Magazine article American Theatre

News in Brief

Magazine article American Theatre

News in Brief

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CHICAGO: Expanding its footprint on Navy Pier, Chicago Shakespeare Theater will begin construction on a new venue called the Yard this spring. The $35 million project, set to open in the 2017-18 season, involves placing an indoor theatre chamber beneath the Skyline Stage, a nearby venue, and designing a new lobby to attach the Yard to the existing CST facility. The Yard will be designed by UK firm Charcoalblue and New York City-and Chicago-based firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. The performance space promises to be flexible, with mobile towers and three floors of seating that can be reconfigured into different seating formations. The maximum capacity will be 850.

LOS ANGELES: Latino Theatre Company has announced the launch of the Temblors, a new collective of Los Angeles-based playwrights. Inspired by collectives like New York's 13P or the Welders in Washington, D.C., LLC will bring seven world premiere productions from the seven Temblors playwrights to its home at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. …

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