WBEZ | Other Desert Cities http://www.wbez.org/tags/other-desert-cities Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Artist Encounter: Director Henry Wishcamper http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/artist-encounter-director-henry-wishcamper-105637 <p><p>The Goodman Theatre&#39;s 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. Enjoy this in-depth conversation with <em>Other Desert Cities</em> director<strong> Henry Wishcamper</strong> which occured before the performance.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F80114949" width="100%"></iframe></p><div>Henry Wishcamper&rsquo;s Goodman directing credits include his own adaptation of <em>Animal Crackers</em> (nominated for a Jeff award) and Horton Foote&rsquo;s <em>Talking Pictures</em>. He serves on the Lincoln Center Theater Young Angels Artists Committee and Manhattan Theatre Club&rsquo;s Young Patrons Artists Committee. Mr. Wishcamper is a Drama League directing fellow and a graduate of Yale University.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/GT-webstory.jpg" title="" /></div></div><div>Recorded live Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the Goodman Theatre&#39;s Healy Rehearsal Room</div></p> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 14:43:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/artist-encounter-director-henry-wishcamper-105637 Daily Rehearsal: Victory Garden's Executive Director Jan Kallish moves on http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-10/daily-rehearsal-victory-gardens-executive-director-jan-kallish-moves <p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- The Goodman has cast <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-02-28/daily-rehearsal-jungle-book-set-world-premiere-goodman-96794"><em>Other Desert Cities</em></a></strong></span></span>, with Tracy Michelle Arnold (<em>A Midsummer Night&#39;s Dream </em>at CST), Tony-winner Deanna Dunagan (<em>August: Osage County</em>), John Hoogenakker (<em>The Iceman Cometh</em>), Linda Kimbrough and Chelcie Ross (Conrad Hilton on<em> Mad Men</em>) starring. Tickets go on sale December 7.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- <a href="http://foolsgoldcoast.typepad.com/fools_gold_coast/2012/10/bold-faced-names.html">Zac Thompson recap</a>s a few famous people sightings </strong></span></span>that have occurred in his life&nbsp;in and around the theater recently, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel,&nbsp;Harvey Fierstein&nbsp;and&nbsp;Cyndi Lauper, and Michael Shannon.</p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/4424997453_f4325f503f_z.jpg" style="float: left; height: 200px; width: 300px; " title="Richard Christiansen and Victory Gardens Executive Director, Jan Kallish, at the opening of the new theater in 2010. (Flickr/Victory Gardens)" /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- <a href="http://victorygardens.org/">Victory Garden</a>s&#39;&nbsp;Executive Director Jan Kallish</strong></span></span> is leaving the company; General Manager Chris Mannelli will take over as managing director as the board looks for someone to fill her position. Kallish is leaving to continue teaching at DePaul University &quot;and embark on my next adventure in producing and managing theater.&quot; She also said:&nbsp;&ldquo;For the past four years, it has been my honor and privilege to work with the talented and fiercely dedicated staff and board at Victory Gardens, where the challenging and all important mission of new work is respected and celebrated.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;We celebrate [Jan&#39;s] decision to embark on another chapter of her career in the entertainment field,&quot; said Artistic Director Chay Yew in a statement, who joined under Kallish. &quot;I know great things are in store for Jan wherever she lands next.&quot;</p></p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:12:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-10/daily-rehearsal-victory-gardens-executive-director-jan-kallish-moves