Chicago theatre history 2.0

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Chicago-based actor, writer, and “budding technomancer” Dan Granata has launched a new theatre blog that promises to dig deep into Chicago’s theatrical history.

From the “About” page:

“It’s about the stories, on stage and off. It’s about the audiences. It’s about the conversation that’s been going on long before we got here and will continue long after we leave.

“In short, it’s the making of theatre in Chicago. And who makes it. And how. And why.”

Good idea. Check it out: Theatre that works.

Wednesday theatrosphere roundup

The Next Stage
Have you been following Vancouver-based playwright Simon Ogden’s 11-question interview series? You can’t go wrong reading the entire set here, but if you’re looking for a place to start, check out his interviews with:

Theatre Ideas
Theatre activator-engineer Scott Walters is back from his period of self-imposed radio silence. Check out OK, Here’s the Problem, in which he continues to clean the grit out of the ever-creaking theatre machine. Walters makes the theatrosphere a more exciting place to be. Period.

The Mission Paradox
To get your arts marketing fix, you can’t go wrong at Chicago-based Adam Thurman’s The Mission Paradox. Check out this recent post in which he introduces an intriguing equation: New company + new play = Bad idea.