Goodman Theatre has made available for online streaming its production of Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play directed by Lili-Anne Brown, while performances are suspended to mitigate spread of COVID-19.
For over 60 years, The Second City has been renowned for entertaining and educating millions in its theaters and classrooms. Now, the famed comedy institution has adapted its improvisation-based shows, classes, and corporate services to create real-time, interactive, and socially “together” virtual experiences available to audiences worldwide. “It’s incredible to see how well our work translates to this platform. There are so many people who have yet to experience The Second City, and it’s so rewarding to our talent and staff to get back to work online and give the world a taste of what we do,” says Andrew Alexander, CEO and executive producer of The Second City.
This April, attend Chicago’s newest Fringe festival from the comfort and safety of your own home at Random Acts of Theatre! Subtitled a “Digital Fringe Festival,” the multi-day schedule will feature theatrical videos of all kinds, live-streamed across dozens of networks. Donations will be accepted, with proceeds going to The Actors Fund to assist artists currently out of work.
Paramount Theatre announced today the launch of Connection: A Social Media Concert Series, an all-new online campaign to find new ways for artists and audiences to connect with each other while the public is asked to shelter in place.
Otherworld Theatre Company, Chicago’s premier Science Fiction and Fantasy theatre, is making performances both old and new available online. High quality recordings of past stage productions will be available to subscribers on Patreon, including Stupid Shakespeare Company’s PickleRicickles, which ended its run early due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Brand new content from company members and friends of the company will be available via the company’s YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook pages. This includes comedy sketches, stand-up, dramatic readings, and pre-recorded adventures from Out on A Whim’s Improvised Dungeons and Dragons every Sunday night. There are even opportunities for patrons to perform as part of the weekly Theatre of Ted Digital Open Mic. Fans are encouraged to subscribe and follow Otherworld Theatre Company on above mentioned platforms and visit www.otherworldtheatre.org to stay up to date on new premiere dates and content.
“All the world’s a stage” takes on new meaning with Chicago’s Theater Wit’s announcement today that it will begin selling remote viewing tickets to online, streamed video performances of its Chicago premiere of Teenage Dick.
Full cast and crew have been announced for Artemisia’s world premiere production of EVERY WAITING HEART. The drama will be performed at The Den in June 2020 and directed by Artemisia Founding Artistic Director Julie Proudfoot. The winner of Artemisia’s 2018 Fall Festival of new feminist plays, EVERY WAITING HEART centers on the relationship between an overworked single mother and her rebellious teenaged daughter.
Definition Theatre announces casting for the Chicago premiere of WHITE by newly-added ensemble member James Ijames, directed by Tasia A. Jones. WHITE will run from April 17 – May 24, 2020, with a press opening on Saturday, April 25 at 6:00pm. Definition Theatre presents WHITE in collaboration with Steppenwolf Theatre’s LookOut Series in the Steppenwolf 1700 Theatre. Tickets for WHITE are on sale and can be purchased online at steppenwolf.org or by calling 312-335-1650. The 1700 Theatre is located behind Front Bar at 1700 N Halsted.
“Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion...” Drury Lane Theatre announces Johanna McKenzie Miller will direct its production of Steel Magnolias, written by Robert Harling. Bringing this story of female strength and friendship to life alongside McKenzie Miller is an all-female creative team, including Angela Weber Miller (Scenic Design), Jessica Pabst (Costume Design), Lindsay Lyddan (Lighting Design), Sarah Ramos (Sound Design), Emily Young (Wig Design), and Cassy Schillo (Properties Design).
The New Colony is pleased to continue its 2019-20 season with the world premiere of ensemble member K.L. Parker’s* heartfelt ensemble family drama Under The Tree, directed by Spenser Davis, playing April 1 – May 3, 2020 at TNC’s resident home, The Den Theatre’s Upstairs Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at www.thenewcolony.org. The press opening is Monday, April 6 at 7:30 pm.
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