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.
From dramaturgs to directors to teachers, here are 6 Windy City artists to keep on your radar.
Armed with the idea that truth-telling and empathy don’t have to be mutually exclusive, they founded Rescripted, an independent Chicago theatre publication.
Artists of color have had to work hard just to get to work in the Windy City, and in the process they’ve changed its theatres for the better.