We revisit Chicago Tonight’s story about Chicago Public School students participation in an award-winning program at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre.
Arts Across Illinois
Chicago Public School students embrace William Shakespeare in an award-winning program at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
A playwright uses the internet to develop a new script about the fight to build a suburban mosque. We get a preview of Mosque Alert by Silk Road Rising and Jamil Khoury. Watch a video and read an interview.
Two Los Angeles-based Chicano artists currently have exhibits at the National Museum of Mexican Art. We take a look at the art of Chaz Bojórquez and John Valadez.
We meet Springfield bow-tying artist Allison Lacher, whose playful work can be seen at venues across central Illinois.
Meet the Field Museum's artist-in-residence. We get a behind-the-scenes tour of a most unusual studio environment.
A local Mexican art museum with works from around the world celebrates its 25th anniversary. The founder joins us with details.
We visit a treasure-box of a museum in the western suburbs, and find out about the immigrant who built it one stone at a time.
Alison Ruttan examines the cyclical nature of war by making ceramic models of the Iraq-Kuwait War's Highway of Death and the 2006 retaliatory bombing of Beirut by Israel. Her toy-sized cars and tabletop models of bombed out buildings are a departure for the artist, who most recently worked in photography and video.
Teenagers from the northwest side create a play about the foreclosure crisis and the various ways activists are fighting to keep people in their homes. We preview the Albany Park Theater Project’s I Will Kiss These Walls. Read an interview with a community leader who helped bring these stories to the stage and watch a web extra video.
We preview a fresh, exuberant take on Gilbert and Sullivan by the gods of Chicago storefront theater.
We meet Rockford artist Kathie Webb, who stitches about her life as the mother of a mentally challenged child. Her work is featured in the 2012 Rockford Midwestern Biennial art exhibition.
Tony Award winner, Frank Galati, joins us to talk about his newest play at Steppenwolf Theatre: an adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's Civil War novel, The March.
Find out what Chef Rick Bayless is cooking up on stage when we visit a rehearsal of his new show at Lookingglass Theatre.
Cast members from Show Boat join us to perform timeless songs from the Lyric Opera of Chicago production.