With a new leader and new owners, the Chicago comedy staple has expanded its digital reach while reorienting for the future and readying a live return.
Carr will leave Atlanta’s Dad’s Garage for a move to Chicago to lead all three of Second City’s locations.
From book launches to improv shows, from archived productions to cooking classes, here are some theatre (and theatre-adjacent) online offerings.
Responses to a piece about diversifying improv, and a profile of the great Laurie Metcalf.
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.