“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.
LEARNING CURVE, an immersive, original show about Chicago public schools, seems a natural fit for Albany Park Theatre Project. But why now?
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.
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.
Acceptance, preparation, and confidence make up therapist Bill Harrison’s three-part antidote to stage fright.
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,”