Including the Chicago Premiere of AIRNESS by Chelsea Marcantel, directed by Gwendolyn Whiteside; World Premiere of ALMA by Benjamin Benne, directed by Ana Velazquez; August Wilson’s FENCES, directed by Monty Cole; and the 19thth annual production of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO! from Frank Capra’s film, directed by Gwendolyn Whiteside and music directed by Michael Mahler.
Dear Friends of Pride -
In the past week, I have felt a combination of emotions. Sorrow for the work at Pride Arts, across Chicago and the country, that people will not get to see. Great productions like our DEX & ABBY and FIVE ENCOUNTERS ON A SITE CALLED CRAIGSLIST played to much smaller audiences than they should have. Joy for the camaraderie of our community pulling together and hope that people much smarter than I will soon clear a path for us all.