As the Chicago Tribune’s lead theatre critic from 1978 to 2002, he helped build the city’s unique theatre scene, both by covering it and by getting to know its major players.
Networks should borrow a model from the 1950s television series which broadcast exciting new plays live from the studio.
Are we going to let the place where the mother of improv developed much of her thinking, and wrote her seminal book, be snatched up and possibly torn down?
A host of writers made their way to the Kansas small town to honor the late dramatist and support emerging playwrights.
The playwright was this year’s honoree at the annual festival in Independence, which featured a generous sampling of his work, and Jen Silverman was the New Voices Award winner.
Jeffrey Sweet on ACT’s momentous days in Chicago.
Its organizers nursed it, rehearsed it and gave out the news- this is where American theatre writing can gestate and blossom (if you handle the sturm und drang.)
Remembering the sustaining force behind the Chicago improv institution.
How vacations in the Poconos shaped the American musical.