LOOKING FORWARD: Chicago Shows We're Excited About

Continuing our support of productions that embrace inclusion for artists and audiences, below are shows that you can buy tickets to THIS WEEK that we feel are moving our community in the right direction. Let your wallet do the talking. Buy tickets to shows that celebrate inclusion.​ Then write to producers and tell them you want to see more of it. Decision makers are led by numbers and this is one way we can all make a difference. Raven Theatre presents The Play About My Dad directed by Marti Lyons playing now through November 28 at Raven Theatre 6157 N Clark St, Chicago, IL The play by Boo Killebrew tells of the author's father, a doctor in Gulfport, Mississippi during Hurricane Katrina w

Talking Back #8: Todd Garcia

Since our incredible kick-off, The Chicago Inclusion Project has continued to explore how we will sustain our efforts and where we can make the greatest impact. Fully aware that we don’t have all the answers, we seek out others who may be passionate about our cause, and reach out to those who have experienced our intentions first hand. For this reason, we’ve interviewed the actors who were involved in our first reading of The Time of Your Life by William Saroyan, performed on June 1, 2015 at Victory Gardens Theatre. Todd Garcia... Todd Garcia This specific casting of “The Time of Your Life”...Did it tell the story, in your opinion? Yes, honestly this is a story of “life” and there are char

LOOKING FORWARD: Chicago Shows We're Excited About

Continuing our support of productions that embrace inclusion for artists and audiences, below are shows that you can buy tickets to THIS WEEK that we feel are moving our community in the right direction. Let your wallet do the talking. Buy tickets to shows that celebrate inclusion.​ Then write to producers and tell them you want to see more of it. Decision makers are led by numbers and this is one way we can all make a difference. Northlight Theatre presents Charm directed by BJ Jones playing now through November 8 at Steppenwolf's Merle Reskin Garage Theatre 1624 N Halsted, Chicago, IL Charm by Philip Dawkins depicts the colorful inner workings of an etiquette class taught by Mama Darleen

LOOKING FORWARD: Chicago Shows We're Excited About

Here's the thing: Diversity does happen on Chicago stages. We just want to see MORE of it. One way we can help that is to support productions that embrace inclusion - it will only encourage theaters to do it more: Buy tickets to shows that feature casts of different ethnicities, abilities, gender identities, body types. Then write to producers and tell them you want to see more of it. Sometimes decision makers are led by numbers and this is one way we can all make a difference. That said, here are some shows we're excited about that you can see THIS WEEK: The Hypocrites presents AMERICAN IDIOT directed by Steven Wilson playing now through October 25 at The Den Theatre’s Heath Main Stage

SPEAKING UP with Deanna Myers

In our Speaking Up series, we chat with Chicago artists about their work in the community today, representation on our stages as well as ways we can achieve artistic and audience inclusion in our theaters. Chicago actress, Deanna Myers, took the time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about her artistic process and the moment we find ourselves in Chicago Theatre... What is color blind casting to you? Color conscious? When are either appropriate and have you been a part that process? If so, what was your experience? Color blindness in general is a blanket term. It tends to indicate a certain well meant, but ill-advised philosophy of “not seeing color.” While I understand the intent,

Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Archive
Search By Tags
Follow Us
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • w-facebook
  • Twitter Clean

© 2020 by THE CHICAGO INCLUSION PROJECT