In 2016, Monty Cole made his directorial debut in Chicago with Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape at now-defunct Oracle Productions—and what a debut it was. His staging of the story of Yank, a swaggering stoker on a steamship who is ultimately destroyed by a society that sees him only as a brute, brought together a […]
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Steppenwolf sets up Loft-y ambitions in new building
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 […]
Carlo Lorenzo García creates a solo tribute in A Portrait of My Mother
The onetime Chicago theatermaker premieres his digital show for Mother’s Day; plus major awards for playwrights and designers and a tribute to Russ Tutterow
Retail, resistance, and rebirth in Wally World and Kickback
Christmas Eve goes to 11 in Isaac Gómez’s workplace comedy; About Face celebrates Black queer lives, past and present.
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter is a resonant coming-of-age story
Erika L. Sánchez’s novel gets a stellar stage life in Isaac Gómez’s adaptation.
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter breaks out of the box at Steppenwolf
The bestselling novel about a young Latinx woman’s struggle to find her identity is now a play.