Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rehearsal Space Availability at About Face Theatre in Edgewater

About Face Theatre has 3 rehearsal rooms available at their new facility on Broadway, just off the Berwyn red line CTA stop. Perfect for auditions, rehearsals, classes, or workshops. For more information, including rental rates and availability, please contact Corinne Neal at corinne@aboutfacetheatre.com or call 773-784-8565 x103.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Industry Ticket Offers

Animal Farm - Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted is offering $10 tickets to performances October 18 and October 19. Use code “18533”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.


Women in Music hosted by Orange Is the New Black star Lea DeLaria - Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles, 941 W. Lawrence in Chicago, is offering a limited number of $10 industry tickets for their 3 p.m. concert on Nov. 16th hosted by comedienne, jazz musician and actress Lea DeLaria. Use the code INDUSTRY at checkout. Offer does not apply to VIP tickets. Visit our online box office to redeem this offer via lakesidepride.org.

Polarity Ensemble Theatre Accepting Script Submissions

Polarity Ensemble Theatre is now accepting script submissions for the 2015 Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays. Full length plays from Chicago area playwrights only. Deadline November 3. No reading fees. All the info is here: http://petheatre.com/dionysia15.html

Friday, October 10, 2014

Redtwist space is still available for a guest company show in Dec/Jan.

Redtwist invites exciting young guest companies to submit proposals for productions "in association with" Redtwist Theatre, to be performed at the Redtwist space. Show times would be Sat 3pm, and Sun & Mon 7:30pm for up to a 6-week run (18 performances total), in which case the Jeff Committee would judge the show for potential nominations and awards. The financial terms are mutually beneficial to the guest company and Redtwist. Please send your proposal and a PDF of the script to Redtwist Artistic Director, Michael Colucci: michael@redtwist.org. Several slots remain for the 14-15 season.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Network of Ensemble Theater's Intersection: Ensembles + Universities Symposium

Network of Ensemble Theater's Intersection: Ensembles + Universities symposium in New York City (October 31 - November 2 at The New School and La MaMa).

The Intersection symposium will launch a multi-year investigation of the connectivity between professional performing arts ensembles and colleges/universities.The complete schedule and registration can be found on the Network of Ensemble Theaters’ website.

Partners for Sacred Places iSPi Launch: Celebrating Creative Sacred Placemaking in Chicago

Celebrate the launch of Partners' newest website, iSPi (isp-ee), an online hub that connects artists, non-profits, and entrepreneurs with space, volunteers, and resources in houses of worship.

The reception will include the premiere of a short film and remarks from:

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (invited)

Julia M. Stasch, Interim President, MacArthur Foundation

Dr. Arun Gandhi, President, Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute

After iSPi goes live, we'll celebrate with a hors d'oeuvres and an open house at the Chicago Temple - including performances from local theater companies that partner with houses of worship, a photo exhibition, and information booth - so attendees can learn more about ways that iSPi can support their work and their community.

More Information and Register.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Industry Ticket Offers

The Whaleship Essex - Shattered Globe Theatre at Theatre Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. is offering $10 industry tickets at 3 PM on Saturday, October 11. Tickets can be purchased via telephone at 773-975-8150, or in person at the box office at 1229 West Belmont. Code: INDUSTRY.

Isaac’s Eye – Writers Theatre – 664 Vernon Ave, Glencoe (easily accessible by Metra) is offering $20 industry tickets to this Midwest premiere for Thursday, October 9th at 8:00pm. Call our Box Office at 847-242-6000 and mention the Industry discount. Please bring a headshot, resume, or business card as proof of your involvement in the industry. Subject to availability.

Luce - presented by Next Theatre Co., playing at 927 Noyes Street in Evanston is offering half price tickets for our upcoming performance on Thursday October 9 at 7:30 p.m. Call and mention INDUSTRY at (847)475-1875. For more information go to www.nexttheatre.org/

Global Transcendence: World Sacred Harmony and Chant - Chicago a cappella at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago. is offering $15 industry tickets with the code INDUSTRY on Saturday, October 19, 4:00pm. For more information, visit www.chicagoacappella.org or call (773) 281-7820.

Circus in Progress: An Evening of Daring New Work - Actors Gymnasium, 927 Noyes St. Evanston, is offering $15 discounted tickets on Saturday, October 11 at 4:30 or 7:30 p.m. Click here for tickets.

Outside Agitators - 20% Theatre at 3502 N. Elston Ave,is offering $15 industry tickets for the whole run of the show (October 2nd - October 19th) Email boxoffice@twentypercentchicago.com for more information and to reserve.

Trade Winds / Aires de Cambio - Links Hall and The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago are offering COMP tickets to its Friday night (Oct. 10) production of Trade Winds / Aires de Cambio featuring Hedwig Dances (Chicago) and DanzAbierta (Havana) email marie@linkshall.org to reserve your tickets. For more information go to http://www.colum.edu/dance-center/performances/2014-15/hedwig-abierta/index.php

Owners by Caryl Churchill – Interrobang Theatre Project at Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N Southport Ave, is offering $10 industry tickets for all Thursday-Sunday performances through November 2 with code ITPSeason5. Available through the Atheanaeum Theatre Box Office at 773-935-6860. Please bring a headshot, resume, or business card as proof of your involvement in the industry.

Danny Casolaro Died for You - TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave. is offering  50% OFF all tickets with code DANNY50 to this weekend’s performances through October 12. Tickets available online here.

TUTA Fall Education Session

TUTA Theatre Chicago is pleased to continue to offer dynamic education opportunities to the Chicago community with the following 8-week courses this fall, held in our easily accessible new home steps from the Francisco Brown Line CTA stop.

For the advanced actor:
MASTER CLASS: Shakespeare Scene Study
Dr. Sharon Ammen, Instructor
Appropriate for actors with any Shakespeare experience, this course is an in-depth exploration of the Bard’s works and how voice, movement, and musicality of text influence performance. Students will learn to make Shakespeare’s language their own and to physically embody his characters through a number of exercises and in-depth text analysis. Work will progress from sonnets to scenes and culminate in monologues suitable for auditions.

For the first time in the history of TUTA:
TUTAtots: Animals in ACTion for 4-6 year olds
Company Member Helen Lattyak, Teacher
In this TUTA creative drama class, students will explore acting, singing, and basic movement, through the use of their imaginations, creativity, and lots of teamwork. Each student will have the chance to create their very own animal characters, learn songs, and lots of fun acting exercises.

The TUTA Fall Education Session runs October 20th through December 16th. For more information on the courses, including dates/times, tuition and registration info, and full instructor bios, please visit http://www.tutato.com/page/classes

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Audition Workshop at The Brown Paper Box Co.

Does your audition monologue need a fresh set of eyes & ears?
From the second you walk into an audition room to the company's final, "Thanks for coming!" you have ample opportunities to make a positive lasting impression with casting directors and production staff. For 2 hours, The Brown Paper Box Co. will create a supportive and informative atmosphere working through monologues and audition techniques for up to 10 actors. We'll also have space in the room for those wishing to audit the workshop.

$15 to perform and work your monologue (10 slots available).
$5 to audit and not perform (up to 8 slots available).

Please prepare one 90-second contemporary monologue and dress as if you were attending a real audition. Come prepared to take some notes (recording devices are ok!), gain some advice, and have a fun afternoon.

To attend our monologue workshop, please book your slot here. Space is limited, so book while you can!


M. William Panek (Executive Director/Workshop Facilitator) is a founding member of The Brown Paper Box Co. and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BFA in Stage Direction. Most recently, he directed William Finn's A New Brain at Rivendell Theatre and coordinated & hosted "Proud at Mary's: A June Cabaret" at Mary's Attic. Chicago directing credits: Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls (BroadwayWorld Award nominee - Best Director, non-Equity), Godspell (BroadwayWorld Award nominee - Best Musical Revival, non-Equity), the world premiere of Aaron Golden's To Tree(BroadwayWorld Award nominee - Best New Work), Reefer Madness! The Musical in 2010, and its subsequent 4/20 remounts in 2011 and 2012. In addition, he has appeared in The Brown Paper Box Co.'s "Character Breakdown: A Miscast Cabaret" at Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret. William was an artistic associate with The Orchard Project in Hunter, NY, a production assistant for the 24-Hour Musicals at Joe's Pub, and the business management assistant at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Industry Ticket Offers

My First Time-- Broken Nose Theatre is offering $15 industry tickets to all performances of their late night smash. Industry tickets can be purchased by calling 773-404-7336, or at the Greenhouse Box Office. Visit http://www.brokennosetheatre.com for more information on BNT and the show.​


Hack/Slash - Strangeloop Theatre and CIC Theater at CIC, 1422 W Irving Park Rd., are offering $10 industry tickets Friday, October 10, and Saturday, October 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or in advance with the code 666. Visit www.strangelooptheatre.org for more information. 



The Hundred Flowers Project- Silk Road Rising (77 W Washington St) is offering $10 Industry tickets to all previews. Tickets can be purchased online HERE (there is no processing fee to buy online). Previews start on Thursday, October 16th. The Hundred Flowers Project is directed by Joanie Schultz.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Industry Ticket Offer

John Lahr and Martha Lavey in Conversation (A One Night Only Event)- On October 13 at 7pm, Artistic Director Martha Lavey engages in conversation with The New Yorker former Senior Drama Critic John Lahr about his latest book, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh. Industry comp tickets are available- use code 18410 online at steppenwolf.org or call Audience Services at 312-335-1650.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Industry Ticket Offer

American Ballet Theatre’s “All-American Celebration” - Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, is offering $25 industry tickets for the Oct 3 evening and Oct 4 matinee performances. Use code INDUSTRY. Tickets available online at AuditoriumTheatre.org, by calling (800) 982-2787, or at the box office at 50 E Congress Pkwy.