Frequent Chicago theater collaborators Erica Weiss and Caitlin Parrish have landed the LA Film Festival for the premiere of their Chicago-shot independent film THE VIEW FROM TALL, an adaptation of one of Parrish’s plays.
Nationally-known Sound Designer and Composer Michael Bodeen will receive the 2016 Merritt Award. The Michael Merritt Award, a national award unique in its emphasis on excellence in both design and collaboration, is presented annually to a scenic, costume, lighting, sound, or other media designer.
With race being a topic of much distress, a topic which the arts could be leading the movement toward equality and embracement, it’s unfortunate that what we are getting is simply a really decent copy.
As the secretary and wannabe stage actor Ulla sings in THE PRODUCERS, when you got it, flaunt it. And Mercury Theater’s production definitely got it.
The Goodman Theatre will officially open the Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement May 18th in conjunction with the Goodman-curated Citywide Celebration of Chicago native playwright Lorraine Hansberry
This week we began working with the two larger Audrey Two puppets and we were all surprised at how big they truly are. Sarah E. Ross (Puppet Designer and Producer Manager) had warned us that the largest was approximately 8 feet tall and 5 feet wide, but actually seeing a puppet that large come to life in person was both thrilling and intimidating (for comparison: Jim Henson’s Big Bird is 8 feet tall). There remain a handful of questions and concerns about how to best share the stage with the large puppets that won’t be able to be fully solved until we’re in the space. For now, it’s just exciting that they look so amazing and that Matthew Sitz is such a natural at operating them.