Inside PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS Part Four: Lighting Is Reality…and Magic

In this 4-part feature, PerformInk continues its INSIDE series and takes you behind the scenes of The New Colony’s production of PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes.

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Why Take An Acting Class
In PerformInk’s series The Craft, we invite professionals in the educational field to discuss the benefits and the history behind the craft they teach. To read past blogs click here. Why Take An Acting Class? By Richard Poole co-founder of The Gatley/Poole Conservatory Why take an acting class? This... Read more
New Year’s Resolutions for Chicago Theater

‘It is one of the most important functions of both art and entertainment to help us transcend such times, sometimes by helping us to think things through, sometimes by helping us not to think at all.’ – Sheldon Patinkin

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Inside PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS Part Three: Music For Two Worlds

In this 4-part feature, PerformInk continues its INSIDE series and takes you behind the scenes of The New Colony’s production of PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes.

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Why Do I Act Like That?

Being home for the holidays is an excellent opportunity for you to examine how your family’s dynamics have shaped your personality. If you’re an actor, you can use the experiences to grow your awareness of human nature and, of course, apply it to your creative work.

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Inside PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS Part Two: The Tired Rule

In this 4-part feature, PerformInk continues its INSIDE series and takes you behind the scenes of The New Colony’s production of PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes.

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Spiel Chicago Episode 12: Not In Our House

In June of 2015, actress Lori Myers heard–for the fourth time in two months–a story from yet another colleague about extreme abuses of power in the Chicago theater community. Frustrated, she posted a now infamous Facebook post asking, “If your friend, sister, daughter, or co-worker was working under a sexual predator—what would you do about it?”

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The Benefits of Vocal Training

As an actor, you’ve spent countless hours studying Stanislavski, Meisner technique, and Shakespeare. And, of course, if you’re a dancer, you’re extremely well-versed in ballet, tap and modern dance. Have you spent much time investing in your singing voice?

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Inside PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS Part One: Welcome to PSY LI

I would like to share this story with you. And if that title isn’t enough to grab you, let me try a little harder.

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Race and Representation Among Decision-Makers in Chicago Theater

Diversity on Chicago’s stages has been the hot button issue in 2016. But, as Lavina Jadhwani observes, “Casting is the symptom, not the root problem.”

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