The cohort includes Alexander (Lex) Turner, Lanise Antoine Shelley, Christina Casano, Jeremy Ohringer, and Aliza Feder.
The longtime critic and reporter, now theatre and dance editor at the Chicago Reader, gives her take on the city’s vibrant, often misunderstood theatre scene.
Zakiyyah Alexander, Jaclyn Backhaus, E.M. Lewis, Mary Katheryn Nagle, Sara Nović, and Sanaz Toossi will create works for the project.
Four Chicago-based writers will develop new works as part of the year-long residency.
A total of $970,000 has been awarded to artists and organizations to support the development and touring of 8 theatre projects.
The season comprises 5 plays and 1 musical.
The season will celebrate the centennial of the company’s late founder, Ellen Stewart, with a slate of new and revived works.
The Tony winner has found fame via TV’s ‘Pose,’ but he can’t seem to quit the theatre.
Olson joined the company earlier this month.
A new play about health-care inequity gets the new-works-festival treatment in Zimbabwe and California.