Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Inspired by Shakespeare’s "asides"—moments when characters speak directly to the audience and pull them into the story—this podcast shares the world of theater making from our home on Chicago’s Navy Pier. ASIDES shares valuable insights from our team of scholars, conversations with artists, and questions from our listeners to dive deeper into work happening at Chicago Shakespeare. And don’t forget to subscribe to get all of the latest updates from ASIDES. You can also find us online at This podcast is produced by Sara B.T. Thiel, Margaret McCall, Forrest Williams, and Aaron Roberts, with additional support from Joe Disbrow and Krissi McEachern. As you enjoy this podcast, we hope you’ll consider making a gift to support other programs like this through our Brave New World Campaign. Together, we can serve artists, audiences, students, and our community in this time of great need. Please visit

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