Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Call To Boycott Chicago's Writers Theatre For Protecting A Harasser by Artsjournal1

"Last fall, ... former Writers intern Tom Robson accused longtime Artistic Director Michael Halberstam of sexually harassing him both verbally and physically in 2003. ... A few weeks later, …

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The First Pussy Riot Oratorio by Artsjournal1

Prisoner of Conscience, composed by Jennifer Jolley for female vocal quartet the Quince Ensemble, draws its texts from the Russian punk rockers' lyrics and from the transcribed proceedings o…

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

How Technology Is Changing Dance by Artsjournal

What if composers, instead of translating into music what they see in dance and dancers, could build scores directly from their own bodies? Dancers master the art of embodying existing music…

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Are All Artists Liberal? So Where Are The Conservatives? by Artsjournal

When we in the arts champion “diversity, equity and inclusion,” do we mean everyone? Do we mean conservatives? Religiously, culturally or otherwise? Are conservative artists not identify…

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Stunning Dunning Unveils His ‘Signature Project,’ 1M People Strong by Leonard Jacobs

Move over SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. There are incalculable ways to harness the power and presence of pure visual art with the arresting and urgent immediacy of performance. Add in a pa…

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Another Chicago Theater Company Director Accused Of Abusing And Coercing Actresses

Less than two years after revelations of abuse led to the closing of Profiles Theater Co. and the creation of the advocacy group Not in Our House, "six Chicago-based actresses report an exte…

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Now on Broadway: The Funniest Second Act Ever Written by David Finkle

Reading the script, the play's original director had to “go lie down at once." The post Now on Broadway: The Funniest Second Act Ever Written appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Thursday, December 31, 2015
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Survey of Art’s Best in 2015 by Roger Armbrust

As white-bearded, white-gowned 2015 makes his exit this week, here’s a look back at the year’s best in areas of art, according to publications dedicated to the cause: Biggest Art Discove…

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Make Way for The Make Ready by Bec Willett

Dandelion Theatre's The Make Ready is a safe and productive space for both actors and playwrights.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Women Leading in Theatre need Power, Focus, Vision by Shawn C. Harris

Many times we discover our authentic voice or true calling later in life.

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Al Pacino Thrashes a “China Doll” by David Finkle

David Mamet has something here. But what?

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“The Color Purple” Turns Broadway Red Hot by David Finkle

Cynthia Erivo is the toast of the town.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

From David Bowie, “Lazarus” Rises by David Finkle

A logic that often crosses into the illogical.

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Making Piece in Crown Heights by Tim Cusack

Last Tuesday, November 24, would have been Gavin Cato’s thirty-second birthday. The previous day I taught Anna Deveare Smith‘s one-person play Fires in the Mirror to my two sec…

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

How to Advance Minority-Run Arts Organizations by Duncan Webb

Challenges, yes. But success stories, too.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Why TV is Poaching Playwrights and How to Get Them Back by Scott Walters

Shakespeare: 3 plays, 1 year. Today: 1 play, 3 years...or more.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

5 Reasons Digital Streaming Won’t Kill Theater by Sean Douglass

New on demand services will improve theater, not replace it.

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Founding Visions: Joseph Papp and the Hungry Public by Guest Writer

"Everybody needs theatre." -- Joseph Papp

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Giving Thanks for My Arts Communities by Shawn C. Harris

Who and what are you thankful for in your artistic community?

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Performance Art on the Red Carpet by Dillon Slagle

“Who are you wearing?” Joan and Melissa Rivers turned those four simple words into an entertainment empire and heralded a change in celebrity culture. Revered, feared, career-making and …

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Monday, November 16, 2015

More on Casual References to Race in Theater Reviews by Leonard Jacobs

"Casual" and "aggression" are not compatible states of being.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Michael Riedel, “Razzle Dazzle” and the Battle for Broadway by David Finkle

Surprising for this author, he keeps self-aggrandizement off its pages.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Revealing the Other Side of Christmas by Sean Douglass & Bec Willett

Jason Paul Smith at Three Cat Productions brings audiences a new type of holiday show.

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Founding Visions: The SF Mime Troupe & Keeping It Simple by Guest Writer

Theater doesn’t have to be difficult, it can be simple -- not boring, but simple.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Voicing Questions About the Women’s Voices Theater Festival by Devra Thomas

Accolades are in order -- and many questions remain.

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Founding Visions: The Childlike Roots of Regional Theater by Guest Writer

I worry about the people who never enter theaters.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

The Crowning Achievement of Broadway: “King Charles III” by David Finkle

Where this all leads is too thought-provoking, too explosive and too outright entertaining.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Women in Chicago Theater, Through a Playwright’s Eyes by Shawn C. Harris

"...simply having a female leader does not necessarily lead to widespread gender parity."

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