During 2020, my running joke was that, although there weren’t any plays happening, there was always plenty of drama to report on in Chicago theater. In fall of 2021, we started seeing some theater return, though the season was cut short by last December’s COVID surge. (Not to be confused with the one we’re currently […]
Changes in faces, places, and union rules might carry harbingers of a shifting landscape in Chicago theater.
John Michalski, onetime Chicago improv teacher and performer, never found great fame. But he embodied the art form at its purest.
But the comedy games continue online; plus Raven announces a new-play development commission.
What our listings coordinator is musing about this week
Remembering the comedy theater’s humble beginnings and reflecting on its dramatic end
Instructors adapt to online comedy and improv courses.
Tributes from actors, comedians, and friends of the Chicago comedy legend.
Her new monthly showcase at Duke of Perth creates a community for newbies and vets alike.
For 41 years, the Chicago Theatre Softball League has meant summertime camaraderie for the city’s troupes.
Comedian Shannon Noll is using their new webseries and photo project to subvert expectations of gender and sexuality.
“Improv actors are like the best canvassers ever!”
In less time, Wet Bus covers more ground than Alterboyz.
It’s a show better consumed in a state of inebriation.
And his show, Two White Guys, which he performed with Rebecca Drysdale at ImprovOlympic, was pretty good.