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The Factory Theater Announces 18-19 Season

The Factory Theater Announces 18-19 Season

The Factory Theater has announced its 26th anniversary season of world premiers at its Rogers Park home, including a home invasion-turned-noir murder mystery by a Jeff Award-winning playwright, a young musician’s desperate trip back to his hometown and a shamelessly comedic religious con story. Pictured: Manny Tamayo, Anthony Tournis, and...

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Strawdog Seeks New Permanent Artistic Director, Will Retire Multiple AD Model

Strawdog Seeks New Permanent Artistic Director, Will Retire Multiple AD Model

Currently, Ensemble Members Anderson Lawfer, Michael Dailey and Heath Hays split the duties.

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Rescripted Announces Young Critics Mentorship Program Applications

Rescripted Announces Young Critics Mentorship Program Applications

The program consists of bi-weekly review workshops, mentor lectures and guest speakers from different areas of the local arts community. The Key students also attend performances in Chicago and use these experiences to hone their reviewing skills.

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Curious Theatre Branch Announces 30th Season Opener

Curious Theatre Branch Announces 30th Season Opener

(L to R) Brook Celeste, Troy Martin, Paul Brennan, Julia Williams with Beau O’Reilly | Jeff Bivens The Curious Theatre Branch will begin its 30th season with the world premiere of (NOT) ANOTHER DAY, a sung “non-opera” with video, written and directed by Founding Co-Artistic Director Jenny Magnus. The production...

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InkBlots 10.18.18 — HAYMARKET Marches On

InkBlots 10.18.18 — HAYMARKET Marches On

Our new InkBlots series will let you in on the latest news, extensions, promotions and rumors that didn’t make it into an article in the previous week. We’re dropping them every Saturday morning. Enjoy with brunch!

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New Colony Announces FUN HARMLESS WARMACHINE Cast & Staff

New Colony Announces FUN HARMLESS WARMACHINE Cast & Staff

(left to right) Daniel Chenard, Robert Koon, Londen Shannon and Ayanna Bria Bakari. Photo by Joe Mazza/Brave Lux. The New Colony has announced casting for its world premiere season opener, FUN HARMLESS WARMACHINE, an exploration of online masculinity cults written by Co-Artistic Director Fin Coe and directed by James Fleming. FUN HARMLESS WARMACHINE will feature...

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First Floor Sets Next Season

First Floor Sets Next Season

MIKE PENCE SEX DREAM is a romantic travesty exploring the depths to which one man’s self-loathing can drag him.

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Chicago Theatre Standards in Action with Citadel’s SEX WITH STRANGERS

Chicago Theatre Standards in Action with Citadel’s SEX WITH STRANGERS

“Only then did we start to explore the transitions in which Laura Eason gives us the repeated stage direction: ‘clothes come off, sex is imminent.'”

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Steppenwolf: The Next Generation

Steppenwolf: The Next Generation

Some of Steppenwolf’s newest Ensemble Members (and Stars of YOU GOT OLDER) discuss their craft, their company, and their city.

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This Place Exists for Other People — a Conversation With Will Davis

This Place Exists for Other People — a Conversation With Will Davis

As American Theater Company prepares for its 33rd season, Kyle Whalen sits down with Artistic Director Will Davis to talk his creative process, and about the season’s theme “what does it mean to be an American?”

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First Drafts, Focus, and Faith: Getting Candid with Calamity West

First Drafts, Focus, and Faith: Getting Candid with Calamity West

An in-depth conversation with the boisterously honest and unapologetically opinionated Chicago-based playwright.

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