theTEN with Sharriese Hamilton

theTEN with Sharriese Hamilton

What’s the one thing people say that Sharriese thinks is complete BS?

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theTEN with Stef Tovar

theTEN with Stef Tovar

What would Stef Tovar name his boat? Find out in our new series, theTEN.

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Chicago Theatre Standards in Action with Citadel’s SEX WITH STRANGERS

Chicago Theatre Standards in Action with Citadel’s SEX WITH STRANGERS

“Only then did we start to explore the transitions in which Laura Eason gives us the repeated stage direction: ‘clothes come off, sex is imminent.'”

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Steppenwolf: The Next Generation

Steppenwolf: The Next Generation

Some of Steppenwolf’s newest Ensemble Members (and Stars of YOU GOT OLDER) discuss their craft, their company, and their city.

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Inside SOUTHERN GOTHIC: A New Kind of Challenge

Inside SOUTHERN GOTHIC: A New Kind of Challenge

In an immersive production, the stage becomes the theater, removing any kind of buffer between the audience and the show. It turns the tables entirely and presents a new kind of challenge for a scenic designer to navigate.

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Inside SOUTHERN GOTHIC: The Key to Reality

Inside SOUTHERN GOTHIC: The Key to Reality

The reality of life is filled with noise, much of which we don’t even notice as we go about our daily lives – but in an immersive show, noise is the key to reality.

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Inside HATFIELD & McCOY: Representation in Casting

Inside HATFIELD & McCOY: Representation in Casting

Pictured: Cody Proctor Ann Delaney Tia Pinson, and Jenni M Hadley. Photo by Jessica Ridenour. In this 3-part series, PerformInk takes you inside The House Theatre of Chicago’s HATFIELD & McCOY through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes. To read past INSIDE articles, click here. By Marika Mashburn, Casting Director...

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Inside SOUTHERN GOTHIC: Designing for a Hyper-Realistic Space

Inside SOUTHERN GOTHIC: Designing for a Hyper-Realistic Space

I don’t think anyone really knows how many things are in a house until you move. Not only are there the things that you see and use on a daily basis, but you discover boxes of memories and drawers of random objects you probably didn’t remember you had.

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Inside HATFIELD & McCOY: Revisiting Your First Time

Inside HATFIELD & McCOY: Revisiting Your First Time

Pictured: Haley Bolithon and Kyle Whalen. Photo by Jessica Ridenour. In this 3-part series, PerformInk takes you inside The House Theatre of Chicago’s HATFIELD & McCOY through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes. To read past INSIDE articles, click here. By Director Matt Hawkins The House first produced HATFIELD &...

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Inner Mission: Living and Working with Pain

Inner Mission: Living and Working with Pain

Like others of my generation, I was raised inside “the man box,” which insists that boys don’t cry and men don’t complain. I believed my story was thoroughly mundane. “Suck it up, go about your business and don’t go looking for sympathy. No one respects a man who appears weak or needy.”

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