Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Producers Using Chicago Area Theatre (CAT) Agreement

Please join fellow PACT (Producers Association of Chicago Theaters) Producers for a discussion regarding changes the Chicago Area Theatre (CAT) agreement.

Tuesday October 16th at 6 PM
At Steppenwolf Theatre’s 1700 Theatre at 1700 N Halsted (behind Front Bar)

Please RSVP via this link https://goo.gl/forms/5xwg7gTgudgHGhlH2

Please contact Elizabeth Auman with questions elizabeth@timelinetheatre.com.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Production Availability at Corn Productions

Corn Productions, or the Cornservatory, is located at 4210 N. Lincoln avenue and has availability for a lot of time slots in 2019. We have availability from January 6 - February 16, March 31 - May 11 and June 23 - August 30.

Corn is easily accessible by the Brown Line and there is ample parking in the neighborhood. Our main-stage space seats up to 45 persons. Our space is also ADA accessible with brand new air conditioning and seats.

For a tour or more information, please contact Lindsay Bartlett, the Rentals Manager, at cornservatoryrentals@gmail.com. or visit our website at cornservatory.org

Industry Ticket Offers

Curve of Departure - Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, is offering $15 Industry Rush Tickets for all performances through October 21. 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

Tootsie the Musical- Now playing through October 14 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre! Tootsie the Musical is offering a $29 mid balcony ticket for Tuesday – Thursday evening performances September 18 - 27. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online with offer code INDUSTRY. For tickets or more information visit BroadwayInChicago.com.

National Geographic Live’s When Women Ruled the World — Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy (50 E Ida B Wells Dr), is offering $20 industry tickets for National Geographic’s When Women Ruled the World on Wednesday, September 26 at 7PM. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at AuditoriumTheatre.org or by call 312.341.2300. Limit 2 tickets.

The Second City's Made in America - Governors State University, 1 University Pkwy, University Park, IL is offering a $10 off industry discount on October 6 at 8PM. For tickets visit www.centertickets.net or call 708.235.2222. and use code INDUSTRY when purchasing tickets. 

Frankenstein - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, performing at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., is offering $20 Industry Tickets October 11 - November 11, 2018. Offer valid for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday performances only. Use code INDUSTRY online, by phone, or in person. Must provide proof of industry at box office. To check availability call 773.975.8150.

Bomber's Moon — Williams Street Repertory, 26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake, is offering $10 industry tickets for Bomber's Moon on Friday, September 28 at 8PM, Saturday, September 29 at 8PM, or Sunday, September 30 at 3PM. Call 815.356.9212 for tickets. Must bring current headshot/resume or valid AEA card.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Greenhouse Theater Center to Undergo $400,000 in Renovations

Wendy and William Spatz, co-owners of The Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago), today announced plans for $400,000 in renovations and upgrades to better serve the venue’s patrons, resident companies and visiting companies. Well-known Chicago architect David Fleener will spearhead the 18-month project at the multi-theater complex in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Highlights of the renovation include:
· A major reconfiguration of the Upstairs Main Stage, allowing the space to function as one large theatre with seating for up to 198 patrons, or two smaller theatres with seating for 77-89 guests and 117-129 guests. The reconfiguration will also include new seating risers, two new sound booths, an onsite set workshop and added storage space.
· New risers in the 195-seat Downstairs Main Stage, completely rebuilt to provide better visibility and comfort for patrons (completed in September 2018).
· New men’s and women’s restrooms on the second floor, doubling the facility’s restrooms.
· Soundproofing throughout the complex to prevent sound bleed and allow for fully produced musicals.
· A new upstairs concession stand (completed).

Comments Co-Owner Wendy Spatz, “We’re excited to offer our resident companies and visiting artists greater flexibility at The Greenhouse, with a combination of five proscenium and thrust stages and a variety of seating options, ranging from a 58-seat studio to a 198-seat main stage – and everything in between.”

Jackalope Theatre Company now accepting applications for The Jackalope Playwrights Lab.

The Jackalope Playwrights Lab is an eight-week master-class in playwriting facilitated by Jackalope Company Member Calamity West. Calamity is a Chicago-based, award-winning, Kilroys-cited playwright. Her play HINTER recently received its world-premiere at Steep Theatre Company in the winter of 2018. In January 2018 her play ENGINES AND INSTRUMENTS OF FLIGHT: A FANTASIA IN THREE ACTS, originally commissioned at The Goodman Theatre, had its first New York reading at The Roundabout where it continues to be developed. Her newest play IN THE CANYON is currently in development at Jackalope Theatre Company and will be given its first public reading with Sanguine Theatre Company of New York in March 2018. Another of her plays, GREETINGS FROM MOSCOW! A LOVE STORY, is currently in development at TimeLine Theatre Company’s Playwrights Collective. Additional plays by Calamity West include: GIVE IT ALL BACK (2016, Kilroy-cited); ROLLING (2016); IBSEN IS DEAD (2014); THE PEACOCK (2013, Kilroys honorable mention); THE GACY PLAY (2012); and COMMON HATRED (2012). In 2014 Calamity was recipient of the 3Arts Award. She teaches playwriting at the University of Chicago and Webster University. She is a company member of Jackalope Theatre and is represented by The Gersh Agency.

This eight-week writing intensive is designed for artists interested in developing new, full-length plays through a workshop development process, and will meet on Saturdays 10:00am-1:00pm at The Frontier from September 29th to November 17th.

Cost: $200 payable on or before September 29th.

Applications Due: 11:59pm on September 14th, 2018

To apply: Please send an artistic statement, resume, and 10 page writing sample to playwrightslab@jackalopetheatre.org

Monday, August 27, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

Nightmares and Nightcaps: The Stories of John Collier- Black Button Eyes Productions at the Athenaeum Theater, Studio Two, 2936 N Southport, Chicago, IL, is offering $15 Industry tickets (contingent on seat availability) to the following performances: Thursday, September 6 at 7:30 pm. Friday, September 7 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, September 8 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, September 9 at 2 pm. Discounted tickets are available online with code “CHASER,” or by presenting proof of industry affiliation at the box office. https://athenaeumtheatre.org/nightmares-and-nightcaps/.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Rescripted Announces Second Session of The Key

Rescripted is thrilled to announce the second session of The Key: Young Critics Mentorship Program, beginning September 18 and hosted this year at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. Regina Victor, founder of the online arts journalism platform Rescripted and entertainment critic Oliver Sava, created the 10-week training program for Chicago youth in arts criticism. In league with The Chicago Inclusion Project, The Key successfully launched last year at Greenhouse Theater Center with its first group of young writers learning the skills and industry knowledge needed to pursue careers in arts criticism.

Each biweekly meeting of The Key features review workshops, mentor lectures and guest speakers from different areas of the local arts community. The Key students also attend performances in Chicago and use these experiences to hone their reviewing skills. In its inaugural session, The Key reviewed productions from Steppenwolf Theater, Shattered Globe Theatre, First Floor Theater, Firebrand Theatre and TimeLine Theatre. Guest speakers included writer/producer Aaron Carter (Steppenwolf Theatre), playwright Ike Holter (Jackalope Theatre, Goodman Theatre), editors Tasha Robinson (The Verge) and Genevieve Koski (Vox.com), and theater critics Chris Jones (Chicago Tribune), Kerry Reid (Chicago Tribune), Kris Vire (Time Out Chicago) and Loy Webb (Newcity).

Applications for The Key: Young Critics Mentorship Program are currently being accepted on Rescripted’s website (rescripted.org/the-key/) through Monday, Sept. 10 for young writers ages 16 – 23 years old . The session begins Tuesday, Sept. 18 and meets every other Tuesday through November 27. For additional information and inquiries, please e-mail thekey.chicago@gmail.com.

Trap Door Theatre announces new series Trap Open

For 25 years, Trap Door has been the foremost purveyor of experimental, European style theatre in Chicago. In keeping with their promise to foster innovative forms of expression, Trap Door will open up its space to company members as well as guest artists for the development of new work and performances that exist outside the realm of a traditional theatrical run.

The “Trap Open” Series seeks to explore non-traditional forms of playmaking while developing and giving voice to the next generation of groundbreaking theatre artists.

The series began with the recent run of Sad Happy Sucker written by Lee Kirk, directed by Mike Steele. The next installment will be There Is No Power For The Electric Chair, a U.S. premiere of a new Bulgarian play written by Aleksandar Sekulov and directed by guest artist Zlatomir Moldovanski, opening October 21st, 2018. More performances and special events will be announced in the coming months.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

Nightmares and Nightcaps: The Stories of John Collier- Black Button Eyes Productions at the Athenaeum Theater, Studio Two, 2936 N Southport, Chicago, IL, is offering $15 Industry tickets (contingent on seat availability) to the following performances: preview on Tuesday, August 21 at 7:30 pm, Thursday, August 23 at 7:30 pm. Friday, August 24 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, August 25 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, August 26 at 2 pm. Discounted tickets are available online with code “CHASER,” or by presenting proof of industry affiliation at the box office. https://athenaeumtheatre.org/nightmares-and-nightcaps/

20,000 Leagues Under the Seas - Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan Ave., is offering $20 industry tickets to the following performances:Thursday, 8/23 at 7:30PM, Friday, 8/24 at 7:30PM, Sunday, 8/26 at 7:30PM, Thursday, 8/30 at 7:30PM, Friday, 8/31 at 7:30PM, Saturday, 9/1 at 2PM and Sunday, 9/2 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.

No Child... – Definition Theatre Company at Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N Lincoln Avenue, is offering $15 industry tickets to performances August 31 - Sept 2 and Thursday/Sunday performances (Sept 6-23) when you use the code INDUSTRY15. For tickets buy online or call the box office at 773.871.3000.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Free Seats Available from Stage 773



Stage 773 has 56 seats we are taking out of our Box Theatre space beginning Aug 20th. These seats were once in Radio City Music Hall and were donated to Stage 773 a few years ago. They are the classic auditorium style seating that bolts into the floor, the seat folds up and down. They are upholstered w/ red fabric. We also have another 64 of these seats disassembled in storage.

We would like to donate these seats to anybody who is willing to take them off of our hands. They would be available for pick up between August 20 and August 21. Email accounting@stage773.com for details.

Applications are Now Open for the 18th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival

Calling all comedic talent! Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, is excited to announce that applications are now open for the 18th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. The nation’s largest, and most highly anticipated sketch comedy festival is taking place January 10th through January 20th, 2019. “SketchFest” continues to grow and evolve year after year, cementing the city's reputation as the comedy hub of the nation. The festival “whose laughs are right on track,” says the Chicago Sun Times, features every form of sketch comedy imaginable, from perverted musical puppets to high-brow political satire.

To apply, now through October 15, please visit http://www.chicagosketchfest.com/. Please see below for a full release. High res images are available upon request. For more information or to speak with Executive Producer Jill Valentine, please feel free to contact me directly. Thank you so much for your consideration!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Production Availability at Corn Productions

Corn Productions, or the Cornservatory, is located at 4210 N. Lincoln avenue and has availability for a lot of time slots in 2019. We have availability from January 6 - February 16, March 31 - May 11 and June 23 - August 30.

Corn is easily accessible by the Brown Line and there is ample parking in the neighborhood. Our main-stage space seats up to 45 persons. Our space is also ADA accessible with brand new air conditioning and seats.

For a tour or more information, please contact Lindsay Bartlett, the Rentals Manager, at cornservatoryrentals@gmail.com. or visit our website at cornservatory.org.