Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Space Availability at The Salon at Collaboraction

The Salon at Collaboraction has rental availability in the winter of 2018-19.
The Salon is an intimate space (capacity of up to 60), and is available for single evenings or short runs that can include comedy, music, staged readings and more. Please ask about Saturday evenings!

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.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

20% Theatre Company Will Close its Doors

It is with a heavy heart that, after 15 years of production, 20% Theatre Company Chicago will close its doors on December 31st, 2018. We are so grateful to have been a part of this incredible Chicago theatre community and for all of the work we have been able to produce, including 12 Snapshots Play Festivals, 8 Dark Room Play Writing Workshops, 25 mainstage productions, and countless staged readings. 20% Theatre has had the privilege of working with nearly 1,000 different theatre artists, including over 200 playwrights, in fulfillment of our mission to create opportunities for women’s voices and perspectives to be amplified on stage. We have been honored to be a part of the journey for so many burgeoning artists on their way to greater achievements. In the 15 year history of 20% Theatre Company Chicago, we worked to increase the percentage of differently represented voices on stage. Our members are still fighting for equality of representation, but now in new and equally important ways away from the theatre. We are proud to have been a part of such important work and are encouraged by the continuation of this work by others in our shared community. We see you. We support you. We are excited to see what comes next. From all of us at 20% Theatre, thank you.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

Plainclothes - Broken Nose Theatre at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee. Performances for this World Premiere dark comedy begin November 9, and All Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can, allowing you to set your own ticket price! Buy yours online here.

A Steadfast Tin Soldier - Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan Ave. is offering $20 industry tickets to select performances November 20 at 7:30PM, November 21 at 2PM and 7:30PM and November 25 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 limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Familiar - Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, is offering $15 industry tickets for shows Nov. 15 – Dec. 2 Good for Zones A-C and Pit Seats Use code INDUSTRY15 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.

Ate9 Dance Company/Visceral Dance Chicago/Deeply Rooted Dance Theater — Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Ida B Wells Dr, is offering select $25 industry tickets for Ate9/Visceral/Deeply rooted on Friday, November 16 at 7:30PM. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at AuditoriumTheatre.org or by call 312.341.2300. Limit 2 tickets; subject to availability. Not valid on previously purchased tickets.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Call for Proposals for 2019 Night Out in the Parks Season

The Chicago Park District’s Call for Proposals for the 2019 Night Out in the Parks season is now LIVE! Click here to submit your 2019 NOITP Project proposal by December 14, 2018.

As you may know, in 2013, the Chicago Park District, with support from Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City of Chicago and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, launched a series of cultural events and programs in over 230 parks citywide. Over the past six years, Night Out in the Parks has grown and expanded to over 1,200 cultural events in neighborhood parks across Chicago. Projects vary from music, dance and theater performances to community workshops, nature-based programs, site specific projects, festivals, and more.

Each year, we invite Chicago based artists and organizations to submit their best ideas for the Night Out in the Parks free public citywide event initiative. This year, in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the League of Chicago Theatres, we’ll place a special focus on theater projects, as 2019 is the Year of Chicago Theatre! In celebration of this initiative we’re committed to producing theater in every corner of the city, all 77 community areas and all 50 wards! We define theater inclusively to not only include plays and musicals but also devised, experimental and interdisciplinary performance such as puppetry, circus, dance and opera.

We look forward to hearing from you and encourage you to also spread the word and share this opportunity with other qualified local artists and organizations you feel might be a good fit for this program. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/night-out-in-the-parks/

With appreciation, Night Out in the Parks Program Review Committee noip@chicagoparkdistrict.com

Friday, November 2, 2018

Sing her Song of Life: A Prayer for Ntozake

Court Theatre has linked with FRESHH Inc Theater Company to create an opportunity and space for our communal prayers for Ntozake Shange's ascension to ancestor. We wish to honor and preserve her work as well as celebrate her contributions to our lives through her literary genius. We all are forever indebted to Ntozake Shange for her relentless commitment to make Black women ALIVE, with stories of joy, pain, and of SO MUCH LOVE on stages, on screen, in poems and in books. She brought us out to know ourselves, she sang Our songs. Without the warrior writer woman Ntozake Shange fearlessly forging the way, many of the spaces for women writers of color would not exist. For this, we are grateful. Join Court Theatre Wednesday November 7th from 5:30p - 6:30p as we celebrate the life and art of Ntozake Shange. There will be a synchronized communal reading coordinated with theaters in different cities. The text for the reading will be available so individuals can participate wherever they may be located.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Neo-Futurist Scholarships for Artists of Color

Our Scholarships for Artists of Color program provides the funding to take a class with The Neo-Futurists at no cost to the artist. No previous performance experience is necessary, and POC in any field of work or art practice are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for this round of scholarships has been extended to Friday, 11/9/18.

Learn more and fill out the form here: https://neofuturists.org/scholarships

If you have questions about the scholarship form or about the application process, contact Lily Mooney by emailing education@neofuturists.org.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Space Availability at About Face Theatre

Our facility at 5252 N Broadway features three distinct (and distinctive!) rehearsal rooms available for rent at great low rates. Since moving into the space, we are proud to have welcomed over a hundred groups and performers to share our space for rehearsals, auditions, classes, meetings, and more!

All spaces offer wifi, controlled heat and air, use of our tables and chairs as available, and access to our shared kitchen area. We are also located right above a newly renovated coffee shop and near several other restaurants and grocery stores for snack and dinner breaks.

We offer affordable rates for evenings and weekends along with a special super discounted rate for daytime rentals. Read more about our spaces and check out our calendar of availability here. Please give us a call at 773.784.8565 or send an email to Alana Zalasat alana@aboutfacetheatre.com to learn more!

Industry Ticket Offers

Don Giovanni, #metoo updated English translation/modern adaptation - Petite Opera at Mary Wilson House Beyer Auditorium, 306 S Prospect Ave at Crescent Ave (Park Ridge) is offering $15 industry tickets on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:30 PM. Bring $15 cash, or a check, made payable to “Petite Opera”. (Note: no credit or debit cards accepted), PLUS * Performers - Please bring a printed copy of their headshot and resume * Artistic staff, designers and directors - please bring a printed resume. For more information visit www.petiteopera.org.

This Bitter Earth - About Face Theatre in collaboration with Theater Wit, 1229 W Belmont Ave, is offering industry tickets for $20 to performances from November 10 to December 8 at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets online and use the code INDUSTRY. This offer is good throughout the run of the show! Subject to availability and not available on previously purchased tickets.

Lila Downs — Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy (50 E Ida B Wells Dr), is offering select $39 industry tickets for Friday, November 9 at 8PM. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at AuditoriumTheatre.org or by call 312.341.2300. Limit 2 tickets; subject to availability.

Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández — Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy (50 E Ida B Wells Dr), is offering $25 industry tickets in select price levels for  Saturday, November 10 at 7:30PM and Sunday, November 11 at 3PM. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at AuditoriumTheatre.org or by call 312.341.2300. Limit 2 tickets; subject to availability.

The Last Session - Refuge Theatre Project at Atlas Arts Media, 4809 N. Ravenswood, is offering 2 Monday industry nights for their current production. Please use code Industry for $15 tickets to shows on Monday, November 12th and November 26th. Tickets can be purchased here, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-last-session-tickets-49456936027.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Chopin Theatre Turns 100!

Celebrate 100 years with the Chopin Theatre on Monday October 29th. The 7 hour birthday bash includes art talk with fictious installation Golf Courses in East Berlin Public Housing by artist Daniel Theiler; Made in Wicker Park panel discussion with former/current leaders of Wicker Park art institutions; dinner with sneak peek at soon to be released photo album Around Chopin Theatre: A Century in Pictures & Stories; and dance party with live music & DJ.

Limited space, RSVP tickets

Free for Artists & Crews that have performed at Chopin Theatre
 $30 General public.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

Scientific Method - Rivendell Theatre, 5779 North Ridge Ave. is offering $20 Industry Tickets to Thursday and Fridays 8PM performances through November 23rd . 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: INDUSTRY.

Disney in Concert Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas - Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy, is offering 2 industry tickets for $45 (orchestra, dress circle) or $35 (balcony) to either performance on October 31 and November 1 at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets online and use the code INDUSTRY. Offer expires Monday at 11:59PM. Subject to availability and not available on previously purchased tickets. Must provide business card or proof of industry when picking up tickets.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

STAGE Lab Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2019 Fellowships

The STAGE Lab is now accepting applications for its fall 2019 fellowships.

STAGE – Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration – is a laboratory within the University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering, in which we create and develop original multimedia theatre work inspired by science and technology.

For these fellowships, we’re ideally looking for people with hybrid interests and skills, especially scientists who have had some theatre experience, as well as theatre artists with an interest in science. The deadline for fall 2019 fellowships is January 21, 2019. First interviews are held on a rolling basis; as a general rule, therefore, applications should be submitted as early as possible.