Now You Can Support Third Coast Review on Patreon

For the first time in the three-year history of Third Coast Review, we’re asking for your help. We’re inviting our readers to help our website grow into a dynamic news source for Chicago’s vibrant arts and culture scene.

Third Coast Review was launched in January 2016 by a half dozen writers who had been writing for Gapers Block and hated to see it go on hiatus. But we wanted to keep writing about the Chicago arts and culture scene so we decided to start up our own site. Since then, we’ve been joined by ~25 more writers and we’ve published more than 2300 reviews and previews and hundreds more calendar items about Chicago’s great theater, dance, music, visual arts, books, films, games and tech, food, museums and more.

We hope you like what you’re reading and that you would like to help us keep it going. We’re starting to raise money through Patreon, a site that generates support for artists, musicians, journalists and publications like ours.

You can support Third Coast Review’s great arts and culture content by becoming a patron. To do so, visit and make a small monthly pledge.

Your support will help us promote our work and reward our writers. Please visit and become a patron.

Nancy S Bishop
Nancy S Bishop

Nancy S. Bishop is publisher and Stages editor of Third Coast Review. She’s a member of the American Theatre Critics Association and a 2014 Fellow of the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. You can read her personal writing on pop culture at, and follow her on Twitter @nsbishop. She also writes about film, books, art, architecture and design.