AT’s new Chicago editors check in on happenings at theatres large and small: openings, closings, notable folks, and assorted chisme.
The $3,000 prize from the Adrienne Shelly Foundation will support the writing of Gmitter’s new play, ‘The Night Witches,’ about a group of Soviet female combat pilots.
Concerts, a ‘Carol’ or 3, and a surfeit of readings, benefits, and other virtual theatre kick off December in abundant style.
New plays by Amir Nizar Zuabi and J. Nicole Brooks and a capture of Jefferson Mays’s ‘Christmas Carol’ are among the highlights of a busy week.
From a ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ watch party to a Beethoven bio-play with music, this week offers many answers to the eternal question.
The grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will allow Brooks to deepen her work on a series on Chicago mayors.
The 2020-21 lineup will feature works by ensemble member Mary Zimmerman and artistic associates Sara Gmitter and Matthew C. Yee.
What makes Chicago’s well-known ensemble ethos special, and where did it comes from? A new book finds some surprising answers.
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.
The longtime critic and reporter, now theatre and dance editor at the Chicago Reader, gives her take on the city’s vibrant, often misunderstood theatre scene.