I’ve always wanted to be in Time Out New York, but Time Out Chicago got there first:
Playwright Kristoffer Diaz is describing the plot of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, his new play about small-time professional wrestlers. “I think [pro wrestling is] a really wonderful art form. But it does tend to play to the lowest common denominator, which means it can be really racist and sexist and homophobic,” he says. “It plays to stereotypes in a really huge way.” That kind of pigeonholing is precisely what Ignition, the new Victory Gardens initiative that’s bringing Chad Deity to the stage, is meant to combat.