Thursday, January 29, 2015

ITA seeking Casting Representatives for 36th Annual Statewide Professional Auditions

Attention Casting Representatives
ITA's 36th Annual Statewide Professional Auditions are being held on 2/7 and 2/8 (Saturday and Sunday) at the University of Illinois in Chicago. The ITA auditions are primarily for professional actors and college students who are graduating in 2015. Other student actors and youth will be considered based on their experience and the recommendation of a theater professional or teacher.

We've assembled the talent...300 actors of all ages and types! We now need YOU! We hope you’ll join us to expand your casting pool!


There is a minimal charge of $10 for ITA Members and $25 for non-members to attend this event. This fee covers breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and beverages throughout the day for up to two representatives from your organization (a total of 8 meals), and a binder of headshots/resumes of all auditionees. Did we mention all the coffee or tea you can drink? Such a deal!!!

Click Here to view the ITA's Statewide Auditions Page.

Click Here to read the Casting Rep Information Sheet.

Click Here to fill out the Casting Rep Application Sheet.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call 312-265-5922 x1.

Please get applications in as soon as possible! The deadline on the website is listed as 1/23, but we are accepting late applications.

Call to Action: Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah)

With the launch of our Holocaust Theater Catalog we have had a groundbreaking year at the National Jewish Theater Foundation, forever changing the landscape of Holocaust research, education and awareness. With nearly 600 play entries written on the subject since 1933 to the present day, it is the most extensive, easily accessible catalog of Holocaust related titles ever created. On April 13, 2015 we invite you and your theater to be a part of an inaugural event honoring the victims of the Holocaust by participating in Remembrance Readings for Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah). Having recently launched this initiative in San Diego, we are proud to acknowledge La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe and North Coast Repertory as participants.

Join theaters across the country by selecting a play from the Holocaust Theater Catalog for a staged reading, followed up by a discussion with the audience members about the lessons of the Holocaust and the relevance of those lessons in today's world. It is our heartfelt belief that by understanding the tragedy of the Holocaust we are better able to understand and fight violence, bigotry and destructive policies. Our greatest tools for fighting back are participation, information and education, which theater exemplifies and delivers in a profound way.

Please visit us at for more information about this initiative or register your organization.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Industry Ticket Offer

Book of Merman - Pride Films and Plays at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. is offering $10 industry tickets for Sunday, February 1 at 5PM. Use code PFPINDUSTRY at to reserve tickets.

A Kid Like Jake - About Face Theatre performing at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln, is offering $20 industry tickets to all performances through March 15, using code INDUSTRYJAKE. Tickets available online at or by calling the Greenhouse box office at (773) 404-7336.

Other Desert Cities - Citadel Theatre Company performing at 300 S Waukegan Rd, Lake Forest, IL, is offering $10 industry tickets to Thursday night performances, using code Indy10 through March 15. Tickets available online at or by calling the Citadel box office at 847.735.8554.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Rehearsal Space Available with Pride Films and Plays

Pride Films and Plays has rehearsal space available from Feb 16 to April 12. Great location on Clark and Wilson. Great price. Email for details.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Julia Neary Memorial Celebration

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Doors open at 9 AM | Program Begins at 9:30 AM
DePaul's historic Merle Reskin Theatre
60 E. Balbo Drive | Directions & Parking

The Theatre School at DePaul University sadly announced the passing of Julia Neary, who died January 3, 2015 at the age of 50, after a battle with cancer. Julia Neary was an alumna and assistant professor of movement and acting at The Theatre School at DePaul University, where she taught for 14 years, and collaborated on dozens of productions.

The Theatre School is honored to be able to host the Neary family's Memorial for Julia.

In lieu of flowers, the Neary family has asked for contributions to the newly established Julia Neary Memorial Scholarship Fund, in order to continue the trajectory of her amazing care for and support of Theatre School students. You can learn more about how to make a gift today by visiting our Support Us​ page.

The Theatre School will dedicate the 2014-15 season to Julia—to honor her spirit of collaboration, dedication, and passion for great work.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Industry Ticket Offers

The Apple Family Plays: That Hopey Changey Thing and Sorry - TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington Ave., is offering $15 industry tickets offered at any preview performance, subject to availability, January 13 - 23 when you use code INDUSTRY. For reservations click here or call the TimeLine Box Office at 773.281.8463 x6 and use code INDUSTRY when ordering.

The Cardinals - MCA Stage, 220 E. Chicago, is offering $10 tickets to performances January 22 - 24, with the code CARDINALS (limit 4 per order). For more information: Tickets can be purchased over the phone only at 312.397.4010.

Spike Heels - Brown Paper Box Co. at the West Stage of the Raven Theatre Complex, 6157 N. Clark St. is offering $10 industry tickets to all performances January 23 - February 8. Attendees just need to bring is a hs/r, business card, or any other proof of Industry to the box office before showtime and they'll be all set! Subject to availability.

White Guy on the Bus - Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd. is offering $15 tickets to theatre industry professionals for all performances January 23-31 (except opening). 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.

Samsara - Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln, is offering $10 industry tickets for previews February 6 - 12 for anyone using the discount code Sam10.

Circuscope - The Actors Gymnasium, 927 Noyes St. is offering $10 tickets to industry professionals for evening performances February 20 & 21 with code INDUSTRYWEEKEND or 10% off any performance (excluding fundraiser benefit) with code INDUSTRY. Reserve tickets at or call The Actors Gymnasium's office at 847-328.2795.

Giordano Dance Chicago - Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, is offering $12.50 industry tickets in honor of its 125th Anniversary for the Jan 31 performance. Use code INDUSTRY. Tickets available online at or at the box office at 50 E Congress Pkwy.

Friday, January 9, 2015

AATE Seeking Conference Presenter Proposals

The American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE)
Illinois Theatre in Our Schools Conference
Saturday, March 7, 2015 8:30 - 4:30
Washington Elementary School, Evanston IL

You are invited by the American Alliance for Theatre and Education to this year's Illinois Theatre in Our Schools (TIOS) Conference.

Join theatre artists, educators and scholars dedicated to theatre for and with young people as we explore Theatre: A Role for Everyone, a Catalyst for Change. Highlights include:
• Engaging workshops, demonstrations and sessions
• An update on the National Theatre Core Arts Standards and a report on progress toward new Illinois Arts Standards.
• Networking opportunities
• Raffle Prizes and refreshments
• A celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Drama program
• An inspirational keynote by award winning playwright, director and teacher, Gloria Bond Clunie.
• More details to come!

Opportunity to Present: Proposals are being accepted to present a workshop or session for the AATE Illinois Theatre In Our Schools conference. The application is available on Google forms at under programs and events/ Theatre in Our Schools. The submission deadline is January 23, 2015.

Opportunity for Early-Registration: Registration in now open on the AATE website under TIOS Illinois. Register today for special savings.

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 will host the event in collaboration with Northwestern University.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Artemisia seeking Playwrights for 2015 Fall Festival

Artemisia is looking for the next six great female-driven plays that will be featured in our 2015 Fall Festival, one of which will be chosen by the audience to be fully produced as an American or World premiere in Chicago. All plays must be female driven, full-length and submitted as a single file PDF attachment. Don't delay! Artemisia will close the submission window January 15, 2015 at midnight. Visit to submit your play and for further guidelines.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Now Hear This. Bose Event in Rosemont

Come experience the performance of Bose RoomMatch array loudspeakers in the Rosemont Theatre Concert Hall, Rosemont, IL.

Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015

Times: 10:00am, 1:00pm, & 3:00pm
(Pick the session that fits your schedule.)

Location: Rosemont Theatre Rosemont, IL

Bose engineers will be available to answer questions and share their experiences.

Please RSVP today, space is limited.

Guests are welcome!

Don't miss this incredible sound experience at the Rosemont Theatre! Click here for directions to Rosemont Theatre
5400 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018

Please RSVP by January 19, 2014 to Jim Bobel ♬ 708-625-4772

Industry Ticket Offers

Keys of the Kingdom - Stage Left Theatre at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont is offering $10 industry tickets for previews on 1/10, 1/14, or 1/15 @ 8pm and 1/11 @3pm. During the regular run, $15 industry tickets are available on Thursdays 1/22, 1/29, and 2/5 @8pm. For tickets call 773-875-9150 and use the code "Falco." Visit for more information.

Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah - Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, is offering $12.50 industry tickets in honor of its 125th Anniversary for performances Jan 17-18. Use code INDUSTRY. Tickets available online at or at the box office at 50 E Congress Pkwy.

Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them - First Floor Theater at Collaboraction, 1579 N Milwaukee Ave, is offering $12 industry tickets for any performance through Jan 31st. Please enter the code FAITH when reserving tickets online at