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Congo Square Theatre Company’s Production DAY OF ABSENCE Reminds Us That 1965 and 2020 Are Not That Far Apart.

In 1965 a wonderful playwright and director, Douglas Turner Ward, wrote the amazing satiric play Day of Absence. It helped launch the iconic Negro Ensemble Company in New York City. The mission of the Company was to present live theatre written by and about black people to a culturally diverse audience that was and is... Read more »

CATS the Film: A Ball of String and a Big Fur Ball

CATS the musical is one of my favorite theatrical productions.  I have seen some excellent productions and recently some not so great productions.  I was off the roof excited that CATS was going to be taken to the screen and the cast that was chosen was amazing. For those of you who may not know... Read more »

The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Supports Small Chicago Theatre Companies

2019 is the Year of Chicago Theatre! Small theatres across Chicago are evolving their company thanks in part to the Chicago-based Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation which supports more than 50 Chicago small theatre companies with annual budgets below $1 million. These funds help theatres strengthen operations and focus on producing works and furthering initiatives... Read more »