Griffin Announces THE HARVEST Cast and Production Team

Griffin Announces THE HARVEST Cast and Production Team

Griffin Theatre Company has announced the cast and production team for the Chicago premiere of THE HARVEST by Samuel D. Hunter.

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Review: THE GREEN BAY TREE at Pride Films and Plays

Review: THE GREEN BAY TREE at Pride Films and Plays

Noël Huntzinger’s costumes of Pride Films and Plays production of THE GREEN BAY TREE are well-curated, with specificity of era and a nuanced eye for color and shape. Beyond that, this production of the iconic script is full of missed opportunities.

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Review: GUARDS AT THE TAJ at Steppenwolf

Review: GUARDS AT THE TAJ at Steppenwolf

Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed | Michael Brosilow By Tonika Todorova There certainly is captivating beauty in Rajiv Joseph’s GUARDS AT THE TAJ currently to behold at Steppenwolf’s upstairs theatre. But this production isn’t as much about upholding the “true meaning of beauty and the cost of transcendence in a...

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Eclipse Has Its BUS STOP Cast and Production Team

Eclipse Has Its BUS STOP Cast and Production Team

Eclipse Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for William Inge’s BUS STOP. 

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theTEN with Krissy Vanderwarker

theTEN with Krissy Vanderwarker

Pictured: Krissy Vanderwarker. Photo by Joe Mazza/Brave Lux.  Jump inside the brains of Chicago theater artists as we ask them 10 questions that were in no way inspired by “Inside the Actor’s Studio.” What’s the one role/show you’ve always wanted to work on that you haven’t yet? Anything written by...

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Review: THE LARAMIE PROJECT at AstonRep Theatre Company

Review: THE LARAMIE PROJECT at AstonRep Theatre Company

10 minutes into the performance, a stage dimmer exploded in a shower of sparks. The Aston Rep and Raven Theatre staff stopped the show, alerted the fire department, and calmly coordinated a smooth exit of the audience from the theatre.

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Victory Gardens Announces IGNITION Festival Lineup

Victory Gardens Announces IGNITION Festival Lineup

Victory Gardens Theater has announced the lineup for the 10th IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including “Prosthesis” by Robert Askins; “Untitled Road Trip Play” by Lauren Yee; “White History” by Dave Harris; “How to Defend Yourself” by Lily Padilla; “Seeing Eye” by Nick Malakhow; and “The First Deep Breath” by...

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Review: EMPTY THREATS at The Neo-Futurists

Review: EMPTY THREATS at The Neo-Futurists

The Neo-Futurists’ EMPTY THREATS is not common or expected or simple. My mind keeps circling a moment from the beginning of the show, determined not to allow me the words necessary to articulate the whole of this experience.

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The 2018 Non-Equity Jeff Award Winners

The 2018 Non-Equity Jeff Award Winners

For the first time, the Jeff Awards have dropped gender from the performance awards, instead nominating double the actors per category. Two awards were handed out each for principal and supporting roles for both musicals and plays.

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Chicagoans at the 2018 Tonys: The Performances, Speeches, and Memories

Chicagoans at the 2018 Tonys: The Performances, Speeches, and Memories

Watch Chicago luminaries’ acceptance speeches and performances from the 2018 Tony Awards.

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