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  • Life forms ingredients for filmmaker's indie

    Life forms ingredients for filmmaker's indie
    In the Chicago-shot indie "Warren," filmmaker Alex Beh plays a barista by day, occasional improv performer by night. Put another way: He's a guy in his 20s struggling to get his act together.
  • REVIEW: Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival

    REVIEW: Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival
    Even after 14 years, Chicago's Sketch Comedy Festival hovers below a lot of cultural radars. This is partly due to the glut of small festivals in early January; SketchFest competes both with the fringe-theater Rhinoceros Theater Festival and, this year,...

    Jason Chin, iO performer and teacher, dies at 46

    Jason Chin, iO performer and teacher, dies at 46
    Jason R. Chin, a longtime improv performer, director and instructor at iO Theater, was reported dead late Thursday. He was 46. His death was announced via Facebook by Charna Halpern, founder and proprietor of iO. A integral member of the comedy...

    How to fail proof, fool safe your NYE

    How to fail proof, fool safe your NYE
    Face it, your New Year's Eve is going to suck a big fat one. It's overhyped and anticlimactic, and it's impossible to find a cab. So take the reins, take control and make it a "choice," my enlightened little bunnies. Don't be a victim. Instead, check...

    Best of 2014: Showing what's possible in a storefront

    Best of 2014: Showing what's possible in a storefront
    Small budgets and even smaller venues are often part of the fringe theater equation. But what sets Chicago apart from most other theater towns is that our grass-roots scene blossoms with work created by artists who don't view the storefront as just a...