Like many of us, Salvador the inventor has a lot of gadgets. Instead of accessing TikTok with his smartphone, he has an admittedly more retro and cartoonlike system, featuring giant levers and light-bulb colander hats to go with his tape deck and phonographs. His aesthetic is steampunk hoarder melded with cottagecore quaintness, but the end […]
There’s two opportunities to spend all your money today if you’re a music lover! Delmark Records (the oldest continuously operating jazz and blues independent record label in the U.S.) opens the vaults for a warehouse sale today, offering vintage office and recording equipment, CDs, vinyl, and more (open until 5 PM, 4121 N. Rockwell). And […]
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 […]
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 […]
By definition, futurology is the study of current trends, the findings of which can be used to forecast future developments. It’s also a schema that applies perfectly to this current, uncertain era of Chicago theater, and one that is the driving ethos behind Teatro Vista’s 30th season, the first to be helmed by the company’s […]
Two Humboldt Park theaters take steps to secure new venues.
“We need to not only be trusted, but also championed.”
Brian Loevner thinks arts organizations should consider new ways to survive—and close.
Getting back to normal isn’t going to happen. And in many ways, it shouldn’t.
Their annual festival is on pandemic pause, but CLATA still celebrates the diversity of local theater companies.
This year, queer performers dismantle digital boundaries while creating their own spaces.
UrbanTheater Company and other BIPOC theaters deserve solidarity—and funding.
Rival dance crews find common ground in UrbanTheater’s staging.
Now in its third year, the Chicago International Latino Theater Festival celebrates artists at home and abroad.
A Chicago premiere from Runcible and another success from Porchlight are among this week’s best bets.