Doing Too Much

Doing Too Much

I am recently back from vacation and under the spell cast by days of few interruptions and simple choices. I am, in short—relaxed. And as sometimes happens after a period of decompressing and unplugging, I wonder how I can’t do a better job of holding on to this feeling upon my return.

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NOW. HERE. THIS.

NOW. HERE. THIS.

NOW. HERE. THIS. at Brown Paper Box Co. runs through August 21st at Rivendell Theatre

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How Casting Directors Can Change the World

How Casting Directors Can Change the World

One former performer’s experience with inclusive casting helps change the perceptions of her students years later.

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Stage Fright Solutions: Acceptance, Preparation and Confidence

Stage Fright Solutions: Acceptance, Preparation and Confidence

Acceptance, preparation, and confidence make up therapist Bill Harrison’s three-part antidote to stage fright.

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MAN OF LA MANCHA

MAN OF LA MANCHA

MAN OF LA MANCHA now playing at Marriott Theatre through August 14th

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COMPANY

COMPANY

COMPANY now playing at Writers Theatre through August 7th

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How Do We Pay People More? Walk Away from the Kitchen Sink

How Do We Pay People More? Walk Away from the Kitchen Sink

In her plenary address at the TCG conference last month, Anna Deveare Smith talked about the ways in which theaters can walk the walk in their anti-discriminatory initiatives. Among the many ways she cited, she encouraged theaters to “no longer assume that people are willing to starve to work in the theater,”

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Spiel Chicago Episode Two: Adia Alli

Spiel Chicago Episode Two: Adia Alli

Spiel Chicago logo designed by Jon Kurtycz This week I spoke with actress and stage manager Adia Alli about working in Chicago, representation in the theater and the kinds of shows she loves to see.  Adia recently stage managed The Hairy Ape at Oracle Theatre and is currently understudying for Kristiana Rae...

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Overcoming Performance Anxiety

Overcoming Performance Anxiety

Some folks combat their social anxiety by avoiding the kinds of situations that provoke these responses. But if you’re a performer, avoiding is not an option; you’ve chosen an endeavor that requires you to put yourself in emotional harm’s way every time you take the stage.

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Spiel Chicago Episode 1: Meridith Friedman

Spiel Chicago Episode 1: Meridith Friedman

Spiel Chicago logo designed by Jon Kurtycz Welcome to the first episode of Spiel Chicago, bringing you stories from behind the scenes of storefront theatre in Chicago. This week, I’m sharing some of my interview with playwright Meridith Friedman.Meridith’s play, THE FIRESTORM, was produced by Stage Left Theater in the Fall...

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