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  • Don't lack

    Brother-sister duo April Fools debuts a new hip-hop play, 'Lack on Lack'
    In 2008, Victory Gardens Theater created its Ignition Festival of New Plays, a staged reading series of new works to highlight the theater's mission of bringing diversity to its stage through presentation—and possible development of—new works by playwrights of color under 30. That year, it received 120 submissions and developed two plays into full productions, including "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity," by Kristoffer Diaz, which became a Pulitzer Prize finalist and launched the acting career of its star, Desmin Borges (FX's "You're the Worst").
  • Sighting: Nina Dobrev supports best friend Julianne Hough at Chicago Theatre performance

    Sighting: Nina Dobrev supports best friend Julianne Hough at Chicago Theatre performance
    There was a special guest in attendance for Derek and Julianne Hough’s Move Live On Tour show July 11 at the Chicago Theatre. Nina Dobrev (“The Vampire Diaries”) was on hand to support best friend Julianne. Afterward Dobrev and the...

    Author Stuart Dybek: Chicago's storyteller

    Author Stuart Dybek: Chicago's storyteller
    The way Stuart Dybek tells it, on the night that he decided to become a writer, the moon rose full and bright over Lake Michigan. It had not been an easy decision. His father, an immigrant from Poland who had pushed his way to foreman at the McCormick...

    Victory Gardens announces 2014-15 season

    Victory Gardens announces 2014-15 season
    After the scaled-back current season, the Victory Gardens Theater will return to full producing strength during the 2014-15 season — which features five shows, including two world premieres and the first Chicago production of plays by Samuel D....

    2013 Equity Jeff Awards: 'Good People' and 'Sunday' are big winners

    2013 Equity Jeff Awards:  'Good People' and 'Sunday' are big winners
    The Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of David Lindsay-Abaire's Broadway drama "Good People," and its lead actress, Mariann Mayberry, emerged triumphant at the Joseph Jefferson Awards held at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace on Monday...