Off Book chats with Victory Gardens' Chay Yew, Chicago Dramatists'Jon Steinhagen and Much More!

  Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings at Next, Court, Chicago Shakes, and Lyric.  In addition, we chat about world premieres with Jon Steinhagen, playwright for Chicago Dramatists and Raven Theatre  and new Artistic Director Chad Yew at Victory Gardens.  And of course, we have two new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights.  Have a listen!  Plus, don’t forget to pick your favorite among the five finalists in fourteen categories with  HONOR AWARDS 2011.  This episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance. Shot word of theday:*Nice*

Review Round-up:

 “A Girl in the Yellow Dress” at Next Theatre

“Invisible Man” at Court Theatre

“Feast” at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

“Aida” at Lyric Opera of Chicago  

 Chicago Theatre Off Book February 3, 2012 Special Guests:   Jon Steinhagen, playwright with premieres at Chicago Dramatists and Raven Theatre Chay Yew, Artistic Director at Victory Gardens  

Got A Minute? “To The Top” by Jon Steinhagen and “Chad and Dale” by Chad Volkers  

COMING SOON:  In February, Chicago Theatre Off Book and CHIRP are throwing a party to honor the best of 2011 with an HONOR AWARD.  Two-tier voting starts here.  Katy Walsh tabulated her favorites from reviewing 247 shows on The Fourth Walsh.  Chicago voted for their faves.  Now YOU get to help choose the winner among the finalists in each category. Vote for your favorite show, performer, director, designer… HONOR AWARDS 2011.     

Chicago Theatre Off Book is the new voice of community collaboration on CHIRP, Chicago Independent Radio Show.  Every week,  Off Book will feature Chicago leaders in performing arts entertainment.  From small storefront to the big warhorses, Off Book will focus on what’s happening on the Chicagoland theatrical landscape.  With reviews, interviews and one-minute audio-plays, Off Book will showcase the local talents driving Chicago’s dynamic theatre force.  Hosted by Actor Joshua J. Volkers and Reviewer Katy Walsh from The Fourth Walsh, Off Book is where Chicago meets to discuss innovation.

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