Day 27: The language of safety and consent

Day 27: The language of safety and consent

Unless you’ve been on a six-month meditation retreat in Tibet, you’re probably aware of a very important conversation happening in the theatre community the past few months. A conversation about safety and consent and protection. As directors, we are in...
Day 26: Who owns the words?

Day 26: Who owns the words?

The debate over playwright’s rights and intents versus director’s artistic vision and license is not going to be settled anytime soon. If ever. Like so many things, it’s an incredibly nuanced conversation with excellent arguments to be made in favor...
Day 25: Humanizing the stories of the refugee crisis

Day 25: Humanizing the stories of the refugee crisis

This Sunday, a group of directors will descend upon Chicago for the 11th DirectorsLabChicago. Five of them are from outside the United States. If you read our two-part interview with Evan Tsitsias this weekend, you know that this international collaboration is one of...