Chriss Henderson to Stop Down as Executive Director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chriss Henderson who has steered Chicago Shakespeare Theater from a fledgling start-up theater in 1990 through 33 years of expansive growth, award-winning productions, and nationally recognized education and community engagement programming, has announced that he will be stepping down from his executive director role at the end of 2022.

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Full Circle: Court Theatre Names Gabriel Randle-Bent Associate Artistic Director

In any real artistic pursuit, there comes a time when you simply have to invest in what you believe in. After all, as the old saying goes, you have to put up or shut up. And Court Theatre, who’s collaborated generously with a host of emerging and talented Chicago-based artists, directors and playwrights, has done just that in their recent appointment of Gabrielle Randle-Bent as associate artistic director. Bringing a uniquely powerful combination of academic excellence, artistic acumen and collaborative experience with with Court Theatre’s artistic team, Randle-Bent finds herself uniquely qualified to fill the post for which Court has been searching since early this year. 

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Artistic Director E.M. David and Managing Director Rose Hamill to Exit Broken Nose Theatre

The Board of Directors of Broken Nose Theatre recently announced artistic director E.M. Davis and managing director Rose Hamill will step down from their leadership roles effective September 1, 2022. The Board, in conjunction with the staff and ensemble, announced it will conduct an extensive search for new leadership in the coming months.

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TimeLine Theatre Set to Premiere Relentless Set in the Black Victorian Age

Chicago playwright and TimeLine Theatre company member Tyla Abercrumbie weaves a mother’s past with her daughters’ present in Relentless, a centuries-spanning tale of family, legacy, and progress set in the Black Victorian age, receiving its world premiere after a nearly two-year delay. The new work was developed through the company’s Playwrights Collective and now serves as the first production in TimeLine’s 25th Anniversary season.

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The Chicago Theatre Celebrates 100 Years

In honor of the Chicago Theatre’s 100th anniversary, Chicago Mayor, Lori E. Lightfoot recently issued a proclamation recognizing Tuesday, October 26, 2021 as Chicago Theatre Day stating, “Theater is foundational to the life and culture of Chicago, as our productions draw crowds from all over the world and spark inspiration and engaging conversations. For the past 100 years, The Chicago Theatre has contributed to this reputation by illuminating State Street with fantastic shows and films. I am thrilled to wish the Theatre a happy 100th anniversary and celebrate Chicago Theatre Day as we embark on yet another century of entertainment in our city.”

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All We Need is Shakespeare

Peace, love and Shakespeare – Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) is bringing all three to their Beatles’ infused adaptation of As You Like It, set in the swinging sixties. It’sCST’s first indoor performance of the 2021-2022 season and it’s inspired by the Fab Four’s unforgettable canon. As You Like It will take audiences back to the 1960s in both song and style while reimagining one of Shakespeare’s most delightful and lyrical comedies. 

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