I’ve always been ambivalent about the use of land acknowledgements in the arts sector, but as I am not of Indigenous descent, I can’t speak for Indigenous opinions on the matter. At the world premiere of King James at Steppenwolf, the audience was treated to not only a land acknowledgement, but also to what I […]
Steppenwolf finally cut the ribbon on their new theater and education center on Tuesday after two and a half years of construction, and everybody from Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot (whose wife, Amy Eshleman, is on the theater’s board of trustees) to many current members of the ensemble showed up to mark the occasion, which […]
Changes in faces, places, and union rules might carry harbingers of a shifting landscape in Chicago theater.
And director Pam MacKinnon and her Steppenwolf cast give us a masterwork.
Lucas Hnath’s gospel-infused drama addresses religious faith in unconventional form.
Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Head of Passes puts a payment down on future masterpieces.
Tarell Alvin McCraney’s jolting close-up of life on the gulf coast