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  • With 'Ameriville,' a new artistic director makes a statement at Victory Gardens

    With 'Ameriville,' a new artistic director makes a statement at Victory Gardens
    The Chay Yew era at the Victory Gardens began in earnest Monday night with "Ameriville," an intensely politicized and energetic performance collage that starts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and ends up as a poetic indictment of all manner of...
  • 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,...
  • Goodman Theatre's upcoming season to highlight a Mary Zimmerman take on 'Jungle Book'

    Goodman Theatre's upcoming season to highlight a Mary Zimmerman take on 'Jungle Book'
    Mary Zimmerman will premiere her new stage-musical version of "The Jungle Book"in Chicago, as part of the Goodman Theatre’s 2012-13 subscription season, the Chicago theater announced. "The Jungle Book," a Goodman production enhanced by the...
  • 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 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...
  • Summer Theater Guide 2012: Our top 10 most-anticipated shows

    Summer Theater Guide 2012: Our top 10 most-anticipated shows
    A potential superhero awaits the unleashing of his powers. Tracy Letts mourns over Moscow. A Chicago disaster is revisited. A young man misses his appointment with Goldman Sachs. Oedipus hits the streets of Los Angeles. Hats fly on the Goodman Theatre...
  • 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,...
  • A very full load of nominees for this year's Equity Jeff Awards

    A very full load of nominees for this year's Equity Jeff Awards
    Apparently confronted by a plethora of riches in the past season of Chicago theater, the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee offered up not the traditional four or five nominees one finds at the Tony Awards, for instance, but a bevy of nominees for its...
  • Steppenwolf Theatre adds staffers

    Aaron Carter is the new literary manager at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Carter, also a playwright and a longtime player on the Chicago theater scene, served as literary manager of the Victory Gardens Theater for nearly four years. He was closely...
  • 2011 FALL THEATER GUIDE

    2011 FALL THEATER GUIDE
    New theaters. Renovated playhouses. Hot dramas. Nervous new artistic directors. Stephen Sondheim and his “Follies.” A celebration of Stephen Schwartz, a dissection of Mark Rothko, and a look at the tragedy that befell the Amish of...
  • Chicago cast in L.A. for 'Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity'

    The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles is not only planning to stage Kristoffer Diaz's "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity," it says it will do so with two of the original Chicago leads: Usman Ally and Desmin Borges. First produced in 2009 at the...