Getting Out of Our Own Way: Embracing Vulnerability

In order to use our gifts we have to be both willing and able to allow ourselves to be seen. For most of us, showing the world what we consider to be our least attractive traits is damn hard.

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Steppenwolf Adds Dexter Bullard and Hallie Gordon to ’16–’17 Slate

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced the final two directors in the 2016/17 Subscription Season—Dexter Bullard will direct the world premiere production of ensemble member Tracy Letts’s LINDA VISTA and Hallie Gordon will direct the Chicago premiere of Taylor Mac’s HIR.

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Drury Lane Brings CHICAGO Back to Chicago.
Drury Lane Theatre announced today it’ll open its  2017-2018 season with CHICAGO directed by Artistic Director, William Osetek. Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, with book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and script adaptation by David Thompson this... Read more
What’s With Those Reviews?

When we started planning the new PerformInk, it was very clear to us that not only did we want to critique work, we wanted to examine work that isn’t getting reviewed often. To serve the underserved. We want to be considering children’s theater, burlesque, sketch comedy, magic—if it’s performed in front of an audience, we’ll try to send a critic to it.

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American Blues Theatre’s LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS plays till June 26th Read more
RENT Serves Up ‘Honest Living’ at Metropolis

“Honest living! Honest living!” an ensemble member cries out, miming a window washer in this setting of grimy, mid-AIDS epidemic New York City. I don’t think I’ve ever really noticed this moment in RENT before. But isn’t that what RENT is? Honest. Living.

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Recycle Electronics, Fabric, and Costumes This Thursday at Steppenwolf

Get out those ratty old drapes with expired flameproofing, and all of those Windows 95 towers you’re still holding on to. The 2nd Annual Chicago Green Theatre Alliance E-Waste and Textile Drive will be held this Thursday, May 26 at the Steppenwolf Garage Theatre and Parking Lot, 1624 N. Halsted.

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Cast Announced for Midsommer’s AS YOU LIKE IT
Casting has been announced for AS YOU LIKE IT directed by Midsommer Flight’s Founder and Producing Artistic Director Beth Wolf. Featuring: Charlee Cotton (Celia), Emily Demko (Rosalind), Eric Duhon (Orlando), Richard Eisloeffel (Silvius), Adam Gianforte (Le Beau, Lord/Musician, Jaques de Boys), Sonia Goldberg (Corin, Lady at Court), Adam Habben (Touchstone),... Read more
JOHANNA FAUSTUS Is a Cloudy Adaptation

Armed with innovative storytelling tools, the Hypocrites can transport you through time and space with simple, committed magic, often leaving the wizardry at the tip of their fingers to ignite whenever they wish. It is no surprise they present epic stories in a modern, easy-to-connect-with style.

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DEATH AND HOUDINI Still Daring as Hell

At the House, they take great care of their audience. I usually shrink down in my seat at the thought of audience participation, but under Nathan Allen’s direction and Watkins’ mastery, to participate feels like we might be in on the trick.

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