Chicago Stage Standard
Chicago Stage Standard

providing arts coverage

by arts people.

See what actors, directors, choreographers, and film makers have to say about the arts in Chicago.

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Chicago Stage Standard covers the amazing work happening in theater, dance, music, and film in the Midwest. Our writers are professionals working in the field, writing about what they know – arts coverage by arts people.

Chicago stage standard was founded a decade ago by Joe Stead under the name Chicago Stage Style. Over the years our team has hosted a number of contributions from notable theater professionals, such as Larry Bommer, Adam Webster, Elayne LeTraunik, Sally Jo Osborne, Jake Lindquist, and David Zak. Chicago Stage Standard continues to enthusiastically cover the thriving Chicago arts scene.

We are looking for writers with arts experience interested in writing reviews, features, and interviews. Please send a note of interest with a writing sample and resume to Please make certain you add us to your media list, so we can help promote your work.