Two new plays in two different cities raise new questions about shadowy government plots of the 1980s. Coincidence?
The managing director at the Cincinnati theatre will step down next month; her duties will be shared among existing staff.
Artistic directors Jenny Avery and Jason Loewith reflect on what made the Evanston theatre special, and why it ended this week.
The experimental Chicago ensemble hires a fundraising and community partnership leader.
From the TBA Awards to Chicago’s literary slam WRITE Club, this week’s theatre podcasts hit close to home.
CPS Shakespeare!, which puts underserved high schoolers into fully staged productions on the Chicago Shakes stage, is recognized for its unique impact.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author talks about unsettling his audience and repainting the Muslim image in the West.
For summer 2015, the bill at American Players Theatre includes Shakespeare, Jane Austen, with a healthy dose of “Illiad” and Athol Fugard.
Longtime ensemble member succeeds Molly Brennan at helm of Chicago arts education theatre company.
This episode of OffScript features an interview with James McNeel, managing director of Contemporary American Theatre Festival in West Virginia. He was in town/New York City for the Off-Broadway premiere of CATF’s “Uncanny Valley,” by Thomas Gibbons. Assistant editor Diep Tran talks with him about new plays and robots.
Also, the editors of AMERICAN THEATRE discuss succession of Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, and Suzy and Diep get into a heated debate over a “Jacuzzi.” Come on in, the water’s warm!