Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Boycott For Choice: Can Artists Be Profiles in Courage? by Alan Harrison

If you are an artist and pro-choice, you have to confront a terrible and difficult question. The post Boycott For Choice: Can Artists Be Profiles in Courage? appeared first on Clyde Fitch R…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

All the Good News I Could Find by Katie Kelaidis

Nine not-a-little-bit-bougie pieces of good news and nice things for the decadent extremist in us all. The post All the Good News I Could Find appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Native Voices: Finding Refuge on a Hill in Los Angeles by Lynne Taylor-Corbett

They don’t just nurture plays. They nurture the Native artists who flock to the refuge on the hill. The post Native Voices: Finding Refuge on a Hill in Los Angeles appeared first on Clyde …

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

‘Lockdown’ Appeals for Justice Reform — and Compassion by Robin Rothstein

Playwright Cori Thomas learned to see the San Quentin incarcerated as individuals, not as past crimes. The post ‘Lockdown’ Appeals for Justice Reform — and Compassion appeared first on…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Inside David Garrison, a Well-Defended Mr. Mister by Leonard Jacobs

How to play an avaricious, amoral capitalist in an age of avaricious, amoral capitalists. The post Inside David Garrison, a Well-Defended Mr. Mister appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

‘Ain’t No Mo’ Taught Me About 400 Years of Inequality by Anthony Meyers

Audiences laughed. But no one will ever understand the pain of African Americans. The post ‘Ain’t No Mo’ Taught Me About 400 Years of Inequality appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Taking Up Space: A Tale of Two Mitskis by Kaela Garvin

I, too, want to be treated like a cowboy. I want to be treated like a white man with a weapon. The post Taking Up Space: A Tale of Two Mitskis appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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For Hnath, ‘Hillary and Clinton’ Are a, If Not the, Real Thing by David Finkle

Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgrow cannonade a gratifying 90-minute, intermissionless play. The post For Hnath, ‘Hillary and Clinton’ Are a, If Not the, Real Thing appeared first on Clyde…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

When Ari Melber Gets ‘In Your Face’ by Leonard Jacobs

Or, satire is not "what closes on Saturday night." The post When Ari Melber Gets ‘In Your Face’ appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Dear Tasha Lawrence: A Letter About ‘All Our Children’ by Leonard Jacobs

You have a tough scene late in the play. You probably know it -- what you do at the end of it. The post Dear Tasha Lawrence: A Letter About ‘All Our Children’ appeared first on Clyde Fit…

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Doreen Taylor Gets Her ‘Oscar’ by Founder

An Off-Broadway musical fronts a hologram of Oscar Hammerstein II -- and faces headwinds. The post Doreen Taylor Gets Her ‘Oscar’ appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Kevin Allison Took a Chance — and the RISK! Paid Off by Mark Dundas Wood

Celebrating 10 years of storytelling and soul-bearing with a great new anthology. The post Kevin Allison Took a Chance — and the RISK! Paid Off appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Can US Dance Learn From Ballet Folklórico de México? by Stacie Williams

This kind of work could become prevalent in America. Why isn't it? The post Can US Dance Learn From Ballet Folklórico de México? appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

She’s Lear, She’s Here, Get Used To It by David Finkle

One thing about this obtuse king is undeniably magisterial: a larger-than-life rage. The post She’s Lear, She’s Here, Get Used To It appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Sackler, Altria, MacArthur: Ethical Quicksand in Big Philanthropy by Alan Harrison

Is our collective conscience bothered before we accept the gift or after the public outcry? The post Sackler, Altria, MacArthur: Ethical Quicksand in Big Philanthropy appeared first on Clyde…

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Surviving Post-Truth Politics: The Theater of Ivo van Hove by Susan Bennett and Sonia Massai

Digging deep into "the antithesis of absolute truth." The post Surviving Post-Truth Politics: The Theater of Ivo van Hove appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Giving Chase to Choreographer Chase Brock by Leonard Jacobs

Dance "from character and situation and circumstance and plot and theme." The post Giving Chase to Choreographer Chase Brock appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Halley Feiffer: Writing New Roles One Play at a Time by Martha Steketee

How an actor who has always been a writer became a writer who has always been an actor. The post Halley Feiffer: Writing New Roles One Play at a Time appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Of Sound Mind: Fitz Patton Sees Theater As Tonal Adventure by Martha Steketee

Sound designer? Composer? Photographer? Publisher? Call him what you like. But call: he's listening. The post Of Sound Mind: Fitz Patton Sees Theater As Tonal Adventure appeared first on Cly…

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Call To Boycott Chicago's Writers Theatre For Protecting A Harasser by Artsjournal1

"Last fall, ... former Writers intern Tom Robson accused longtime Artistic Director Michael Halberstam of sexually harassing him both verbally and physically in 2003. ... A few weeks later, …

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The First Pussy Riot Oratorio by Artsjournal1

Prisoner of Conscience, composed by Jennifer Jolley for female vocal quartet the Quince Ensemble, draws its texts from the Russian punk rockers' lyrics and from the transcribed proceedings o…

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

How Technology Is Changing Dance by Artsjournal

What if composers, instead of translating into music what they see in dance and dancers, could build scores directly from their own bodies? Dancers master the art of embodying existing music…

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Are All Artists Liberal? So Where Are The Conservatives? by Artsjournal

When we in the arts champion “diversity, equity and inclusion,” do we mean everyone? Do we mean conservatives? Religiously, culturally or otherwise? Are conservative artists not identify…

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Stunning Dunning Unveils His ‘Signature Project,’ 1M People Strong by Leonard Jacobs

Move over SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. There are incalculable ways to harness the power and presence of pure visual art with the arresting and urgent immediacy of performance. Add in a pa…

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Another Chicago Theater Company Director Accused Of Abusing And Coercing Actresses

Less than two years after revelations of abuse led to the closing of Profiles Theater Co. and the creation of the advocacy group Not in Our House, "six Chicago-based actresses report an exte…

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Now on Broadway: The Funniest Second Act Ever Written by David Finkle

Reading the script, the play's original director had to “go lie down at once." The post Now on Broadway: The Funniest Second Act Ever Written appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Thursday, December 31, 2015
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Survey of Art’s Best in 2015 by Roger Armbrust

As white-bearded, white-gowned 2015 makes his exit this week, here’s a look back at the year’s best in areas of art, according to publications dedicated to the cause: Biggest Art Discove…

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Make Way for The Make Ready by Bec Willett

Dandelion Theatre's The Make Ready is a safe and productive space for both actors and playwrights.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Women Leading in Theatre need Power, Focus, Vision by Shawn C. Harris

Many times we discover our authentic voice or true calling later in life.

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