In response to my blog postings (and, more important, to the vigorous reaction to those postings) calling for a Chicago performing arts museum and archive, Jason Epperson of Epperson & Associates Theatrical Management and Consulting started a foundation to make it happen. Now the Chicagoland Theater and Dance Foundation has a Web site,

As reported earlier, the new foundation has scheduled a community forum for Monday, 8/4, 7 PM, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport. For more information, contact Epperson at