WBEZ | Rebecca Gilman http://www.wbez.org/tags/rebecca-gilman Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Dueling Critics unite in praise for 'The Crowd You're In With' http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-15/dueling-critics-unite-praise-crowd-youre-89204 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-15/CROWD 2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Friends and neighbors often influence one's choices--in big and small ways. Sometimes its eager advice on restaurants or vacations. Other times, opinions creep toward the bigger questions - like whether or not to have a child. That's the reality for two couples at the center of Rebecca Gilman's <a href="http://www.16thstreettheater.org/seasonfour/thecrowdyourinwith.html" target="_blank"><em>The Crowd You're In With</em></a>. Berwyn’s <a href="http://www.16thstreettheater.org/" target="_blank">16<sup>th</sup> Street Theater</a> is revisiting the play, which opened at the Goodman in 2009. <em>Dueling Critics</em>, Jonathan Abarbanel and Kelly Kleiman joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>to share what to expect from the production.</p><p><em>The Crowd You're In With</em> runs at the <a href="http://www.16thstreettheater.org/" target="_blank">16<sup>th</sup> Street Theater</a> through August 13.</p></p> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 14:42:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-15/dueling-critics-unite-praise-crowd-youre-89204 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