All stories by Meggie Gates on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Long live the Lincoln Lodge by Meggie Gates

The long-running DIY institution settles into a permanent home. It's a Sunday and the theater is packed, an abnormality for any comedy spot in Chicago.…

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Blood, ink, and tears by Meggie Gates

Tattooing is still dominated by white men, but women, nonbinary people, and people of color are making their mark. Tattoo artist Emily Kempf lives in a world of…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The rise of the viral drag queens by Meggie Gates

A generation that grew up queer on the Internet finds a home on Chicago’s drag stages. Derry Queen takes the stage in a laced leather corset and a black skirt.…

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Oct 06: Slave Play
Feb 01: The Minutes
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