Several Chicago theater companies have banded together to create a “Non-Equity Theater Code of Conduct”, the draft document of which was released after an event Monday night at Theater Wit organized by Lori Myers, Laura T. Fisher, and the #NotInOurHouse community that was put together to address sexual harassment in Chicago theater, but has now grown to encompass a wider range of issues facing theater artists.
The Second City and NBCUniversal announced today the return of the NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival, taking place in Chicago June 3 and June 4, 2016. The event will be hosted by Second City and Saturday Night Live alum Time Meadows.
(left to right) Rom Barkhodar and Mark Ulrich in Silk Road Rising’s MOSQUE ALERT. Photo: Airan Wright Silk Road has announced their world premiere of Jamil Khoury’s MOSQUE ALERT will extend through My 15th, 2016 adding 2 weeks of performances. Our Tonika Todorova says MOSQUE ALERT is “undeniably pertinent”. Read her...
MARY PAGE MARLOWE is snippets from one woman’s life (played by six different actresses), a woman said to be ‘unremarkable’, a thrice-married CPA with two kids and a drinking problem. But I didn’t feel that I was watching a play about someone unremarkable, at all. I felt I was watching the story of a thousand women, of a hundred thousand women, maybe a million women — women who lost and found themselves a dozen times over, in their lifetimes. Women who can’t please their mothers, or become their mothers; who can’t please their children, or be their children; who can’t please themselves, or be themselves. Women capable of more, but lacking some essential element to make it so; like maybe equal footing, or a society that sees them as people.