Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Shockheaded Peter - Black Button Eyes Productions at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, is offering $15 Industry tickets (contingent on seat availability) to the following performances: Thursday, August 17 at 7:30 pm; Friday, August 18 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, August 19 at 7:30 pm; Sunday, August 20 at 7:30 pm. Discounted tickets are available online with code “SNIPSNIP,” by calling 773-935-6875, or by presenting proof of industry affiliation at the box office.

In the Wake – The Comrades at the Greenhouse Theatre, 2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, are offering an industry Night on Monday, August 21 at 8pm and industry tickets are $7.00. No headshot or resume needed. Can purchase in person, online, or by phone. For more info visit www.the-comrades.com.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Turnkey Performance Venue with Liquor License Available for Lease

The venue space at 1919 N Milwaukee Ave (Gorilla Tango) is looking for a new master lease holder. Max legal capacity 88 seats, with storage/rehearsal room, and full basement for storage, etc. We are currently taking applications from individuals and companies who would like to take over the operations of the space. This is not a weekly rental; this is a full annual NNN lease (likely 5 years + options). If your group is looking to run its own venue, this would be the time to chat about it. The space is totally turnkey, licensed, and has all equipment required to be up and running immediately.

If you or your group would like to speak more about this, please reach out to info@zyqu.com - more info can be provided in a follow up email as well as a request for information regarding your proposed use, etc.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Financial Assistance Available to Entertainment Technology Professionals from Behind the Scenes Foundation

Behind the Scenes is a charity that provides financial assistance to entertainment technology professionals, or their immediate dependent family, who are seriously ill or injured. Grants may be used for basic living expenses such as rent or mortgage, utilities and transportation; medical expenses such as doctor’s visit, medications and physical therapy; or for funeral expenses. Funds are available to anyone who has earned their living for at least five years in the industry—whether behind the curtain or behind the camera, or for one of the companies who manufacture or supply products and services to the industry. Behind the Scenes brings help and hope in times of need.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Gypsy – Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson in Evanston, is offering half-price industry tickets on August 19 and 25 at 8pm, and August 20, 23 and 24 at 2pm. For tickets call 847-920-5360 or visit www.MusicTheaterWorks.com and use coupon code "rose." Tickets must be purchased in advance. No door sales.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Prime Time Availability at Rivendell Theatre

Rivendell Theatre currently has prime-time availability their performance space during the following six-week slots: • October 30 – December 17, 2017
• February 19 – April 1, 2018
• May 28 – July 8, 2018
Rivendell’s lovely and intimate 50 seat flexible space is centrally located at 5779 North Ridge Avenue (at Glenwood avenue) in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant Edgewater neighborhood, the theatre is nearby several restaurants, bars and retail stores. Free parking is also available less than a block away at Senn High School and we are easily accessible by the Red Line (Bryn Mawr Stop) as well as the Clark and Broadway buses.

For a list of provided equipment and amenities, please see our Chicago Spaces listing: https://chicago.spacefinder.org/spaces/6435

Rates: $1000 per week - Prime-time performance spots available Thursday-Sunday.

Notes: Fully ADA Compliant, Flexible Arrangement, A/C, Centrally Located, Beautiful Lobby Space, Wi-fi Accessible

For further information or viewing contact Tara Mallen, Artistic Director – tara@rivendelltheatre.org or call 773.334.7728

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Other Theatre Seeks Play Submissions

Chicago's Other Theatre is currently seeking 30-minute world premiere plays for OTHER WAYS TO RESIST, its spring festival of new works. Open to both local and out-of-town candidates, the company is seeking new works exploring the performance of activism, protest in a social media space and acts of unconventional resistance.

Comments Artistic Director Carin Silkatis, “In a social and political climate of increasing polarization and extremity, Other Theatre is exploring the ways in which resistance can oppress and unwittingly recycle the tactics and structures of the very things it seeks to demolish. Peripherally, we are also interested in the ways in which people are fighting oppression that are less conventional and may not readily be labeled as political action.”

Scripts and inquiries should be sent to totcmanagingdirector@gmail.com, along with a current resume. The deadline for submissions is Monday, September 18, 2017.

Directed Nick Thornton, OTHER WAYS TO RESIST will play April 14 – May 13, 2018 at Other Theatre’s resident home, The Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. For additional information, please visit www.TheOtherTheatreCompany.com.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

26 - Pride Arts Center Buena Theater, 4147 N. Broadway, is offering a $5.00 ticket to all industry professionals for performances through September 23 when they use the code 26INDUSTRY online.

Megastasis - Eclipse Theatre Company at The Athenaeum, 2936 N. Southport is offering $15 industry tickets to all remaining performances now through August 20th. Use code INDUSTRY. Performances are Thurs - Sat at 7:30pm; Sun at 2pm. Tickets subject to availability. For more info, call the box office at 773-935-6875 or visit eclipsetheatre.com.

Shockheaded Peter - Black Button Eyes Productions at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, is offering $15 Industry tickets (contingent on seat availability) to the following performances: Friday, August 11 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, August 12 at 7:30 pm; Sunday, August 13 at 7:30 pm. Discounted tickets are available online with code “SNIPSNIP,” by calling 773-935-6875, or by presenting proof of industry affiliation at the box office.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Space Availability at Theater Wit

Theater Wit has discounted availability for a single fall production in Theater 2 from October 9th, 2017 through November 12th, 2017. Contact rental@theaterwit.org directly for special rates. Next available rental window begins June 11, 2018.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Machinal - Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln, is offering an industry discount for $15 tickets to all performances through September 24. To redeem, select the ticketing type "Industry" from the drop down after you've selected your seats. Seats can be purchased online at greenhousetheater.org/machinal or by calling the box office at 773-404-7336. Does not include opening night performance.

The Audience - TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington Ave., is offering $15 industry tickets to preview performances August 16 - 23. For reservations call 773.281.8463 x6 or buy online and use code INDUSTRY15. Tickets subject to availability. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Limit 4 discounted tickets per order. May not be combined with other offers. Valid only for dates listed; offer expires 8/23/17.

The Food Show - The Neo-Futurists at 3031 N. Rockwell street. 2-for-1 industry tickets will be offered August 3rd, 4th, and 5th as well as August 10th,11th, and 12th. For tickets call #773-878-4557 or visit www.neofuturists.org and use the code "Industry". Tickets must be purchased in advance. No door sales.

Moby Dick - Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan Ave. is offering $20 Tickets to Select Performances on, Sunday, July 30 at 7:30PM, Sunday, August 6 at 7:30PM, Sunday, August 13 at 7:30PM, Sunday, August 20 at 7:30PM and Sunday, August 27 at 7:30PM. Use code INDUSTRY to access $20 tickets (in all sections) for the performances listed above. Available online at lookingglasstheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at 312.337.0665. Tickets are subject to availability.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Chicago DanzTheatre Ensemble Seeking Short Play Submissions

Chicago DanzTheartre Ensemble (CDE) is seeking submission of short plays (10-15 minutes) to initiate our 17th season of performance! Read all information below and submit your proposal to info@danztheatre.org.

General Information:
CDE’s mission is to marry drama, dance/movement, music, and multimedia to create radical change within the world (also known as “performance with a purpose”). In October of this year, CDE kicks off their 17th season with a playwright festival. This is not your average festival. True to their danztheatre style, CDE wants October’s festival to also reflect this multidisciplinary approach. CDE is seeking playwrights to submit danztheatre style works to be produced and performed in October’s playwright festival.

Additional Information:
Accepted playwrights are the producers. CDE expects playwrights to take charge in the development of their works. As the Producer of the festival, CDE will try their best to assist where possible. Accepted playwrights are encouraged to enlist their own director, choreographer and performers. If this is not possible, CDE will assist as possible in this process. CDE will host an open call audition for directors, choreographers, performers (movers and actors) to assist those accepted playwrights needing help to cast their shows. More details about this open-call audition will be shared after the proposal process. CDE affiliated Ensemble members may also be available to perform. We envision a process of collaboration between dramatic and dance personnel. Smaller cast size is encouraged, but this is not an imperative. The space will be arranged as a thrust. We recommend minimal use of set, props, and costumes. If these are necessary, CDE will allow the Artist access to their props and costumes. If there is something you wish to use, CDE will establish terms with that Artist for use of renting costumes and/or props. We have no fly-space, alternate universe portals, mountain peaks, or icebergs. CDE will provide technical services for lighting and sound. CDE will manage publicity and promotion. Promotional materials will be made available to playwrights and performers for their use. While CDE will manage the publicity and promotion of the festival, CDE expects playwrights and their casts to promote their works. CDE will provide up to 10 hours of rehearsal space to each group. Use of space dependent on availability of the space. CDE will offer two comp tickets to each author and performer.

To Submit: Attach, in PDF or Word format to info@danztheatre.org:
-Your play
-A statement of your vision of incorporating movement/dance/music into the production.
-If you need assistance in finding directors, choreographers, or performers.
-If the play is accepted, we will ask for a short blurb about the play and a brief bio of the author (each 50 words or fewer) for playbill and publicity purposes.
Boogie down and break legs!

Important Dates and Location:
Submission deadline: August 18, 2017.
Acceptance Notification: August 25, 2017.
Open-Call Audition: August 30, 2017; 6-9pm
CDE Annual Soiree October 14, 2017; 7 - 11 pm
*Not mandatory, but an opportunity to meet the company
 Tech rehearsals: Sunday, October 15; 5-10pm Tuesday October 17; 6-11pm Wednesday October 18; 6-11pm *Not all casts will be called on each evening
 No Scheduled Dress rehearsal
Performance Dates: October 20, 21, 27, 28
Call for Performers 7:00pm Performance begins 8:00pm. Each play will receive 2 or 4 Performances.

 Performance Venue: Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble Auditorium Ebenezer Lutheran Church 1650 W. Foster Ave. Chicago, IL *This space is not handicapped accessible.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Space Availability at the Royal George Theatre Center

The Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, has space available for performances, rehearsals, classes and more. The 50 seat Gallery Theatre space is available for prime time 3 – 6 week rentals November through February and beyond. Great price and location, right across the street from Steppenwolf. For further information or viewing appointment, contact Joe at 312-988-9105.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Disney’s Aladdin - Broadway In Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Broadway In Chicago and Disney’s Aladdin are offer a $39 rear orchestra ticket or a $69 front orchestra ticket for Tuesday, Wednesday (matinee + evening), Thursday and Friday evening performances through August 18. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online with offer code INDUSTRY. For tickets or more information visit BroadwayInChicago.com.

Beauty's Daughter - American Blues Theater at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. is offering a limited number of discounted Industry tickets for the July 24 performance. Tickets are $10 with code LIGHT, and can be purchased online at AmericanBluesTheater.com or by calling the Box Office at (773) 327-5252.

They're Playing Our Song - Brown Paper Box Co. at Rivendell Theatre (5779 N. Ridge). A limited number of $16 tickets (fees included) are available for every performance with code GERSCH17. Show runs Saturday, July 22 - Sunday, August 20. Tickets available here.