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News Occupy Chicago Looks to the Arts to Expand Awareness, Attention and Vision

Social justice movements have historically turned to the arts to build awareness of issues and to gather like-minded people together around those issues. Occupy Chicago is following this tradition with the Occupy Chicago Rebel Arts Collective (OCRAC).

Josh Fox and Dan Epstein tell us how OCRAC is using the arts to keep the Occupy movement front and center and to expand the focus of Occupy beyond just the economy.

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Topics: art, chicago, occupy chicago, politics

Chicago Theatre Off Book Chicago Theatre Off Book: June 8, 2012 Ed.

Chicago Theatre Off Book chats about three new theatre openings during the Review Round-Up: “Romeo Juliet” by The Hypocrites, “Living Large in a Mini Way” by Teatro Luna, and “Crooked” by Rivendell Theatre. Next, we chat with Rachel Edwards Harvith, Ensemble member at Mortar Theatre and Andrew White, Artistic Director at Lookingglass Theatre. And of course, we have two new “Got A Minute?” episodes.

Plus, coming soon…

Chicago Theatre Off Book BOWLING PARTY
JULY 1st, 6pm-10pm at Timber Lanes
16 Teams: Goodman, Oracle, Mortar, and reserve your team NOW!
$100 buys you a lane, drink specials and free pizza (pizza courtesy of League of Chicago Theatres)

*Everyone attending will be entered into a drawing to win spectacular prizes, like two tickets to “Crowns” at Goodman. And the GRAND PRIZE winner gets a special episode of Off Book! The winner picks the theatre company. And the theatre gets to choose everything else: the company members, interview questions, the one-minute plays…its your show, you get to have it your way!

This June 8, 2012 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by Anonymous Guy.

Shot word of the day: “Sure”

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Chicago Theatre Off Book Chicago Theatre Off Book: June 1, 2012 Ed.

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is a SPECIAL DOUBLE edition! First, we review openings at theatres around the area: “Bang the Drum Slowly” at Raven Theatre, “[title of show]” at Northlight Theatre, “Sexy Baby” at Hell in a Handbag, and “Bombs, Babes and Bingo” at Mortar Theatre. Then, our special guests predict the 2012 Non-equity Jeff Awards. Awards to be announced on June 4th at Park West. And coming soon…

Chicago Theatre Off Book BOWLING PARTY
JULY 1st, 6pm-10pm at Timber Lanes
16 Teams: Goodman, Oracle, Mortar, and reserve your team NOW!
$100 buys you a lane, drink specials and free pizza

*Everyone attending will be entered into a drawing to win spectacular prizes, like two tickets to “Crowns” at Goodman. And the GRAND PRIZE winner gets a special episode of Off Book! The winner picks the theatre company. And the theatre gets to choose everything else: the company members, interview questions, the one-minute plays…its your show, you get to have it your way!

This June 1, 2012 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by Anonymous Guy.

Shot word of the day: “JEFF”

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Chicago Theatre Off Book Chicago Theatre Off Book: May 25, 2012 Ed.

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Elephant Graveyard” at RedTape Theatre, “The Cripple of Inishmaan” at Redtwist Theatre, “My Kind of Town” at TimeLine Theatre, and “Arcadia” at New Leaf Theatre. And we chat with special guests James Palmer, Artistic Director at RedTape Theatre, Carrie Drapac, Ensemble Member at RedTape Theatre, and Tara Mallen, Founder and Artistic Director of Rivendell Theatre. And of course, we have 2 new “Got A Minute?” segments from local playwrights.

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Shot word of the day: “Red”

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