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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Required Reading: “What Every Woman Knows”

“What Every Woman Knows” teaches the lesson that even if a woman is unattractive, she can still trap a man into marriage with her wits, as long as she suppresses her own ambitions and intelligence in the service of convincing the world that her man is really the brains and power and excuse me while I kneel before the porcelain god and vomit my brains out.

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Inside THE COLUMNIST Part One: Interview with Phillip Earl Johnson and Kymberly Mellen

From the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning author of Proof, THE COLUMNIST is a drama about power, sex, and betrayal. At the height of the Cold War, Joe Alsop is the nation’s most influential journalist – beloved, feared, and courted by the Washington world. But as the 60s dawn and America undergoes dizzying change, the intense political dramas Joe is embroiled in become deeply personal as well. For this article, Elyse Dolan interviewed two of the actors about the show. THE COLUMNIST runs February 17th through April 1st at Stage 773.

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Spiel Chicago Episode Thirteen: Avi Roque

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

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Failing Well: What To Do When You DON’T Get The Job
INNER MISSION: Failing Well: What To Do When You DON’T Get The Job Psychotherapist and performer Bill Harrison’s column on life as an artist. There’s plenty of advice out there on how to succeed at auditions, from Michael Shurtleff’s classic Audition to our own Jane Brody’s recently published Actor’s... Read more