Chicago Stage Standard
Chicago Stage Standard

Chicago Stage Standard provides great 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 great work being done in theater, dance, music, and film in the Midwest, and across the country. Our writers are professionals working in the field, writing about what they know – arts coverage by arts people, representing theater for the 99%.

Watch for design changes in the New Year as we include features, interviews, and other sections that are of interest to audiences and those working in the arts.

While the site is new, we have a long pedigree, as it was started by Joe Stead and run as for over a decade. Now David Zak, Larry Bommer, and Adam Webster are leading the revamp, with contributions from Elayne LeTraunik, Sally Jo Osborne, and Jake Lindquist.

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

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