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Definition Theatre Reveals 2023 Amplify Festival Finalists

Definition Theatre has revealed the finalists of the Amplify Series Three New Play Commissioning Program. 

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; KINKY BOOTS at Pramount Theatre Leads Best Musical!

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; ONU Theatre's STILL Leads Best Musical!

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; Paramount Theatre's KINKY BOOTS Leads Best Musical

Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; First Stats Announced!

Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

BWW Review: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at Goodman Theatre

After such a long wait, it’s particularly magical to see this uproariously funny but also tender play that puts young Black women right at its center.

Goodman Theatre Reopens This Month With SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY

Biting and buoyant, School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play earned critical and popular acclaim in its Off-Broadway extended run. As the reigning queen bee at Ghana's most exclusive boarding school sets her sights on the Miss Universe pageant, a new student unexpectedly changes the game, forcing her to defend her reputation—and status. 

Court Theatre Continues Thought Series With THE BACCHAE + CONTEMPORARY ADAPTATIONS

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, continues its Theatre & Thought series with Euripides' The Bacchae + Contemporary Adaptations.

The Repertory Theatre Of St. Louis Examines Allyship With A Virtual Reading Of BLACK LIKE ME

As the national call for social justice increases, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is honored to support BIPOC artists and stories.

Goodman Theatre's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Extends Streaming

On the heels of a limited online run, Jocelyn Bioh's School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls directed by Lili-Anne Brown, is now extended and available for streaming through May 31.

Goodman Theatre's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Now Available to Stream

Today, Goodman Theatre makes available for online streaming its production of Jocelyn Bioh's School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play directed by Lili-Anne Brown, while performances are suspended to mitigate spread of COVID-19.

SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Makes Its Chicago Premiere March 7 At Goodman Theatre

Goodman Theatre continues its 2019/2020 Season with the Chicago premiere of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play. This a?oeuproarious comedy that also pulls at the heartstringsa?? (The Hollywood Reporter), written by Jocelyn Bioh, arrives on the heels of a critically acclaimed, extended run Off-Broadway at MCC Theater. Chicago favorite Lili-Anne Brown returns to the Goodman to direct, after last season's celebrated production of Lottery Day. Full casting is below.

TimeLine Theatre Presents World Premiere Of Tyla Abercrumbie's RELENTLESS

Chicago playwright and TimeLine Theatre Company Member Tyla Abercrumbie weaves a mother's past with her daughters' present in Relentlessa?"her world premiere play developed through the company's Playwrights Collective and presented as the culmination of TimeLine's 23rd season, running May 6 a?" June 27, 2020.

Goodman Theatre Has Announced Casting For SCHOOL GIRLS and AMERICAN MARIACHI

Goodman Theatre has announced casting for two upcoming Chicago premiere productions in its 2019/2020 Season. Jocelyn Bioh's School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play comes to the Goodman following its acclaimed off-Broadway engagement in a new production directed by Lili-Anne Brown (Lottery Day); and American Mariachi, directed by Goodman Resident Artistic Associate Henry Godinez in a co-production with Dallas Theater Center, featuring live mariachi music on stage. School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play appears March 7 - April 12, 2020; tickets ($20-$70) are on sale now. American Mariachi appears April 25 - May 31; tickets ($20-$70) go on sale February 28 at 10am. Both productions appear in the 856-seat Albert Theatre. For tickets, visit GoodmanTheatre.org, call 312.443.3800 or purchase at the Goodman Theatre box office (170 N. Dearborn).

BWW Review: CARDBOARD PIANO at TimeLine Theatre Company

Hansol Jung's CARDBOARD PIANO, now in its Chicago premiere at Timeline Theatre Company, centers on historical and contemporary issues in Uganda. Jung's narrative sweeps up much of that nation's recent history of violence, child soldiers, and homophobia into the story of just a few characters inside a church. And CARDBOARD PIANO relays all this alongside lofty themes of forgiveness, the power of religion, and the human need to fix what's broken and right wrongs. While this may sound like a tall order for one play to tackle-and it is-it is Jung's utterly human, multidimensional characters that allow her to find success. Jung also proves a masterful playwright because she knows that the best plays meditate on themes and add more complexity to some of life's biggest questions, without offering up clear answers.

Photo Flash: First Look at TimeLine Theatre's CARDBOARD PIANO

TimeLine Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of Cardboard Piano, Hansol Jung's powerful story of faith, love, and the human capacity for forgiveness set amidst violent conflict in northern Uganda, playing January 9 - March 17, 2019.

TimeLine Announces Inaugural FIRST DRAFT Playwrights Collective Festival

TimeLine Theatre Company announces its inaugural "FIRST DRAFT: A TimeLine Playwrights Collective Festival,' the culmination of the company's latest two-year new-play incubator program offering residency to Chicago-based emerging and established writers. FIRST DRAFT will take place December 1 - 3, 2018, at TimeLine's home at 615 W. Wellington Avenue in Chicago, with free public readings of new plays by current Playwrights Collective members Tyla Abercrumbie, Will Allan, Maureen Gallagher, and Calamity West. 

TimeLine Theatre Announces Chicago Premiere Of CARDBOARD PIANO

TimeLine Theatre Company announces the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of Cardboard Piano, Hansol Jung's powerful story of faith, love, and the human capacity for forgiveness set amidst violent conflict in northern Uganda, playing January 9 - March 17, 2019.

Photo Flash: Definition Theatre Company Opens its 2018-2019 Season with NO CHILD...

Definition Theatre Company opens its 2018-2019 season with No Child… by Nilaja Sun and directed by Chika Ike. No Child... will run from August 31 - September 23, 2018, with a press opening on Wednesday, September 5 at 7:30pm. Definition Theatre Company presents its 2018-2019 season in the Richard Christiansen Theater at Victory Gardens as part of its Resident Theater Company program. Tickets for No Child… are on sale and can be purchased online at victorygardens.org or by calling 773.871.3000. Victory Gardens Theater is located at 2433 N Lincoln Avenue.

Definition Theatre Company Opens Season With NO CHILD... By Nilaja Sun, Directed By Chika Ike

Definition Theatre Company opens its 2018-2019 season with No Child… by Nilaja Sun and directed by Chika Ike. No Child... will run from August 31 - September 23, 2018, with a press opening today, September 5 at 7:30pm.

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