Right before the stay-at-home order hit Chicago in March of 2020, Lookingglass Theatre opened Her Honor Jane Byrne, written and directed by ensemble member J. Nicole Brooks. I called that […]
Back in the Pleistocene era (that is, 1986), I spent a few months living downtown in the now-gone Herman Crown Center, a Roosevelt University residence hall that also sheltered students […]
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
Victory Gardens and Raven name new leadership; J. Nicole Brooks wins a prestigious playwriting grant.
Lookingglass delivers a stunning world premiere about Chicago’s first woman mayor, public housing, and race.
Lookingglass produces the first in J. Nicole Brooks’s planned quartet of Chicago plays.
Playwright J. Nicole Brooks weaves together race, medicine, and basic humanity into a heartfelt drama.
A festival of ten-minute plays and an interactive kids’ show are among this week’s best bets.
Three black icons debate in Lookingglass Theatre’s “Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting”
A review of Fedra: Queen of Haiti, a futuristic retelling of the Phedre myth by J. Nicole Brooks, given its world premiere production at Lookingglass Theatre Company under the direction of Laura Eason.