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WRITERS THEATRE PHOTOS: STEVE HALL ©HEDRICH BLESSING

THE WRITERS THEATRE GLENCOE, ILLINOIS, US Built for the Writers Theatre group, this performing arts centre opened in Glencoe, Illinois in February 2016. The theatre is spread across a village-like cluster of distinct volumes around a central hub, and features a glass-clad lobby which glows in the dark at night to beckon people in. The 36,000sq ft (3,345sq m) complex includes rehearsal rooms, a second-floor gallery and three performance spaces – a main stage, a 99-seat black box venue and the lobby – designed to be intimate and easily configurable.

At night the Writers Theatre glows from within, attracting the interest of passers by and drawing people inside

PHOTO: ©SALLY RYAN

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