The theatre that hired him a year ago is now under fire from staff and affiliated artists, not only for their treatment of Martin but for a general lack of transparency and high-handedness.
Behind and beyond recent reckonings at the city’s theatres are countless tales of exploitation, harm, and silencing—but it’s not too late for change.
Marisa Carr, Keelay Gipson, Isaac Gómez, and Stacey Rose will join the Chicago company as artistic director Ken-Matt Martin reimagines the program.
Martin promises a ‘clean slate’ at the Chicago theatre famed for its playwrights ensemble, after serving as associate producer at the Goodman.
Most theatres recognize that all-white seasons and casts are wrong. So why are administration, management, and staff still so homogeneous?
The Southern-bred director spent his early years breaking down barriers, and he’s now intent on joining a movement for change and inclusivity in the theatre.