By Kyle Whalen A Monday afternoon. I am foolishly running late, stuck in traffic at the time I’m supposed to call director Ron OJ Parson and interview him. At a stoplight, I ring him to confess I’ll be late. He picks up, a laugh already in his voice, and asks...
“I wasn’t really going to be an actor,” Bri Sudia insists. When I got a chance to interview her over the phone, she was fresh from rehearsal, stretching out after a long day at the Goodman, where she stars as Ruth Sherwood in the Mary Zimmerman-directed WONDERFUL TOWN.
LEARNING CURVE, an immersive, original show about Chicago public schools, seems a natural fit for Albany Park Theatre Project. But why now?
If you were to ask Jacqueline Stone, the new artistic director of Emerald City Theatre, why she makes theatre for young audiences, she would likely tell you about a deep-set sense of civic and artistic responsibility.
“Our process can feel mysterious,” says Stephanie Shum, Managing Director, “It can manifest in so many different ways—this crazy musical, this weird comedy, this drama.” With their education programs, The New Colony aims to open up their process.
Eileen Tull Welcome to Spiel Chicago, the podcast taking you behind the scenes of storefront theatre in Chicago. My name is Smyra Yawn and my guest this week is Eileen Tull, comedian, writer, solo performer, and producer. I spoke with Eileen after I saw her latest one-woman show Bad Dates,...
In the Chicago storefront scene, there’s always a new company debuting—and another one disbanding. It’s hard to peg which fresh collectives have begun an exciting trajectory and which will flame out after a handful of shows.