From the March 31, 2022 special issue: Landscape art, exhibitions, online, comics, art expositions, book reviews, profiles, theater festivals, accessibility, dance, film screenings, film festivals
The ghost light, a single bulb in an empty theater, is for safety—and superstition.
It would have been easy to begin this letter by writing “Chicago is a theater town,” but also stupid because everybody knows that, even people who don’t live here: Steppenwolf, Second City, City Hall, blah blah blah. We respect you, dear readers, and so we’re not going to insult you by filling this special Spring […]
Dutch Masters and The Undeniable Sound of Right Now ask how much has really changed in politics and music.
Midnight Circus and Aloft Circus Arts have created their own intimate version of the big top in the city’s lofts and churches.
“Am I the only Latinx sharing stories right now? Where are the rest of us?”
“If you’re doing something associated with puppetry in Chicago, you have to think about Blair.”
La Guiablesse was imagined by and starring a white woman who choreographed the piece for her city’s most talented black dancers.
Kerry Reid’s top picks for spring theater
Under its new director, the Avondale theater’s experiments will continue.
It’s been a rehearsal room, a performance venue, a puppetry workshop, and a space for experiments of all kinds.