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Meet Angel Ysaguirre

In September, Angel Ysaguirre joined Court as the new Executive Director. We caught up with Angel to ask him about his plans for Court, his love of the arts, and what he enjoys doing in his spare time.

Stephen J. Albert Living Legacy

As Court’s Executive Director from 2010 until 2017, Stephen J. Albert presided over a robust period of growth, establishing the Center for Classic Theatre, strengthening Court’s ties to the community, and cultivating a much closer alliance with the University of Chicago. His influence and leadership ushered in new initiatives, world premiere productions, and increased programming to engage Court’s audiences and neighbors. 

The Music of Frankenstein

We spoke with two of Manual Cinema’s Co-Artistic Directors, Ben Kauffman and Kyle Vegter, about the role of music in Frankenstein. Both Kauffman and Vegter bring considerable experience in the worlds of composition and sound design to their work with Manual Cinema, helping to immerse audiences in their storytelling with live instrumentation. Read on to learn about their approach to creating the auditory world of Frankenstein.

Live Cinema

To learn more about Manual Cinema’s unique approach to creating theatre, we interviewed Sarah Fornace, Co-Artistic Director of the performance collective and performer in Frankenstein. She shares her thoughts on theatrical adaptation, the legacy of Mary Shelley’s work, and Manual Cinema’s “live cinema” aesthetic.

Q&A: MANUAL CINEMA

We spoke with Manual Cinema about their innovative, interdisciplinary creative process and how it adds new possibilities to a classic story.

Tune in to critics’ responses to RADIO GOLF

Critics across Chicagoland highly recommend August Wilson’s RADIO GOLF, with the Chicago Tribune awarding the production four stars and boldly claiming that “'RADIO GOLF was never considered August Wilson's best — then it came to Court Theatre.” See for yourself what the buzz is about; get tickets to Radio Golf.

Court Receives 13 Jeff Nominations for 2017/18 Season

Court Theatre is thrilled to announce that we received 13 Jeff Award nominations for last season’s productions! Each year, the Joseph Jefferson Awards committee honors outstanding Chicago area theatre and artists.

Pittsburgh’s Place within August Wilson’s World

To learn more about Pittsburgh’s place in Wilson’s plays, we interviewed Laurence Glasco, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh. He shares his thoughts on the significance of real estate, memory, and class in the Hill District, the Pittsburgh neighborhood in which Radio Golf unfolds.

Q&A: Director Ron OJ Parson

Production Dramaturg Martine Kei Green-Rogers sat down with Director Ron OJ Parson to discuss his long history with August Wilson’s work and why he keeps coming back to it. 

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