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If you’ve made it this far, I assume you care about theater in Chicago. Congratulations on your extremely niche interest!

After more than a decade on staff at Time Out Chicago, I was laid off in May 2018. I quickly found a few new freelance homes, writing reviews for the Chicago Sun-Times and theater listings and features as a contributing critic at Chicago magazine. But with shrinking space and budgets for criticism at legacy publications, I’ve found myself seeing more shows I wanted to write about than I had outlets that could make space for them.

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