Court Theatre Welcomes New Artistic, Administrative StaffCourt Theatre Welcomes New Artistic, Administrative Staff
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019

Court Theatre has appointed three new individuals to its staff. Regina Victor joins Court as their first-ever Associate Producer, while Andrew Berg will serve as the theatre's Director of Development, and Gabrielle Randle will conduct research in conjunction with Court's Oedipus Trilogy as an Artistic Fellow. (more...)

Young Critics Mentorship Program Returns For Its 3rd Session At Steppenwolf TheatreYoung Critics Mentorship Program Returns For Its 3rd Session At Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019

Rescripted is thrilled to announce the third session of The Key: Young Critics Mentorship Program, September 25 a?" December 4 and hosted for the second year at Steppenwolf Theater, 1650 N. Halsted. Regina Victor, founder of the online arts journalism platform Rescripted, and entertainment critic Oliver Sava created the 10-week training program for Chicago youth in arts criticism. In league with The Chicago Inclusion Project, The Key has successfully held two sessions, educating young writers on the skills and industry knowledge needed to pursue careers in arts criticism. Alumni of The Key have written for outlets like Chicago Reader, Howlround, The Windy City Times, and Rescripted.  (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company Announces 2019-20 SeasonSideshow Theatre Company Announces 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019

Sideshow Theatre Company announce sits 2019-20 Season, launching this fall with the U.S. premiere of Alistair McDowall's mind-bending sci-fi thriller X, directed by artistic director Jonathan L. Green. The season concludes next spring with the world premiere of Brynne Frauenhoffer's brash, incisive comedy PRO-AM, directed by artistic associate Regina Victor. (more...)

Photo Flash: TimeLine Theatre Company Presents TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKETPhoto Flash: TimeLine Theatre Company Presents TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019

TimeLine Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of Too Heavy for Your Pocket, which doubles as the Chicago debut of rising young playwright and TV writer Jireh Breon Holder, recently named one of "Tomorrow's Marquee Names, Now in the Making" by The New York Times. (more...)

Photo Flash: TimeLine Theatre Company Presents TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKETPhoto Flash: TimeLine Theatre Company Presents TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

TimeLine Theatre Company announces the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of Too Heavy for Your Pocket, which doubles as the Chicago debut of rising young playwright and TV writer Jireh Breon Holder, recently named one of "Tomorrow's Marquee Names, Now in the Making" by The New York Times. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Announces 2019 'The Freshness Initiative' Playwrights And New Artistic AssociatesSideshow Theatre Announces 2019 'The Freshness Initiative' Playwrights And New Artistic Associates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019

Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to welcome three new artistic associates to the company, and to announce the newest playwrights selected for its annual "The Freshness Initiative," the company's commissioning and new play development program, now in its fifth year. (more...)

TimeLine Theatre Presents the Chicago Premiere of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKETTimeLine Theatre Presents the Chicago Premiere of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

TimeLine Theatre Company announces the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of Too Heavy for Your Pocket, which doubles as the Chicago debut of rising young playwright and TV writer Jir h Breon Holder, recently named one of Tomorrow's Marquee Names, Now in the Making by The New York Times. (more...)

Writers Theatre Presents MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOMWriters Theatre Presents MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

This visceral American classic serves as the 1920s chapter of August Wilson's epic American Century Cycle. What begins as a routine recording session becomes more strained as tensions rise between the members of a blues band and the owners of the recording studio. The white producers mean to exploit the talents of the band especially the gifted and impulsive Levee but when Ma insists on having things her way, tensions are enflamed and the play builds to an unexpected and searing climax. (more...)

MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Announced At Writers TheatreMA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Announced At Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2018/19 season with August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Writers Theatre Resident Director Ron OJ Parson. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom runs February 6 - March 17, 2019 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf Honors Actor and Playwright Danai Gurira At Annual Women in the Arts LuncheonPhoto Flash: Steppenwolf Honors Actor and Playwright Danai Gurira At Annual Women in the Arts Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

 Steppenwolf Theatre Company gathered with 300 leaders from Chicago's business and civic communities for the 10thAnniversary Steppenwolf Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon to honor OBIE, Helen Hayes and NAACP Award-winning actor and playwright Danai Gurira on December 10, 2018 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N Columbus Dr. Ms. Gurira was also recently appointed a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, focusing on gender equality and women's rights. Author of the hit play, Familiar, which is currently running through January 13, 2019 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, Ms. Gurira was joined by Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and Steppenwolf Education Manager Jared Bellot for a warm and candid conversation about her impressive acting career on-screen and on-stage, her award-winning plays and her impact as an activist and philanthropist. (more...)

MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Comes to Writers TheatreMA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Comes to Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2018/19 season with August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Writers Theatre Resident Director Ron OJ Parson.  Ma Rainey's Black Bottom runs February 6 - March 17, 2019 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Rescripted Announces Second Session Of The Key: Young Critics Mentorship ProgramRescripted Announces Second Session Of The Key: Young Critics Mentorship Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

Rescripted is thrilled to announce the second session of The Key: Young Critics Mentorship Program, beginning September 18 and hosted this year at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. Regina Victor, founder of the online arts journalism platform Rescripted and entertainment critic Oliver Sava, created the 10-week training program for Chicago youth in arts criticism. In league with The Chicago Inclusion Project, The Key successfully launched last year at Greenhouse Theater Center with its first group of young writers learning the skills and industry knowledge needed to pursue careers in arts criticism.  (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's THE ROOMMATEPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's THE ROOMMATE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Now in rehearsals, Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad. Ensemble members Ora Jones and Sandra Marquez star in this celebration of female friendship and midlife renaissance. (more...)

Steppenwolf's Professional Leadership Fellows Present CRAFTING A COHORTSteppenwolf's Professional Leadership Fellows Present CRAFTING A COHORT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 2017/18 Multicultural Fellows are proud to present Crafting a Cohort, a free event that aims to unite people of color and members of the queer community (POC/Queer Folx) in various levels of theatre career tracks by providing a space for discussion and connection. (more...)

Timeline Theatre Company Presents World Premiere Of Brett Neveu's TO CATCH A FISHTimeline Theatre Company Presents World Premiere Of Brett Neveu's TO CATCH A FISH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

TimeLine Theatre Company announces casting and other details for the world premiere of TO CATCH A FISH by Brett Neveu, directed by Ron OJ Parson, May 3 - July 1, 2018 (previews 4/25 - 5/2) at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. Press Night is Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information, visit timelinetheatre.com or call (773) 281-8463 x6. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Announces 2018 'The Freshness Initiative Playwrights' and New Company MembersSideshow Theatre Announces 2018 'The Freshness Initiative Playwrights' and New Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce the newest playwrights chosen for its annual "The Freshness Initiative," the company's commissioning and new play development program, now in its fourth year. The 2018 Freshness Initiative will feature PRO-AM, written by Brynne Frauenhoffer and directed by Regina Victor and LORCA PLAY written by Ariel Zetina and directed by artistic director Jonathan L. Green. Free readings of the productions will be presented in July 2018 at Victory Gardens Theater. Sideshow world premieres developed through "The Freshness Initiative" include Kristiana Rae Colon's Tilikum, Philip Dawkins' The Happiest Place on Earth and Calamity West's Give It All Back. (more...)

The New Colony's THE LIGHT Extends Through February 25The New Colony's THE LIGHT Extends Through February 25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

The New Colony is pleased to announce its sell-out world premiere THE LIGHT is adding three additional weeks of performances, extending through February 25, 2018 at The Den Theatre (2B), 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets for all performance are currently available at www.thenewcolony.org. (more...)

Writers Theatre Presents A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTENWriters Theatre Presents A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents A Moon for the Misbegotten, written by Eugene O'Neill and directed by WT Resident Director William Brown. A Moon for the Misbegotten runs February 7 March 18, 2018 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: The New Colony Presents the World Premiere of THE LIGHTPhoto Flash: The New Colony Presents the World Premiere of THE LIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

The New Colony is pleased to conclude its ninth season with the world premiere of Loy Webb's gripping romantic drama THE LIGHT, directed by Toma Langston, playing January 5 February 4, 2018 at The New Colony's resident home, The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at www.thenewcolony.org. The press opening is Monday, January 8 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

The New Colony Announces THE LIGHT at The Den Theatre; Casting Announced!The New Colony Announces THE LIGHT at The Den Theatre; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

The New Colony is pleased to announce an added production for its ninth season, the world premiere of Loy Webb's THE LIGHT, directed by Toma Langston, playing January 5 February 4, 2018 at The New Colony's resident home, The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets go on sale Monday, December 4 at www.thenewcolony.org. The press opening is Monday, January 8 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

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