Red Theater Welcomes Two New Members

Red Theater Welcomes Two New Members

Pictured: Cara Beth Heath.  Red Theater has announced the addition of two new members to its organization according to a recent press release. Under Artistic Director Aaron Sawyer, Red Theater welcomed Board Member Caity-Shea Violette and Literary Coordinator Cara Beth Heath.   From The Press Release:  Caity-Shea Violette, Board Member,...

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The Yard Announces Playwrights, Cast and Creatives for SNACK BREAK

The Yard Announces Playwrights, Cast and Creatives for SNACK BREAK

The Yard, a theater company that immerse students in the Chicago storefront theatre-making process, has announced the cast, creatives, and playwrights for their inaugural short play festival SNACK BREAK.

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About Face Announces New Managing Director

About Face Announces New Managing Director

About Face Theatre announced today the appointment of Alana Parvey Zalas as its new Managing Director. Zalas succeeds Dean Carpenter, who stepped down in 2016. Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff said “We are thrilled to welcome Alana to the About Face team. Her precision and strong finance skills will be a...

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Deaf Theater and Arts Company Launches in Chicago

Deaf Theater and Arts Company Launches in Chicago

This summer, Chicago will be getting its first look at a new arts organization focused on bridging the Deaf and hearing communities.

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Casting Announced for MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA

Casting Announced for MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA

Pictured: Eric A. Lewis. Theatre at the Center has announced the cast for their Winter production of MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA originally conceived by Todd Olsen and David Grape. Directed by Branda Didier, the production features George Keating, Christine Mild, McKinley Carter, and Eric A. Lewis. MY...

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The Yard Welcomes Resident Artists and Mentors

The Yard Welcomes Resident Artists and Mentors

Pictured: Andrew Burden Swanson.  The Yard, a theater company that immerses students in the Chicago storefront theatre-making process, has named Jared Bellot, Maggie Fullilove-Nuggent, Will Kiley, Dina Marie Klahn, Dana Murphy, Aaron Stephenson, Andrew Burden Swanson, and John Wilson, as their first inaugural group of resident artists/mentors. “I am very pleased...

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UNSEEN Has Cast and Creative Team

UNSEEN Has Cast and Creative Team

Pictured: Brittany Burch.  The Gift Theatre has announced the creative team and cast for the world premiere of UNSEEN by Mona Mansour. Directed by Ensemble member Maureen Payne-Hahner, the production features Brittany Burch (Mia), Alexandra Main (Jane), and Ashley Agbay (Derya). The creative team includes Sarah Watkins (set), Rachel Sypniewski (costumes), John Kelly (lights),...

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Cast and Creatives Set For I LEFT MY HEART

Cast and Creatives Set For I LEFT MY HEART

Pictured: Robert Hunt. The Mercury Theater Chicago has announced casting for their Winter production of I LEFT MY HEART: A SALUTE TO THE MUSIC OF TONY BENNET created by David Grapes and Todd Olson with Musical Arrangements by Vince di Mura. Directed by Kevin Bellie, the production features Jim DeSelm, Robert Hunt,...

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Steppenwolf Announces 47th Ensemble Member

Steppenwolf Announces 47th Ensemble Member

Steppenwolf has announced the addition of Audrey Francis as the 47th member of the distinguished ensemble. Francis has performed in seven productions with Steppenwolf, most recently “The Fundamentals,” and teaches at the University of Chicago, the School at Steppenwolf, and is the owner and founder of Black Box Acting. Artistic...

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Akvavit Announces Leadership Changes and New Associate Members

Akvavit Announces Leadership Changes and New Associate Members

Pictured:  Co-Artistic Directors Kirstin Franklin and Breahan Pautsch. Akvavit Theatre has announced new artistic leadership and an expanded ensemble as a launch to their 2017 season. Five year Akvavit veterans Kirstin Franklin and Breahan Pautsch will serve as the company’s new Co-Artistic Directors, succeeding Artistic Director Chad Eric Bergman and Managing Artistic Director Bergen...

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