Inside CINDERELLA AT THE THEATRE OF POTATOES Part 4: Choreography

Inside CINDERELLA AT THE THEATRE OF POTATOES Part 4: Choreography

In this 4-part feature, PerformInk continues its INSIDE series and takes you behind the scenes of The Hypocrites production of CINDERELLA AT THE THEATRE OF POTATOES through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes. Part 4 By Breon Arzell, Choreographer This is no longer the show it once was....

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Integrating the Unthinkable: How to Respond to Election 2016

Integrating the Unthinkable: How to Respond to Election 2016

“This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.”
-Toni Morrison

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Spiel Chicago Episode Ten: Iris Sowlat

Spiel Chicago Episode Ten: Iris Sowlat

SPIEL CHICAGO is a bi-weekly podcast that explores the progressive and thoughtful work of women in Chicago theatre.

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Inside CINDERELLA AT THE THEATRE OF POTATOES Part 3: Color for Our Cinderella

Inside CINDERELLA AT THE THEATRE OF POTATOES Part 3: Color for Our Cinderella

In this 4-part feature, PerformInk continues its INSIDE series and takes you behind the scenes of The Hypocrites production of CINDERELLA AT THE THEATRE OF POTATOES through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes.

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Spiel Chicago Episode Nine: Olivia Lilley and Anna Hendrix

Spiel Chicago Episode Nine: Olivia Lilley and Anna Hendrix

Pictured: Olivia Lilley and Anna Hendrix Playwright and director Olivia Lilley along with her assistant director Anna Hendrix sit down with Smyra to talk about their new show Mary Shelley Sees The Future, which opened this past weekend at Outer Space Studios.  We talk about the real Mary Shelley’s radical...

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Inside CINDERELLA AT THE THEATRE OF POTATOES Part 2: Adapting at The Hypocrites

Inside CINDERELLA AT THE THEATRE OF POTATOES Part 2: Adapting at The Hypocrites

Photo: Adapter and Music Director Andra Velis Simon In this 4-part feature, PerformInk continues its INSIDE series and takes you behind the scenes of The Hypocrites production of CINDERELLA AT THE THEATRE OF POTATOES through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes.  Part 2 By Andra Velis Simon, adapter...

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Cultivating Resilience: Managing the Risks of the Biz

Cultivating Resilience: Managing the Risks of the Biz

Resilient people do not let adversity define them. They find resilience by moving towards a goal beyond themselves, transcending pain and grief by perceiving bad times as a temporary state of affairs…

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Dandelion – Making Theatre to Attract a Company

Dandelion – Making Theatre to Attract a Company

Consider the dandelion.
There’s the daffy, yellowy, flowery kind, that sprouts up in fields or from cracks in the curbside, and that children hold beneath their chin to see if they like butter (if the color reflects onto your skin, you do.)

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Spiel Chicago Episode Eight: Melissa McNamara

Spiel Chicago Episode Eight: Melissa McNamara

Pictured: Melissa McNamara.  This week Smyra talks with the incredibly multi-talented Melissa McNamara. Melissa is an improviser, movement director, pilates instructor and solo performance artist. We discuss how she found herself on such a diverse path and how she started Mind Art Core Pilates Performance, which has twice won The...

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Inside CINDERELLA AT THE THEATRE OF POTATOES Part 1: Introducing Pauline

Inside CINDERELLA AT THE THEATRE OF POTATOES Part 1: Introducing Pauline

More people should know the name Pauline Viardot-García, the composer and librettist of the opera Cendrillon and hundreds of other compositions.

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