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AstonRep Announces Season

AstonRep Theatre Company announced its full 2016-17 Season, kicking off this fall with its first-ever world premiere – THE BLACK SLOT, Warren Hoffman’s satire about racial politics in the American regional theater, directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen.

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Broken Nose Theatre Announces Casting for HUMAN TERRAIN
Continuing their first season as a pay-what-you-can organization, Broken Nose Theatre announced Friday the cast for the Chicago premiere of HUMAN TERRAIN by recent PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Award winner Jennifer Blackmer. Directed by Broken Nose Artistic Director Benjamin Brownson, the production will feature Kim Boler as Mabry, Robert Koon... Read more
Metropolis Announces ’16-’17 Season
The 16-17 Season at Metropolis includes Mel Brooks’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (September 22 – November 6, 2016), Tom Stoppard’s ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD (February 2 – March 19, 2017),  HAIR (May 18 – July 2, 2017), and the five-time Tony Award-winning play PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (July 13 – August 20, 2017). The... Read more
Female-Driven ONE MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL Takes Stage This Week

When asked what led producing artistic director and founder of the ONE MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (or 1MPF) to focus this year’s Chicago festival on female-identified writers and directors, Dominic D’Andrea said “over the past couple of years the climate of the festival has been more women-forward, just organically.

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IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES Deserves Our Attention

Memories are beautiful moments that awake our purpose for living. It is not easy to memorialize the story of the Mirabal sisters and the volatile history of the Dominican people during the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. However, Caridad Svich writes a symphonic liberation of Julia Álvarez’s renowned novel IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES.

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Weiss & Parrish’s THE VIEW FROM TALL to Premiere at LA Film Fest

Frequent Chicago theater collaborators Erica Weiss and Caitlin Parrish have landed the LA Film Festival for the premiere of their Chicago-shot independent film THE VIEW FROM TALL, an adaptation of one of Parrish’s plays.

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2016 Merritt Awards Honor Chicago Designers and Technicians

Nationally-known Sound Designer and Composer Michael Bodeen will receive the 2016 Merritt Award. The Michael Merritt Award, a national award unique in its emphasis on excellence in both design and collaboration, is presented annually to a scenic, costume, lighting, sound, or other media designer.

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Non-Equity Jeff Award Nominees Announced

The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee announced the slate of nominees for this year’s Non-Equity Jeff Awards, celebrating the excellence of Chicago’s non-union theaters.

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SENDER Will Reinstate Your Faith in Realism

Ike Holter’s modern day bohemians warn you before you step any closer: “Things are weird in here.”

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IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT is a Faithful, Safe Adaptation

With race being a topic of much distress, a topic which the arts could be leading the movement toward equality and embracement, it’s unfortunate that what we are getting is simply a really decent copy.

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