The initiative will focus on those who lived before the 1969 Stonewall uprisings, connect generations and celebrate the voices of those most often excluded from the historical record. The end result will be a priceless and historic record of one of the greatest civil rights struggles
RHINO's diverse group of editors looks for the very best in contemporary writing, and have created a dynamic process of soliciting and reading new work by local, national, and international writers. RHINO reads for previously unpublished poems, translations, and flash-fiction.
Cross-disciplinary collaboration makes Chicago’s creative communities thrive. To encourage the contributions these groundbreaking partnerships make to our city’s culture, Chicago Artists Coalition has launched Creative Crossings, a series of community-expanding events that bring together different creative disciplines interested in collaborating.
Victory Gardens Theater Artistic Director Chay Yew announces a call for submissions of new, challenging, and innovative plays to be a part of the 2014 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, which will take place July 21-27, 2014. The fourth IGNITION festival will create a productive environment for both emerging and established playwrights to explore and develop their new work.
Now that Spring has officially sprung (sort of), hunting season for Summer and Fall residencies is officially open. You've been working hard, creating new work, writing about your ideas and meeting new artists. Now you're ready to get serious--and 2014 is going to be the year that you buckle down and get into one of those ever-elusive artist residencies. Check out my Top Five Residencies to apply to this year!
Now that we seem to be coming out of this Milton's Hell of a winter, you're increasingly running out of excuses to go out and be with the rest of humanity. Luckily, with a new piece from the Albany Park Theater Project, a one-hijra stand-up show, a rolling world premiere at 16th Street Theater, and two thought-provoking plays by eta and Remy Bumppo, April is shaping up to be a particularly exciting month for theater. Here are CAR Theater's top five picks for April. We'll see you at the show.
From Schubas to Comfort Station to the Loop and back, concert season is ramping up with a wide range of sounds and talents. Read on for our picks for this month's must-hear musicians.
It comes around once a year, but this one is particularly important because, as it gets warmer, there are myriad of options to celebrate the poetry month that will help you feel better, get more creative and begin to celebrate spring. As Ray Bradbury says in Zen in the Art of Writing, “Poetry expands the senses and keeps them in prime condition. It keeps you aware of your nose, your eye, your ear, your tongue, your hand.” So let poetry lead the way!
There are a lot of emotional and intangible things that I have gotten out of my relationship with Links Hall. I was an intern there in the early 2000s. I've made art there. I have met many of my best friends there.
The piece addresses questions about social status and, in particular, competitiveness and the kind of individualism that is so much a part of contemporary society in the United States. We internalize, socially, these systems of power that exist around us.
The Operature is a live performance and augmented reality poem engaging themes of forensics and anatomical science and spectacle.
Bonaguro’s play explores the full spectrum of Châtelet's life, emphasizing her work in the sciences and her increasingly turbulent personal relationship with Voltaire—a relationship that both freed and destroyed her. CAR Theater Researcher Aeneas Hemphill corresponded via email with Bonaguro to learn more about her development as a playwright, and the challenges of bringing history to the stage.
Once you have your music protected, you can confidently load it onto your preferred digital streaming service. Although protection doesn’t prevent anyone from stealing your music, it arms you with ways to reclaim your work and penalize the offender if someone does.
An internship can be an integral part of a liberal and fine arts education, though what an internship is and what it should be is not always clear. Is it a job? Is it a class?
Pricing is one of the major challenges for creative entrepreneurs. Almost all of them are seriously under-charging their clients ... and no one has looked at what it really costs to do the work.
Fiscal sponsorship “allows individual artists and collectives to access fundraising opportunities, financial services, training and mentoring expertise” according to Links Hall. CAR Editor Victoria Bradford spoke to Associate Director Marie Casimir to get a clearer picture of what’s involved in Links Hall’s program.