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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Inside SOUTHERN GOTHIC: Crafting an Immersive Experience

Inside SOUTHERN GOTHIC: Crafting an Immersive Experience

Pictured: SOUTHERN GOTHIC scripts. To the track the action of each character onstage, there are actually 8 different scripts, one for each actor. Photo courtesy of Windy City Playhouse. In this 4-part series, PerformInk takes you inside Windy City Playhouse’s SOUTHERN GOTHIC through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes....

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Republican Tax Plan May Be Disastrous to Non-Profits

Republican Tax Plan May Be Disastrous to Non-Profits

The Tax Policy Center estimates charitable giving will reduce by between $12 billion and $20 billion in 2018.

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Spiel Chicago Episode 22: Transgender Actor Panel

Spiel Chicago Episode 22: Transgender Actor Panel

Pictured: Avi Roque  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. The burgeoning discussion about transgender inclusion in Chicago Theatre is encouraging. It’s great to see large institutions like Steppenwolf and The...

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