Date of Death: October 06, 1991

Birth Place: Blandinsville, IL, USA
Steppenwolf Education Announces Latest Young Adult Council Cohort And Upcoming EventsSteppenwolf Education Announces Latest Young Adult Council Cohort And Upcoming Events
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Steppenwolf Education welcomes the Young Adult Council Class of 2018-19. Now in its twelfth year, the Young Adult Council was started out of a need for a professional training program for young people in all aspects of theater, beyond just acting on stage. (more...)

Gatorade Honors High School Coaches With 2018 Gatorade Coaching Excellence AwardGatorade Honors High School Coaches With 2018 Gatorade Coaching Excellence Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2018

As athletes and coaches prepare to take the stage during sports' biggest awards week, Gatorade honors two high school coaches - Wendell Phillips Academy's Troy McAllister and Dillard's Marcia Pinder - with the 2018 Gatorade Coaching Excellence Award. On July 17, McAllister and Pinder, along with the 2018 Gatorade Athlete of the Year nominees, will be honored at the Athlete of the Year Dinner in Los Angeles, California. In addition to this, they will all walk the red carpet at the 2018 ESPYS with some of the most iconic figures in sports. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

The League of Chicago Theatres, Goodman Theatre, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Broadway In Chicago and competition organizer Derrick Sanders announce the three Chicago finalists for the 9th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition: Nia Safro from Chicago High School for the Performing Arts (first place, performed Molly, Joe Turner's Come and Gone); Chisom Chima from Nicholas Senn High School (second place; performed King, King Hedley II); and Evan Simpson from Chicago High School for the Performing Arts (third place, performed Youngblood, Jitney). The top three Chicago finalists were awarded scholarships in the amount of $500, $250 and $100, respectively. The top two winning students will receive expenses paid to travel to New York City for the National Finals, where they will compete on May 7, 2018. (more...)

Chicago High School Students to Compete in August Wilson Monologue CompetitionChicago High School Students to Compete in August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Twenty-one Chicago high school students will once again compete in the finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition for a chance to represent Chicago in the National Competition at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City. Hundreds of students competed across the city in preliminary rounds. The finals will be held at the Broadway Playhouse, 175 E Chestnut on February 26, 2018 at 6:00pm. The August Wilson Monologue Competition is free and open to the public. The top two winners of the Chicago finals will compete in the National Finals at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre in New York on May 7, 2018. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents 11th Annual South Side Performance FestCourt Theatre Presents 11th Annual South Side Performance Fest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Court Theatre proudly presents the 11th Annual Exelon South Side Youth Performance Fest, featuring the dramatic and design work of area students. The Exelon South Side Youth Performance Fest will be presented Tuesday, January 23, 2018, beginning with a scenic design exhibition in Court's lobby at 6:15 p.m., followed by student performances at 6:30 p.m. The annual celebration will take place at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave, and is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. with a reception immediately following the performance. (more...)

Chicago High School Students to Compete in the August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Twenty Chicago high school students will once again compete in the finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition for a chance to represent Chicago in the National Competition at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City.  Hundreds of students competed across the city in preliminary rounds. The finals will be held at the Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St on Monday, March 6, 2017 at6:00 pm. The August Wilson Monologue Competition is free and open to the public. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents 10th Annual Hyde Park Bank High School Performance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

 Court Theatre proudly presents the 10th Annual Hyde Park Bank High School Performance Festival, featuring the dramatic and design work of area students. The Hyde Park Bank High School Performance Festival will be presented Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., beginning with a scenic design exhibition in Court's lobby, followed by performances. The annual celebration will take place at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave, and is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and a reception will follow the performances at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Students & Teachers Celebrate 10th Anniversary of CPS Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents the tenth anniversary of CPS Shakespeare!, a transformative arts-in-education program that empowers an intergenerational ensemble of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students and teachers-supported by a team of CST theater professionals-to master Shakespeare's text and create an original Shakespeare production on CST's Courtyard Theater stage. (more...)

Open Fist Theatre Opens THE GOOD THIEF Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2013

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents THE GOOD THIEF, written by Conor McPherson and directed by Scott Paulin (Foote Notes, St. Nicholas) and starring Michael McGee. Mr. Paulin and Mr. McGee's previous collaboration on the McPherson play St. Nicholas was a critically-acclaimed endeavor at the Stephanie Feury Theatre. THE GOOD THIEF will open tonight, March 24 at 7pm and runs through Monday, April 29 at the Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

Open Fist Theatre to Open THE GOOD THIEF, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2013

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents THE GOOD THIEF, written by Conor McPherson and directed by Scott Paulin (Foote Notes, St. Nicholas) and starring Michael McGee. Mr. Paulin and Mr. McGee's previous collaboration on the McPherson play St. Nicholas was a critically-acclaimed endeavor at the Stephanie Feury Theatre. THE GOOD THIEF, will preview on St. Patrick's Day - Sunday, March 17 at 7pm; Monday, March 18 at 8pm and will open on Sunday, March 24 at 7pm and runs through Monday, April 29 at the Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)