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Michael Halberstam is a co-founder of the Writers Theatre in Glencoe, and he resigned from his position as artistic director in 2021. He has held this position since the theater's creation 30 years ago. Halberstam's resigning came after the theatre received complaints about his workplace comments and conduct.

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[Off-Broadway, 2011]
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[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director

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Chicago Teacher is Honoring the 400th Anniversary Of Shakespeare's First Folio

Hart, of Andersonville, has been training actors of all levels since she began teaching in 2006. She taught for five years at the acclaimed Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, as well as at Loyola University, Notre Dame University Summer Shakespeare, and Act One Conservatory. She has served as text coach for Chicago Shakespeare, Strawdog Theatre and Summer Shakespeare at Notre Dame, and her directing credits include Macbeth at City Lit Theatre and Falstaff's Dream at Notre Dame.

Definition Theatre Reveals 2023 Amplify Festival Finalists

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

DESCRIBE THE NIGHT Chicago Premiere to be Presented at Steppenwolf Theatre in March

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will continue its 47th season with ensemble member Rajiv Joseph’s Chicago premiere of Describe the Night, directed by ensemble member Austin Pendleton.

Cast Announced for DESCRIBE THE NIGHT Chicago Premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will continue its 47th season with ensemble member Rajiv Joseph’s Chicago premiere of Describe the Night, directed by ensemble member Austin Pendleton. See who is starring in the production!

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) Is Accepting Nominations For The 2022 Zelda Fichandler Award

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announced today that nominations for the Zelda Fichandler Award, for a director or choreographer who is transforming theatre in the Central Region, are now being accepted through July 18, 2022. 

Steppenwolf Announces 2022/23 Season Featuring 4 World Premieres & More

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the 2022/23 Season today. With six Steppenwolf Membership Series productions and two SYA productions, the 47th season is the storied company’s first full season in its expanded home—welcoming audiences back to experience the next chapter of Steppenwolf’s bold, visceral and muscular work.

Stage Directors And Choreographers Foundation Now Accepting Nominations For The 2021 Zelda Fichandler Award

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, announced today that nominations for the Zelda Fichandler Award are now being accepted through August 1, 2021.

Michael Halberstam Resigns From the Writers' Theatre Following Complaints About Workplace Conduct

Halberstam and Writers said in a statement that they have a 'desire to preserve the goodwill of the theater and to continue to ensure a respectful workplace for all.'

National Virtual Casting Call Announced For TREVOR: THE MUSICAL

Learn more about how to submit your audition, or to purchase tickets for the upcoming production which begins in October!

New Musical TREVOR Will Begin Performances Off-Broadway at Stage 42 in October

Trevor is about 13-year-old Trevor, a force of nature with a vivid imagination. As he deals with becoming a teenager, Trevor struggles to navigate his own identity and determine how he fits in a challenging world.

Black Lives, Black Words International Project and Writers Theatre Announce the Filmed Premiere of RIDE SHARE

Black Lives, Black Words co-founders Reginald Edmund and Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway and Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma have announced Ride Share, a new filmed premiere available digitally to audiences, June 23 - July 25, 2021.

Writers Theatre Presents RIDE SHARE, June 9

Black Lives, Black Words is partnering with Writers Theatre to co-produce Ride Share, a timely story about an African-American living in corporate America that gets let go during the pandemic, becomes an Uber driver and struggles mentally with his sanity while trying to pay bills and keep up with life's obstacles during the pandemic.

Writers Theatre To Produce THE LAST MATCH Online

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2021 online programming with Anna Ziegler's The Last Match, directed by Keira Fromm.

Writers Theatre Hosts TREVOR The Musical Reunion With Marc Bruni and Original Cast

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce a reunion of the original company of TREVOR the musical. The reunion will be presented in four weekly video installments on Writers Theatre's official Facebook page and YouTube Channel beginning Wednesday, November 18 at 7pm.

Writers Theatre to Celebrate the Holidays With TWO SCROOGES, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, TWO WAYS

Writers Theatre has announced 'Two Scrooges: A Christmas Carol, Two Ways,' two unique productions of A Christmas Carol, including Manual Cinema's Christmas Carol, co-commissioned by Writers Theatre, and Michael Halberstam's one-man adaptation of the Dickens holiday classic.

Check Out Chicago's Virtual Holiday Theatre Highlights

The Chicago theatre community will produce a wide variety of online festive plays, musicals, dance and comedy offerings this Holiday season. Theatre venues in Chicago and across the world remain closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic yet the creative spirit remains as bright and optimistic as Scrooge on Christmas morning.

Writers Theatre Announces Expanded 2020/21 Season

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma have announced changes to the company’s 2020/21 Season, to include additional digital programming and updates to previously announced productions.

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for the Zelda Fichandler Award

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, announced today that nominations for the Zelda Fichandler Award are now being accepted through July 10, 2020.

Writers Theatre Announces Innovative New Producing Model For 2020-21 Season

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce plans for the company's 2020/21 Season with a new adaptive producing model, one committed to remaining flexible and responsive to current events and that allows the theatre to welcome patrons back to the theatre when the time is right. 

Writers Theatre to Conclude 2019/20 Season with MEMENTOS MORI

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, will conclude its 2019/20 Season with Mementos Mori, created by Manual Cinema. Mementos Mori runs May 6, 2020 - June 14, 2020 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

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