In a bid to increase access, program will provide blocks of free tickets to every show in the 2018-19 season to break down barriers to theatre and to diversify audiences.
The grants will enable extra development and rehearsal time for 9 productions of new works.
The season will include two world premieres from Sharyn Rothstein and Kate Hamill.
The man who embodied Chicago acting was most alive on its stages, sharing his gift with the colleagues and audiences who shaped him.
The season will include three premieres and a Tony Award-winning play.
The theatre’s new Rush&Ride program merges same-day tickets with car services, and it’s literally driving more patrons to the theatre.
A season of new plays includes works about politics, family, science, law, and a natural disaster.
After 10 seasons as managing director of Actors Theatre of Louisville, Bielstein sets her sights on Minnesota.
In Bruce Graham’s new play, Wendt plays an actor known for a single iconic role who’s trying to break the mold—unlike Wendt himself, who seems content with the comedic.
Beals, a longtime associate of founding artistic director Russ Tutterow, inherits his mission of championing new plays and playwrights in Chicago.