Boundary-busting troupes like the Civilians, Pig Iron and Native Voices have staged plays in partnership with—and in counterpoint to—the art on the walls.
How do you adapt an underwater epic for the stage? Very carefully, say adaptors Ann Sonneville and Clint Sheffer.
After penning a dark, intense family drama, the Mississippi-born playwright started watching old silent comedies. The result: a frothy, flowery farce.
Whether working downtown at Target Margin, uptown on Broadway or out of state on an opera, Zinn wrestles with space and beautifies the awkward.
Plays outside the theatre walls are the focus of our two main features; plays outside other theatrical traditions are the subjects of others.
After taking on Homer with ‘An Iliad,’ Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare tackle the Bible for Chicago’s Court Theater—and find that the Scriptures can give as good as they get.
A Chicago troupe explores a new way to build short-play festivals around a theme: taking inspiration from seminal rock albums.
Tina Packer tracks the Bard’s growth via his female characters, and James Grissom tracks down divas who alternately inspired and frustrated Williams.
Director Chuck Smith curates an August Wilson Celebration, with readings of all 10 of the Century Cycle plays and little-heard Wilson poetry.
Her new play unfolds like a detective story, which is only fitting, since the playwright doesn’t map out her work but discovers it as she writes.