As legislators begin to address the issue of excessive incarceration with the passage of the First Step Act, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Clybourne Park and Steppenwolf Ensemble Member Bruce Norris challenges audiences to face the…
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Written by Edward Albee in 2000, “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?” received the Tony Award for Best Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play in 2002 and…
Ellen Fairey’s “Support Group for Men” and Jen Silverman’s “The Roommate”, both running in Chicago stages, demonstrate how people are influenced by others for better or for worse. This human malleability, named interdividuality by René Girard, offers many enjoyable insights when given center stage.
To the theater Maura did go / To observe a famed porn star’s show / For reasons political / But Maura was critical / Is Stormy a role model? No!
From an Evangelical pastor preaching salvation from the fires of hell to being inspired to believe that God saves everyone, former Bishop Carlton Pearson’s most significant conversion is probably his own. Maura Junius explores his story as portrayed in Netflix’s “Come Sunday.”
The Raven Foundation is renewing our campaign for a more peaceful world. We believe the tenor of our times calls for deepening our commitment to achieving a lasting peace that…
The movie of Vera Brittain’s memoir, “Testament of Youth”, beautifully captures the futility of war and the lives it devastates.
In this era of celebrity chefs and televised chef competitions like Iron Chef, we know that some people have a gastronomic sense akin to perfect pitch. In The Hundred…
In the play Teddy Ferrara, currently in its premiere run at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, playwright Christopher Shinn explores the contemporary climate for LGBTQ youth in universities while simultaneously examining the…
The Wicked Truth
The Thinking Person’s Guide to The Wildly Successful Broadway Musical
Employing political, social, and historical examples against the backdrop of the musical Wicked, The Wicked Truth: When Good People Do Bad Things explores the ways in which modern society is not so different than the mythical land of Oz, challenging the very framework of our culture, our understanding of Good and Evil, as well as our sense of right and wrong. Written by Raven Foundation Co-Founder Suzanne Ross.
Tangles of Desire
In her second book, The Wicked Truth About Love: The Tangles of Desire, Raven Foundation Co-Founder Suzanne Ross examines the trials and travails of romantic love through the lens of mimetic theory.
On the page, you can watch videos, take a quiz, download music, read a chapter of the book, and discover your romantic pattern. It's wicked fun!
Illustrations by Susan Drawbaugh of Wee Five Designs.