Chase the Impossible — Inside COSMOLOGIES with Michael Patrick Thornton
Gift Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton takes us into his relationship with Playwright David Rabe, with a slew of advice for producing work that is “Impossible. Slippery. Colossal. Relentless.”
Inside PIPPIN: Video Design with G. “Max” Maxin IV
Photo: Sawyer Smith and the cast of PIPPIN | Brett Beiner By G. “Max” Maxin IV Traditionally, theater is rooted in suspension of belief. When an audience walks into a theater, they check in with the box office, they might see the set before the actors come on stage, they...
Inside COSMOLOGIES: David Rabe on Script Changes in Rehearsal and Working with The Gift Theatre
Playwright David Rabe talks about the process of getting COSMOLOGIES on its feet at The Gift.
Inside PIPPIN: Filling the Space with Brenda Didier
Choreographer Brenda Didier talks spacial awareness, as she glides PIPPIN in Mercury’s new 65-seat Venus Cabaret.
Jackalope Enters Its Second Decade a Leader in New Play Development
Though still small and scrappy, Jackalope has become one of the most respected small companies in Chicago, and their cohort of collaborating artists are some of the most sought after in the off-loop scene.
Our Gang: Performing and Belonging
Why does it feel so good to be part of a group of creative individuals?
The Death of Jeff Loeffelholz and Theater’s Ugly Secrets
On June 22, Jeff Loeffelholz was subjected to a humiliating dressing down after 22 years as a standby for the Broadway production of Chicago. One week later, he took his own life.
theTEN with Leah Morrow
Jump inside the brains of Chicago theater artists as we ask them 10 questions that were in no way inspired by “Inside the Actor’s Studio.”
theTEN with Daniel Kyri
Pictured: Daniel Kyri Jump inside the brains of Chicago theater artists as we ask them 10 questions that were in no way inspired by “Inside the Actor’s Studio.” What’s the one role/show you’ve always wanted to work on that you haven’t yet? Romeo. I have always, always, always wanted to...
theTEN with Kamal Angelo Bolden
Pictured: Kamal Angelo Bolden (right) and director Niegel Smith in rehearsal for FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS. Photo by Cody Nieset. Jump inside the brains of Chicago theater artists as we ask them 10 questions that were in no way inspired by “Inside the Actor’s Studio.” What’s the one...