2016 Merritt Awards Honor Chicago Designers and Technicians

2016 Merritt Awards Honor Chicago Designers and Technicians

Nationally-known Sound Designer and Composer Michael Bodeen will receive the 2016 Merritt Award. The Michael Merritt Award, a national award unique in its emphasis on excellence in both design and collaboration, is presented annually to a scenic, costume, lighting, sound, or other media designer.

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Non-Equity Jeff Award Nominees Announced

Non-Equity Jeff Award Nominees Announced

The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee announced the slate of nominees for this year’s Non-Equity Jeff Awards, celebrating the excellence of Chicago’s non-union theaters.

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Goodman to Open Doors of Alice Rapoport Center May 18th.

Goodman to Open Doors of Alice Rapoport Center May 18th.

The Goodman Theatre will officially open the Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement May 18th in conjunction with the Goodman-curated Citywide Celebration of Chicago native playwright Lorraine Hansberry

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‘Code of Conduct’ Created by Chicago’s Non-Union Theaters

‘Code of Conduct’ Created by Chicago’s Non-Union Theaters

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.

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Tim Meadows to host The Second City and NBCUniversal’s 2nd Annual BREAK OUT COMEDY FESTIVAL

Tim Meadows to host The Second City and NBCUniversal’s 2nd Annual BREAK OUT COMEDY FESTIVAL

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.

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MOSQUE ALERT Extends at Silk Road Rising

MOSQUE ALERT Extends at Silk Road Rising

(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...

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Video: Gavin Lawrence as 7-Year-Old Barack Obama

Video: Gavin Lawrence as 7-Year-Old Barack Obama

Chicago Children’s Theatre’s production of JABARI DREAMS OF FREEDOM features Gavin Lawrence as Barack Obama, and in this clip as a 7-year-old he come’s up with the ubiquitous “Yes we can”.

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Collaboraction Launches City-Wide Festival for Peace

Collaboraction Launches City-Wide Festival for Peace

Collaboraction, which now bills itself as “Chicago’s social issue-driven contemporary theatre”, is launching PEACEBOOK, a new collaborative city-wide festival of theater, dance, music, visual art, and spoken word focused on cultivating peace in Chicago as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks program. Intended to engage new...

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THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES Extends at TUTA

THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES Extends at TUTA

TUTA’s Chicago premiere play, THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES, by acclaimed American writer and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp, has extended nearly a month and is now slated to close to May 22nd.

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Goodman Announces Tony Award-Winning Design Team for WAR PAINT

Goodman Announces Tony Award-Winning Design Team for WAR PAINT

The Goodman has made further moves to aim its sights on a Broadway run for the upcoming WAR PAINT, starring Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole. Six-time Tony Award winner Catherine Zuber (Light in the Piazza, South Pacific) will design the costumes for the musical centered on cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein...

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