By definition, futurology is the study of current trends, the findings of which can be used to forecast future developments. It’s also a schema that applies perfectly to this current, uncertain era of Chicago theater, and one that is the driving ethos behind Teatro Vista’s 30th season, the first to be helmed by the company’s […]
Midway through the first act of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, there’s an unforgettable duet between the bonkers, titular villain and Penny, the woman he’s loved ever since spotting her at the laundromat while his socks and such tumbled and spun. As their voices twine together in “My Eyes,” Dr. Horrible sings of a world as […]
When we talk about The Golden Girls, we need to talk about sex. According to Buzzfeed, the four women had over 260 lovers over the course of seven seasons, with Blanche Devereaux clocking in at 165. (Get it, girl.) In a truly stupid culture that often treats women over 40 as untouchables, the sitcom’s depictions […]
In 2019, Theatre Y presented The Camino Project, an engaging five-hour miniature pilgrimage through Bucktown and Humboldt Park featuring experiential pieces intermingling dance, theater, and performance art. The adventure culminated in a group meal with audience members and actors breaking bread. It was a delightful experience and an ambitious endeavor having actors guiding guests through […]
A former cabbie talks to writer Reginald Edmund about Ride Share at Writers Theatre—and the real-life experiences that inspired it.
The full musical at Chicago Shakes is on hold, but you can see a streaming mockumentary based on the OG aliens-in-the-desert flick.
Kristine Thatcher and the late Larry Shue’s Waiting for Tina Meyer celebrates barfly connections.
“Reimagining Utopia” focuses on multidisciplinary artists and visions of a better future.
Plays by Adam Rapp, Adrienne Kennedy, and Ike Holter make a livestream connection with audiences.
Chicago musical theater star E. Faye Butler helms an online sci-fi feminist drama.
Ghostlight Ensemble’s online festival celebrates overlooked women playwrights.
Possibilities produces a live Zoom version of The Dining Room, but Melody DeRogatis has post-pandemic plans for her company.
American Music Theatre Project unveils three student-created pieces in this year’s online Capstone Festival.
With Mosque4Mosque and other plays, MENA playwright and actor Omer Abbas Salem creates space for Muslim and Arab artists.
Court Theatre unveils a digital experiment in microtheater.