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Dramatic Revolution: The State of DIY Theater In Chicago

I wrote a theater feature for Newcity Magazine's Stage section on Chicago's rapidly evolving and changing DIY theater scene, with many different perspectives, definitions and ideas outlined within it. Click here to read the published version of it. Below, I've posted a longer, "uncut" version of this piece, that featured more voices from the different theater professionals/organizations/groups/collectives … Continue reading Dramatic Revolution: The State of DIY Theater In Chicago

Joy and Terror: A Review of Significant Other at About Face Theatre and Theater Wit

I wrote a theater review for Newcity Magazine on "Significant Other" by About Face Theatre and Theater Wit. Click here to read my review. The full text of the article can be viewed below. RECOMMENDED Joshua Harmon (“Bad Jews”) returns with this hilarious and heartwarming (yet melancholy) tale of Jordan Berman: a single gay man in New York … Continue reading Joy and Terror: A Review of Significant Other at About Face Theatre and Theater Wit

Dogged and Determined: A Review of The Consul at Chicago Opera Theater

I wrote a theater review for Newcity Magazine on "The Consul" at Chicago Opera Theater. Click here to read my review. The full text of the article can be viewed below.   Gian Carlo Menotti, who, during his lifetime, was considered one of the most widely performed of all living opera composers, won the first of his … Continue reading Dogged and Determined: A Review of The Consul at Chicago Opera Theater

Erroneous Zones: A Review of Bobby Pin Girls at Nothing Without a Company

I wrote a theater review for Newcity Magazine on "Bobby Pin Girls" by Nothing Without a Company at The Chicago Mosaic School. Click here to read my review. The full text of the article can be viewed below.   RECOMMENDED In a play where every character is destined to screw up, Janey Bell’s script offers insight into how … Continue reading Erroneous Zones: A Review of Bobby Pin Girls at Nothing Without a Company

Lost But Not Forgotten: A Review of In Sarah’s Shadow: The Eleonora Duse Story at Pop Magic Productions

I wrote a theater review for Newcity Magazine on "In Sarah’s Shadow: The Eleonora Duse Story" by Pop Magic Productions at Prop Thtr. Click here to read my review. The full text of the article can be viewed below. RECOMMENDED Italian actress Eleonora Duse was once named the greatest actor that ever lived by George Bernard Shaw. She … Continue reading Lost But Not Forgotten: A Review of In Sarah’s Shadow: The Eleonora Duse Story at Pop Magic Productions

The Other Side of the Curtain: How Community-Engaged, Socially Conscious Theater Is Changing the Landscape of Performance in Chicago

I wrote a theater feature for Newcity Magazine's Stage section on how community-engaged, socially-conscious theater is changing the landscape of performance in Chicago. Click here to read the published version of it. Below, I've posted a longer, "uncut" version of this piece, that featured more voices from the different theater organizations/groups/collectives I had the honor to speak … Continue reading The Other Side of the Curtain: How Community-Engaged, Socially Conscious Theater Is Changing the Landscape of Performance in Chicago