DirectorsLab Chicago’s Artistic Director Steps Down

Effective immediately DirectorsLabChicago’s co-founder Elizabeth Margolius has stepped down as Artistic Director, a position she’s held since founding the company in 2005.

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Goodman’s UNCLE VANYA Embodies the “Russian Soul”
Pictured: Marton Csokas and Kristen Bush. Photo by Liz Lauren.  [Editor’s note: Our reviewer, Tonika Todorova, broke a clearly defined PerformInk rule, as she will mention. Reviewers are asked to disclose any conflicts of interest to editors in advance and to decline to review shows that they may have a... Read more
Liesl Tommy Slated to Direct Steppenwolf’s PASS OVER

Tommy was the first woman of color nominated for a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for ECLIPSED by Danai Gurira, starring Lupita Nyong’o on Broadway. Other acclaimed world premieres she has directed include THE GOOD NEGRO and THE URBAN RETREAT at The Public and Disney’s upcoming stage adaptation of FROZEN.

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Powerful Content Prevails in Collaboraction’s GENDER BREAKDOWN

The stats are revealing. Kay Kron’s research shows that only 36% of directors and 25% of playwrights for Jeff-nominated shows in Chicago are female. 30% are scenic designers and just 12% are sound designers.

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Four Playwrights Receive Two Year Residency at TimeLine

Four playwrights have been named to TimeLine Theatre Company’s Playwrights Collective, the company’s new-play incubator.

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Circle’s VENUS IN FUR Explores Fantasies and Fetishes

Did you know that Austrian author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch is the “M” in S&M? In 1870 he published a novella VENUS IN FUR expressing his fantasies and fetishes which mostly revolved around dominant women wearing, you guessed it, fur.

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INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Has Its Cast and Creative Team

16th Street Theater has announced the cast and creatives for Karen Zacarías INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH adapted from the novel by Luis Alberto Urrea.

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Inside THE COLUMNIST Part Three: Conversation With the Playwright

In this 3-part feature, PerformInk continues its INSIDE series and takes a look at the world of American Blues Theater’s production of THE COLUMNIST through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes. To read past INSIDE articles, click here.

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Shattered Globe’s FOR PETER PAN Has It’s Cast and Production Team

Shattered Globe Theatre has announced the production team and full casting for the Chicago premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY.

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Writers 17/18 Season Includes World Premiere Musical and Chicago Premiere

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma have announced the company’s 2017-2018 six-show season,

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