September sees the beginnings of theatre in the U.S., the openings of major theatres on opposite coasts, a starry ‘Godspell’ reunion, and the start of a Chicago festival of Latino theatre.
The theatre that hired him a year ago is now under fire from staff and affiliated artists, not only for their treatment of Martin but for a general lack of transparency and high-handedness.
As the Chicago Tribune’s lead theatre critic from 1978 to 2002, he helped build the city’s unique theatre scene, both by covering it and by getting to know its major players.
Behind and beyond recent reckonings at the city’s theatres are countless tales of exploitation, harm, and silencing—but it’s not too late for change.
Martin promises a ‘clean slate’ at the Chicago theatre famed for its playwrights ensemble, after serving as associate producer at the Goodman.
After 9 years at Victory Gardens, the writer/director reflects on what he’s learned from running, and fighting for, a theatre in Chicago.
Monty Cole, Georgette Kelly, Exal Iraheta, and Alex Lubischer will have readings in the all-digital festival.
The 2020-21 season will include a world premiere from Ali Viterbi and the Chicago premiere of Will Arbery’s ‘Heroes of the Fourth Turning.’
If we can’t have theatre until we can gather again safely, what are U.S. theatres and artists going to do in the meantime, and after?
The renowned director and playwright will depart at the end of the 2019-20 season.