My Steppenwolf colleague was effervescent, fearless, alluring, and irreplaceable.
How Martha Lavey grew into a leadership role she was born to play, not only for her company but for her city and for the American theatre.
Like the man himself, his plays ran on conversation and character more than conflict.
Chicago just lost one of its most valuable players, Sam Roberson Jr. of Congo Square Theatre. His friends and colleagues remember him in their own words.
Joy and laughter always emanated from the office of one of the original Ladies of LORT.
At the helm of one of America’s great ensembles, she led Steppenwolf—and the American theatre—to ever greater height, depth, and breadth.
The designer and restorer of some of his city’s most iconic theatre spaces was something of a New York icon himself.
An uncompromising artist and an exacting mentor, the poet/playwright gave back to generations of writers.
Even after New York’s Puerto Rican Traveling Theater found a permanent home, its tireless founder never rested in her passionate artistry and advocacy.
He was most alive in the rehearsal room, where his passions ran strongest and his leadership took root.