Thursday, February 4, 2016

Collaboraction's Room 300 Available for Rent from May 9th - May 29th, 2016

Room 300 is a flexible Free-Form Black Box Space. This is a great venue for theatrical performances, rehearsals, special events and includes:
Seating up to 80 (contingent on configuration)
Central Air/Heat.
Lighting and sound equipment.
A Unistrut Grid and move-able Booth and seating Platforms.
A small private dressing room with access to a shared green room.

And is Conveniently located in the heart of Wicker Park where there is plenty of paid and free street parking and close to the Damen Blue Line Stop.

Please email Justin@collaboraction.org for discounted non-profit rates.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Industry Ticket Offers

New industry ticket offers added this week. For a complete list of industry ticket offers available click here

The Flick - Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, is offering $30 tickets to the following evening performances: Previews: Feb 4,     Regular Run: Feb 17, 23-26, 28; Mar 1-4.   Use code 23488 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.

Sunset Baby - TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington Ave. is offering half-priced industry tickets on 2/7 at 2PM, plus Wednesdays at 7:30 and Saturdays at 8PM through April 10. Use code INDUSTRY50 online or by calling 773.281.8463 x6.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Chicago Theatre Intern Networking Event


Monday, February 22, 2016, 6 - 8PM
Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn
The Chicago Theatre Intern Networking Event is the only event of its kind to help interns and apprentices make new professional connections and learn from the experience of artists and administrators who are working in the city.Learn what makes Chicago unique from other theatre communities and how can you thrive here and succeed. Breakout groups include: Artistic/Casting, Development/Special Events, Education/Outreach, Literary Management/Dramaturgy, Marketing/PR, Production Management, Stage Management, Theatre Management and Technical/Design. Refreshments will be provided.
This event is FREE but space is limited! Click here to RSVP. Please pass on to your company's interns.

Arts and Business Council Moving Sale

The Arts & Business Council, Audience Architects, and Chicago Cultural Alliance will be moving to a new office, and will be holding a Two-Day Sale

Friday, February 5, 9:30am - 4:30pm & 
Saturday, February 6, 10:00am - 4:00pm 

70 E Lake St, 12th Floor
 Chicago, IL 60601

Items must go!
Desks
Chairs
Filing cabinets
Storage units
 Party/gala supplies
Office supplies
 Kitchen supplies
Coffee makers
Mid-size refrigerator
and MORE!

Stock your office or kitchen at bargain prices! All forms of payment will be accepted. Items must be picked up by Feb 20.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

American Blues Theater 2016 Ripped: the Living Newspaper Festival – Call for Submissions



The 2016 Ripped Festival seeks original, short play & performance submissions ripped from today’s headlines. Plays (including monologues, musical numbers, dance, mime, & variety acts) should run between 5-8 minutes.
DEADLINE: February 5, 2016
SUBMIT TO: ElyseD@AmericanBluesTheater.com
Save the date: May 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Proceeds from the 2016 Ripped Festival benefit our arts education program.
There is no pay; all rights remain with the playwright.

ABOUT THE RIPPED: THE LIVING NEWSPAPER SERIES
Since 2009, we’ve produced 115 short plays. Based on the 1930’s WPA era program that brought Orson Welles, Arthur Miller, Richard Wright, and Clifford Odets into public attention, playwrights use inspiration ripped from today’s headlines to create stories performed live on stage.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Industry Ticket Offers

New industry ticket offers posted this week. For a complete list of industry ticket offers available click here

Mutt - Red Tape Theatre & Stage Left Theatre at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. is offering $13 tickets on Thursdays, 1/28 and 2/4 at 8 pm.. Call and use code FIREBALL at 773.975.8150 or buy online at theaterwit.org or stop at the box office to purchase your ticket. For more information go to redtapetheatre.org or stagelefttheatre.com.

Looking Over the President's Shoulder - American Blues Theater at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln, is offering a limited number of $10 industry tickets for preview performances Feb 5 - 10. Discounted tickets are available using promo code ACTOR online at AmericanBluesTheater.com or by calling 773-404-7336.

Mai Dang Lao - Sideshow Theatre at Victory Garden's Richard Christiansen Theatre, 2433 N Lincoln Ave, is offering $5 off tickets ($15-$20 tickets) to any performance between March 12th and April 10th with the code INDUSTRY.

La Voix Humaine/Gianni Schicchi - Chicago Opera Theater at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, is offering 40% off industry tickets for performances February 6th at 7:30pm and February 14th at 3:00pm. Use code INDUSTRY to receive 40% off either online or by calling our box office at 312.704.8414. Please note that this is not a public offer so we ask that you do not share publicly on social media.

Domesticated - Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, is offering $35 tickets to the last week of performances: Jan.31-Feb.6.  In honor of Super Bowl 50, 2-for-$50 Tickets to closing performance (that’s $25 per ticket!): Feb.7 3pm.  Use code 23496 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.

The Glass Menagerie - The Hypocrites present at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. is offering $10 industry tickets to any preview performance Feb 3 through Feb 6 when you use code 'industry10'. Buy online at www.the-hypocrites.com.

Cocked - Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. is offering $15 industry tickets to any preview performance Feb 12 through Feb 18 when you use the code INDUSTRY. Buy online at http://www.victorygardens.org.

Theater Seats For Sale




Forty four movie theater seats in good condition (some upholstery damage) recently used in a local theater production of The Flick. They are assembled into eight rows of four, two rows of three and two rows of two but they are relatively easy to disconnect and connect to make different row configurations. Each row is attached to a plywood base for stability and makes them easier to move. They currently have wooden armrests but there are cup holder armrests that come with them as well. They will be available no sooner than February 14th for pick up in Madison, WI. $800 obo. If interested contact Monica Butler at mbutler@forwardtheater.com.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Platforms For Sale from Red Tape Theatre

Red Tape Theatre has 8 4x8 plywood platforms for sale as well as a few additional platforms of misc. sizes. Asking $25 per platform OBO-cash and carry. For more information, contact Josh Johnson, Managing Director at josh.johnson@redtapetheatre.org.

NET National Listening Tour Chicago Visit on 2/2



Tuesday, February 2, 5:30 - 9:30 PM
Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn

WHAT: Continuing on the NET National Listening Tour, Executive Director Alisha Tonsic, will meet in Chicago with ensemble practitioners and collaborative creators. Each stop on the Listening Tour will provide an opportunity for attendees to co-create the future of ensemble performance through learning about NET’s current programs and services, sharing their own needs and practices, and participating in collaborative vision conversations about how to propel ensemble practice to the forefront of our culture. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet old friends and new colleagues committed to ensemble practice and collaborative creation. This event is co-hosted by NET members Halcyon Theatre, Steep Theatre Company, and Walkabout Theater Company.

WHO: Anyone who is interested in ensemble performance and collaborative creation: current NET members (and not), ensemble theatres, dance collectives, music ensembles, circus or puppet or burlesque troupes, comedy improv groups, cultural or community organizers, educators, students, individual artists and practitioners, faith communities, local legislators, community non-profits and associations, co-ops, the ensemble curious, and more! If you think you should be in the room, please come!

WHY: Because NET has a vision of a world where ensemble practice and collaborative creation are at the forefront of our culture, and we need YOU to make that vision a reality!

BONUS: Get more information about NET's upcoming national symposium event, Intersection: Ensembles+Universities, happening in Chicago May 20-22, 2106 in partnership with Columbia College Chicago and the League of Chicago Theatres!

This Listening Tour is made possible in part by the EmcArts Innovation Lab for Arts Development Agencies.

For more information about NET visit www.ensembletheaters.net.

Click here for the Facebook Event.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theater Award

The League of Chicago Theatres is now accepting applications for the 2016 Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theater Award. The recipient of the award receives $5,000, a consultation and marketing support package that includes advertising support. The award was created in 2007 to encourage, support and promote young theatres in Chicago that have demonstrated great ability and promise, artistic excellence and fiscal responsibility in business practices. The deadline for applications is Monday, March 7, 2016 at 5 p.m. For complete information and an application: http://chicagoplays.com/images/2016etaapp.pdf.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Space Rental Availability at the side project

THE SIDE PROJECT, a 40-seat blackbox in Rogers Park, has June/July rental availability. $750/weekend (Th-Sat eves, Sun matinee or eve) includes load-in/tech prior to opening, use of standard sound/light equipment, and lobby walls/windows for display purposes. For information, contact Adam at info@thesideproject.net.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Industry Ticket Offers

Mothers and Sons - Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd. is offering $15 Industry Tickets. Available in person only starting 2 hours before performances 1/22-2/27. Must provide proof of industry. Limit 2 tickets per Industry ID (self + guest). Subject to availability. Excludes Premium seats and opening night 1/29.

The Old Friends – Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark Street, is offering $15 tickets to theatre industry professionals for any Thursday evening performance thru March 26. Additional Industry performances Wednesday 1/27, Thursday 1/28 and Monday 2/1. Offer available by phone or walk-up, must mention the code INDUSTRY to reserve. Proof of industry (headshot, business card, etc.) required upon ticket pickup.

A Loss of Roses – Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark Street, is offering $15 tickets to theatre industry professionals for any Thursday evening performance February 17 thru April 2. Offer available by phone or walk-up, must mention the code INDUSTRY to reserve. Proof of industry (headshot, business card, etc.) required upon ticket pickup.

Far From Heaven - Porchlight Music Theatre at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. is offering $15 tickets on Monday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 pm.. Call and mention PMTINDUSTRY at 773.327.5252 or stop at the box office to purchase your ticket. For more information go to porchlightmusictheatre.org.

Animals Out of Paper - Shattered Globe Theatre at Theater Wit, 1229 W Belmont, is offering $15 Industry Tickets for performances Thursday, January 21st through Sunday, January 24th. As well as ALL THURSDAYS throughout the run (January 28th-February 27th). Use code INDUSTRY at the Theater Wit Box Office: in person, via the phone at (773)975-8150, or online at www.theaterwit.org. More info about the show can be found here: www.shatteredglobeseason.org.