One On One With Barbara Gaines Of Chicago Shakespeare Theater

One On One With Barbara Gaines Of Chicago Shakespeare Theater

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Morning Shift sits down with some of those pioneering women working today, including actress and director Sandra Delgado, Chicago Children’s Theatre founder and artistic director Jacqueline Russell, and, in this interview, Barbara Gaines, founder and artistic director Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

On Monday Chicago painter Kerry James Marshall unveils a huge mural on the side of the Chicago Cultural Center in the Loop honoring 20 pioneering women in Chicago arts and culture.

The 132-by-100 foot mural includes writers, artists, directors, actors and cultural figures from past and present, including household names like Oprah Winfrey, poet Gwendolyn Brooks and former Chicago first lady and arts booster Maggie Daley, as well as plenty of names that should be.