Episode 527. The Writers Theatre

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IMG_5177Recently dubbed “Company of the Year” by Terry Teachout in the Wall Street Journal, the Writers Theatre in the Chicago suburb of Glencoe began in the back of a bookstore and in its 25th anniversary season opened its brand new multi-million dollar performing arts venue — which is also an award-winner! Michael Halberstam, Writers Theatre’s founder and artistic director, talks about the company’s origins; its artistic and physical evolution; the primacy of actor salaries; the value of an intimate aesthetic; the magnificent work of Jeanne Gang, MacArthur “Genius” award-winning founder of Studio Gang; and the wonderful opportunity to design, not only theatre, but a building in which to create theatre. (Length 22:44)


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