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.
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.
by Mariah Schultz and Aidan Senn There is a fine line between satire and humor. The two can often coalesce, but humor is merely a byproduct of satire, not the sole function. At its heart, satire is meant to critique a clear truth in an exaggerated and often absurd (and humorous) extent. It requires precise... Continue Reading →
by Mariah Schultz Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves centers on a female high school soccer team and how their lives intertwine on and off the field. Though we never see them actually play, Delappe delivers an intense, action packed ninety minutes of humor, heartache, and suspense as if we were at an actual game. This idea... Continue Reading →
by Bri Schwartz Photo by Michael Brosilow In my three years here at The Theatre School at DePaul University, I have worked on shows about topics as broad as trauma and heartache and as niche as beastiality and basketball. Never have I worked on something that talks about something as close to me as race.... Continue Reading →
by Maddy Mason As I write this, it is the first day of tech for Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play. The room is divided in two: people either run around on the stage adjusting a set piece, or they sit around and try to pass the time until their cue is called. I am sitting... Continue Reading →
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 →
Article and Graphic by Natalia Janusz As each of us navigates our careers, we tend to pick up wisdom from older people who have been in the business for decades. Different lighting designers, technicians, programmers, and crew chiefs have been the older voice in my life as I work my way through the lighting industry.... Continue Reading →
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 →