Creating 10 OUT OF 12 – Inside a Meta Tech

Upon entering the sunny rehearsal space for Theater Wit’s 10 OUT OF 12, I find two of everything: two stage managers at their duplicate tables; two directors alternately sitting back in pensive reflection, then hopping up to offer guidance; two sets of assistant directors noting their mentors’ every move. Watching the preparation of this ambitious play—which details, moment by moment, the process of a tech rehearsal—provides a double image of a singular experience.

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Tympanic Theatre Closes after 10 Years
After 10 seasons, Tympanic Theatre Company is closing. “We realized during our current run of WAITING FOR GODOT that, as a company, our members are all moving on to other equally terrific things in life and the time for Tympanic to end has come,” the press release said. The... Read more
Spiel Chicago Episode Fifteen: Delia Kropp

SPIEL CHICAGO is a bi-weekly podcast that explores the progressive and thoughtful work of women in Chicago theater. To listen to past Spiel Chicago podcasts click here.

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Lori Myers’ 10 Wishes for Your Own House

I have been waiting for the right time to approach a new change for Not In Our House Chicago Theatre Community … and I think the time is now.

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Dead Writers Theater to Close in Wake of Harassment Allegations

“It is a type of emotional abuse; it’s all about power; it is disheartening, sickening, and everything the arts should not be.”

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Chita Rivera, Melissa Manchester, Hamilton Cast to Headline CONCERT FOR AMERICA at the Auditorium

The creation of Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley will play Chicago’s Auditorium Theater Monday, March 20, at 8 PM.

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Creating SNOWY DAY at Emerald City
Emerald City Theatre’s production of THE SNOWY DAY AND OTHER STORIES by Ezra Jack Keats. Photo by Austin Oie. January 20. I’m sitting in Emerald City Theatre’s Little Theatre, where the company is rehearsing THE SNOWY DAY AND OTHER STORIES, currently running at the Apollo. Jerome Hairston adapted the... Read more
EMPRESS ARCHER, an unorthodox dance-making experience

Ariel Freedman and Meredith Webster are an odd couple and beautiful pair. They are renowned dancers, working with the top dance companies and best choreographers in the world.

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Spiel Chicago Episode Fourteen: Erica Vannon

Director Erica Vannon is drawn to the kind of work that makes you “giggle into a bit of horror.”

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Police Chief Investigates Theater’s 1-Star Facebook Review, Finds “Alternative Facts”

He reported that on the way back to his car he was approached by several ‘blacks’ asking for money and harassing him and his companion. He then warns theater-goers to ‘bring your gun’ and gives some sage advice to us: ‘Clean up your shit, AURORA.’

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