Arlene Malinowski - Solo Artist, Writer, Instructor

I believe that all of us have a story.
Our stories connect us to who we are
where we come from and who we can become.
Most importantly, I believe our stories connect us with each other.
In the sacred spaces of small theaters, talk over kitchen tables
and between the pages of the written word something happens to us.
We connect, and it is in that connection we discover
that that we all live the same lives in many different ways.
Through my work as a solo artist, writer and teacher it is my hope that we all learn to listen for the story.


Arlene Malinowski

In this autobiographical solo show Arlene confronts her own state of mind when Depression walks into her kitchen, lights a cigarette and makes himself at home. The third solo piece in her “Disability Quartet” A Little Bit Not Normal is serious comedy about Depression and naming it, claiming it and standing to be counted. It’s a journey of a love story tested and the secrets we keep about crazy.

Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago. Very Limited Run    
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April 29-June 4. Extremely limited run. 12 shows only
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UIC Master Class

News :

Production: “Yes, It Was”- One Minute Play Festival- Den Theater May 2, May 3

Performance: UIC/ Rush Medical Conference March 23

Performance: Piven Theater- March 24 7:30 PM

Advanced Solo Show & Story: Page to Stage- May 23 2017

Solo Show & Story Warrior Weekend class- August, 2017

Publication: Essay in "Airmail: Women of Letters Anthology" Penguin Press

Semi-finalist: American Blues Theater- Blue Ink Playwriting Award

Listen: “A Place So Far Down” featured at “Story Sessions” in Chicago

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