Welcome to the Playtime Blog

Playtime with Bill Turck & Kerri Kendall is a radio show dedicated entirely to the arts. We cover it all: Visual arts, music, photography, theater, poetry, film, dance, writing, and comedy. Each show features conversations with celebrity guests, new and working artists, practical ideas, and more from around the world. Playtime with Bill Turck and Kerri…

Northshore Show Tunes, Bright Future for Neo-Futurists, Strawdog Goes Virtual — September 20, 2020

Below is a lightly edited transcript of Playtime’s Chicago Theater Report for September 20, 2020: You can hear this episode on: Facebook (segment starts around the 1:04 mark) WCGORadio.com  Soundcloud (segment starts at around the 52:50 mark) [Main image credit: Photo by Sudan Ouyang on Unsplash] Strawdog Theatre Company’s Virtual Season Strawdog Theatre Company, under the leadership…

Theater Streaming Study, PrideArts Changes Name, Invictus Premiers Virtual Show, The Electables — Chicago Theater Report for 9.6.2020

Below is a lightly edited transcript of Playtime’s Chicago Theater Report for September 6, 2020: You can hear this episode on: Facebook (Theater report starts at about 1:03:55) WCGORadio.com  Soundcloud (54:38) (Links will go live as the episode is uploaded) Photo by frank mckenna on Unsplash   Commentary: Theater Industry Changes There’s no question that the theater…

Pride and Prejudice Streams, Audio Drama Directors Wanted, PlayMakers Extends Show — Playtime Chicago Theater Report for August 23, 2020

Below is a lightly edited transcript of Playtime’s Chicago Theater Report: You can hear this episode on: Facebook (1:04:22 is the beginning of the theater segment) WCGORadio.com (54:00) Soundcloud (54:00) (Show links above will be updated as show archives are uploaded to platforms.) Main photo by Alex Livingston on Unsplash That’s Weird, Grandma PlayMakers Laboratory has extended…

A Raisin in the Sun Honored, Remy Bumppo’s New Season, BoHo’s Virtual Cabaret & More — Playtime Chicago Theater Report for August 16, 2020

Below is a lightly edited transcript of Playtime’s Chicago Theater Report: You can hear this episode on: Facebook (around the 59-minute mark) WCGORadio.com  Soundcloud (55:21 mark) (Show links above will be updated as show archives are uploaded to platforms.) Main image credit: Stephy Miehle on Unsplash Black Theater Alliance Awards Nominations for A Raisin in the…

Hell in a Handbag, Raven Theatre, and Invictus Classes — 6.28.2020

This a lightly edited transcript from Playtime’s Chicago Theater Report for June 28, 2020. The show aired on WCGO Radio, 1590 AM, 95.9 FM in the Chicago area. Audio Archives (links will be added as the show goes live on platforms): Facebook (Chicago Theater Report starts at around 1:02 mark) WCGO Soundcloud Invictus Theatre Company Shakespeare…