Hollywood takes Chicago theatre by (dust) storm in ‘Johnny Theatre’

Ah, Chicago theatre. The place where people willingly toil away for countless hours in windowless black boxes, bearing their souls for little to no pay. As a frequent voyeur of such perversions, I’m in constant awe of the commitment and courage these artists place on telling a story to those of us who show up.… Read More Hollywood takes Chicago theatre by (dust) storm in ‘Johnny Theatre’

When Hollywood invades Chicago storefront theatre: A tell-all interview

There are many fancy Hollywood actor types who got their start toiling away in Chicago storefront theatre. I won’t name them here (we get to that later), but trust me: it’s true. But what should happen if a struggling storefront company is graced with the presence (and pretense) of a former company member who’s made… Read More When Hollywood invades Chicago storefront theatre: A tell-all interview