American Blues accepting submissions for ’17 National Blue Ink Playwriting Award

Award includes a cash prize and the opportunity to develop prize-winning script with American Blues Theater

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Victory Gardens Announces IGNITION Lineup
Victory Gardens Theater has announced the lineup for the 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including The Wayward Bunny by Greg Kotis; BREACH: a manifesto on race in America through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate by Antoinette Nwandu; EOM (end of message) by Laura Jacqmin;... Read more
Following its successful 2012 and 2013 runs The House Theatre’s remounted production of DEATH AND HARRY HOUDINI has announced they’ll extend through the rest of the summer. Slated to originally close July 24th DEATH AND HARRY HOUDINI will run through August 21st in the upstairs theater of The Chopin.... Read more
LEARNING CURVE Sells Out in Record Time and Extends

Albany Park Theater Project and Third Rail Projects, in partnership with Goodman Theatre, are extending the world-premiere immersive theater production, LEARNING CURVE.

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American Theater Company and Araca Group Host Free Readings
Usman Ally and Lee Stark in DISGRACED (2012). Photo courtesy of American Theater Company. American Theater Company announces the third year of AracaWorks: Chicago, a play development workshop in partnership with New York’s The Araca Group, Broadway producers of DISGRACED, URINETOWN, FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIRE DE LUNE, THE WEDDING SINGER,... Read more
Chicago Inclusion Project Announces Two Summer Readings and Casting Consultation
TIME OF YOUR LIFE at Victory Gardens. Photo by Brave Lux.  After last summer’s successful launch of a staged reading of William Saroyan’s THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE, in partnership with Victory Gardens Theatre and The League of Chicago Theatres, The Chicago Inclusion Project, a collective of artists, committed... Read more
Spiel Chicago Episode 1: Meridith Friedman
Spiel Chicago logo designed by Jon Kurtycz Welcome to the first episode of Spiel Chicago, bringing you stories from behind the scenes of storefront theatre in Chicago. This week, I’m sharing some of my interview with playwright Meridith Friedman.Meridith’s play, THE FIRESTORM, was produced by Stage Left Theater in the... Read more
BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL now playing at Griffin Theatre through July 24th at The Den Read more
GRAPES OF WRATH Features Solid Performances
Namir Smallwood and Kona N. Burks. Photo: Claire Demos Review: THE GRAPES OF WRATH at The Gift Theatre  By Tonika Todorova Seeing the epic journey of the Joad family in THE GRAPES OF WRATH at the Gift Theatre can be quite the immersive experience given the hot sticky days... Read more
Neo-Futurists Announce 28th Season
The Neo-Futurists have announced their 16/17 season, which includes a prime-time line-up of Neo-Futurist developed premieres and the on-going, ever popular, TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND as part of their returning productions. Neo-Futurists 28th season prime-time line-up: SATURN RETURNS October 13 – November 19 Created by Neo-Futurist... Read more