Women’s Voices in Storefront Theater

Women’s Voices in Storefront Theater

Are we creating a culture where men working in the arts are encouraged to dream and build things and women working in the arts are encouraged to straighten up the house and make sure the electric bill is paid on time?

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VIDEO: Jane Lynch’s Jaw-Dropping Anti-Commencement Speech is a Must-See for Artists

VIDEO: Jane Lynch’s Jaw-Dropping Anti-Commencement Speech is a Must-See for Artists

Jane Lynch, native Chicago funnywoman known for Christopher Guest’s films and Glee, delivered an incredibly profound commencement speech at Columbia College Chicago on Saturday, speaking truths about careers, life, and art that fly in the face of the typical advice often bestowed on new graduates. “See belief systems for what they are—soul killers, and crushers of the creative spirit,” Lynch says, along with “goals plus nothing to achieve equals peace” and “giving back—don’t do it.” Watch the full speech, full of too many great nuggets of wisdom to list, below:

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EVITA

EVITA

The Marriott Theatre’s EVITA playing through June 5th.

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Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls

Porchlight Music Theatre’s DREAMGIRLS plays till May 22nd

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Storefront’s Collective Impact

Storefront’s Collective Impact

“I know that the work of arts service organizations and advocacy groups is hard and often thankless, but untangle faster please.”

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Rent

Rent

Theo Ubique‘s RENT plays through May 15th, 2016.

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Capacity Building: Are We There Yet? Or Exactly How Big Are We Supposed to Be?

Capacity Building: Are We There Yet? Or Exactly How Big Are We Supposed to Be?

I would like to argue that, perhaps, one version of success is that we are doing less.

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Heathers: The Musical

Heathers: The Musical

Kokandy Productions’ HEATHERS: The Musical plays through 4/24 at Theater Wit.

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“Now That’s What I Call Broadway” Album is…Predictable.

“Now That’s What I Call Broadway” Album is…Predictable.

“Now That’s What I Call Music” is releasing its first Broadway album, and it’s pretty much what you would expect. A compilation of some of the most overplayed Broadway tunes, plus three that aren’t even originally from a musical. Jeff Moskow, head of the franchise said in a statement: “In curating...

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$1208 for HAMILTON Tickets? In Chicago?

$1208 for HAMILTON Tickets? In Chicago?

Yep. 6 months from the premiere of HAMILTON in Chicago, scalpers are already trying to profit on tickets in the secondary market.

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