Thursday, October 19, 2017

Bessie award-winning choreographer Faye Driscoll needs your help!

Bessie award-winning choreographer Faye Driscoll needs your help!
Her latest work Thank You For Coming: Play will be at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago November 9-12, 2017.
You can be part of the show!

Play requires a small ensemble of local participants who will be integrated into one section of the show. All participants are required to attend rehearsals with Faye Driscoll’s company, and must be available for the dress rehearsal and all performances. A detailed schedule plan is included below.
This is a great opportunity for someone interested in Faye’s work. No specific performance background is required, but because ensemble members perform a voice-based role, it is essential that participants are comfortable vocalizing and being onstage.

To be considered
Send an email to mcastage@mcachicago.org with the subject “Faye Driscoll Ensemble.” In 1 or 2 paragraphs, explain your interest in participating and briefly share any experience or background you have in dance, performance, theater, or music. Please include your contact information (address and phone number). Optional: send a performance resume and/or 1-2 internet links related to your work. Please send your email and optional materials by 2pm Friday, October 27, 2017. This is an unpaid volunteer position. Participants will receive the following benefits:
 2 tickets to Thank You For Coming: Play
 2 tickets for any other MCA Stage performance January-May 2018
 2 “Friends and Family” passes for a total of four (4) admissions to MCA
 20% discount at MCA Store (single use coupon)
 + buffet-style meals during scheduled dinner breaks

Expected schedule:
Tue, Nov 7 - 12pm-3pm (Rehearsal with Faye and performers) Wed, Nov 8 - 3pm-6pm (Tech Run-Through) and 7pm-10pm (Dress Rehearsal) Thu, Nov 9 - 3pm-5pm (Notes) and 6:30pm-9:30pm (Performance #1) Fri, Nov 10 - 4pm-5:30pm (Notes) and 6:30pm-9:30pm (Performance #2) Sat, Nov 11 - 4pm-5:30pm (Notes) and 6:30pm-9:30pm (Performance #3) Sun, Nov 12 - 1pm-3:30pm (Performance #4) Schedule will be finalized after participants are confirmed. Participants will receive communication from Faye Driscoll’s company manager, including preliminary information on their role, access to a recording of the show and vocal recordings to be reviewed and studied prior to the company’s arrival.

Questions? Email mcastage@mcachicago.org or call 312-397-4072.
For more information on Thank You For Coming: Play, visit www.mcachicago.org/mcastage

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

The House of Bernarda Alba—Saint Sebastian Players, St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey (enter on Marshfield), Chicago, offering $7 industry tickets with headshot and resume Friday, October 20 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 22 at 2 p.m.. Available at the door, via tickets@saintsebastianplayers.org or reserving at 773-404-7922.

The Barber of Seville - Petite Opera Productions at Mary Wilson House Beyer Auditorium, 306 S Prospect Ave at Crescent Ave, Park Ridge, is offering an industry night on on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Individuals who bring a headshot and resume can buy tickets at discounted rate of $15 each. Box Office opens at 6:30PM for ticket purchases. Only cash and check will be accepted (no credit cards).

Becky Shaw - Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd. is offering $15 industry tickets with the code, 'bubbla' to the following performances: Thursday 10/26 at 7:30PM, Friday 10/27 at 8:00PM,  Wednesday 11/1 at 7:30PM,  Wednesday, 11/8 at 7:30PM, Thursday, 11/9 at 7:30PM.  To purchase, please visit: windycityplayhouse.com/becky-shaw/ or call our box office at 773.891.8985. Please note: users will be asked for proof of affiliation at will call. Some restrictions may apply.

China NCPA Orchestra Play Brahms 4 – Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S. Michigan, is offering $10 industry tickets to hear the China NCPA Orchestra, the resident orchestra of the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, on October 28. The program features Brahms Symphony No. 4 and American composer Lou Harrison’s Pipa Concerto with Silk Road Ensemble member Wu Man. Tickets available on cso.org with promo code NCPA10.

Alias Grace - Rivendell Theatre, 5779 North Ridge Ave. is offering a limited number of $20 Industry tickets to performances Saturday 10/21 at 8PM; Sunday 10/22 at 3PM; and Thursday 10/26 through Saturday 10/28 at 8PM. Must provide proof of industry when picking up tickets. Limit 2 tickets per Industry ID (self + guest). Subject to availability. Call 773.334.7728 or visit Rivendelltheatre.org & use box-office code: INDUSTRYAG

Monday, October 16, 2017

Performance, Rehearsal, & Event Space Available in The Frontier!

The Frontier, Jackalope Theatre Company's storefront space is now accepting submissions for long and short term rentals!

The Frontier is located at 1106 W. Thorndale, just steps away from the Thorndale Red Line Station and from Jackalope’s primary performance venue in Broadway Armory Park. A vibrant and immediate space with a small backstage space, two renovated bathrooms and a unistrut grid, this 40-seat flexible venue is ideal for special events, rehearsals, classes, and limited-engagement performance rentals to the public. The Frontier is also available for event and party rentals, late-night shows, regular runs of comedy shows, and is available for weekly and monthly rentals of rehearsals and productions. Rehearsal rentals start as low as $12.50/hour, and weekly and monthly rates are flexible.

Please visit www.jackalopetheatre.org for more information, or email us directly at thefrontier@jackalopetheatre.org with your rental inquiry.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Criticism in a Changing America Panel on 10/14

Saturday, October 14 | 6pm in the Alice Center at Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn
Goodman Theatre presents a free public panel discussion about the current state of arts criticism and the impact on the art, artists and audiences when there is a lack of diversity amongst critical voices. The conversation features some of the industry’s leading voices, including panelists Diep Tran, Associate Editor for American Theatre magazine; Wei-Huan Chen, Theater Critic for the Houston Chronicle; Jose Solís, editor/critic at Stage Buddy and New York Times contributor; Martha Steketee, American Theater Critics Association and editor/critic at Urban Excavations; and Dr. Lori Baptista, Director of the African American Cultural Center at University of Illinois (Chicago). The panel is moderated by Time Out Chicago Senior Theater Critic Kris Vire.
Admission is free; RSVP here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVYymi6X3ZdA2zf224BSUdfAjSXRxtC7juJGeYoZoE149npw/viewform?fbzx=8155785775070626000

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) - TimeLine Theatre Company at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. is offering $15 industry tickets during previews October 20 - 25 using the code INDUSTRY15. Buy online or call the Stage 773 Box Office at 773.327.5252 Limit 2 discounted tickets per order. Additional ticketing fees may apply.

Choir Boy – Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark Street, is offering $15 tickets to theatre industry professionals for any Thursday evening performance thru November 12. 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.

Quixote: On the Conquest of Self – Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court in Glencoe, is offering $20 industry tickets to performances on Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30pm, Wednesday, October 18 at 7:30pm, Thursday, October 19 at 7:30pm, and Saturday, October 21 at 3pm. May be purchased online, on the phone at 847-242-6000 or in person with code INDUSTRY. Please bring proof of industry status when picking up tickets.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Annual Membership Meeting and Reception


Monday, October 23, 6:30 p.m. 
 Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan Ave. 
 Please join us for the League of Chicago Theatres' annual member meeting and reception. The evening will begin promptly at 6:30 with a short business meeting followed by Dr. Harvey Young , Professor and Chair of the Theatre Department at Northwestern University and Derrick Sanders , Assistant Professor of Theatre at University of Illinois Chicago in conversation on Race and Theatre. Following the meeting there will be a networking reception with complimentary drinks and light appetizers. This event is FREE for League member theatres but registration is required.
Click here to RSVP

Effective Management Strategies for Theatre Leaders with Robbin Walker


Friday, November 10, 9:30AM - 5:30 PM
Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn
Robbin Walker is back! This popular one-day workshop provides participants with new leadership skills they can put into action immediately. Topics will include exploring elements of highly-effective teams, understanding different behavioral styles, delivering effective feedback and resolving conflict. Robbin creates a learning environment that is energetic and highly interactive, providing you with critical skills, information and solutions based on best practices and widely-used management principles. A few examples where your enhanced skills can be applied: resolving conflicts between artists and managers; fostering influential relationships with board members; striking a balance between discipline and camaraderie.

ROBBIN WALKER has been in the training and development field for over 30 years. As a former senior training consultant for Target Stores at their Minneapolis headquarters, she trained thousands of leaders, at all levels, in areas from diversity to high-potential talent programs to all facets of leadership development. Robbin was the facilitator of the popular TCG program "Expanding the Theatre Manager's Repertoire, for 11 years." Robbin currently is a Principal Consultant/owner of the Walker Consulting Group, which she and her husband Richard created in 2008.

Experienced and new leaders, administrators and artists are encouraged to attend. Teams of up to four people are also welcome and encouraged. This is a FREE workshop for League members, but participation is limited. Space fills up up quickly. Please only register if you can attend the whole day. Click here to RSVP

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Space Availability at The Factory Theater

Available Rental Space at The Factory Theater

Theater Space:
The stage is a ¾ thrust with a house of 72 seats. The space’s amenities also include: a well-furnished dressing room, two back stage bathrooms, sizable booth, excellent AC/Heat, rentable parking lot, Bauhaus-decorated lobby, and its steps off of the Red Line. We’ve hosted full productions, burlesque performances, summer camps, late nights, and parties. There are still a few free dates in 2017 open for rent, and we are also looking ahead to 2018.

Rehearsal Space:
The Substation is an adjoining store front space that is minimally furnished to comfortably accommodate rehearsals, workshops, classes, parties, meetings, or any other purpose for an open space. This space is newly available for Bookings, and we are excited to see how we can evolve it to better accommodate our renters and their events. Rentals are available immediately.

For more details you can look us up on Chicago Space Finder at http://chicagospaces.fracturedatlas.org/spaces/13545?from_search=1 If you are interested in either space, please contact the Booking Manager at rentals@thefactorytheater.com.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Becky Shaw - Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd. is offering $10 industry tickets on: Wednesday 10/4 at 7:30PM, and Thursday, 10/12 at 7:30PM using the code "REDNECK." Call 773.891.8985, or visit: WindyCityPlayhouse.com to redeem. Please note: proof of industry affiliation will be requested at will call.

The Heavens Are Hung in Black - Shattered Globe Theatre at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. are offering an Industry Night this Wednesday, October 4th at 8 PM. Industry Tickets are $15 and can be reserved online at www.shatteredglobe.org or you can call 773-975-8150.

Billy Elliot the Musical - Porchlight Music Theatre at Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, is offering a limited number of $20 tickets to the Monday Industry Performance on Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Call and mention PMTINDUSTRY at 773.777.9884 or stop at the box office to purchase your ticket. One ticket per order, proof of theatre industry affiliation required at box office when claiming tickets. For more information go to porchlightmusictheatre.org.

Amarillo—Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 800 E. Grand Ave. on Navy Pier, is offering $10 tickets to October 17-20 performances. Use promo code “SHARING” to unlock $10 tickets at https://www.chicagoshakes.com/, or call the Box Office at 312.595.5600.

Building the Wall - Stage Left Theatre at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport, is offering $15 industry tix to Thursday performances with the code WARDEN through October 22. For tickets and more information visit https://www.stagelefttheatre.com/building-the-wall.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Triple Play Research Convening

Tuesday, October 17, 6-8PM
Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.

Please join us for a conversation where we will discuss the findings from our multi-year research project looking at audience attitudes about new works and how connecting audience members with generative artists can spur deeper engagement. Whether you have already been a part of this project or are new to it, we hope you will join us. If you are attending, please indicate in the comment box if you are an individual artist, a theatre staff member with an artistic focus, or a theatre staff member with a management focus. If you are more than one, please indicate so. This will help with planning for the session. Thank you!

Space for this conversation is limited. Click here to RSVP

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Collaboraction Accepting Submissions

Collaboraction is now accepting submissions for The Resistance: A Political Theatre Cabaret in The Pentagon at Collaboraction Studios. This cabaret program will take place in October, November, and December of 2017 and will include door-split, revenue sharing opportunities. We are searching for politically activist pieces of theatre, dance, stand-up, storytelling, burlesque, and other performance art that present attitudes toward our contemporary political landscape.

Deadline for submissions is October 7, 2017.

Please email submissions to resistance@collaboraction.org. Please include a description of your piece and note whether it is a short (less than ten minutes), one-act (thirty minutes or less), or a full-length piece (ninety minutes or more).

Monday, September 25, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Giselle – The Joffrey Ballet, 50 East Congress, is offering 50% off industry tickets to October 20, 26 and 27 performances. Use code IND50 to buy online.

The Hypocrites' Dracula - Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613, is offering a limited number of $15 Industry tickets on Thursday, October 12th at 8pm and Friday, October 20th at 8pm. Members of the theatre community with a headshot or resume may purchase tickets in person at Mercury Theater Chicago.

26 Presents: Net-Flix and Kill - Late Night at the Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway, would like to offer industry tickets. Use code NETFLIXINDUSTRY to received $7.00 tickets all performances. Tickets can be purchased here: bitly.com/26netflixandkill.

Kathleen Battle — Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey - Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy, is offering $35 industry tickets for Kathleen Battle on Saturday, September 30. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at AuditoriumTheatre.org or by calling 312.341.2300. Limit 2 tickets; only available in select price levels.

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
- Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy, is offering $15 industry tickets for Ensemble Español on Friday, October 6. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at AuditoriumTheatre.org or by calling 312.341.2300. Limit 2 tickets; only available in select price levels.


The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier - Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. is offering a limited number of $20 tickets to the world premiere for the Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 1 p.m. Use the code INDUSTRY at www.albertcashierthemusical.com to order tickets.

The Crucible - Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted, is offering $10 tickets for performances October 7th & 8th.   Use code INDUSTRY 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.

Hard Times - Lookingglass Theatre Company, 821 N. Michigan Ave., is offering $20 industry tickets on Wednesday, October 4 at 7:30PM and Friday, October 6 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.

1980 (Or Why I'm Voting for John Anderson)- Jackalope Theatre Company at Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N Broadway Ave, Chicago, IL 60660, is offering half price industry tickets for all performances October 27th-December 2nd with industry code "BOSTON". Tickets can be purchased at www.jackalopetheatre.org.