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 […]
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Pipeline examines the opposite of white privilege
For some kids, the path to prison starts with just one bad day or one microaggression too far.
Familiar finds the pulsing, beating heart of a Zimbabwean-American family in Minnesota
In Danai Gurira’s new play, characters cling to their culture, even as they assimilate into America.
‘An Evening at the Pekin Theatre’ re-creates the country’s first black-owned music hall
Cultural historians, ragtime pianist Reginald Robinson, and the Illinois Humanities Council resurrect Chicago’s Pekin Theatre, which opened at 27th and South State in 1904.
Live from La Havana Madrid
Teatro Vista’s immersive show re-creates a Latino nightclub in its 60s heyday.
How Chicago theater artists are diversifying the city’s stages
Efforts are underway to make Chicago’s theater less uniformly white, thin, able-bodied, and gender-conforming.
The where and why of the Hairy Who
The Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists revisits the local artists who freaked out the world.
The more The Gospel of Lovingkindness preaches, the less it reaches
Victory Gardens’ The Gospel of Lovingkindness hits close to home, but preaches too much.
Head of Passes: Bless this mess
Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Head of Passes was one of the best and worst plays of 2013.
Latinos alone at Yo Solo
Powerful work at the first Yo Solo festival
The making of the city on the make
Lookingglass Theatre’s The Great Fire revisits the catastrophe that destroyed and created Chicago