A GOODBYE; OR, WHAT I LEARNED AS A CIS-WHITE-MALE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR IN CHICAGO

As our friend Josh Sobel concludes his tenure as Artistic Director of Haven Chicago, he offers what he's learned, how he's grown, and wisdom others may find useful. We're thrilled to be able to share this insight with you! With this closing my time as an Artistic Director and subsequently Associate AD is done. KISS was the final show I was involved in programming at Haven, and I know I've been a broken record about this but what Monty Cole and this intrepid cast crew and production/producing team created is one of the best things period I've ever seen and/or worked on, full stop. This is the kind of note I feel lucky to have been able to go out on. I was sort of surprised at the number of c

LOOKING FORWARD: Chicago Shows We're Excited About

Continuing our support of productions that embrace inclusion for artists and audiences, below are shows open or opening soon in Chicago that we feel are moving our community forward. As a staff, we have not necessarily seen all of these shows but are really glad they are happening. We are excited to list shows that offer some or all of the following: - Non-traditional casting - Accessible storytelling - Variety of perspectives on the design and production teams - Playwrights/Directors from underrepresented communities - Diversity in season programming Buy tickets to shows that celebrate inclusion. Then write to producers and tell them you want more of it. Decision makers are led by numbers

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