A town known for tight acting ensembles and distinctive writers may have another ace in the hole: its directors.
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 cohort includes Alexander (Lex) Turner, Lanise Antoine Shelley, Christina Casano, Jeremy Ohringer, and Aliza Feder.
The lineup will include the world premiere of ‘Dhaba on Devon Avenue’ by Madhuri Shekar.
Up for a post-show discussion? Four a.d.s explain why they are—and you just might be too.
The grants will enable extra development and rehearsal time for 9 productions of new works.
The season will feature a world premiere from Ike Holter and plays by Paula Vogel, Dominique Morisseau, Lauren Yee, and Madhuri Shekar.
Artistic directors are increasingly involved in fundraising. Is that now officially part of the job description?
The first fellows in a program designed to foster a new generation of leaders of color are Jess McLeod and Aaron Todd Douglas.
The playwright, a stalwart of Negro Ensemble Company and Victory Gardens, recalls his good fortune over a long career.