When we first started planning this special winter arts issue, there was reason for cautious optimism about live performances. But as December turned to January and the Omicron surge hit, several companies did what they’ve been doing for almost two years: they made new plans. Bridgette M. Redman profiles playwright Cat McKay, whose show Plaid […]
On nights when the temperature falls into single digits and icy sidewalks (clear that stuff, people!) make the public way treacherous, it’s easy to find reasons to stay home. But the months ahead also offer intriguing theatrical ways to think about what “home” in Chicago means. Sometimes, as with Steppenwolf’s LookOut series, it’s about a […]
Douglas Turner Ward’s classic one-act kicks off their 20th season.
Her new monthly showcase at Duke of Perth creates a community for newbies and vets alike.
Lookingglass produces the first in J. Nicole Brooks’s planned quartet of Chicago plays.
Call him “bone dry” if you must, but don’t call him “alt.”
Frank Lloyd Wright’s recently restored “good-time place” provides a divine backdrop for Winifred Haun and Dancers.
Kids and families are in charge at this Portage Park theater
First Floor’s Plano and Definition’s White connect emerging companies and established artists.
The author of Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater talks to the creators about how the long-running hit came to be.