Efforts to diversify the popular and influential form are no laughing matter.
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.
After 27 years with the company, Leonard will continue as an in-house independent producer, and Daniels will serve as president.
As part of an expansion of the company and its mission, she will share leadership with founding artistic director Anthony Moseley.
Festival founder Blair Thomas aimed to challenge the conventional notions of puppetry and maybe invent some new models along the way during this 12-day Chicago event.
She’s tackled nearly every kind of role at every kind of theatre, and this purple-haired local treasure shows few signs of skipping town or slowing down.
More than an acting exercise or a comedy gimmick, improv may have grown into the legit theatrical genre some of its pioneers always envisioned.
A Chicago improv and theatre pioneer with so much to give, and who gave it freely.
Remembering the sustaining force behind the Chicago improv institution.
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