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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The Goldstar Problem

The Goldstar Problem

We’ve created a monster. This is a company with no product of its own, that instead takes our product, which we willingly hand over, sells it at half-price publicly, and takes a decent chunk of the sale.

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Ron OJ Parson—”People Need to Create…the Process Is All of Us Creating.”

Ron OJ Parson—”People Need to Create…the Process Is All of Us Creating.”

By Kyle Whalen A Monday afternoon. I am foolishly running late, stuck in traffic at the time I’m supposed to call director Ron OJ Parson and interview him. At a stoplight, I ring him to confess I’ll be late. He picks up, a laugh already in his voice, and asks...

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AMOUR

AMOUR

AMOUR at Black Button Eyes Productions now playing through Oct 8th at the Athenaeum Theatre.

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Bri Sudia – Crafting Her Own Path in Chicago Theater

Bri Sudia – Crafting Her Own Path in Chicago Theater

“I wasn’t really going to be an actor,” Bri Sudia insists. When I got a chance to interview her over the phone, she was fresh from rehearsal, stretching out after a long day at the Goodman, where she stars as Ruth Sherwood in the Mary Zimmerman-directed WONDERFUL TOWN.

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Albany Park Theatre Project and Third Rail Projects – Developing LEARNING CURVE

Albany Park Theatre Project and Third Rail Projects – Developing LEARNING CURVE

LEARNING CURVE, an immersive, original show about Chicago public schools, seems a natural fit for Albany Park Theatre Project. But why now?

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Jacqueline Stone and the Future of Emerald City Theatre

Jacqueline Stone and the Future of Emerald City Theatre

If you were to ask Jacqueline Stone, the new artistic director of Emerald City Theatre, why she makes theatre for young audiences, she would likely tell you about a deep-set sense of civic and artistic responsibility.

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