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Playwright Ike Holter at Steppenwolf's Front Bar.

Photo: Sarah Elizabeth Larson


By the time I published Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater in 2019, I had conducted over 300 interviews with members of the Chicago theater community, past and present. But because the Chicago theater scene is so vibrant and ever-changing, there was always someone new to meet and something new to learn about and share.


Ensemble: Chicago Theatermakers Talk consists of supplementary material to the book, including conversations with theatermakers since finishing it, and outtakes from the original interviews. I hope you will enjoy their reflections on their work, their lives and their city.

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