Windy City Opens New Space with “Every Brilliant Thing”

Windy City Opens New Space with “Every Brilliant Thing”

Windy City Playhouse has announced Duncan Macmillan’s “Every Brilliant Thing” will open the company’s brand-new loft space.

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Review | “The Recommendation” at Windy City Playhouse

Review | “The Recommendation” at Windy City Playhouse

Pictured: Michael Aaron Pogue and Julian Hester | Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow by Josh Flanders “The Recommendation” by Jonathan Caren is one of those performances that will stick with you long after you leave the theater. This immersive play brings the audience into the action, literally going from room to...

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Windy City Playhouse Expands Creative Staff

Windy City Playhouse Expands Creative Staff

Windy City Playhouse has promoted Carl Menninger to Associate Artistic Director and appointed David H. Bell as an Artistic Associate. Menninger and Bell are the directing team behind the Playhouse’s 2018 hit “Southern Gothic,” now in its 16th month in Chicago at its new Motor Row home (2229 S. Michigan)....

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League Announces Emerging Theatre Award Finalists

League Announces Emerging Theatre Award Finalists

The League of Chicago Theatres has announced the 2019 Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theatre Award Finalists: Interrobang Theatre Project, Midsommer Flight, Underscore Theatre Company, Water People Theater, and Windy City Playhouse. The recipient will be chosen through a vote of the League’s member companies, and honored at the organization’s annual...

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Is SOUTHERN GOTHIC Moving to South Loop for Open-Ended Run?

Is SOUTHERN GOTHIC Moving to South Loop for Open-Ended Run?

The theater plans to close the show as scheduled and move it to a 100-year-old warehouse building on Michigan Avenue south of Cermak.

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Windy City Playhouse Announces Season, SOUTHERN GOTHIC Will Extend to December

Windy City Playhouse Announces Season, SOUTHERN GOTHIC Will Extend to December

(l-r) Paul Fagen, Brianna Borger, Christine Mayland Perkins, Peter Ash, Ariel Richardson, Brian McCaskill, Michael McKeough and Sarah Grant in “Southern Gothic” | Michael Brosilow Windy City Playhouse announced today the theater’s 2018-2019 season, featuring an extended run of their hit immersive “Southern Gothic” through December 9. In January, the company...

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Review: SOUTHERN GOTHIC at Windy City Playhouse

Review: SOUTHERN GOTHIC at Windy City Playhouse

Four genteel Southern couples begin to unravel, revealing the sordid and lascivious truths present in each of their relationships in SOUTHERN GOTHIC

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Inside SOUTHERN GOTHIC: A New Kind of Challenge

Inside SOUTHERN GOTHIC: A New Kind of Challenge

In an immersive production, the stage becomes the theater, removing any kind of buffer between the audience and the show. It turns the tables entirely and presents a new kind of challenge for a scenic designer to navigate.

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Inside SOUTHERN GOTHIC: The Key to Reality

Inside SOUTHERN GOTHIC: The Key to Reality

The reality of life is filled with noise, much of which we don’t even notice as we go about our daily lives – but in an immersive show, noise is the key to reality.

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Inside SOUTHERN GOTHIC: Designing for a Hyper-Realistic Space

Inside SOUTHERN GOTHIC: Designing for a Hyper-Realistic Space

I don’t think anyone really knows how many things are in a house until you move. Not only are there the things that you see and use on a daily basis, but you discover boxes of memories and drawers of random objects you probably didn’t remember you had.

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