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Improvise, Imitate, Formalize, Reject, Repeat: How the Wheel of Innovation Turns
A look at the cyclical nature of theatre architecture throughout history.

Appetite for Construction: Builds and Rebuilds Across the U.S.
A national survey of new, old, and new/old projects, ranging widely in size, shape, and intention.

The Yard Beyond the Bard
A new lakefront flexible space gives Chicago Shakespeare Theater the room to expand, and not just physically.

How Rude Mechs Built a ‘Mountain’ to Scale
The Austin-based company bid farewell to their home base, the Off Center, with an irreverent ode to impermanence.

This Must Be the Place
You can tell where theatre happens from its name.