The death of Myrna Salazar, cofounder and executive director of the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA), in August, a month before the fifth annual Destinos: Chicago International Latino Theater Festival kicked off, was a huge blow to the performing arts community, including Jorge Valdivia, who worked closely with Salazar and CLATA in his role as […]
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A life in song
The UrbanTheater Company’s performing space on Division Street is not small—I have seen them stage plays there just packed with actors—but it is really not large enough to contain all that Flaco Navaja brings to it in this tight little solo show. For 80 minutes, the New York-based chameleon poet, actor, and singer fills the […]
Remembering Myrna Salazar 1947-2022
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 […]
Cultural Asset Mapping Project creates a ‘braided web’
The city’s Cultural Asset Mapping Project (C.A.M.P.) uses creative storytelling, data visualization, and many other collaborative tools to build arts engagement on the south and west sides.
Humboldt Park theaters on the move
Two Humboldt Park theaters take steps to secure new venues.
Theatre for One creates a one-on-one connection between artist and audience
Court Theatre unveils a digital experiment in microtheater.
Miranda González of UrbanTheater Company on what ‘cultural triage’ means for BIPOC theaters
“We need to not only be trusted, but also championed.”
Post-pandemic, will we see triage for the arts?
Brian Loevner thinks arts organizations should consider new ways to survive—and close.
Back in the Day captures the heyday of the underage house scene in Chicago
Rival dance crews find common ground in UrbanTheater’s staging.
Urban Theater Company re-creates the house music scene from Back in the Day
But the dance sequences undermine the attempts to address serious issues.