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Michael Halberstam, Writers Theatre AD, Accused of Sexual Harassment

In a long Twitter thread, a former intern at Glencoe's celebrated Writers Theatre alleges that Artistic Director Michael Halberstam repeatedly sexually harassed him in 2003.

► Martín Zimmerman on “Ozark” and How Money Lures Us to...

A podcast with the playwright and story editor for Netflix's Ozark

Bechdel Fest Amplifies Women’s Stories by All Genders

Broken Nose Theatare's festival showcases short plays that pass the Bechdel Test.

3 Movements That Prove There is a Demand for More Diverse...

In recent years, there has been a call for more diverse characters in novels.

Are the Arts Just Using Activism Language to Sell Tickets?

When should artists adopt activist language for their work?

Finally, You Can Stream Chicago Theater. But What’s Next?

Something Marvelous brings streaming to Chicago theater. Will other companies follow?

Goodman to Skip Plays, Just Show Movies for 17-18 Season

Chicago's Goodman Theatre devotes its 2017-2018 season to The Power of Film.

When Theater of Privilege Rots: The DWTC Story

The death of Dead Writers Theater in Chicago is another teachable moment.

#WokeBaby and the Lessons We Learned

In these times, our messages are best delivered artistically.

Andrew Hinderaker: Taking a Risk on the Impossible

In this podcast, lessons on art and life from Hinderaker's The Magic Play at the Goodman.

Her Story, Our Story: Voting for Artemisia Theatre

Focusing on the female story.

In Chicago, Refining the Cultural and Critical Lens

Five women in theater discuss training the next generation of theater lovers.

Diverse Narratives Flourish at the House of Chay Yew

Victory Gardens's Artistic Director on history, Asian American representation, and Beyoncé

Men: Theater Is Not For Your Sexual Fantasies

We need to say #NotInOurHouse to sexist and exploitative theater practices.

Tony Adams Creates Space For Women and “Friends”

A Chicago artistic director advocates for female playwrights and female-centered stories.

How Director Emmi Hilger is Growing the Canon of Magical Realism

Emmi Hilger on myths, empathy and how your life may be more magical than you realize.

The Middle Class is Sick. Rebecca Gilman Has the Cure.

In this podcast, Gilman discusses her play Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976.

Reginald Edmund, Idris Goodwin Stage Black Lives, Black Words

Today on The Scene, two writers from the global Black Lives, Black Words theater project.

Steppenwolf Debuts Work by Miranda, Norris in ’16-’17 Season

Steppenwolf embraces the Dark Knight in a season of world premieres.

Meghan Beals Brings New Plays to Chicago in 2016

Beautiful Autistic and American Beauty Shop examine humor and pain in two contemporary conflicts.