Alison Vesely, Artistic Director of First Folio Theatre, Passes Away at 59

Alison Vesely, Artistic Director of First Folio Theatre, Passes Away at 59

Vesely directed over forty productions at the Oak Brook-based institution she founded in 1997 with her surviving husband, David Rice.

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Attendance down, Contributions up According to TCG

Attendance down, Contributions up According to TCG

With fewer people buying tickets, theaters are cutting play development and investing in education.

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Irish Theatre Announces 16/17 Season and Casting

Irish Theatre Announces 16/17 Season and Casting

Pictured: Brad Armacost, Jeff Christian, Dan Waller  Irish Theatre of Chicago has announced their 22nd season and casting for their Winter and Spring productions. Opening December 15th THE WEIR by Conor McPherson and directed by Siiri Scott, will feature Brad Armacost, Jeff Christian, Dan Waller, Sarah Wellington and Brad Smith. The season continues in February...

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Rasaka Announces Cast of VANYA (OR, “THAT’S LIFE!”)

Rasaka Announces Cast of VANYA (OR, “THAT’S LIFE!”)

Pictured: Rom Barkhordar. Rasaka Theatre Company has announced casting for their world premiere of VANYA (OR, “THAT’S LIFE!”) by Lavina Jadhwani. Adapted from Chekov’s UNCLE VANYA and directed by Kaiser Zaki Ahmed, the production features Rom Barkhordar (Vanya), Raj Bond (Waffles), Allison Cain (Marina), Bill Chamberlain (Alexander), Richard Costes (Astrov), Puja Mohindra (Sonya),...

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About Face Has Cast and Production Team for THE TEMPERAMENTALS

About Face Has Cast and Production Team for THE TEMPERAMENTALS

(left to right) Kyle Hatley, Rob Lindley and Alex Weisman. About Face Theatre has announced the cast and production team for the Chicago premiere of THE TEMPERAMENTALS by Jon Marans. Directed by Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff, the production features Paul Fagen (Man #3), Lane Anthony Flores (Rudi Gernreich), Kyle Hatley (Harry Hay),...

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Steppenwolf Announces Final Casting of First Two Shows of 2017 Season

Steppenwolf Announces Final Casting of First Two Shows of 2017 Season

 Pictured: Sally Murphy.  Steppenwolf has announced final casting for STRAIGHT WHITE MEN by Young Jean Lee and the world premiere of LINDA VISTA by ensemble member Tracy Letts.  Directed by playwright Lee, STRAIGHT WHITE MEN features previously announced ensemble member Alan Wilder as the father, Ed, with Madison Dirks as...

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AstonRep Announces ELEEMOSYNARY Cast and Creative Team

AstonRep Announces ELEEMOSYNARY Cast and Creative Team

Pictured: Alexandra Bennett.  AstonRep has announced casting and creative team for their Winter production of ELEEMOSYNARY by Lee Blessing.  Co-Directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen & Company Member Jeremiah Barr, the production features Alexandra  Bennett, Sarah C. Lo. and Debra Rodkin.  The creative team includes Samantha Barr (scenic design),...

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Non-Equity Jeff Awards Move to Athenaeum

Non-Equity Jeff Awards Move to Athenaeum

Pictured: Athenaeum Theatre In an effort to accommodate more of Chicago’s theater community, the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee announced today that the 2017 Non-Equity Jeff Awards will be held at The Athenaeum Theatre on June 5th. The Athenaeum, located at 2936 N. Southport Avenue, seats 984 patrons in its Main...

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Windy City has its BOOTYCANDY Cast and Creative Team 

Windy City has its BOOTYCANDY Cast and Creative Team 

Pictured: Travis Turner Windy City Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of BOOTYCANDY.  Written and directed by Robert O’Hara, the production features Travis Turner (Sutter), Krystel McNeil (Actor One), Debrah Neal (Actor Three), Robert Fenton (Actor Four) and Osiris Khepera (Actor Five).  The creative...

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