Self-Blame: Abuse, Misogyny and Shame

Self-Blame: Abuse, Misogyny and Shame

From stalking and verbal harassment to rape and domestic violence, victims far too often believe they are responsible for the other person’s damaging behavior. Why do we blame ourselves when we are the victims of verbal or physical violence?

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Inside HER MAJESTY’S WILL Part Two: Designing the Elizabethan Era for a Modern Audience

Inside HER MAJESTY’S WILL Part Two: Designing the Elizabethan Era for a Modern Audience

In this 3-part INSIDE series, PerformInk takes you behind the scenes of Lifeline Theatre’s production of HER MAJESTY’S WILL through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes.

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Breon Arzell and Daniel Kyri On Goals, Creating, Representation, and Self-Care

Breon Arzell and Daniel Kyri On Goals, Creating, Representation, and Self-Care

Breon Arzell and Daniel Kyri are both making their Goodman Theatre debuts in Charles Smith’s Objects in the Mirror. PerformInk’s Kyle Whalen sat down with the duo for a revealing in-depth conversation on life and art.

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Inside HER MAJESTY’S WILL Part One: Adapting the Novel

Inside HER MAJESTY’S WILL Part One: Adapting the Novel

In this 3-part INSIDE series, PerformInk takes you behind the scenes of Lifeline Theatre’s production of HER MAJESTY’S WILL through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes.

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Collaboration and Curiosity, Inside the Creative Life of Scott Davis

Collaboration and Curiosity, Inside the Creative Life of Scott Davis

“I feel like the first time you work with a director, you’re designing, you’re doing all the normal stuff, but you’re also learning how to communicate. You’re learning each other’s vocabularies. Which is always real exciting, I mean. It’s just like first dates with people—you don’t know what’s going to happen.”

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At Shattered Globe FOR PETER PAN Is a Family Affair

At Shattered Globe FOR PETER PAN Is a Family Affair

Attend any production of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY and you’re guaranteed to witness a deeply intimate play — a gift, in fact — written by playwright Sarah Ruhl specifically for her mother, Kathleen Ruhl.

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The Power of Relationship: Sanford Meisner and Psychotherapy

The Power of Relationship: Sanford Meisner and Psychotherapy

There are many ways to train as an actor, just as there are various ways to practice psychotherapy.

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Spiel Chicago Episode Seventeen: Lavina Jadhwani

Spiel Chicago Episode Seventeen: Lavina Jadhwani

SPIEL CHICAGO is a bi-weekly podcast that explores the progressive and thoughtful work of women in Chicago theater.

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Required Reading: The Plays of George C. Wolfe

Required Reading: The Plays of George C. Wolfe

What plays should be considered culturally required reading? What plays that once might have held that honor no longer stack up? In this new series, Cavan Hallman explores touchstone works of theater and their place in today’s world. “The Colored Museum” is not a great play. It doesn’t have any...

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Spiel Chicago Episode Sixteen: Lauren Sivak

Spiel Chicago Episode Sixteen: Lauren Sivak

SPIEL CHICAGO is a bi-weekly podcast that explores the progressive and thoughtful work of women in Chicago theater.

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