WBEZ | Frank Galati http://www.wbez.org/tags/frank-galati Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: E.L. Doctorow to discuss 'The March' http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-03-21/daily-rehearsal-el-doctorow-discuss-march-97512 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2012-March/2012-03-21/File:TheMarchBookCover.jpeg" alt="" /><p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>1. Upcoming comics at Zanies </strong></span></span>from March through May: Kevin Bozeman, Jake Johannsen, Greg Proops, Doug Benson, Rob Little, Bret Ernst, Cameron Esposito &amp; Adam Burke co-headlining, Jared Logan, John Roy and Mike Vecchione. Men.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>2.&nbsp;Lookingglass' 25th anniversary season </strong></span></span>has, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-02-15/daily-rehearsal-metamorphoses-returns-lookingglass-after-decades-96">as announced before, <em>Metamorphoses</em></a>. There will also be <em>Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo</em> and <em>Still Alive</em>. And David Schwimmer will direct the world premiere of Keith Huff's <em>Big Lake Big City</em>; Huff wrote <em>A Steady Rain</em>.&nbsp;“It’s both thrilling and apt that in our 25th&nbsp;Anniversary Season we’re serving up a quintessential Lookingglass feast for our audiences and artists," said Artistic Director Andrew White in a statement. &nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://www.wbez.org/sites/default/files/blog/insert-image/2012-March/2012-03-21/File%3ATheMarchBookCover.jpeg" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left; width: 200px; height: 300px; " title=""><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>3. <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-04-01/teatro-vista-new-york-and-chicago-honors-84628">Remember when</a> the Goodman and Teatro Vista</strong></span></span> did <em>El Nogalar</em> which became a big deal? Now they're trying to recapture the magic with<em> Fish Man</em> by Puerto Rican playwright&nbsp;Cándido Tirado’s. It's a "new comedic drama about a group of urban chess hustlers drawn together by a shared need to overcome their individual demons." This is all part of the three-year producing partnership between the two theater companies. It opens April 7.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>4. Victory Gardens has announced their 2012-13 season</strong></span></span>. They say: "The season will include&nbsp;<em>Equivocation</em>&nbsp;by Bill Cain, directed by Sean Graney;&nbsp;<em>Failure: A Love Story</em>&nbsp;by Phillip Dawkins, directed by Seth Bockley;&nbsp;<em>Disconnect</em>&nbsp;by Anupama Chandrasekhar, directed by Dexter Bullard;<em>&nbsp;The Whale</em>&nbsp;by Samuel D. Hunter, directed by Joanie Schultz; and&nbsp;<em>Chicago is Burning</em>&nbsp;by Marcus Gardley, directed by Chay Yew." Ideas of home is the theme.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>5. As part of their plan to put up <em>The March</em></strong></span></span>, Steppenwolf will have an evening of discussion with E.L. Doctorow himself and Frank Galati. It's April 16 at 7 pm. One conversation that you might not want to miss.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:12:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-03-21/daily-rehearsal-el-doctorow-discuss-march-97512 Goodman Collective adds Rebecca Gilman http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/goodman-collective-adds-rebecca-gilman <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/rebecca-gilman.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><span lang="en"><img hspace="8" height="301" width="195" border=".1" align="left" alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2010-December/2010-12-06/rebecca-gilman.jpg" />Playwright Rebecca Gilman has been named to the Goodman Theatre Artistic Collective, the fellowship of senior national theater veterans who form the Goodman's creative think tank reporting to artistic director Robert Falls.</span></p><p><span lang="en">Based in Chicago, Gilman has a decade-long association with the Goodman, which has staged the world premieres of Gilman's <i>Spinning Into Butter</i>, <i>Blue Surge</i>, <i>Boy Gets Girl</i>, <i>Dollhouse </i>and last season's <i>A True History of the Johnstown Flood</i>. Earlier in her career Gilman, 45, was associated with the Circle Theatre and Chicago Dramatists (she remains on the CD advisory board). </span></p><p><span lang="en">With the Goodman as a springboard, Gilman's plays have been produced extensively around the country and in the United Kingdom. She was born in Alabama, and has an MFA from the University of Iowa Playwright's Workshop. She teaches at Northwestern University in addition to writing. At the Goodman Theatre, she'll join Mary Zimmerman and playwright Regina Taylor among other members of the Artistic Collective.</span></p></p> Tue, 07 Dec 2010 04:21:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/goodman-collective-adds-rebecca-gilman