Inside A Production: All lights on “A Map of Virtue”

Imagine a production sans the lighting designer; it's not wholly implausible. Lighting design has only become it's own specialty in the last 70 years. In the span before there was a specialist known as a lighting designer, electricians would have an instinct for the aesthetic ideas and arrange some lights until the director or scenic designer added their inputs. What does a lighting designer bring to a production? Beyond illumination, their perspective seems to be the most ephemeral of anyone working on the show. A quote from internationally recognized lighting designer ...

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Inside A Production: First Photos from “A Map of Virtue”

Cor Theatre is excited to release the first behind-the-scenes images from the upcoming production of Erin Courtney's A Map of Virtue! Stay tuned to the blog for more updates leading up to the opening of A Map of Virtue on Jan. 8 at Rivendell Theatre. Be sure to get your tickets today!

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Inside A Production: “A Map of Virtue” Set Design

Similar to the world created in A Map of Virtue, our real world has varied links between individuals that are not conventionally apparent. Enter set designer, Tierra G. Novy. Like A Map of Virtue's playwright, Erin Courtney, Novy is both an artist and a set designer. She brings her artistic eye to the design concept for A Map of Virtue. In her own words, she conceived the design from breaking down the title. A map is a symbolic depiction highlighting relationships between elements of some space, such as objects, regions and themes. Virtue ...

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2015 Season Announcement

COR THEATRE RETURNS IN 2015 WITH TWO “COUP” PRODUCTIONS: ERIN COURTNEY’S OBIE AWARD WINNING THRILLER A MAP OF VIRTUE, JAN. 8-FEB. 14, 2015, AND FIRST LOCAL PRODUCTION IN NEARLY 20 YEARS OF LOVE AND HUMAN REMAINS, JUNE 4-JULY 11, 2015 AT RIVENDELL THEATRE IN EDGEWATER From left, Cor Theatre Artistic Director Tosha Fowler will direct the Midwest premiere of A Map of Virtue, and Ernie Nolan will guest direct Cor’s Love and Human Remains at Rivendell Theatre in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. CHICAGO, October 27, 2014 – Cor Theatre, the ambitious new ...

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What We’re Most Excited About Right Now

After countless meetings, hours of binge eating strawberries and counting empty revolution brewery beer cans we are finally, ready to announce our season. But being ready means we have nothing to say, yet...except our season will be more fabulous than this:

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