Why Must the Chicago Reader Embarrass Itself Every Year

Why Must the Chicago Reader Embarrass Itself Every Year

Here we go again. The Chicago Reader’s “Best of Chicago” list is out. This year, one company was nominated for both “Best Established Theater Company” AND “Best New Theater Company.”

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What the Hell Is Happening with PASS OVER?

What the Hell Is Happening with PASS OVER?

You would think that Steppenwolf just produced the very first play ever about race to be performed in Chicago. Jesus.

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Inside HER MAJESTY’S WILL Part 3: Chicago’s Shakespeare

Inside HER MAJESTY’S WILL Part 3: Chicago’s Shakespeare

Author, Playwright, and Fight Choreographer David Blixt discusses the inspiration behind HER MAJESTY’S WILL, and the process behind creating the violence.

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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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