For 25 years, Writers Theatre has captivated Chicagoland audiences with inventive interpretations of classic work, a bold approach to contemporary theatre and a dedication to creating the most intimate theatrical experience possible. Under the artistic leadership of Michael Halberstam and the executive leadership of Kathryn M. Lipuma, Writers Theatre has grown to become a major Chicagoland cultural destination with a national reputation for excellence, being called the top regional theatre in the nation by The Wall Street Journal.
The company, which now performs six productions per season, plays to a sold-out and discerning audience of more than 60,000 patrons each season, and recently opened the doors of a state-of-the-art facility—a new theatre center in downtown Glencoe, designed by the award-winning, internationally renowned Studio Gang Architects, led by Founder and Design Principal Jeanne Gang, FAIA, in collaboration with Theatre Consultant Auerbach Pollock Friedlander.
The new facility has allowed the Theatre to continue to grow to accommodate its audience, while maintaining its trademark intimacy. Writers Theatre encourages members of the community to visit the building—which opens daily at 10am—to explore the beautiful architecture, enjoy access to rooftop gardens and the spacious Atrium, or attend a performance in either of its two intimate venues. Ticket information can be found at writerstheatre.org.