Thursday, June 22, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

King Liz - Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W Irving Park Road, is offering $15 House seats to industry members on the following dates: Friday, June 23rd at 8PM and Wednesday, June 28th at 7:30PM. Call 773.891.8985 for tickets. Please be prepared to show proof of industry affiliation at will call.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Rental Space Availability at Pride Arts Center

The Buena Theater (50 seats) at Pride Arts Center is available for rent December 4th through February 16th.

The Broadway Theater (85 seats) at Pride Arts Center is available for rent September 4th through November 17th.

For more details, please email, call 800-737-0984, or visit

Monday, June 12, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

The King and I –  Broadway In Chicago at The Oriental Theatre is offering a buy one, get one ticket for June 14, June 15, June 20 and June 21 performances. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online with offer code INDUSTRY. For tickets or more information visit

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Cornservatory Summer/Fall Production Rental Availability

Corn Productions has availability for a full production rental from August 21st - September 24th. Shows would be Wednesday - Sunday at any time. If you are interested in a tour or rental rates, please contact Lindsay at

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Giordano Dance Chicago - Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy, is offering $15 industry tickets for Giordano Dance Chicago on Saturday, June 10 at 7:30PM. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at or by calling 312.341.2300. Limit 2 tickets.

T. - American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron Ave.,  is hosting an Industry Night on Thursday, June 8. $15 Industry Tickets can be purchased here.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Saints Award $121,000 to Metro Chicago Performing Arts Companies

The Saints, Volunteers for the Performing Arts, have announced that they are awarding more than $121,000 in grants to 26 performing arts groups in the Chicago metropolitan area for 2017. The grants, ranging in amounts from $900 to $7,500, were awarded to archival, dance, music and theater organizations for 2017-18 projects. Over the last two decades, the Saints have given over $935,000 to nearly 250 companies and venues.

The 2017 grants are funding: archiving performances, the commission of new work, enhancement of performance space, costumes & props, ADA access, and the purchase of various kinds of technical equipment. Awardees, expressing their cultural and ethnic diversity, addressing underrepresented or physically challenged audiences and their dedication to the creative, span the metro Chicago area.

The all-volunteer grant commission evaluated nearly 170 proposals totaling almost one million dollars in monetary requests. Funding for the grants comes almost exclusively from the annual dues and donations of the over 2,300 members of The Saints. All donations are welcomed.

The Saints 4th Annual Grant Awards Presentation and Celebration will be held at the Athenaeum on Monday June 12. The doors will open at 6 pm for networking and a cash bar. At 7pm, we will begin the award presentation with Dueling Critics - Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel, as emcees. The public is cordially invited to attend this free event. RSVP to

Announcing The Writer's Studio at Chicago Dramatists

Chicago Dramatists proudly announces The Writer’s Studio, an umbrella for all of our public programming at our Center for New Play Development.

The Writer's Studio is a reworking of the developmental programs and classes that Chicago Dramatists offers, to increase accessibility for all of the artists in our city. In our history of play development, playwrights could engage with Chicago Dramatists in one of three ways: by applying for our Residency program, taking classes, or paying a membership fee to participate in our development programs. The Writer’s Studio now allows any writer --- from the novice to the seasoned professional --- the opportunity to engage in all levels of our public programming. Chicago Dramatists is already seeing a wider range in the ages of our program participants and greater ethnic diversity as a direct result of our efforts to expand our mission of accessible art to the community. Our MEH Lewis Fund scholarships make it possible for us to include writers who could not previously afford to partake in our programming. We have also expanded our services to give writers more access to actors and industry gatekeepers.

The following Writer’s Studio programs are now available to anyone:
Script Review: If a writer from anywhere in the world would like feedback from a professional writer or dramaturg, they may send in their script and receive a 2-3 page critique in 3 weeks. Plays, screenplays, and TV pilots are welcome.

Table Readings: An opportunity for a writer to hear their script read aloud with professional actors, and a director or dramaturg leading the post-reading discussion. A limited number of table readings are available; a link to the application form is on our website.

First Draft Reading Series: One of our most popular programs is the Tuesday night reading series of scripts read by fellow writers. First Drafters convene, cast one another in their plays, read them cold, and a playwriting professional leads a talkback with the group. There are 42 First Draft readings per year. Joining the First Draft rolling membership guarantees the participant at least one reading per year.

Classes: The classes at Chicago Dramatists are the backbone of our organization, cultivating new writers, and providing a space for more experienced writers to hone their skills or branch out into screenwriting, TV writing, solo show writing, etc. Public Programs Director Mia McCullough is dedicated to providing a varied and eclectic array of offerings. By autumn, Chicago Dramatists plans to offer on-line classes as well.

Writers’ Groups: Our new writers’ groups offer dramatic writers a space to meet with fellow writers in a similar place in their career, workshop their scripts, and meet industry professionals.

Please visit our website to for further details and pricing.

Wireless Mics Available for Rental from BrightSide Theatre

Need a few wireless mics for an upcoming production you have planned? Contact BrightSide Theatre for a quote!
We have the following available for rental from June 26 - October 29, 2017 & November 20, 2017 - March 4, 2018.
12 Shure QLXD4 Receivers
12 Shure QLXD1 bodypack transmitters with Countryman B3 microphones.
**Racked in groups of 4 systems... or 630-447-8497

Williams Street Repertory Now Accepting Submissions for 2017-18 LAB New Play Reading Series

Williams Street Repertory, a professional theatre company located in the northwest suburb of Crystal Lake, is excited to announce they are now accepting submissions for their 2017 – 2018 LAB new play reading series!

“Writing can be a lonely, isolated endeavor. But plays are meant to be seen and heard,” explains founding artistic director, Richard Kuranda. “It’s imperative for the playwright to send their work out into the world. The collaboration that results from the meeting of playwright, director and actors is an essential step in the journey of any play and the growth of the playwright. LAB Series provides its playwrights with the opportunity to hear their voice (and their play) in the early stages of development. It’s an incredibly brave moment when a new work of art takes a breath in front of an audience for the first time.”

WSRep’s LAB Series is dedicated to showcasing new scripts and fostering new talent as well as giving the audience an artist’s perspective of the play-on-the-page. The goal of the series is to offer a public forum (free of charge), bringing audiences and theatre artists together to share and discuss a wide range of exciting work. Each reading is followed by a talkback and discussion.

This submission request is for new work and unproduced scripts only. If you are interested in submitting your script for consideration, please email the following materials to

1. A personal statement or letter of introduction (1-page max, please. Please include any specific questions you may have for your script that you would like addressed in the talkback.)
2. Two digital copies of your script in PDF format (one copy that includes your name and one copy with your name redacted).
3. A brief biography (150 words or less).
4. A jpeg picture or headshot and resume if you have one.
5. A simple list of any scheduling conflicts you may have already forecasted for 2017-2018.
The deadline for submission is June 16, 2017. For more information on WSRep’s LAB Series, visit

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Parade – Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe, IL, 60022, is offering $20 tickets to all performances now through July 2. Use code INDUSTRY online at or call the Box Office at 847-242-6000.Subject to availability. One discounted ticket per industry proof.

The Mystery of Love & Sex – Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe, IL, 60022, is offering $20 tickets to all performances now through July 2. Use code INDUSTRY online at or call the Box Office at 847-242-6000.Subject to availability. One discounted ticket per industry proof.

Johnny 10 Beers' Daughter - Something Marvelous at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave., is offering a limited number of $15 tickets to the world premiere through June 18 . Use the code 10BEERS at to order tickets.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Collaboraction Studios Offering Discounted Production Space for July and August

Collaboraction Studios is offering summer discounts on affordable and flexible production space in Wicker Park's historic Flatiron Arts Building for July and August. The Pentagon (70 seats) and the Vault (80 seats) are currently available. Collaboraction Studios is perfect for small- to mid-sized theatre companies looking for a rooted space in the heart of an arts community. This space is ideal for productions, film shoots, visual arts galleries, rehearsals, classes and special events. Located at 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., Collaboraction Studios is just off the Damen Blue Line Stop and easily accessible by the 72, 50 and 56 buses.

Contact for more details or to schedule a walkthrough.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

King Liz - Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W Irving Park Road, is offering $15 House seats to industry members on the following dates: June 8th at 7:30pm, June 11th at 3pm, June 14th at 7:30pm, and June 16th at 8pm. Call 773.891.8985 for tickets. Please be prepared to show proof of industry affiliation at will call.

Candide – Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson in Evanston, is offering half-price industry tickets on June 3 and 9 at 8pm, and June 4 and 7 at 2pm. For tickets call 847-920-5360 or visit and use coupon code "world." Tickets must be purchased in advance. No door sales.

Little Miss Sunshine - Chicago Theatre Workshop at the Edge Theater, 5451 N Broadway, is offering $5 General Admission seats to industry members on the following date: May 25th at 7:30pm. Email for tickets. Limit two per RSVP. Please be prepared to show proof of industry affiliation at will call.

Pass Over - Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 W. Halsted, is offering $15 tickets to performances June 1—June 16. Use code 32396 online at or call Audience Services at 312-335-1650. Tickets must be reserved at least one hour before performance. Subject to availability.

Great Expectations - Remy Bumppo Theatre and Silk Road Rising at the historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington, is offering $10 Industry Nights Friday, May 26th at 8pm and Saturday, May 27th at 8pm.  To purchase tickets, please visit this link which has the discount code preloaded:  There's no processing fee to buy online. Two tickets per order. This offer is for industry folks only; headshot & resume required to pick up tickets.

Paradise Blue - TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington Ave. is offering 50% off industry tickets to Friday and Saturday 8PM performances through July 23. For tickets buy online or call the Box Office at 773.281.8463 x6 and use code INDUSTRY50.

Harvey - Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave, is offering $10 Industry ADVANCED purchase tickets for Wednesday, June 7th at 2:30pm. Tickets may be purchased online at using coupon "HARVEYIND". All other performances may only be purchased in person and starting 1 hour before each performance. Must provide proof of industry. Limit 1 ticket per Industry member. To check availability on all performances or purchase advanced Industry ticket for the Wednesday, June 7th at 2:30pm call our box office at 773-753-4472. Don't forget, FREE PARKING TOO!