Like almost every long-running Chicago theater company, American Blues Theater has been through its share of ups and downs. Founded in 1985, ABT has long carried the banner for the classic Chicago-style ensemble, and they went Equity in 1988. They lost some money on a production of Keith Reddin’s Peacekeeper in 1990, but by 1993, […]
The new artistic director wants to take ‘amazing feats of storytelling’ into more diverse realms; Rick Bayless wants to give more money to local theaters.
A touring Broadway hit and a youth revival from American Theater Company are among this week’s best bets.
After 20 years of battling for its building, the nascent institution’s most significant challenges lie ahead.
American Theater Company’s fresh-faced artistic director credits his gender transition with a creative awakening. Now the 33-year-old looks to turn the venerable North Center playhouse into a place of “wild theatricality.”
Theater Wit’s Bad Jews and the Goodman’s Stop. Reset. are among our senior theater critic’s favorites of the year.
American Theater Company suffered a major loss in May, when artistic director PJ Paparelli died at age 40 after a car accident in Scotland, just weeks after the opening of The Project(s), his acclaimed documentary-theater piece about public housing in Chicago. ATC is dedicating its 2015—’16 season to the writer-director’s legacy, but don’t expect a […]
Bonnie Metzgar has been appointed American Theater Company’s interim director.
American Theater Company artistic director PJ Paparelli, killed in Scotland last month, leaves a worthy legacy in The Project(s).
Stephen Karam’s new play The Humans anatomizes one family’s Thanksgiving dinner.
American Theater Company revitalizes Hair, the 1967 “American tribal love-rock musical.”
American Theater Company cuts five roles from its updated version of The Original Grease
Welcome to Arroyo’s, Kristoffer Diaz’s first play, dazzles and then dies.
Lisa Loomer’s Distracted, at American Theater Company, tries a twist on the old theme of addiction.