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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Good Grief: How a Play Based on the Comic Strip Peanuts Led to Controversy at a Small Iowa College by Hayley Osborn

Theater educator Alyssa Oltmanns believes her student production of a play including LGBTQ issues was cancelled for censorship reasons.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Wild & Online: The Host Becomes the Guest in an Interview with Karen Yates of “Wild & Sublime” by Hayley Osborn

Chicago's cabaret talk show about sex makes the move to podcast.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Interrogating the System: An Interview with Kamilah Rashied about Making Room for Marginalized Voices by Hayley Osborn

"The question is whether or not people with the most agency are committed to a culture that includes marginalized people. And that remains to be seen."

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Red Hot Chicago Summer: Fiery Femmes of Burlesque Speak About History, Intimacy and Self Love by Hayley Osborn

"Now even the idea of intimacy is different. The idea that I'm going to be taking off my clothes in front of people, even six feet apart, seems close."

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

A Jill of All Trades: An Interview with the Indefatigable Jillian Leff by Hayley Osborn

The actor, playwright, fight choreographer and Babes With Blades ensemble member encourages aspiring polymaths to pursue all their interests.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Cut From Her Own Cloth: The Most Spectacular Designs of Miss Izumi Inaba by Hayley Osborn

"The design process is like breaking down elements. What's exciting in theater is you get to do it on real people and see it in real time."

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Delayed Departure: A Review of The Layover at The Comrades by Hayley Osborn

The regional premiere of Leslye Headland's play promises a "sexy psychological thriller" but leaves its audience waiting for take off interminably.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

There’s No Business Like Roe Business: A Review of Roe at Goodman Theatre by Hayley Osborn

Occupied with playing devil’s advocate and presenting an exciting display, the local premiere of Lisa Loomer's play loses poignancy and narrative consistency.

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Another Day at the Office: A Review of Do You Feel Anger? at A Red Orchid Theatre by Hayley Osborn

Mara Nelson-Greenberg's play sneaks in themes of emotional manipulation, micro-aggression and male privilege to an audience that’s busy laughing.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Any Major Drood: A Review of The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Blank Theatre Company by Hayley Osborn

The real mystery of this 1986 Tony Award winner is why it's being revived in 2019.

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Merry Christmas, Mr. Darcy: A Review of The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley at Northlight Theatre by Hayley Osborn

Playwrights Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon add a new entry to the Jane Austen universe with this heartwarming holiday tale.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Lust, Actually: A Review of Hello Again at Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre by Hayley Osborn

From crooning to spooning, this production of Michael John LaChiusa's musical goes from crush to carnality and back again over the course of several decades.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Divine Arcs: A Review of Mother of the Maid at Northlight Theatre by Hayley Osborn

Northlight kicks off their latest season with the Midwest premiere of this neat historical fiction and loving ode to the challenges and rewards of parenting.

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Scots on the Run: A Review of Midsummer (A Play with Songs) at Greenhouse Theater Center and Proxy Theatre by Hayley Osborn

The Midwest premiere of this "play with songs" bills itself as the Scottish "Once." And it delivers.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Choose Adventure: A Review of Season Pass: Deux Over at The Plagiarists by Hayley Osborn

The Plagiarists' choose-your-own-adventure play is back and more elaborate than ever.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Don’t Lose Your Head: A Review of Invitation to a Beheading at Rough House Theater by Hayley Osborn

Nabokov's darkly compelling novel receives an equally introspective adaptation from the puppet masters at Rough House.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Beyond the Glass Ceiling: A Review of Women of 4G at Babes With Blades Theatre Company by Hayley Osborn

This sci-fi original is part classic murder-mystery, part probing workplace drama. 

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