For the second year in a row, this season is selected by artistic curator Ike Holter, a nationally celebrated playwright named Chicagoan of the Year in Theater by the Chicago Tribune. Holter's work has been produced at The Steppenwolf Garage, A Red Orchid, LiveWire Chicago, Theater Seven, The New Colony, and The Inconvenience, where he is a founding member and resident writer. He's received fellowships and commissions from The Goodman Theater, The Kennedy Center, Writers Theater, Teatro Vista, and The Playwrights Center. His show Sender is currently playing at A Red Orchid Theatre. His show Hit the Wall played at Steppenwolf Garage, Off-Broadway at The Barrow Street Theater in New York, and at the Lily Tomlin Center in L.A. Jackalope premiered his new play Exit Strategy which played to sold-out houses and transferred to Michigan’s 3 Oaks Theater Festival; new productions have appeared at Philadelphia Theater Company, Off Broadway at Primary Stages, and this winter at True Colors theater in Atlanta. His show "Sender" is currently playing at A Red Orchid and his new play "Prowess" opens this summer. His monologues have been published in The New Yorker and several editions of Applause Books. Holter was recently named one of Victory Gardens’ newest ensemble playwrights.