Effective immediately DirectorsLabChicago’s co-founder Elizabeth Margolius has stepped down as Artistic Director, a position she’s held since founding the company in 2005.
Pictured: Marton Csokas and Kristen Bush. Photo by Liz Lauren. [Editor’s note: Our reviewer, Tonika Todorova, broke a clearly defined PerformInk rule, as she will mention. Reviewers are asked to disclose any conflicts of interest to editors in advance and to decline to review shows that they may have a bias...
Tommy was the first woman of color nominated for a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for ECLIPSED by Danai Gurira, starring Lupita Nyong’o on Broadway. Other acclaimed world premieres she has directed include THE GOOD NEGRO and THE URBAN RETREAT at The Public and Disney’s upcoming stage adaptation of FROZEN.
The stats are revealing. Kay Kron’s research shows that only 36% of directors and 25% of playwrights for Jeff-nominated shows in Chicago are female. 30% are scenic designers and just 12% are sound designers.