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As an artist, I have two responsibilities: telling a good story, and changing the world. Great art has the power to do both simultaneously. My goal is to challenge audiences to work harder and look more deeply into all material. Every story, no matter the subject or...
DirectorsLabChicago is pleased to announce the newest addition to our steering committee, Anna Trachtman.
DirectorsLabChicago is thrilled to welcome four Lab alumni to its Steering Committee.
DirectorsLabChicago is both saddened and excited today as we announce a change in leadership and a move into our next chapter.
We made it! Our Lab starts tomorrow, and we’re telling you all about it!
How do you approach media design in your productions? Are you taking full advantage of its storytelling power?
Emma Weisberg considers the complexities of language and summarizes conversations with fourteen women playwrights discussing the question “How do you define gender parity?”
Today’s Language of the Stage post shares a recent article from The Clyde Fitch Report on consent in theatre versus consent in real life.
In the Language of the Stage, whose voice takes precedence? Today on the countdown we’re sharing a HowlRound piece that explores playwright intent versus directorial vision.
As we prepare to welcome a number of international directors to Chicago this weekend for the Lab, we explore the role of theatre on the international stage.
Part two of our conversation with 2011 alum Evan Tsitsias about how attending the Lab shaped his career and life.
The Lab starts next weekend, and we’re talking today and tomorrow with 2011 alum Evan Tsitsias about how attending the Lab shaped his career and life.
Artistic Director Tom Arvetis discusses Adventure Stage Chicago’s conscious engagement of a predominantly Spanish-speaking audience through use of supertitles.
Former Lab participant and Chicago-based director Jacob Watson shares his recent experiences with new theatrical languages in his work with Tellin’ Tales Theatre and the Lyric Opera’s Chicago Voices program.
Why do we put off the projects we’re most passionate about? Why do we silence the very ideas we hope to communicate?
What is a deaf play, and how does one approach creating one? Today we look at one playwright’s thoughts, and stories of two theatres who’ve created such works.
Investigating whether the “Twitter play” and other forms of social media theatre are still relevant in 2016.
Design in theatre requires exploration from a couple angles when considering Language of the Stage: the director-designer communication dynamic, and the language of design itself.