 by Jenny Magnus and Beau O'Reilly—as the Curious Theatre "Branch" of the alt-rock cabaret act Maestro Subgum & the Whole—Curious has consistently worked with an ensemble of artists in a non-hierarchical decision-making process, through which the philosophy of collaboration as a social force is explored on every level.
Curious has produced more than 100 full productions of world-premiere plays in 20 years, including Jenny Magnus's Round and Round: a sexfarcetragedy, Bryn Magnus's Love Horse, Shawn Reddy's White Suit Science and Beau O'Reilly's The Madelyn Trilogy. Curious has developed its own recognizable style, using an economy of means and production to make deeper and deeper, rather than larger and larger, work.
In 1995, Beau O'Reilly was named one of the 50 most influential people in Chicago theater by Chicago Magazine. In 1998, Beau O'Reilly and Jenny Magnus were named among the Artists of the Year by the Chicago Tribune, and almost every year since 1998 Newcity has included them among the 50 most influential people in Chicago theater.
Curious's Waiting for Godot and The Caretaker were named among the top five theater productions of 2006 and 2009, respectively, by Newcity. In 2007, Curious won an Orgie Award for Original Theater for the year-long Samuel Beckett festival, No Danger of the Spiritual Thing: 100 Years of Beckett (best ensemble), which was lauded at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Curious Theatre Branch...one of the most intriguing and influential avant-garde companies in Chicago... have tapped their imaginations and collected some of the most radical, poetic, life-affirming fantasies Chicago has seen in recent years.—Chicago Reader
[T]his rich, complex, and stylistically daunting work is every bit as fascinating as, say, Mabou Mines....—Chicago Tribune
...rude, strange, often brilliant original work...—Chicago Reader
If the theater world valued rarity as much as the art world does, they would be considered priceless....—Chicago Reader