| Mar 3, 2011
| 2:22 PM
It's a big weekend for two organizations devoted to bringing more people into the local theater community.
Performance Workshop Theatre, a nonprofit company and theater arts training school, just moved from its Federal Hill location to new digs in...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 9:43 AM
As promised, here's the continuation of Rosalia Scalia's thoughtful Q&A with Indian novelist Amandeep Sandhu. He touches on inspirations, the challenge of writing in another language, and the role that emotion plays in great writing.
RS: You said that in...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Like many obsessive acting teachers and directors, Stella Burden, the enigmatic guru who haunts “The Method Gun,” preferred process to product, rehearsing plays without a performance deadline, engaging in all sorts of improvisational horseplay...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 10:26 AM
Within 24 hours last weekend, I watched two artistic directors make their debuts at the artistic helm of two Chicago theater companies: Halena Kays at The Hypocrites and Chay Yew at the Victory Gardens Theater Company. Their opening salvos were striking...
| Feb 3, 2009
Americans have Philip Marlowe and Raymond Chandler. Britons have Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle. And Italians have Salvo Montalbano and Andrea Camilleri.
Camilleri, a bespectacled, gravel-voiced 83-year-old, has become a national character as...
| Jun 28, 2010
| 4:34 PM
On July 6, PEN American Center launches its first online book club. The center -- and its friends and fans -- will read Clarice Lispector's "The Hour of the Star," the edition from New Directions Publishing. The book was originally......