RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Victory Gardens Theatre

A collection of news and information related to Victory Gardens Theatre published by this site and its partners.

Top Victory Gardens Theatre Articles

Displaying items 45-55
  • Sandy Shinner no longer associate artistic director at Victory Gardens

    Sandy Shinner, the longtime associate artistic director of the Victory Gardens Theater, has been removed from that position, several sources with knowledge of recent developments at the non-profit Chicago theater said. In a telephone message, Shinner,...
  • Jan Kallish leaving Victory Gardens

    Jan Kallish leaving Victory Gardens
    A Chicago theater that has seen a lot of staff turnover is going through more: Jan Kallish, the executive director of the Victory Gardens Theater, said Thursday that she is leaving the theater company, which operates at the Biograph Theatre in Lincoln...
  • Victory Gardens to stage new version of 'Medea,' set in Pilsen

    Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago said Thursday that it plans to end its current season with the world premiere of "Mojada," a new adaptation of the classical Greek tragedy "Medea" set in modern-day Pilsen.  It's the work of Luis Alfaro, the author of...
  • Winter agenda: Events for the season

    Winter agenda: Events for the season
    STAGE The Christmas Schooner Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
  • Gary Griffin to direct at Humana Festival

    Gary Griffin with direct a new play called "Appropriate" at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, and then at the Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago in the fall. Set in Arkansas, "Appropriate" is a piece by...
  • Overloaded production sinks this love story

    Overloaded production sinks this  love story
    Philip Dawkins, a hugely talented Chicago writer, has, in his newest work, "Failure: A Love Story," penned a Chicago tale full of emotional riches. Alas, this potentially moving drama about three ill-fated sisters in the 1920s has been saddled with a...
  • New season, era at Victory Gardens

    Victory Gardens Theater has announced its 2012-13 season, the first under new artistic director Chay Yew and featuring several directors making their debuts at this long-standing Chicago company. The 2012-13 begins with the Chicago premiere of...
  • A new season at American Blues

    American Blues Theater has announced an intriguing new season. The 2012-13 slate of plays at the Biograph Theatre begins with the world premiere of a new James Still work called "Illegal Use of Hands," to be directed by Victory Gardens associate...
  • Chay Yew announces new slate of Victory Gardens playwrights

    In case it wasn't clear by now, it's a new era at the Victory Gardens Theater. On Wednesday morning, artistic director Chay Yew announced a new slate of ensemble playwrights. It's a much smaller group, made up of Philip Dawkins, Marcus Gardley, Samuel D....
  • A history of genocide, as intriguingly told by imperfect actors

    A history of genocide, as intriguingly told by imperfect actors
    Oral histories are only as good as their sources. So the amateur actors researching the systematic extermination of the Herero tribe of Namibia by German colonial occupiers in and around 1907 have a crippling problem. These well-meaning thespians,...
  • Facets of Africa, now on Chicago stages

    Facets of Africa, now on Chicago stages
    The Midwest is often accused of parochialism — and Chicago theater assumed to be preoccupied with dysfunctional American families. But there has been the distinct flavor of Africa in the air these last few weeks. Chicago theaters have offered a...