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PERFORMINK'S SEASON PREVIEW! A look at 2010/2011 Chicago Area Theatre Season Print E-mail
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Written by Carrie L. Kaufman   
Thursday, 02 September 2010 12:30

Welcome to PerformInk's 2010/2011 Season Preview. Through the links below, you can find basic info on over 120 theatre companies, including how much they pay and how they deal with directors and playwrights. And you can also find info on their seasons—at least the the shows they've thus far chosen. As always, with PerformInk's Season Preview, we provide casting information for each show, when its available.

Run a theatre and still have some shows in limbo? Run on a calendar year? Not to worry; you can update your info any time at http://online.performink.com/seasonsurvey.

Meanwhile, check out the listings we have below. We have them divided into Equity and non-Equity, and have pulled out some statistics on budgets and duplicated shows (there aren't too many). You can print out the results and make future audition plans. We'll alert readers when the list has been updated.

Good luck!

Equity Theatres

Non-Equity Theatres

 
Chicago Fringe Steps Into High Gear Print E-mail
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Written by Carrie L. Kaufman   
Friday, 27 August 2010 14:22

The trickles of talk about the first annual Chicago Fringe Festival exploded this week, and Sarah Mikayla Brown is a little blown away by it.

Brown, the executive producer who conceived of the Chicago version of a fringe fest last year after performing at the Minnesota Fringe Fest, thinks that the combination of 45 performance groups sending out press releases and e-mails to their constituents has coalesced into a “fervor and energy” that has created a groundswell of curiousity.

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They're Paying Playwrights? Arena Stage’s Bold New Initiative Print E-mail
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Written by Kerry Reid   
Friday, 20 August 2010 12:45
In the midst of all the anxious conversation sparked by “Outrageous Fortune” over the financial fate of American playwrights, one high-profile theatre has unveiled a new program geared toward providing tangible resources and benefits for writers. Arena Stage in Washington, DC announced the American Voices New Play Institute in June, which will essentially put five playwrights on salary as staff members of the theatre for three years. And it’s a safe bet that playwrights and theatres around the country will be watching this program closely as a possible harbinger of a new way of supporting new work—and the people who create it.
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Theater Wit's Anti-Conference Print E-mail
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Written by Carrie L. Kaufman   
Thursday, 12 August 2010 17:12

Jeremy Wechsler loved the TCG conference back in June. He loved it so much, he decided to continue the conversation. And he had a brand new theatre that was going to be empty in mid-August.

So was born the Chicago Theatre (anti-) Conference, filling the new Theater Wit building at 1229 W. Belmont August 20-22.

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Art of Adaptation Festival Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin Heckman   
Friday, 30 July 2010 10:57

City Lit Theater presents its third annual three-day juried festival of world premiere short pieces of non-dramatic literature adapted for the stage. The adaptation judged best in show will receive a $500 cash prize. All performances take place at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr. For more information and reservations, check the web at www.citylit.org or call 773/293-3682.

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