Due to health and safety measures mandated by the City of Chicago and Chicago Park District, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks Moves from the Greens to your Screens | Virtual Tour to 18 neighborhoods with daily "Green Show" streams | Chicagoans invited to bring Shakespeare outdoors with #MyMidsummerCHI | Now through August 28th
About Face Theatre (AFT) welcomes Mikael Burke to its staff in the role of Associate Artistic Director to lead AFT’s education and new work development programs. Burke has been working with AFT since 2016 when he directed for the AIDS On Stage reading series. In 2018 Burke directed a production of Harrison David Rivers’ THIS BITTER EARTH for the mainstage and in 2019 he became an About Face Artistic Associate. His staff position begins in August 2020.
ARKANSAS NEW PLAY FESTIVAL CONTINUES WITH THE INTERROGATOR | Inspired by true events, the new play by Russell Leigh Sharman premieres Friday, August 7th at 7pm CDT | Reading performance to be streamed at www.playarkansas.com
In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, The Chicago Heights Drama Group has been addressing the issue of racial justice, inclusivity and empowerment in all aspects of their Theatre. An extraordinary meeting of the general membership and community was called and held on ZOOM on the evening of July 18. More than 75 people attended. During the meeting, the Board of Directors unveiled a plan to move the organization forward and address the issue.