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Tribune criticWithin 24 hours last weekend, I watched two artistic directors make their debuts at the artistic helm of two Chicago theater companies: Halena Kays at The Hypocrites and Chay Yew at the Victory Gardens Theater Company. Their opening salvos were striking...
WGN NewsRick Kogan The performance this evening is sold out. To view clips: www.peopleshistory.us Since 2003, Voices of a People's History -- the national non-profit that runs education and performing arts programs based on primary source materials has...
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Maria Somma, a spokeswoman for the Actors' Equity union in New York, said Friday morning that the Victory Gardens Theater production of "Ameriville" was now being produced under an Equity contract. Cathy Taylor, a Victory Gardens spokeswoman, confirmed...
Phew, 2011 was quite a year in Chicago theater. As the year comes to a close, ready for a quick tour back through the newsworthy highlights? The Black Ensemble Theater bowed a gorgeous, $19 million new home on the North Side. Stage 773 on Belmont...
Life for Denis O'Hare has changed significantly. Vampires and their ilk took care of that. O'Hare has always worked as an actor, ever since graduating during an especially fertile period for Northwestern University and arriving on the Chicago theater...
Being artistic director of a major regional stage company means you get to give everyone "notes" — theater lingo for putting in your two cents while a play is being readied. Being Marc Masterson, newly arrived as South Coast Repertory's artistic...
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...
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...
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For most of its 37 years of existence, Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater has been synonymous with, and run by, Dennis Zacek and his wife, Marcelle McVay. Beginning this fall, a new artistic director takes over at Victory Gardens, 46-year-old playwright...
Culture Monster"The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity," Kristoffer Diaz's play about professional wrestling, identity politics and the corporatization of America, opens at the Geffen Playhouse....
Culture MonsterThe [Inside} the Ford series offers a new translation -- into Tagalog -- of an admired play about Filipino immigrant farm workers in Depression-era California. Two other shows are world premieres....
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