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Chicago institutions strive for inclusion

Chicago institutions strive for inclusion

December 4, 2017

When Christena Gunther moved to Chicago from New York City in 2012, she was distressed by the city’s lack of access to cultural spaces for people with disabilities. The issue had been her passion since ch...

Goodman’s ‘Gloria’ show brings new perspective to publishing industry

Goodman’s ‘Gloria’ show brings new perspective to publishing industry

January 30, 2017

Dozens of students crowded  the seats, at the Goodman Theatre and anxiously waited for the darkly humorous but inspiring play “Gloria” to begin. Classical music filled the theatre as the curtain op...

Staff member accepted into prestigious playwright unit

By Campus Reporter

October 3, 2016

Dawn Renee Jones, assistant to the chair of the Theatre Department, was one of only four Chicagoans accepted for a yearlong residency  with the prestigious Goodman Playwright Unit.“As a playwright, you want to be associated with a theater—with a good organization or institution—that is going to support your work,” Jones said about her new position.Of the 70 applications submitted this year, the Goodman Theater, 170...

High 6-figure gift donated for photography fellowship

High 6-figure gift donated for photography fellowship

April 20, 2015

Columbia’s trend of declining enrollment and its dependence on tuition as its primary source of revenue makes attracting philanthropic donors an essential goal.The college recently made strides towa...

Columbia alums shine in Goodman Theatre play

Columbia alums shine in Goodman Theatre play

March 30, 2015

Two Columbia alumni have returned to Chicago after successful stints on Broadway to act in the Goodman Theatre’s production of the late August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running,” which opened March 7.A.C...

Pop singer’s careless remarks shed light on misconception

By Managing Editor

November 17, 2014

During a time when more and more mainstream artists are bringing issues about body image to the forefront of popular culture, conflicting perceptions of ideal body types have continued to crop up. Meghan Trainor, the pop artist who claimed the spotlight seemingly overnight with “All About That Bass,” her hit song that has continuously held its No. 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, has joined the conversation about body i...

Midwestern theater community mourns veterans’ deaths

Midwestern theater community mourns veterans’ deaths

September 15, 2014

When news broke of the tragic deaths of Chicago theater veterans Molly Glynn and Bernie Yvon last weekend, it sent a wave of shock through the theater community.Glynn, a 46-year-old stage performer and TV...

SGA needs more senators

By Editorial Board

November 26, 2012

The Student Government Association’s primary responsibility is to act as a liaison between the student body and the administration, a duty that has become increasingly important during the prioritization process. Ideally, the SGA would represent voices from all departments.But 12 of the 30 Student Senate seats in the SGA are vacant, SGA President and senior journalism major Cassandra Norris told The Chronicle, meaning t...

Upcoming summits stir excitement

By Aviva Einhorn

January 30, 2012

As Chicago prepares for this May’s NATO and G8 summits, city officials are trying to keep their focus positive and avoid worry about the potential consequences protests could present.Chicago organizations and institutions came together Jan. 25 at the Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., and disclosed plans to prepare residents for the summits, as well as initiatives to incorporate the international spirit into public prog...

Beaming purple

By Contributing Writer

November 29, 2011

By Tim Shaunnessey, Contributing WriterIf the Chicago skyline suddenly looks purple, it’s because 15 of the city’s most prominent buildings, including the Willis Tower, Wrigley Building and Goodman Theatre, have agreed to adopt the color in support of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.The month-long color change was endorsed in early November by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who said in a written statement released on Nov. 4 that it “...

150 years of Chekhov

By Luke Wilusz

November 15, 2010

Modern American theater would look very different if it wasn’t for Anton Chekhov. Although he wrote only a handful of plays in his lifetime, the Russian playwright and author had an irrefutable influence on the way theater is studied, taught and performed today. The Goodman Theatre is commemorating his influence with a season-long series of events to celebrate Chekhov’s 150th birthday.The Goodman partnered with Columbia to ...

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