Just two weeks after reports surfaced that Chicago would be home to the Obama Presidential Library, The Barack Obama Foundation plans to announce on Tuesday the exact location on the city’s South Side. Washington Par and Jackson Park are both contenders. WBEZ’s Yolanda Perdomo will be watching the announcement and will have reaction from neighbors. We also hear from Paula Robinson, President of the Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Commission. Also, music from Highasakite.
Playwright Lynn Nottage and director Chuck Smith discuss By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, a “sharp-toothed comedy” (The Wall Street Journal) that offers a glimpse into the life of Vera Stark, a headstrong African American actress who begins a career in the 1930s, at a time when her only shot at success lay in stealing small scenes in big Hollywood blockbusters.
En Chicago, se hará historia, con el estreno mundial de PEDRO PÁRAMO, una producción comisionada por el Goodman Theatre, y el MCA Chicago. La obra, fue desarrollada por Teatro Buendía, la compañía de teatro independiente más aclamada de Cuba, con artistas locales a través de una residencia de ocho semanas en Chicago y La Habana, Cuba.
Goodman Theatre Artist Encounters bring together audiences and the artists who create the work on our stages in an intimate environment, for a behind-the-scenes look at the plays and the playmaking process. This month, listen to an in-depth conversation between Measure for Measure Director Robert Falls andthe Chicago Sun-Times' Neil Steinberg.
The Goodman Theatre has announced the new additions to their Playwrights Unit; they're Greg Allen, who founded The Neo-Futurists; Alice Austen, who is also a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists; Ike Holter, one of the founders of The Inconvenience and the mind behind Hit the Wall; and Christopher Oscar Peña, the writer of however long the night.