In a press release dated Tuesday, Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago has announced that Aaron Carter (MFA 2005), Laura Jacqmin (MFA 2007) and Merri Biechler (MFA 2007) will all be an integral part of that theater’s future through commissions and professional workshops with an eye toward producing them in coming seasons. From the press release: “Aaron Carter and Laura Jacqmin are each receiving commissions to develop new plays for consideration by Victory Gardens. Additionally, playwright Merri Biechler will see her new play Real Girls Can’t Win! — a comedy with an all-female cast examining technology, body image and popularity at an unnamed college — receive a professional workshop at Victory Gardens this December, culminating in a staged reading that will be free and open to the public. These commissions and workshop are part of Victory Gardens’ New Audiences for New Plays initiative, funded by a Wallace Foundation Excellence Award.” You can also read more about it at the Chicago Tribune web site — click here.) For more information on Merri Biechler, Aaron Carter or Laura Jacqmin, visit the alumni page of this web site.