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Chicago Shakespeare Theater Executive Director Criss Henderson to Speak at Northwestern

By Jacob Nelson Criss Henderson has held only one “real” job throughout his adult artistic career – as Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s executive director. After nearly three decades, he still finds both of these facts surprising. “At 25, Shakespeare was the last theatrical genre I saw myself hitching my wagon to,” Henderson said during a recent

MSLCE Students Visit Chicago Shakespeare Theater

By Scotty Stieber It was November of 1997 when the Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s eight-employee staff met with City of Chicago officials at a Gold Coast pub and struck a monumental deal. After signing a 90-year lease with the City, the theater prepared to make their risky move to a mostly uninhabited, bizarre Navy Pier. How