From the birth of William Wells Brown and Ellen Stewart to the beginnings of Memphis’s Playhouse on the Square and McNally’s ‘Love! Valour! Compassion!,’ December was a noteworthy month.
The co-founding leader of Ithaca’s Civic Ensemble prepares to take the helm of the similarly community-minded HartBeat Ensemble in Connecticut.
Whether the weapons are real or fake, part of the show or not, your theatre needs to be prepared.
In his long-gestating gay-legacy epic, Matthew Lopez speaks back to a work that helped shape him, ‘Howards End.’
Some of the nation’s biggest theatrical questions are being asked, and vigorously answered, in Chicago.
The Windy City challenges and inspires the theatre ecosystem from coast to coast.
A town known for tight acting ensembles and distinctive writers may have another ace in the hole: its directors.
What makes Chicago’s well-known ensemble ethos special, and where did it comes from? A new book finds some surprising answers.
The reality behind Chicago’s mythic small-theatre scene: hard work, low pay, burnout—and growing signs of solidarity.
How Chicago’s theatre scene reflects its legacy of racism—and what can be done to fight it.