Spiel Chicago Episode Nine: Olivia Lilley and Anna Hendrix
Pictured: Olivia Lilley and Anna Hendrix Playwright and director Olivia Lilley along with her assistant director Anna Hendrix sit down with Smyra to talk about their new show Mary Shelley Sees The Future, which opened this past weekend at Outer Space Studios.  We talk about the real Mary Shelley’s... Read more
Emerald City Adds Full-Time Artistic Associate Position. 
Pictured: Jamal Howard. Photo courtesy of Emerald City Theatre. Emerald City Theatre has announced Jamal Howard as the company’s new full time Artistic Associate. As a key leadership position the Artistic Associate will be responsible for supporting all artistic aspects of Emerald City Theatre’s productions, events, and educational programs.... Read more
Inside CINDERELLA AT THE THEATRE OF POTATOES Part 2: Adapting at The Hypocrites
Photo: Adapter and Music Director Andra Velis Simon In this 4-part feature, PerformInk continues its INSIDE series and takes you behind the scenes of The Hypocrites production of CINDERELLA AT THE THEATRE OF POTATOES through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes.  Part 2 By Andra Velis Simon,... Read more
Brown Paper Announces Cast and Production Team for THE BALTIMORE WALTZ
Pictured: Paul Michael Thomson.  Brown Paper Box Co. has announced the cast and production team for THE BALTIMORE WALTZ by Paula Vogel. Directed by Ed Rutherford, the production features Justin Harner as the Third Man, Jenna Schoppe as Anna, and Paul Michael Thomson as Carl, with Ian Greers, Caitlin Connor... Read more
The Comrades Have Their PRELUDE TO A KISS Cast and Creative Team. 
(l-r) Bethany Hart, Edmund McGuire, David Coupe. Photo courtesy of The Comrades.  The Comrades have announced the cast and creative team for their Winter production of PRELUDE TO A KISS. Directed by Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen, the production features David Coupe (Peter), Mike Newquist (Taylor), Cydney Moody (Leah), Bethany... Read more
Promethean Announces EURYDICE’s Cast and Creative Team
Pictured: Janeane Bowlware  Promethean Theatre Ensemble has announced the cast and creative team for Sarah Ruhl’s EURYDICE. Directed by Nicole Hand, the production features Janeane Bowlware (Eurydice), Jordan Golding (Orpheus), Sandy Elias (Eurydice’s Father), Jared Dennis (Nasty/Interesting Man), Susie Griffith (Big Stone), Meghann Tabor* (Little Stone), Brendan Hutt* (Loud... Read more
Renowned Casting Director and Actor Jane Alderman Dies

Jane Alderman loved actors. The great ones, the talented but undisciplined ones, the undiscovered ones and the ones that were better off becoming a stage manager. She was expert at bluntly, but with great empathy, telling actors the bad news that they had not gotten a part.

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No Pay, No License, No Refunds, No Equity Bond for Musically Human

Maybe we should have stopped and asked why they were moving here.

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Theatre at the Center Announces ANNIE WARBUCKS Cast
Pictured: Emily Zimmerman. Theatre at the Center has announced casting for its holiday production of ANNIE WARBUCKS. The sequel to the 1977 Tony-Award Winner ANNIE. Directed and choreographed by Linda Fortunato, the production features Emily Zimmerman (Annie) David Girolmo (Oliver Warbucks), Elizabeth Telford (Grace), Iris Lieberman (Commissioner Doyle), Heidi Kettenring... Read more
Crushing Performances Reveal the Heart and Soul of BARE.

Boy, girl, boy girl. Plaid skirt, khaki pants, plaid skirt, khaki pants. This is the strict pattern in which we sat during Mass at my Catholic elementary school. I think the purpose of that was to stop us from giggling with our girlfriends during the homily, but now it seems like a larger metaphor.

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