A town known for tight acting ensembles and distinctive writers may have another ace in the hole: its directors.
From the death of actor Eleanora Duse to momentous events for Mill Mountain Theatre and the American Indian Theatre Company, April has been a notable month for theatre.
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.
Since joining the theatre’s staff four decades ago, he’s helped guide the Chicago theatre to national flagship status. It wasn’t an easy or inevitable climb.
These artists have recently received grants, fellowships, and other recognition.