Tributes from those who worked with or were inspired by the iconic Broadway and cabaret performer.
Suzan-Lori Parks, Robert Woodruff, Jean-Claude van Itallie, and Loretta Greco recall what America’s great bard of the West meant to them.
It started with acting exercises. Then in one night my life changed.
Inspired but not daunted by Steppenwolf’s history, she lit up its stage for three decades.
He worked with Chaikin and van Itallie and directed all over the world, but his heart was in inspiring a new generation in theatre and activism.
My Steppenwolf colleague was effervescent, fearless, alluring, and irreplaceable.
How Martha Lavey grew into a leadership role she was born to play, not only for her company but for her city and for the American theatre.
Like the man himself, his plays ran on conversation and character more than conflict.
Chicago just lost one of its most valuable players, Sam Roberson Jr. of Congo Square Theatre. His friends and colleagues remember him in their own words.
Joy and laughter always emanated from the office of one of the original Ladies of LORT.