WBEZ | The Game Show Show...and Stuff! http://www.wbez.org/tags/game-show-showand-stuff Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: Have your say — vote to extend a play http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-10-25/daily-rehearsal-have-your-say-%E2%80%94-vote-extend-play-93448 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-October/2011-10-25/Burying-Miss-America.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-25/Burying-Miss-America.jpg" style="margin-left: 10px; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: right; width: 292px; height: 400px; " title=""><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>1. One of the Goodman's Youth Arts Council members</strong></span></span>, Lauren Escobar, has been honored by NBC Chicago as one of 11 Hispanic-Americans recognized during Hispanic Heritage month for "continued contributions to the Hispanic community." Being a Youth Arts Council member means that you work with your school and community to encourage theater, and you lead workshops for young kids as well. They come out of a crop of kids who complete a General Theater Studies program. Escobar was&nbsp;acknowledged at a lunch last week at NBC Chicago studios.</p><p><strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;">2. WNEP says they're "feverishly working </span></span></strong>behind the scenes to prepare for our next show." Check back on their <a href="http://wneptheater.org/2011/10/stay-posted-for-our-next-show/">website soon</a> for further announcements (or I'm paying attention, here).</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>3. New Leaf Theatre is letting you vote</strong></span></span> on whether or not you want them to extend their show <em>Burying Miss America</em>, and if you do, how so. Through Friday evening, <a href="http://www.newleaftheatre.org/blog/choose-your-own-performance/">vote on their blog</a>&nbsp;for the performance time you'd go to, and if enough people vote (20 or more), the show will happen. Democracy in action, people.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>4. Reviews are in for <em>The Game Show Show...and Stuff!</em></strong></span></span>&nbsp;after their <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-09-29/daily-rehearsal-steppenwolf-launches-hip-new-blog-92626">big move</a> to the Mercury Theater. It's still a fun night, but Chris Jones says that when you move to a big marquee, "expectations change." And he <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/theaterloop/ct-ent-1025-game-show-review-20111025,0,889476.column">has specific recommendations</a>. "Here's what needs to happen for this show to work in such a space: It has to be much, much faster and funnier — Lawfer needs more material and he should have a lot more fun with his eager volunteers."</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>5. Interested in TimeLine Theatre's marketing techniques</strong></span></span> this year? Photographer <a href="http://timelinetheatre.wordpress.com/2011/10/19/paper-magic/">Ryan Robinson fills you in</a> on the "million x-acto blades and stacks and stacks of paper" it took to make the images promoting this year's plays. And watch this video, it's definitely cool.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5wCLbbCwrjE" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 14:38:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-10-25/daily-rehearsal-have-your-say-%E2%80%94-vote-extend-play-93448 Daily Rehearsal: Steppenwolf launches hip new blog http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-09-29/daily-rehearsal-steppenwolf-launches-hip-new-blog-92626 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-September/2011-09-29/massive draft.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-September/2011-09-29/massive draft.jpg" style="margin: 10px; float: left; width: 300px; height: 166px;" title=""><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>1. Steppenwolf's new website devoted</strong></span></span> to a behind-the-scenes look at the plays it has in production has launched. Called <a href="http://www.massivedraft.org/"><em>Massive Draft</em></a>, the site will have a greater variety of videos, images, and interviews about the plays in progress, and they want to "invite you into that conversation." Thus far, we have a conversation between&nbsp;director Kimberly Senior and playwright Zayd Dohrn about&nbsp;<em>Want</em>, and Christopher Shea takes inspiration from it to looks at how different thinkers have written about raising kids religiously. There's also another talk with&nbsp;director&nbsp;Matt Miller and playwright Carly Mensch of&nbsp;<em>Oblivion.</em></p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>2. Here's<a href="http://broadwayworld.com/twitter1002011.cfm"> a bunch of theater people</a></strong></span></span> you should follow on Twitter, in Chicago and out. But before you get all offended that you weren't included and your musings on the best sandwich shop for a snack won't be read by millions, read @BroadywayGirlNYC's disclaimer:</p><ul><li>It’s not a list of the most famous Broadway folks on twitter.</li><li>It’s not a list of my favorite PEOPLE on Broadway -- I judged purely on the quality, quantity, and Broadway-relevance of the tweets</li><li>It is not a ranked list. Everyone is in alphabetical order.</li><li>It is absolutely NOT a complete list of those worth following on twitter!!</li></ul><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>3. Laura Molzahn <a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/bill-t-jones-body-against-body/Content?oid=4718891">points out</a></strong></span></span> that you might want to see Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company's "<a href="http://www.colum.edu/Dance_Center/performances/billtjones/index.php">Body Against Body</a>" at the Columbia College this weekend. You best know Jones from his work on <em>Fela!</em>, and this is quite an amalgam of a variety of pieces he's known for, including (but not limited to) some full-frontal nudity.</p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-June/2011-06-30/womenarecrazy.jpg" style="margin: 10px; float: right; width: 193px; height: 250px;" title=""><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>4. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/womenarecrazy"><em>Women are Crazy Because Men Are A**holes </em></a>has moved</strong></span></span> to the Victory Gardens Theatre, apparently after either overstaying their welcome at the Greenhouse, or growing out of it. No word on whether or not <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-06-30/critics-theater-picks-for-630-73">Kelly Kleiman has finally seen it</a>, but she recommended it once, so...</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>5. Anderson Lawfer has already <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-08-11/paper-machete-interview-anderson-lawfer-christopher-piatt-90473">dropped by WBEZ</a></strong></span></span> and shared some stuff with us, but he's gotten even bigger since them. He's the host of <em><a href="https://www.facebook.com/andstuffproductions">The Game Show Show...and Stuff!</a>&nbsp;</em>at a variety of locations, and now it has moved to the Mercury Theater for a larger engagement. Look for it in mid-October.&nbsp;</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 21:05:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-09-29/daily-rehearsal-steppenwolf-launches-hip-new-blog-92626