This month Woodzick talks to the Seattle-based director about creating a safe yet accountable rehearsal room, taking Shakespeare off a pedestal, and embracing body hair.
How 2 directors on either side of the U.S./Mexico border created a traveling theatre piece that both demystifies and complicates the stories of fronterizos.
As the fall season gets under way, Chicago’s theatre scene offers plenty to be excited about, even as issues in the field continue to bubble under the surface.
This year’s recipients include design team dots, costume designer Brenda Abbandandolo, lighting designer Barbara Samuels, sound designer Tei Blow, media designer Kameron Neal, and puppetry designer James Ortiz.
This year’s grants will support innovative and socially engaged productions at theatres in Colorado, California, Oregon, Washington, and Arizona.
He plans to leave at the end of 2024-25 season, after more than 3 decades at the theatre, and more than 4 decades in theatre administration.
As the Congo Square executive director dons a new leadership hat for the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago, she’s centering community and the needs of Chicago’s Black artists.
At La MaMa last spring, the two directors gathered to talk about actors, audiences, censorship, dislocation, and the haven of the rehearsal room.
Lear deBessonet, Nataki Garrett, and Clyde Valentin will lead the public works project, which will culminate with site-specific arts projects in July 2024.
She’ll have run the company she founded for 45 years, after leading it from 2 Off-Broadway theatres to join 3 other nonprofits who also run Broadway houses.