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Season of Concern Cancels Benefit Performance of JERRY'S GIRLS Photo Season of Concern Cancels Benefit Performance of JERRY'S GIRLS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2022

Season of Concern has canceled its benefit performance of JERRY’S GIRLS that was scheduled at Victory Gardens Theatre on Monday, June 27, 2022. Several people associated with the show have tested positive for COVID.

New Production Company DavJasFran Entertainment to Launch With ENDS by David Alex Photo New Production Company DavJasFran Entertainment to Launch With ENDS by David Alex
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022

DavJasFran Entertainment announced its inaugural production of ENDS by local Chicago playwright David Alex. The production runs July 14 - July 31 at Dreamers YOLO, 5419 N. Lincoln Ave, press opening, July 14 at 7:30 PM. 

Drury Lane Theatre Announces Cast for Production of STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022

Drury Lane Theatre announces the cast for its production of the empowering story of love and friendship, Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling, directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller. Due to demand, Steel Magnolias has been extended and now runs June 10 – August 7, 2022, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.

People's Light Announces An Expansion of the Theatre's Artistic Team, Including Steve Photo People's Light Announces An Expansion of the Theatre's Artistic Team, Including Steve H. Broadnax III & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Following their recent leadership transition in which Producing Artistic Director Zak Berkman succeeded former Executive Artistic Director Abigail Adams, People’s Light has announce an exciting expansion of their artistic team with four new appointments. Broadway-favorite Steve H. Broadnax III (Thoughts of a Colored Man) transitions from Resident Director to People’s Light Associate Artistic Director.

New Works by Keenan Scott II, Anna Deavere Smith & More to be Featured in New York St Photo New Works by Keenan Scott II, Anna Deavere Smith & More to be Featured in New York Stage and Film Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

New York Stage and Film, will return July 9-August 7 for five weeks of in-person programming in Poughkeepsie for their 2022 Summer Season. 

New York Stage and Film Announces Summer Season Featuring Josh Radnor, Lily Houghton, Photo New York Stage and Film Announces Summer Season Featuring Josh Radnor, Lily Houghton, Anna Deavere Smith, and More
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022

New York Stage and Film returns July 9-August 7 for five weeks of in-person programming in Poughkeepsie for their 2022 Summer Season.  For 38 years, NYSAF has operated as a vital incubator for artists and their work, a catalyst for stories that continue across the country and around the world.  All tickets are $25 and go on sale June 1.

World Premiere of THE BRIGHTEST THING IN THE WORLD & More Announced for Yale Rep 2022 Photo World Premiere of THE BRIGHTEST THING IN THE WORLD & More Announced for Yale Rep 2022-23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022

Yale Repertory Theatre has announced its 2022–23 season of four plays. The season will begin with Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, running October 6–29. James Bundy, who directed Albee’s A Delicate Balance at Yale Rep in 2010, will stage this new production of the explosively comedic and harrowingly profound masterpiece. 

Fiery Seahorse Productions to Present YE-XIAN: THE CHINESE CINDERELLA” (“C2”) Photo Fiery Seahorse Productions to Present YE-XIAN: THE CHINESE CINDERELLA” (“C2”)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

Fiery Seahorse Productions will present the 2022 Reading of Chicagoan Marie Yuen's adaptation of 'Ye-Xian: The Chinese Cinderella' (working title 'C2'), on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at the Chinese American Museum of Chicago - Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center, 238 West 23rd Street, in Chicago's Chinatown, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

TheatreSquared Unveils 2022/23 Season Photo TheatreSquared Unveils 2022/23 Season
by Stephi Wild - Mar 7, 2022

TheatreSquared (T2) Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller today announced the 2022-23 TheatreSquared Season. Season packages are on sale today, with packages starting at $105 available by phone at (479) 777-7477 or online.

Luis Alfaro Joins Center Theatre Group As Newest Associate Artistic Director Photo Luis Alfaro Joins Center Theatre Group As Newest Associate Artistic Director
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2021

Luis Alfaro, celebrated Chicano artist and MacArthur “genius” fellow, has joined Center Theatre Group as the newest Associate Artistic Director, announced Artistic Director Michael Ritchie and Managing Director/CEO Meghan Pressman.

Victory Gardens Theatre Videos

STAGE TUBE: The United Solo Festival Presents A JEWISH JOKE
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2016

United Solo Festival will present writer/performerPhil Johnson in his latest solo work, A Jewish Joke - a drama about comedy as relevant today is it was during the McCarthy era - in a single performance on Saturday, September 17th at 4pm at The Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street - just east of Broadway.)

STAGE TUBE: David Henry Hwang and More at Silk Road Rising's BUILDING A THEATRE OF INCLUSION Panel
by Stage Tube - Feb 21, 2013

On February 18, 2013, Silk Road Rising, the League of Chicago Theatres and Lifeline Theatre hosted a panel discussion and community conversation that addressed challenges faced by Asian American actors, particularly as regards casting, questions that theatres face in producing plays with Asian American content, as well as broader community concerns with productions that are not perceived as culturally authentic. Watch the full discussion below!