The playwrights, both MacArthur fellows, will start at the university in the fall.
The two theatre artists are among the 24 recipients of the 2017 MacArthur Fellowship, which comes with $625,000.
The busy and passionate Off-Broadway director has built her career on ensembles and new work.
Why the director and designer, longtime collaborators, decided to serve up Shakespeare in a plywood container.
Stephen Karam’s ‘The Humans,’ like Annie Baker’s ‘John,’ uses realism to sharpen our attention to something bigger.
The paper of record dispenses with design credits, while ‘Futurity’ imagines a new musical theatre.
The native language of theatre is artifice, but as Annie Baker’s ‘John’ proves, it doesn’t always feel that way.
Baker will have a development retreat in the former house of Willem de Kooning.
Also on tap are new works by A.R. Gurney and Naomi Wallace, a Martha Clarke collaboration with Alfred Uhry, and a return of the popular n’Old Hats.’
The Chicago company’s 40th season features a world premiere by Tracy Letts and a new adaptation of John Steinbeck’s ‘East of Eden.’