Next month, the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance will present the fifth annual Destinos Chicago International Theater Festival. But it will be bittersweet; the woman most responsible for making the festival a reality, CLATA cofounder and executive director Myrna Salazar, won’t be there to see it. Salazar died on Wednesday, August 3, two weeks after celebrating […]
La Lupe is in the house. She’s a diva, if you didn’t know. The diva is overwhelming, as divas usually are. The diva is needy and capricious—dare we call her a tyrant?—but the diva also commands our respect, our attention, and finally, our love. This particular diva is inspired by the life of Lupe Victoria […]
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 […]
Aguijón’s U.S. premiere of Sergio Blanco’s Cherry Orchard update is dark and chilly.
Aguijón Theater’s production of Nilo Cruz’s drama is searing and sharp.
Now in its third year, the Chicago International Latino Theater Festival celebrates artists at home and abroad.
Director Sándor Menéndez creates an adult fairy tale, complete with songs.
The celebration lasts four days, with tours, workshops, and staged readings of six new plays.
Cheer-Accident and more goings-on 6/8-6/10.
A satanic hand puppet, a live version of Cheers, and a Twelfth Night in Hindi are among this season’s highlights.
Ike Holter does it again—and so does Rey Andújar.
On the off-Loop scene: the latest from local playwright Philip Dawkins, an obscure Tennessee Williams one-act, and a Neil LaBute funfest
Aguijón Theater’s dreamlike staging of Federico García Lorca’s La Casa de Bernarda Alba is worth the trek.