No Stakes Announces ‘Actor Initiative’

No Stakes Announces ‘Actor Initiative’

Artistic Director Erin Shea Brady says “we’re opening up a door to actors who want to explore roles outside of their traditional “type”. We want to know – what is the role you want to learn from? Where do you want to go from here? How can this role help you learn the thing you need to learn to get to your next step?”

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Silk Road’s Gillani on being Gay and Muslim in the Daily News

Silk Road’s Gillani on being Gay and Muslim in the Daily News

Malik Gillani and his husband Jamil Khoury. In the aftermath of the Orlando massacre, Silk Road Rising’s Executive Director, Malik Gillani, was asked to put down his thoughts and personal reactions in an article in the New York Daily News. Gillani reached out to PerformInk in hopes of sharing his...

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Profiles Theatre to Close

Profiles Theatre to Close

Profiles Theatre, the 28-year-old storefront, announced late Tuesday night that they’ll be shutting down, effective immediately. This sudden, but much called for announcement posted to their Facebook page comes amidst a stinging backlash from the Chicago community over a Chicago Reader exposé documenting allegations against Darrell W. Cox for sexual misconduct, physical and psychological...

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LIFE SUCKS Cast Announced

LIFE SUCKS Cast Announced

Lookingglass Theatre Company announced the cast for the Midwest premiere of LIFE SUCKS. Written by Aaron Posner and directed by Andrew White LIFE SUCKS features Philip R. Smith (Astor), Eddie Jemison (Vanya), Danielle Zuckerman (Sonia), Chaon Cross (Ella), Barbara Robertson (Babs), Jim Ortlieb (Professor) and Penelope Walker (Pickles). A reworking...

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Steep Theatre to Host Simon Stephens in July

Steep Theatre to Host Simon Stephens in July

Playwright Simon Stephens. Photo by Kevin Cummins Steep Theatre is bringing Tony Award winner and Steep Associate Playwright Simon Stephens to Chicago July 21st – 25th coinciding with the U.S premiere of his play WASTWATER.  This marks the second time Stephens has visited Steep and his first visit since becoming an associate...

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TOO MUCH LIGHT to Perform LGBTQ Benefit

TOO MUCH LIGHT to Perform LGBTQ Benefit

Pride Line, photo by Evan Hanover The Neo-Futurists will switch it up for Pride weekend with a special edition of their flagship show TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND: 30 PLAYS IN 60 MINUTES with an LGBTQ-focused show and benefit entitled: 30 QUEER PLAYS IN 60 STRAIGHT MINUTES. The benefit performance...

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Unlikely Company Takes Up Residence at Stage 773

Unlikely Company Takes Up Residence at Stage 773

Di Billick, Kate Nixon, Mollie Rehner. Photo courtesy of Stage 773.  Unlikely Company, comprised of six Chicago comedians (Di Billick, Liam Gallogly, Ryan Kappmeyer, Brian Morrow, Kate Nixon, and Mollie Rehner) has become the newest resident company in the Box Theatre at Stage 773. Formed in 2013 Unlikely Company focuses on exposing...

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20 Years of Abuse at Profiles: #NotInOurHouse Responds

20 Years of Abuse at Profiles: #NotInOurHouse Responds

Updated 6/9/16 In a nearly thirteen thousand word exposé in the Chicago Reader, Aimee Levitt and Christopher Piatt concluded a year’s worth of investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and abuse over the course of twenty years at Profiles Theatre, primarily perpetrated by actor and Co-Artistic Director, Darrell W. Cox....

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Steppenwolf Announces New Casting Director

Steppenwolf Announces New Casting Director

Steppenwolf has announced JC Clementz as their new Casting Director taking over duties on June 13th. A native of the Chicago suburbs, Clementz spent the past five years on the artistic staff at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, where he most recently served as the Artistic Associate: Casting Director & Director of the Emerging...

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Casting for First Three Shows of Northlight’s 16/17 Season Complete

Casting for First Three Shows of Northlight’s 16/17 Season Complete

Northlight Theatre has announced casting for the first three shows of its 42nd season. The cast of the Midwest Premiere of Anthony Giardina’s THE CITY OF CONVERSATION includes: Greg Matthew Anderson (Colin Ferris/Ethan), Tim Decker (Chandler Harris), Mattie Hawkinson (Anna Fitzgerald), Brian Keys (Donald Logan), Tim Monsion (George Mallonee), Lia Mortensen (Hester...

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