Train Talk

By Jordan Scott Hardesty This conversation was immediately interrupted by a group of three men across the aisle of the train, who were also sporting their playbills. The men were closer to my age, and they were archetype of those who frequent Cubs bars in Lakeview. One said, “We heard you talking about the play and we wanted to join in.” It was around this point that it became clear that this was becoming a talkback.

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The Champion: Ricardo Gamboa, The Wizards, and Hegemonic Gravity

By Emma Durbin Watching The Wizards was the first time I had ever seen a playwright depict violence against white men specifically because of their race (the reciprocal of when the same white men killed the four brown boys). In this way, Gamboa successfully dismantles white guilt and white power. This gives all audience members the rare opportunity to relax and grieve by imagining a future free from white supremacy. In the interest of championing and celebrating Ricardo’s work, The Wizards in particular, I asked them to sit down for an interview with me.

The Oldest Profession

by Maddy Mason My theatrical career began in the ensemble. I played the pivotal role of Bystander #1 in Les Miserables, screaming “Look out!” as I ran down the dark aisles of the 24th Street Theater. Without this crucial line said by Bystander #1, we would not have the emotional stakes of the Runaway Cart... Continue Reading →

The Danger of Disbelief

by Rebecca Galkin, Part Time Staff Writer Due to rocky relations between Cuba and the United States and recent changes with U.S security from the Trump administration, Ludi Teatro, a Cuban theatre company, is canceling their production of The Mirror. This play was slotted as the opening production for Destinos, the first Chicago International Latino... Continue Reading →

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