Creating 10 OUT OF 12 – Inside a Meta Tech

Upon entering the sunny rehearsal space for Theater Wit’s 10 OUT OF 12, I find two of everything: two stage managers at their duplicate tables; two directors alternately sitting back in pensive reflection, then hopping up to offer guidance; two sets of assistant directors noting their mentors’ every move. Watching the preparation of this ambitious play—which details, moment by moment, the process of a tech rehearsal—provides a double image of a singular experience.

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Spiel Chicago Episode Fifteen: Delia Kropp

SPIEL CHICAGO is a bi-weekly podcast that explores the progressive and thoughtful work of women in Chicago theater. To listen to past Spiel Chicago podcasts click here.

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Lori Myers’ 10 Wishes for Your Own House

I have been waiting for the right time to approach a new change for Not In Our House Chicago Theatre Community … and I think the time is now.

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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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Meisner and the Art of Communication

The 1st lesson of the Meisner Technique begins with communication. It is introduced through the repetition exercise, and its importance never goes away.

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Creating SNOWY DAY at Emerald City
Emerald City Theatre’s production of THE SNOWY DAY AND OTHER STORIES by Ezra Jack Keats. Photo by Austin Oie. January 20. I’m sitting in Emerald City Theatre’s Little Theatre, where the company is rehearsing THE SNOWY DAY AND OTHER STORIES, currently running at the Apollo. Jerome Hairston adapted the... Read more
Collaboraction Dives into Theater’s Gender Parity Problem

Gender parity in theater is hardly a new conversation, but the creation of Not In Our House and the Chicago Reader exposé on Profiles Theatre brought the issue to the forefront of the Chicago community last year

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EMPRESS ARCHER, an unorthodox dance-making experience

Ariel Freedman and Meredith Webster are an odd couple and beautiful pair. They are renowned dancers, working with the top dance companies and best choreographers in the world.

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Three Panel Musicals: URINETOWN

On June 16, 1937 the cast of THE CRADLE WILL ROCK made history.

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Inside THE COLUMNIST Part 2: Costume Design

In this 3-part feature, PerformInk continues its INSIDE series and takes a look into American Blues Theater’s production of THE COLUMNIST through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes.

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