Iguana Productions

So, there I was, a college graduate.† I had a degree in theater in one grubby little hand and a list of plays I wanted to direct in the other.† The problem was, how do you convince a theater to produce the plays you want to direct and then convince said theater to let you direct said plays?

I didnít have an answer to that one, so I came up with a different question.

Rather than waiting for someone to produce a play I wanted to direct, why donít I produce a play I wanted to direct?

With the help of Ron Dye and the newly constructed Waldron Arts Center in Bloomington, Indiana, I did just that.† I walked into Ronís office one fine day, said ďI want to direct Baby with the Bathwater by Christopher Durang,Ē Ron said ďOkayĒ and Iguana Productions was born.

Over the years, Iguana Productions has changed.† Itís no longer an outlet for me as a director, now itís an outlet for me as a playwright.† I learn a lot by putting a play on its feet.† The rehearsal process shows me what works and what needs to be re-written.† Iguana Productions allows me to put a script Iím working on through that development.† Itís a tool I couldnít get by without.

Read an article I wrote for the Horror Writerís Association Newsletter about Iguana Productions participation in the Abbie Hoffman Died For Our Sins Festival.†

Iguana Productions Production History:

(All plays were directed by me, unless otherwise noted.)
 

Seven Short Scenes About a Man and a Sock Monkey
By John Weagly
Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Festival #27
Mary-Arrchie Theatre Chicago, IL 2015

A Goose Without A Gander
By John Weagly
Abbie Hoffman Died For Our Sins Festival #25
Mary-Arrchie Theater Chicago, IL 2013  
 

Bags of Bones

By John Weagly
Abbie Hoffman Died For our Sins Festival # 15
Mary-Arrchie Theater Chicago, IL† 2003†

 

Foul Play with Waterfowl

By John Weagly
Directed by Katie Klemme
Abbie Hoffman Died For our Sins Festival # 13
Mary-Arrchie Theater Chicago, IL† 2001†

 

The Progression of Moving Pictures

By John Weagly
Abbie Hoffman Died For our Sins Festival #12
Mary-Arrchie Theater†† Chicago, IL† 2000

Milk Milk Lemonade††††††††††††††††††††††††

By Karen Keenan
Abbie Hoffman Died For our Sins Festival # 11
Mary-Arrchie Theater†† Chicago, IL 1999

 

Someday Iíll Be Saturday Night

By John Weagly
Abbie Hoffman Died For our Sins Festival #10
Mary-Arrchie Theater†† Chicago, IL 1998

 

Curse of the Alligator Woman

By John Weagly††††
Abbie Hoffman Died For our Sins Festival #9
Mary-Arrchie Theater†† Chicago, IL 1997

 

Invisible Lightning

By John Weagly
Bailiwick Directorís Festival
Bailiwick Arts Center††† Chicago, IL
and
Abbie Hoffman Died For our Sins Festival #8
Mary-Arrchie Theater†† Chicago, IL 1996

 

Bananaland††

By Kevin Holladay
Bailiwick Directorís Festival
Bailiwick Arts Center††† Chicago, IL 1995

 

Small Floods

By John Weagly, Mark
Mendelsohn & Erin Noel Grennan
Chicago Actorís Ensemble Chicago, IL† 1994

 

Dr. Goat: Goat Doctor
Four Short Plays

By John Weagly
Directed by Heather Currie
and John Weagly
Cafť Voltaire Chicago, IL† 1994

 

Baby with the Bathwater

By Christopher Durang
Co-produced by Bloomington Area Arts Council
John Waldron Arts Center Rose Fire Bay Theater Bloomington, IN† 1993