Random thoughts about watching, working and living in the arts, from HMS co-founder and executive producer Scott Silberstein.

August 5, 2011

En Route

I’ve walked through the sidewalks, alleys and pedways of Chicago’s east loop many hundreds of times, but I’d never inhabited them so fully until Chicago Shakespeare Theatre lured me downtown with an e-blast to try something called “en route,” an interactive theatrical experience created by an innovative Australian troupe called “one step at a time like this.”

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July 22, 2011

You Are Invited

I recently attended the Chicago Dancing Festival kick-off party, and you couldn't have asked for a more welcoming, enthusiastic invitation to come join the festival. The kick-off party took place at Benchmark, the Old Town bar and restaurant on Wells Street, just a block or so south of The Second City.

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July 7, 2011

Welcome to "Straight From The Arts"

My apologies for the obvious name of the blog, but I'm a straight guy from the Midwest who loves the arts, and it's a point that I make because, according to stereotypes, I'm exactly the guy who is not supposed to love theater, music, dance, museums and so on.

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