Congo Square Theatre Is Uplifting Performers During The Pandemic

The show must go on — live theater is adapting and getting creative in order to keep the lights on and the productions coming.

A scene from Congo Square Theatre Company’s Hit ‘Em on the Blackside with illustrations by Sully Ratke
A scene from Congo Square Theatre Company's "Hit 'Em on the Blackside" with illustrations by Sully Ratke Sully Ratke / ASSOCIATED PRESS
A scene from Congo Square Theatre Company’s Hit ‘Em on the Blackside with illustrations by Sully Ratke
A scene from Congo Square Theatre Company's "Hit 'Em on the Blackside" with illustrations by Sully Ratke Sully Ratke / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Congo Square Theatre Is Uplifting Performers During The Pandemic

The show must go on — live theater is adapting and getting creative in order to keep the lights on and the productions coming.

The latest COVID-19 stimulus bill earmarked $15 billion for arts funding, including relief for concert venues and theaters.

Reset checks in with the head of Chicago’s Congo Square Theatre to discuss how artists are getting through the pandemic and what to expect from their 2021 production schedule.

GUEST: Charlique Rolle, executive director at Congo Square Theatre Company