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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Creating 10 OUT OF 12 – Inside a Meta Tech

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 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

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

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

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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