In its second year, the fellowship named for the late Congo Square Theatre artistic director will pair a Windy City theatre with a director for a residency.
After more than a year of uncertainty and some hopeful planning, some theatres’ aspirations for a fall return are crashing into a fresh COVID surge.
With the COVID Delta variant surging, more than 65 arts organizations and venues unite behind safety measures through the end of 2021.
After a period of turnover and uncertainty, leaders in this resilient community look toward a vibrant reopening—even if it doesn’t happen until 2022.
The year-long fellowship for Black Chicago-area artists is aimed at creating lasting relationships between artists and theatres.
As Broadway shutters to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the nation’s small and regional theatres follow suit—and enter a time of grave uncertainty.
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.