CO-SPONSORED BY THE EVANSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY: Panel Discussion of Chicago Theater: Its History, Its Future

Learn about the history and future of Chicago Theater with Mark Larson, author of Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago TheaterLorena Diaz and Wendy Mateo, new co-artistic directors of Teatro Vista; Ken-Matt Martin, the new artistic director of Victory Gardens Theater; and B.J. Jones (click "Leadership"), longtime artistic director of Northlight Theatre.

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About the book and author:

Ensemble is an in-depth, first-of-its-kind history of Chicago’s internationally celebrated theater scene, spanning 65 years and told through first-person accounts from the people who made it happen. Drawing from more than 300 interviews, author Mark Larson has woven a narrative that expresses the spirit of Chicago’s ensemble ethos: the voices of celebrities such as Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ed Asner, George Wendt, Michael Shannon, and Tracy Letts comingle with stories from designers, composers, and others who have played a crucial role in making Chicago theater so powerful, influential, and unique.

Mark Larson is a Golden Apple Award-winning educator who has worked at Evanston Township High School, the Field Museum, Lincoln Park Zoo, and National Louis University. He holds a doctorate in educational leadership. He lives in Evanston, Illinois, with his wife, Mary. They have twin daughters, Emily and Sarah, and twin grandsons, Tilden and Nicholas. 

Event date: 
Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
1712 Sherman Avenue, Alley #1
Evanston, IL 60201
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ISBN: 9781572842342
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Agate Midway - August 13th, 2019