Love Chicken

Presented by CGB Productions (Washington, D.C, USA.)

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Theater
Premiere?: World Premiere

Longtime friends Yan and Lolo are planning a weekend to reconnect, following Lolo’s gender transition and Yan’s marital separation; Lolo and Yan unearth buried feelings and choose which relationships to fight for and which have run out of road.

Love Chicken can be streamed throughout the festival. There will be a Youtube Live Watch and Chat on May 9th at 2 pm ET

Show Creator(s): Maddox Pennington

About the Performer(s):

CGB Productions is about work by, for, and featuring genderqueer and LGBTQ+ folks.

Danielle Gallo / Lolo
Vivian Sille / Yan
Martin Thompson / Dave
Dane Valerio / Max

Danielle Gallo (Lolo) Previous credits include: The Merry Wives of Windsor and Love's Labor's Lost at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre; Spy Academy at Imagination Stage; Romeo and Juliet at Chesapeake Shakespeare Co.; She Kills Monsters, Waiting for Iggy Pop at Rorschach Theatre; The Whole Shebang at Prologue Theatre; Enron at 4615 Theatre Co.; Ada and the Engine at Silver Spring Stage; and Thanksgiving at Macbeth’s at Annexus Theatre. Danielle is a graduate of American University (class of 2019) and holds BAs in Theatre and International Relations. Educational credits include: The Wolves, Assassins, Dracula, Hamlet, As You Like It, and many more. See her next in: In The Belly of the Whale with Taffety Punk Theatre Co.

Vivian Sille (Yan) is a non binary actor and comedian living in Chicago, Il. They are extremely excited to bring Yan to your computer screens! When not performing they can be found being gorgeous and vibing on their Instagram, TikTok or Twitter @godhatesvivian

Martin Thompson (Dave) is a playwright/performer living in Baltimore, MD. Acting credits include: Beyond Zero, A Christmas Carol, The Matchmaker, Shakespeare's R&J, Two Rooms, Mr. Marmalade, the Seagull. He graduated from UMD, College Park with a BA in theatre and performance.

Dane Valerio (Max) is a Chicago-based Mexican-American actor and filmmaker originally from Texas. Recently they appeared in the Showtime original show Work in Progress along with the 2019 film Bleed American. They attribute a large part of his artistry to their indigenous heritage and queer identity.

Maddox Pennington (playwright) is a nonbinary writer, professor, and stand-up comic from Washington D.C and the Cherokee Nation.; they received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Columbia University, and their debut bibliomemoir, A Girl Walks Into a Book: What the Brontes Taught Me About Life, Love, and Women’s Work was published by Hachette Books in 2017. When they’re not teaching college and creative writing, or quarantining, you could find them performing comedy all over DC, including the DC Drafthouse, Joe’s Movement Emporium, DC LGBTQ Comedy Fest, and almost every Busboys and Poets back room. Their play, Love Chicken, was a semifinalist in The Full Circle Players inaugural New Work Festival in Riverside, California in March 2021.

Times (EDT):
Available On-Demand May 6th through May 9th!

Streaming Type: On-Demand

Platform: YouTube


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