After an outpouring of op-eds bemoaning the state of U.S. theatre, 2 Chicago writers lift up innovative collaborations in their own backyard as examples for the field.
The new bookstore and café aims to fill a niche for theatre-loving readers, book-loving stage folks, and anyone else who’s been missing a sense of community.
Last month Madison Mae Williams, a dramaturg with a focus on new plays, did the field proud in a national TV appearance.
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.
Too often, comfort with culturally inappropriate casting starts in educational settings—precisely the places these practices should be interrogated.
How Chicago’s theatre scene reflects its legacy of racism—and what can be done to fight it.