Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Industry Ticket Offers

The Last Wife - TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington Ave. is offering $15 industry tickets to all previews 9/21 through 9/28. Use discount code "Industry15" online, in person or by calling 773.281.8463 x6. For more information visit www.timelinetheatre.com.

Red Velvet – Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark Street, is offering $18 tickets to theatre industry professionals for any Thursday evening performance thru November 27. Additional Industry performances Wednesday 9/28, Friday 9/30 and Monday 10/3. Offer available by phone or walk-up, must mention the code INDUSTRY to reserve. Proof of industry (headshot, business card, etc.) required upon ticket pickup.

True West - Shattered Globe Theatre at Theater Wit (1229 W Belmont) is offering $15 discounted industry tickets to all Thursday performances 9/22-10/20. Tickets can be purchased via the Theater Wit Box Office in person, online (bit.ly/SGTtruewesttix), or via phone (773-975-8150) with the code INDUSTRY.

Julius Caesar – Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe, $20 industry tickets to for a performance 7 or fewer days away. Use code INDUSTRY online at writerstheatre.org or mention your industry status when calling the Box Office at 847-242-6000. Present your proof of involvement in the industry (i.e. a headshot, resume, business card, etc.) at will call to pick up your ticket. One discounted ticket per industry proof.

East Texas Hot Links - Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe, $20 industry tickets to for a performance 7 or fewer days away. Use code INDUSTRY online at writerstheatre.org or mention your industry status when calling the Box Office at 847-242-6000. Present your proof of involvement in the industry (i.e. a headshot, resume, business card, etc.) at will call to pick up your ticket. One discounted ticket per industry proof.

The Love Potion - Chicago Opera Theater at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave. is offering 40% off tickets for performance dates: Friday, September 30th at 7:30pm, Saturday, October 1st at 3:00pm,, and Sunday, October 9th at 3:00pm Simply use promo code INDUSTRY at checkout or call our box office at 312.704.8414. This opera will be sung in English and runs approx. 105 minutes.

I Do Today – Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln, is offering an industry discount for  performances through 10/9. Use promo code INDUSTRY $10.50 weekday tickets, or $12 weekend tickets. Tickets can be purchased online at greenhousetheater.org or by calling the box office at 773-404-7336.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Join the Season of Concern AIDS Run and Walk on 10/1

Saturday, October 1 at Soldier Field

We are simply family helping family.

Created 30 years ago by Chicago theater artists to provide care for those in the theater community afflicted with AIDS-related illnesses, Season of Concern has raised tens of thousands of dollars from generous artists and theater patrons to benefit hundreds of people in the entertainment industry-actors, directors, designers, technicians, playwrights-who are experiencing health-related emergencies and medical issues.

Since 1987, Season of Concern has distributed over 2.5 million dollars to 35 different Chicago-based AIDS service organizations, including AIDS Legal Council of Chicago, Chicago Women's AIDS Project, and The Children's Place. These direct-care grant awards are distributed annually and support a variety of essential programs and services for those in the Chicago community in need.

In addition, Season of Concern's Biscotto-Miller Fund provides financial assistance to individuals in the Chicago theatre community who are experiencing a catastrophic illness or a health-related emergency or event, including but not limited to HIV/AIDS. The fund was created in 1985 to honor the memory of stage manager Tommy Biscotto and actor J. Pat Miller.

Lastly, Season of Concern gives sustaining support to the Chicago office of The Actors Fund, the national human services organization that helps entertainment and performing arts professionals in theatre, film, music, opera, television and dance through a broad spectrum of social, health, employment and housing programs that address their essential and critical needs. Funding provided by Season of Concern goes directly to the Chicago office of The Actors Fund Chicago, which oversees the entertainment community in Chicago and throughout the Midwest.

Learn more, register and support the Season of Concern team

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Space Availability at Rivendell Theatre

We have a rare six-week mainstage slot available at Rivendell Theatre February 20 - April 2, 2017. Folks who are interested should contact theater owner Steve Misetic directly at 847-477-8445 or misetic@msn.com.

Take a Stab at this Playwriting Competition

Babes With Blades Theatre Company and competition sponsor Fight Master David Woolley announce the seventh round of JOINING SWORD & PEN, the international playwriting competition dedicated to expanding the canon of quality scripts featuring fighting roles for women. The winner will receive the Margaret W. Martin Award: the play will undergo development via BWBTC’s Fighting Words program prior to premiering as part of BWBTC’s 2018-19 season, and the playwright will receive a $1,000.00 cash prize. Artwork, rules, and deadlines are available on the BWBTC website at http://babeswithblades.org/joining-sword-pen/.

Industry Ticket Offers

Amour- Black Button Eyes Productions at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport is offering $17 industry tickets (including $2 Athenaeum restoration fee) to the the Thursday September 15 through Sunday September 18 performances, available through the Athenaeum Theatre website (AthenaeumTheatre.org) or the Athenaeum Theatre box office (773.935.6875) using the code THRUWALLS.

Thrones! The Musical Parody – Apollo Theater Chicago, 2530 N Lincoln, is offering an industry discount for September 15-18 performances. Use promo code INDSTR for $15 tickets. (Handling fees apply). Tickets can be purchased online at apollochicago.com or by calling the box office at 773-935-6100.

Visiting Edna - Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, $20 tickets to preview performances September 15-23, excluding Saturday nights. Use code 27366 online at steppenwolf.org or call Audience Services at 312-335-1650. Tickets must be reserved at least one hour before performance. Subject to availability.

Grizzly Mama - Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge, is offering $15 discounted industry tickets to performances Thursday 9/15 thru Saturday 9/17 -- and then on all Thursday 8PM performances during the run. Tickets can be purchased via the Rivendell Box Office in person, online or via phone 773-334-7728 with box-office code GMINDUSTRY.

That's Weird, Grandma: It Came from the Voting Booth-The Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N Ashland Ave. is offering $6 tickets for performances (September 19-October 3 and October 24-November 28) with code INDUSTRY. More show information and tickets at barrelofmonkeys.org.

Cole Porter 125 – A Birthday Celebration- Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy, is offering $20 industry tickets for this one-night-only celebration on Saturday, September 24 at 7:30PM. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at AuditoriumTheatre.org or by calling 312.341.2300.

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater- Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy, is offering $15 industry tickets for Ensemble Español’s 40th anniversary finale celebration on Thursday, September 29 at 7:30PM. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at AuditoriumTheatre.org or by calling 312.341.2300.

Man in the Ring - Court Theatre, 5535 S Ellis Ave, is offering $10 rush tickets starting one hour before performances to industry professionals for the first week of Previews. Sept 15th-18th. Just bring proof to the box office and enjoy show!


Cheers Live On Stage – Playing at the Broadway Playhouse, 175 E Chestnut, Broadway In Chicago and CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE is offering $29 tickets for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evening performances through October 2. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online with offer code INDUSTRY. For tickets or more information visit BroadwayInChicago.com.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Industry Ticket Offers

Dr. Seward's Dracula - First Folio Theatre at Mayslake Hall, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W 31st St, Oak Brook, is offering $10 tickets to industry professionals on Weds. evenings at 8 PM on Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2. Tickets are on an "as available" basis and may be purchased no sooner than 48 hours in advance and must be paid for at the time they are ordered. When picking up tickets, buyer must bring a union card, a headshot/resume, tech resume, or business card indicating employment in the theater business. Price is good for the theater professional only, not guests. Tickets may be purchased by calling 630-986-8067.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Space Availability at Pride Arts Center

Pride Arts Center has late night and off night performance space, as well as audition and rehearsal space available. www.prideartscenter.com for more details. The 50 seat Buena Theater at 4147 N Broadway is available for rent Dec 19 to March 5, for either 2 5/6 week rentals or one longer period. www.prideartscenter.com.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Industry Ticket Offers

Amour - Black Button Eyes Productions at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport is offering $17 industry tickets (including $2 Athenaeum restoration fee) to the Friday September 2 and Sunday September 4 performances and the Thursday September 8 through Sunday September 11 performances, available through the Athenaeum Theatre website (AthenaeumTheatre.org) or the Athenaeum Theatre box office (773.935.6875) using the code THRUWALLS.

The Black Slot - AstonRep Theatre at the Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark Street is offering $10 industry tickets to any performance through October 2nd. Please email info@astonrep.com or call 773-828-9129 to reserve your tickets and mention INDUSTRY. Walk-up industry tickets also available. www.astonrep.com for show details.

Ultra American: A Patriot Act – Silk Road Rising, 77 W. Washington St, is offering an industry discount for September 6-September 25 performances. Use promo code INDUSTRY for $10 tickets. Tickets can be purchased online at www.UltraAmerican.org or by calling the box office at 312-857-1234.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Theatrical Skills Workshops from Grand Stage


New season with new offerings begin soon!

Flying Performers: "Have You Thought About…"
September 10, 2016 8:30 - 5:00 EDT
Rockford HS, Rockford, Michigan
Presenter: Tracy Nunnally, Vertigo (http://www.flyingfx.com/)
• Learn about safety, staffing and budget
• Demonstration of necessary rigs & equipment
• All to help effectively plan the flying in your production
Co-sponsored with USITT Midwest Regional Section
Cost: $10-$25 (Includes membership in Midwest Section)
Go to http://midwest.usitt.org/programs for info.and to register for this workshop
Registration DEADLINE: Friday, Sept. 2

Electricity 101: Basics for the Stage Technician and ETC's Layers of Light Presentation
September 17, 2016 9:00 - 2:00
Naperville Central HS, Naperville, Illinois
Electricity 101:
Presenter: Tom Craner, Field Service Tech, Grand Stage
• Safety first: Learn how to work with electricity
• Basic electrical math and tools for the technician
• How to work with connectors, cables, wires and plugs
• Dealing with lamps for theatrical fixtures
"Layers of Light"
Presenter: Tom Littrell, ETC Education Outreach
• Learn about LED fixtures as a tool for lighting
• How they compare with traditional fixtures on skin, costumes and scenery
• How LED fixtures are dimmed and other control aspects for the stage
*Cost: Educational - $15, others: $25 Lunch included Registration DEADLINE: Friday, September 9

To register, go to: http://www.grandstage.com/tsw.htm and fill out our registration form.

Questions? Contact Steve Jacobs, Director of Training Workshops sjacobs@grandstage.com.

Industry Ticket Offers

Dutchman/TRANSit - American Blues Theater at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln is offering $10 industry tickets to any preview August 26 - 31. Use promo code INDUSTRY10 for discount.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Artemisia Call for Female-driven Plays

>Now accepting submission from playwrights who reside in the greater Chicago area to be considered for fall festival 2017
>Six plays are chosen for staged readings from which the audience chooses artemisia's world premier productions
>To submit you must send a professional resume, a one-page synopsis of the play, the first ten pages of the play and the play's production history as a PDF attachment to playsubs@artemisiatheatre.org with Fall Festival Submission in the subject line.
>Please only submit if the play features a leading female character actively engaged in the story's action and catharsis whose journey is characterized by empowerment rather than victimization
>Please allow 12 weeks for your submission to be processed and you will be contacted if Artemisia wishes to read the full play
>There is no fee to submit and full guidelines can be found at artemisiatheatre.org
>See this year's line-up of awesome plays featured in Her Story is Our Story, Fall Festival 2016 at artemisiatheatre.org or better yet, join us for this year's festival- it's free
>Artemisia produces plays that empower women, gives playwrights career-altering opportunities and brings groundbreaking new theatre to Chicago's audiences, who are engaged as a vital part of Artemisia's play selection process

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships Program

The Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships Program is a grant where actors are given the opportunity to grow artistically and professionally in collaboration with a Theatre Communications Group (TCG) member theatre. The grant seeks to transform the relationship between actors and theatre organizations.  The program has an online application deadline on August 30th, 2016, Noon Eastern Time.

Actors are selected in two categories:
Exceptional Merit: $15,000 (with an additional $10,000 available to relieve student loan debt) supports actors who are established in their careers as working professionals with 10 years or more of professional experience. Those with less experience are still eligible to apply but must recognize that they are competing with actors who have demonstrated a sustained dedication to their careers. Funds will support actors who are evaluating the current state of their career and envisioning what their career could be as they continue to grow in their artistry.

Distinguished Achievement: $25,000 supports actors with 20 years or more of experience who have amassed a substantial body of work. Recipients are awarded grants to allow them to look for opportunities for continued growth and sustain the longevity of their careers. Recipients will use these resources to adapt to the physical changes as an actor later in their career and changes to casting. The Host Theatre will receive $7,500 to be applied to costs associated with the actor’s residency activities.

The downloadable guidelines and online application forms are our website: http://www.tcg.org/grants/fox/fox_index.cfm.