Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Scogin Method: Speaking the Speech from Shakespeare to Shaw

ShawChicago Theater Company Hosted by Chicago's Goodman Theatre presents The Scogin Method: Speaking the Speech from Shakespeare to Shaw
(Four three-hour working sessions)

The Scogin Method
Through decades as a classical actor in New York, Chicago, around the country; as a Chicago director and for twenty-five years as the Artistic Director of ShawChicago Theater Company; and believing George Bernard Shaw to be the greatest and most important playwright of the English language since Shakespeare; Robert Scogin developed a proven technique (inspired by the Shakespeare First Folio Method) for exploring, dissecting, and performing the plays of Shaw, his modern contemporaries, and other classic playwrights.

Workshop Overview
Students will be introduced to The Scogin Method. With this technique, they will explore and focus on breath support, impeccable diction, intuitive phrasing, and learn to speak Shaw’s texts with unrivaled clarity, depth, and flair. A grasp of the Scogin Method will help to set actors up for successes beyond Shaw and the classics, as this new set of tools will equip them to instinctively analyze dramatic texts and know how to “hear the tune” and “play the notes.”
Instructor: Matt Gall
Fee: $250
Dates: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 10AM–1PM
Sunday, January 13, 2019, 10AM–1PM
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10AM–1PM
Sunday, January 20, 2019, 10AM–1PM
Location: The Goodman Theatre
170 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60601
Workshop Limit: 15

Register Now! Space is Limited. Please call 312-587-7390

Monday, December 3, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

Christmas Mubarak - Silk Road Rising at the historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington, is offering $15 industry tickets on December 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7:30p.m. and December 7 at 8 p.m. Industry ticket offers are $15 each and can be purchased online.

A Shayna Maidel - TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington Ave. is offering 50% OFF tickets with Industry Nights for every performance this week through December 9 and on Wednesdays at 7:30pm and Saturday at 8pm with code INDUSTRY50. For tickets or more information visit www.timelinetheatre.com.

Redtwist Mainstage Slot Available

• mainstage slot in late spring, 2019…contact Michael Colucci: michael@redtwist.org
• opening Sat, May 18
 • closing Sun, June 16
 • 18 performances total (Thu, Fri, Sat 7:30pm; Sun 3pm)
• You keep 100% of your box office proceeds
• Your own ticketing system is needed: website for online reservations & a Square for walk-ins

• Rental rates:
o $200 per week for rehearsal weeks (if rehearsal space is needed)
 o $300 for tech week (includes 2 days of tech, 2 dress rehearsals, 3 preview, & 2 opening weekend performances)
o $500 per week for 4 full performance weeks

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

A Shayna Maidel - TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington Ave. is offering 50% OFF tickets with Industry Nights on Wednesdays at 7:30pm and Saturday at 8pm with code INDUSTRY50. For tickets or more information visit www.timelinetheatre.com.

Master Class - TimeLine Theatre Company at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.,is offering 50% OFF tickets with Industry Nights on Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 4pm with code INDUSTRY50. For tickets or more information visit www.timelinetheatre.com.

The Inextinguishable Symphony – The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is offering $10 industry tickets to the December 6-11 performances of Nielsen’s The Inextinguishable Symphony & Strauss’ Four Last Songs. Use promo code SHARE at cso.org or call Patron Services at 312-294-3000.

The Nutcracker – The Joffrey Ballet, 50 East Congress, is offering 30% off industry tickets to December 7, 14, 21 and 28 7pm performances. Use code INDY30 to buy online. Restrictions apply.

Pippin - Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 North Southport Avenue, is offering $20 tickets on Wednesday, December 5th and Wednesday, December 12th at 7:30pm. Members of the theater community are invited to join us for $20 and may reserve tickets in person at the Mercury box office with their resume/headshot. Tickets are subject to availability, discount may not be applied to any previously purchased tickets.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Bayless Family Foundation Grant Announcement

The Bayless Family Foundation will soon be accepting applications for its new "Stepping Stone" grants, which aims to bolster the bottom lines of promising Chicago theater companies.

The grant application can be found here.

Formed in 2017, the Bayless Family Foundation supports established Chicago theater organizations with a vision for institutional and artistic growth. It launched with an initial round of grants totaling $170,000 awarded to 17 theater companies in Chicago. (Chicago Tribune coverage)

The inaugural Stepping Stone grant will award selected Chicago theater companies with up to $150,000 over three years. Foundation executive director Kevin Sullivan says the intent of the grant "is to build the capacity of the awarded organization."

The foundation is accepting grant proposals beginning Nov. 26. The deadline to apply is Dec. 28. It should be noted that these grants are highly competitive, and we expect more qualified applicants than can be supported.

As noted in the applications, here's what we want to know: If you were to receive our grant, how would you use the award money in your yearly budget to remove a barrier and sustain the vitality of the organization?

Answers should be limited to 1000 words — that will help focus your answer and allow us to review all applications in a timely manner. With your submitted application, we will ask a few short questions and ask you to submit a few supporting documents, and those contacted in January will be asked for more information before the award is allocated.

Interested in applying for a Stepping Stone grant? Here's who's eligible:
• Theater companies registered as 501(c)3 organization that present theatre in the Chicago area.
• Theater companies that have produced a season of work for a minimum of five consecutive years.
• Theater companies with an annual budget of at least $250,000.

For those unable to submit online, please contact Executive Director Kevin Sullivan for more information by calling (312) 661-1434 x 125 or emailing BaylessFamilyFoundation(at)gmail(dot)com

Collaboraction seeking submissions for The Light at Chicago Youth Theater Festival

Collaboraction is seeking submissions of short plays, devised theatre, dance, spoken word and performance from throughout the Chicagoland area for our upcoming youth festival, THE LIGHT. We are looking for young people, under the age of 21, to submit work that not only exposes the talent and power of Chicago’s young artists, but also uses the festival as a platform for art as activism. Pieces must be 5 minutes (minimum) to 7 minutes (maximum) in length. All work must be original. Selected pieces receive full production and design support and stipends for artists.

With THE LIGHT Youth Festival we will provide a safe space where young artists can showcase performances and art that has a message and purpose with a focus on bold creativity, authentic voice and social justice.

Performance Dates
July 11th - 14th 2019, with tour dates TBD
at the Pentagon Theatre for Social Justice
at Collaboraction Studios - 1579 North Milwaukee Ave in Chicago

Submission Deadline: January 31st, 2019
Pieces will be selected and awarded festival slots by March 2019.

TO SUBMIT OR FOR MORE INFORMATION go to https://www.collaboraction.org/the-light-submissions or email info@collaboraction.org

Announcing the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events’ current ArtsSpace Programs

ArtsSpace Program – Chicago Cultural Center
Year-round performance and presenting opportunities for non-profit arts organizations at the Chicago Cultural Center. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and must be submitted at least 120 days prior to the event date. Selected organizations will have the venue rental fee waived, but will incur operational costs for their programs. Application open year-round. To apply please visit: www.surveymonkey.com/r/CCCprogramapp

ArtsSpace Program - Jay Pritzker Pavilion
A new opportunity for arts organizations to apply to bring a performance, program or event to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Selected organizations will have the venue rental fee waived, but must support production costs, which can range $4,000-$20,000. The application is now open for events taking place June – October 2019. The application deadline is December 12, 2018. Please download the guideline packet (PDF) to review before beginning your application. Use the following link to apply:

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Arts Alliance Illinois AMP Series on December 10

Space Availability at the Greenhouse Theater Center

90 Day Policy 
The Greenhouse Theater Center is proud to announce a new policy that will help further its mission to "Help Grow Chicago Theater" : A new “90 Day Program”. If there is an open space within 90 days of a schedule event, Greenhouse will rent that space for limited run or one night only events. 
Contact Nick for rates and availability at - nicholas@greenhousetheater.org

Looking for a Long Running show 
The Greenhouse Theater Center is looking to Produce, Co-Produce, or Rent the 195 Seat Down Main Proscenium Theater for a potential Long Term, Open Ended Run. 
 Contact William Spatz –wmspatz@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

Miss Saigon- Broadway In Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, is offering a buy one ticket, get one free offer for November 21 (matinee + evening) and November 23 (matinee + evening) performances. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online with offer code INDUSTRY. For tickets or more information visit BroadwayInChicago.com.

The Dark at the Top of the Stairs - Eclipse Theatre at The Athenaeum, 2936 N. Southport Ave. is offering $10 industry tickets for all previews on November 15th, 16th and 17th at 7:30pm. In addition, $15 industry tickets for November 23rd, 24th and 25th. Please mention INDUSTRY at the Box Office. For more information, visit eclipsetheatre.com or call the Athenaeum Box Office at 773-935-6875.

Mansfield Park - Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, is offering $15 Industry Rush Tickets for all performances. May be purchased in person only, 2 hours before performance. Must provide proof of industry. Limit 2 tickets per Industry ID. Excludes Premium section and Opening Night. To check availability call our box office at 847.673.6300

The Adventures of Robin Hood - Adventure Stage Chicago at the Vittum Theater, 1012 N Noble is offering $10 industry tickets for all three performances November 23 (11am & 3pm) and 24 (4pm). Tickets are available at the Box Office; please mention INDUSTRY. For more information, visit www.adventurestage.org

110 in the Shade - BoHo Theatre at Theater Wit,1229 W Blemont Ave, is offering half price industry tickets for Industry Night on Monday, December 10th at 8:00pm. Use offer code INDUSTRY at the Box Office. For more information, visit www.bohotheatre.com or call the Theater Wit Box Office at 773.975.8150.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Space Availability at The Salon at Collaboraction

The Pentagon at Collaboraction Studios (capacity of up to 70) is available in April and May of 2019. It is a black box with flexible seating, lighting, and sound capabilities. Collaboraction is located on the third floor of the Flatiron Arts Building at 1579 North Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park. All performance spaces are wheelchair accessible.

For more information, visit: https://www.collaboraction.org/collaboraction-studios

For inquiries please email Stephanie Murphy at stephanie@collaboraction.org

Monday, November 12, 2018

Price Arts Center seeking donated Christmas Trees

Pride Arts Center is looking for donated Christmas trees of all kinds. Color and size - all are welcome. Drop off can happen most days after 10 am, or in the evening prior to showtimes. The trees are for our holiday production of BARNEY THE ELF, and we would be happy to trade trees for tickets! Let us know at pridefilmsandplays@gmail.com with TREES in the subject line. Pride Arts Center is at 4139 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613.