WBEZ | Ricardo Gutierrez http://www.wbez.org/tags/ricardo-gutierrez Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: Caffeine Theatre shuts down http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-08/daily-rehearsal-caffeine-theatre-shuts-down-101626 <p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Ricardo Gutierrez</strong></span></span> will take over at Teatro Vista&#39;s new artistic director, as founder and artistic director Edward Torres moves on &quot;to focus on independent projects.&quot; Torres and Gutierrez will artistic direct Teatro Vista through February to ease through the transition.&nbsp;&quot;We are thrilled that Eddie has found such tremendous success as a director and actor,&quot; said Teatro Vista Board President Joan Pantsios in a statement. &quot;His dedication to Teatro Vista over the decades has been invaluable, and Teatro Vista would not be what it is today - a nationally-recognized home of the best Latino theater - without his hard work and passion. Eddie has assured us that he will remain an active ensemble member and supporter of the theater.&quot; Gutierrez is currently an ensemble member and directing associate of the company.</p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/caffeine.jpg" style="height: 115px; width: 300px; float: right; " title="" /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Steppenwolf has announced the companies</strong></span></span> they&#39;re partnering with for their Garage Rep this year: Baliwick Chicago, Buzz22 Chicago and Theatre Seven. The ten-week run of their shows will start February 14 (THE DAY OF LOVE) and end April 21 (just a regular day) of 2013. They&#39;ll be staging&nbsp;<em>See What I Wanna See </em>by Michael John LaChiusa,&nbsp;<em>She Kills Monsters&nbsp;</em>By Qui Nguyen, and <em>BlackTop Sky&nbsp;</em>By Christina Anderson.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- <a href="http://www.caffeinetheatre.com/">Caffeine Theatre</a></strong></span></span> <a href="http://chicago.broadwayworld.com/article/Caffeine-Theatre-Announces-Closing-20120810">announced today</a> that it&#39;ll be shutting down, the latest in a bad year and <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-08/daily-rehearsal-more-info-backstage-theatres-closing-101595">a bad week</a> for storefront theaters.&nbsp;&ldquo;Our decision to close now is primarily due to human capital,&rdquo; said Artistic Director Beck, &ldquo;Our personnel is collectively experiencing a massive amount of life change which for some includes leaving Chicago. We felt it was the right time to end on our own terms and with our heads held high.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:59:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-08/daily-rehearsal-caffeine-theatre-shuts-down-101626