Monday, December 11, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

PUFF: Believe It or Not - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln, is offering $15 Industry tickets for every performance through January 7. Use code INDUSTRY online, by calling 773.404.7336, or by stopping at the box office to purchase your ticket. Please provide proof of Industry at Box Office when picking up your tickets (headshot, resume, playbill, etc.). For more information, visit www.remybumppo.org.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Peter Pan – Music Theater Works at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson in Evanston, is offering half-price industry tickets at 2pm on December 26, 27, 30, 31 and Jan. 1, and 8pm on December 29, 30 and 31. Call 847-920-5360 or visit www.MusicTheaterWorks.com and use coupon code "hook." Tickets must be purchased in advance. No door sales.

Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer - Hell in a Handbag Productions at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St., is offering $15 industry tickets on Wednesday, Dec. 20 7:30pm. Use code word 'çhanel' and HS or resume. Online or at the door. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2825442.

Gingerbread Grindhouse - Ghostlight Ensemble at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Ave, is offering industry tickets to all performances, Dec. 8, 9, 15 & 16. Use code INDUSTRY to access $10 tickets. Available online at https://www.greenhousetheater.org/gingerbreadgrindhouse or by calling the box office at (773) 404-7336.

Billy Elliot the Musical - Porchlight Music Theatre at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearnorn, is offering a limited number of $20 Industry tickets to the following performances: Thursday, December 7th at 7:30pm, Friday, December 8th at 8pm, Saturday, December 9th at 4pm & 8pm, and Sunday, December 10th at 2pm.  Call and mention PMTINDUSTRY at 773.777.9884 or stop at the box office to purchase your ticket. One ticket per order, proof of theatre industry affiliation required at box office when claiming tickets. For more information go to porchlightmusictheatre.org.

BLKS - Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, is offering $20 tickets for the performances on December 7 - 17, 2017.  Use code INDUSTRY 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.

Wild Boar - Silk Road Rising at the Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington Ave. is offering $10 industry tickets for Thursdays and Fridays through December 17. To reserve tickets visit https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/971711/prm/Industry.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Special Theatre Offer at Fantasy Costumes


Fantasy Costumes 
https://www.fantasycostumes.com
4065 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60641
Fantasy Costumes is the Midwest's largest costume store, located at 4065 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL and open all year round. We're offering a 20% discount to theatre staff members through our VIP program. We're a great local option for stage quality costume rentals, wigs and makeup including name brands like Ben Nye and Graftobian. We also promote local events to our loyal Facebook audience of 24,000+ individuals and are happy to donate to fundraisers. Please contact Graham at fantasyhdqchicago@gmail.com or call the store and speak with Chuck for more information about joining our VIP program.

Season of Carols: Holiday Music to Benefit Season of Concern


Season of Carols began as the tiniest seed of an idea: to raise money for Season of Concern by recording one holiday song. That tiny idea quickly blossomed to include an entire CD full of holiday songs recorded by some of the brightest stars of the Chicago theatre and music community. 100% of the proceeds of this CD go to benefit Season of Concern. They can be purchased at seasonofcarols.com for $20 or at cdbaby.com for downloading.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Fade - Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. is offering $15 industry tickets to performances November 21 - 26. Use promo code TURKEY at http://victorygardens.org/our-season/fade/ or call 773-871-3000.

The Belle of Amherst - Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave, is offering $15 Industry tickets for this week. BEST AVAILABILITY, Friday and Saturday evening. Tickets may only be purchased in person and starting 1 hour before each performance. Must provide proof of industry. Limit 1 ticket per Industry member. To check availability on all performances call our box office at 773-753-4472. Don't forget, FREE PARKING TOO!

Captain Steve’s Caring Kingdom - The Factory Theatre, 1623 W. Howard, is offering $15 industry tickets through December 9 for performances Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m, Sunday at 3 p.m. Use code "INDUSTRY" at http://thefactorytheater.com/portfolio/captain-steves-caring-kingdom/.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Space Rental Availability at Trap Door Theatre

Trap Door Theatre is an intimate 45 seat black box space with a lobby and bathroom is connected to the performance space. Lighting and sound equipment is available for use.

Located at 1655 Cortland in Chicago's Bucktown is easily accessible by car and public transportation. A variety of restaurants and bars are located within walking distance.

Please contact trapdoorrentals@gmail.com for more details and availability.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

City Lit Theater Performance and Rehearsal Space for Rent

Located at 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago (second floor of Edgewater Presbyterian Church). 99 seat theatre, stage/floor area 650 square feet. Lighting and sound equipment use included in rental price. Use of stage platforms, furniture, costumes and prop stock also included in rental price.

We currently have openings 12/11/2017 through 12/31/2017.

In addition, there are 4 different rehearsal spaces available for rehearsals/auditions/readings/etc. (650 square feet, 700 square feet, 750 square feet, 800 square feet). Rehearsal furniture available.

For more information and for booking, contact Stephanie Dykes at sdykes@citylit.org or 773-293-3682.

Space Availability at Theater Wit

Theater Wit has opened up primetime rental slots for the 2018/19 season. Space available starting July 2, 2018 through August 2019. Visit https://www.theaterwit.org/space for more information and to submit a request.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Greenhouse Studio Slots Now Available

Much-coveted studio theatre rental slots have opened for 2018 at the Greenhouse Theater Center. Our two 60 seat studios include a full array of lighting and audio equipment, and come with a dedicated box office, front of house and bar staff at no additional cost. Generally allocated months in advance, a couple of cancellations have made these much sought-after slots available on a first-come, first-served basis. To inquire, email general manager Maia Reed at gm@greenhousetheater.org. Note: 4-8 week rentals will be given priority over shorter terms.

The Greenhouse Theater Center Seeks Proposals for 2018 Solo Performance Lab

The Greenhouse Theater Center is currently seeking proposals for new solo pieces to be developed during its 2018 Solo Performance Lab. Teams of artists (writer, actor, director) are encouraged submit proposals for plays that focus on an unexamined facet of a historical event or illuminate the life of a little-known historical figure, particularly events and figures which history has forgotten or intentionally excluded.

Curated by GTC Literary Manager Nick Thornton and GTC Artistic Associate Kate Cuellar, the Solo Performance Lab underscores the Greenhouse’s institutional commitment to creating solo works by offering local artists the space and support to develop new solo work. Solo Performance Lab participants will receive institutional resources including rehearsal and performance space, dramaturgical support, casting (if needed) and modest production resources. The Solo Performance Lab will culminate in free public performances at the Greenhouse (2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago) in February and March 2018.

Submission Guidelines
Artists are encouraged to submit a one to three page proposal, artist biographies, a ten page writing sample and an artistic statement through the Greenhouse website at greenhousetheater.org/sololab. The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 8, 2017. Please note: the Solo Performance Lab is open only to artists in the Chicagoland area. For additional information, please e-mail submissions@greenhousetheater.org.

The Solo Performance Lab is part of the Greenhouse's playwright-focused, professional development programming, which also includes The Trellis Residency Initiative, a professional development program for Chicago-area playwrights under 30, and the MC-10 Playwrights Ensemble, a collection of ten of the country’s most sought-after established and mid-career Chicago playwrights and theater-makers now in residence at the Greenhouse.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Chopin Theatre Mainstage is Available for Rent Spring 2018

Located at 1543 W Division St in Chicago, The Chopin is PPA licensed with occupancy up to 226 persons. Its 40'x50' stage/floor area may be used for a combination of staging and seating (127 fixed seats with additional seating available). The space has excellent sight lines and live acoustics and comes equipped with ETC theatrical lights (70 instruments including Source Fours, Fresnels and Altmans) and a full PA system (32 channel mix board, speakers and amplifiers).

The Mainstage is available from March 14 to May 22, 2018. For information or to arrange a walk-through, contact Lela Headd Dyrkacz, Managing Director, at info@chopintheatre.com or 773-278-1500.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Marie Christine - BoHo Theatre at Theater Wit (1229 W Belmont Ave, Chicago). $23 industry tickets for Monday, November 27. Use code NOLA10 at the Theater Wit Box Office, theaterwit.com, or 773.975.8150.

Billy Elliot the Musical - Porchlight Music Theatre at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, is offering a limited number of $20 Industry tickets on Thursday, November 16th at 1:30pm. Call and mention PMTINDUSTRY at 773.777.9884 or stop at the box office to purchase your ticket. One ticket per order, proof of theatre industry affiliation required at box office when claiming tickets. For more information go to porchlightmusictheatre.org.

Becky Shaw - Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd. is offering $15 industry tickets with the code, "BUBBLA," for performances on Wednesday, 11/15 at 7:30PM, Thursday, 11/16 at 7:30PM, Sunday, 11/26 at 2:00PM, Wednesday, 11/29 at 7:30PM, and Sunday, 12/3 at 3:00PM. Please note: industry folks will be asked for proof of affiliation at will-call.

Quixote: On the Conquest of Self – Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court in Glencoe, is offering a special “Family 4-Pack” deal for performances from November 22 through November 28. Purchase 4 tickets to one performance for only $120. Add on additional seats for only $30 each. May be purchased online, on the phone at 847-242-6000 or in person with code FAMILY. Please bring proof of industry status when picking up tickets.

The Importance of Being Earnest – Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court in Glencoe, is offering a special “Family 4-Pack” deal for performances from November 22 through November 28. Purchase 4 tickets to one performance for only $120. Add on additional seats for only $30 each. May be purchased online, on the phone at 847-242-6000 or in person with code FAMILY. Please bring proof of industry status when picking up tickets.

The Nutcracker - The Joffrey Ballet at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress, is offering 40% off industry tickets to 7PM performances on December 3, 10, 14 and 17. Restrictions apply. Use code INDUSTRY online at www.joffrey.org.

Ella and Lena: The Ladies and Their Music - Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy, is offering $25 industry tickets for Ella and Lena: The Ladies and Their Music on Friday, November 17 at 7:30PM. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at AuditoriumTheatre.org or by call 312.341.2300. Limit 2 tickets.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Artists Helping Artists, Family Helping Family for 30 years


Season of Concern is a unique organization, created 30 years ago by Chicago theater professionals to provide care for those in our community who were sick and dying from AIDS/HIV-related illnesses. Over the years, through the generosity of theater folk and theatergoers alike, Season of Concern’s mission has expanded to provide direct-care support for theater community members, union and non-union, who are experiencing any catastrophic illness or accident. In other words, we support our own and are proud of have done so for 30 years.

Every holiday season we ask local theatres to solicit audience donations to help our cause. It’s easy, fun, and life-affirming. Please contact Michael Ryczek at michael@seasonofconcern.org or visit our website www.seasonofconcern.org for more information.

As an audience incentive, we are excited to provide Season of Carols Vol. 5, an exciting CD filled with holiday music performed by some of Chicago’s leading performers. This one-of-a-kind CD (the brain child of Eugene Dizon and Cory Goodrich) is FREE to audience members who donate $20 or more. I would be most happy to deliver CDs and collection buckets to you in advance of your audience solicitation. You may purchase a download of your own copy of the CD at www.seasonofcarols.com.

The Equity and non-Equity theatres who collect the most donations will be honored with the Biscotto-Miller Award, presented at the Joseph Jefferson Awards ceremony next year. Past recipients of this prestigious award include Lifeline Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre and Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre. Join their ranks and enter the history books! Let the collection competition begin!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White - The Artistic Home at 1376 W. Grand Ave, Chicago is offering $15 industry tickets on Thursdays, 7:30 curtain, through December 14. Go to theartistichome.org for tickets and use the code INDUSTRY or email artistic.director@theartistichome.org. When picking up tickets, buyer must bring a union card, a headshot/resume, tech resume, or business card indicating employment in the theater business.

Breath, Boom - Eclipse Theatre Company at The Athenaeum (2936 N. Southport Ave. Chicago). $10 industry tickets for all previews on November 9th, 10th and 11th at 7:30pm in addition to Thursday November 16th and Friday November 17th. Mention Code INDUSTRY at the Athenaeum Theatre Box Office. For tickets and info, call 773-935-6875 or visit eclipsetheatre.com.

Hard Times - Lookingglass Theatre Company, 821 N. Michigan Ave. is offering industry tickets to performances on the following Sundays at 7:30PM: 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/03, 12/10, and 12/17 . 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.

A Golden Celebration of Dance - Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy, is offering $35 industry tickets for A Golden Celebration of Dance on Sunday, November 12 at 7:30PM. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at AuditoriumTheatre.org or by call 312.341.2300. Limit 2 tickets; only available in select price levels in the middle balcony.

In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play - TimeLine Theatre Company at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. is offering half-price industry tickets to Wednesdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8pm and Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm through December 16. Use code INDUSTRY50 for discount. For tickets and more information visit www.timelinetheatre.com

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Introduction to Immersive Performance Workshop

Introduction to Immersive Performance Workshop from Sleep No More and And Then She Fell's TAYLOR MYERS
Saturday, November 25, 12PM-4PM
at Strawdog Theatre Company, 1802 W Berenice Ave, Chicago IL 60613
(Irving Park Brown Line, Damen/Ashland Buses | Limited off street parking available)

The Introduction to Immersive Performance workshop is designed to help performers and creators begin to understand a host of tactics employed to engage audience members without the separation provided by a fourth wall. Participants can expect to spend time exploring depth of touch, physical energetic manipulation/transfer, audience navigation, immersive world building, magnetism and authority, and inception/mental manipulation. We will work with group audience flow, control, and herd patterns as well as one-on-one audience engagement. Expect to move, explore, and be bold! Only 13 more spots available as of 4:00PM on 10/31.
Register at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10217870
Participants - $65 | Observers - $25

TAYLOR MYERS is a performer and director based in New York City. He fell headlong into immersive theater in 2012 and co-founded Roll The Bones Theatre Co. to design large scale immersive work at non-traditional times and places. He has performed with Punchdrunk in Sleep No More, Third Rail Projects in Then She Fell and The Grand Paradise, and also served as co-director of Paradiso, a state-of-the-art immersive escape room. Directing shows from sunrise to the witching hour, from a Bronx cemetery to a 500 year old Irish castle, his most recent work includes both an immersive experience and a feature film called Hamlet in the Golden Vale. _____________

Monday, October 30, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Fool for Love - Facility Theatre at Chopin Theatre, 1543 West Division, Chicago, 60642, is offering half price industry tickets for all performances thru November 12 with industry code "OVALTINE". Tickets can be purchased at www.facilitytheatre.org.

Bachelorette -  Level 11 Theatre at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave, is offering pay-what-you-can tickets to all performances between now and November 5. Grab your tickets today at http://www.level11theatre.org/.

Lysistrata Jones - Refuge Theatre Project, 1212 W. Balmoral, is offering $15 industry tickets to Thursday performances through Nov. 19, using code INDUSTRY either online or in-person. To purchase online, please visit www.refugetheatre.com.

Akeelah & The Bee - Adventure Stage Chicago, 1012 N. Noble, is offering an industry night on Thursday, November 9 co-hosted by West Town/Wicker Park Bucktown Chambers of Commerce. 6:00PM (7:00 Curtain).with a networking reception before the show. Your exclusive $15 Industry ticket includes beer and food samples pre-show from Forbidden Root Brewery and Roots Pizza. RSVP online, or by calling 773.342.4141. Code is SPELL.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

About Face Theatre Seeks Play Submissions for OUT FRONT Series 2018

About Face Theatre is seeking play submissions for its OUT FRONT Series, an annual line-up of workshops and readings of new and developmental works exploring LGBTQIA themes. This season’s theme, “Babes on Stage,” will showcase on-the-rise LGBTQ+ women-identified playwrights. Readings will begin in spring 2018.

“LGBTQ+ women playwrights are creating such a wide variety of theatrical worlds and forms, yet their work remains underrepresented onstage, and most especially when it comes to trans women and queer women of color,” comments Artistic Director Megan Carney. “This call is for artists who want to see their work in conversation with others and who are seeking an innovative space for exploration.”

To apply for the OUT FRONT Series, e-mail full scripts and bios to literary@aboutfacetheatre.com with the subject line “BABES ON STAGE - [play title], [author name].” Submission may also be mailed to About Face Theatre, 5252 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60640. For additional information, visit aboutfacetheatre.com/productions/out-front-series/. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, December 31, 2017.

About Face Theatre creates exceptional, innovative, and adventurous theatre and educational programming that advances the national dialogue on sexual and gender identity, and challenges and entertains audiences in Chicago and beyond.

Space Availability with Rembrandt Chamber Musicians

Wondering where to hold your next event? Our studio space includes a piano and is available for hourly rentals. Our attractive ground-floor performance space in west Evanston has brick walls and large windows, and holds approximately 30 people.

It’s the perfect setting for:
Chamber music rehearsals
Recitals
Meetings
Poetry readings
Location: Rembrandt Chamber Musicians, 1522 Greenleaf Street, Evanston, IL 60202

Rental terms:
1-3 hours, including setup time
$50/hour business rate, $35/hour nonprofit rate
Piano tuning for additional fee.
Interested? Contact us for more details:

Tel: 872-395-1754
Email: info@rembrandtchambermusicians.org


Applications for the 2018 ADA 25 Advancing Leadership Institute Open Until 10/31

Do you want to be an Advancing Leadership Fellow? Or do you know of someone who should be a Fellow? Complete the short application by the final deadline, October 31st! Go to bit.ly/AdvancingLeadershipApp for more info.

The Leadership Institute seeks emerging leaders with disabilities who meet the following criteria:
5 -10 years of management and/or leadership experience demonstrated in one or a combination of professional, civic or community service contexts.
Self-identifies as a person with a disability (both apparent and non-apparent disabilities, defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities).
Is a resident of the Chicago region (this includes seven counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, Will and McHenry Counties).
Is committed to becoming engaged, or expand current engagement, in the civic life of metropolitan Chicago, and is seeking the possibility of voluntary participation on a board, commission, or other leadership position in public, private or non-profit sectors.


Space Available at the Royal George Theatre Center

The Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, has space available for performances, rehearsals, classes and more. The 50 seat Gallery Theatre space is available for prime time 3 – 6 week rentals November through February and beyond. Great price and location, right across the street from Steppenwolf. Ticketing, house staff and bartender included. For further information or viewing appointment, contact Joe at 312-988-9105.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Bobby Pin Girls - Nothing Without a Company at The Chicago Mosaic School, 1101 W. Granville Ave, is offering half off tickets for Students or Industry professionals - use code "Student" or "Industry" at check out for $5 preview tickets (Sunday, October 29th, Monday the 30th, and Wednesday November 1st) and $10 tickets for the remaining run (Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 6pm). Available online at www.NothingWithoutaCompany.org.

Hard Times - Lookingglass Theatre Company, 821 N. Michigan Ave. is offering industry tickets to performances the following dates: Wednesday 10/25 at 7:30PM, Thursday 10/26 at 2PM and 7:30PM, Friday, 10/27 ay 7:30PM, Saturday 10/28 at 2PM and 7:30PM, Sunday 10/29 at 2PM and 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.

Bob: A Life in Five Acts - The Comrades at the Apollo Studio Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., are offering industry tickets to all Monday night performances. Use code “ACTOR” online, in person, or over the phone for $10 tickets. No proof necessary. Monday performances are October 30, November 6, November 13, November 20. All shows at 7:30pm. Visit www.the-comrades.com for more info.

Friday, October 20, 2017

October 24 Talkback with ALTA Chicago and Teatro Línea de Sombra

Tuesday, October 24, immediately following the 8:00 p.m. performance
The company of Amarillo joins the Alliance of Latinx Theater Artists (ALTA Chicago) for a conversation around ethnographic/autobiographical work that can be dangerous to perform. What are the risks we take when we tell stories that live in a landscape of violence and hardship? How do our experiences, our histories and our truths make us targets for violence? Stay after the show for a conversation with the artists of Amarillo about the making of the piece, and the risks artists take to tell a story.

Moderated by Issac Gomez, Co-Creative Director at ALTA Chicago and Director of New Play Development at Victory Gardens Theater

$10 tickets are available to the show that evening with the code CONNECT.

ABOUT ALTA
The Alliance of Latinx Theater Artists of Chicago (ALTA) exists as a nexus for the thriving landscape of Latinx theatre artists in the Chicagoland area. ALTA is a service organization dedicated to furthering the Chicago Latinx Theater movement by promoting, educating, representing, and unifying Latinx identified artists and their allies.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Bessie award-winning choreographer Faye Driscoll needs your help! - DEADLINE EXTENDED

Bessie award-winning choreographer Faye Driscoll needs your help!
Her latest work Thank You For Coming: Play will be at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago November 9-12, 2017.
You can be part of the show!

Play requires a small ensemble of local participants who will be integrated into one section of the show. All participants are required to attend rehearsals with Faye Driscoll’s company, and must be available for the dress rehearsal and all performances. A detailed schedule plan is included below.
This is a great opportunity for someone interested in Faye’s work. No specific performance background is required, but because ensemble members perform a voice-based role, it is essential that participants are comfortable vocalizing and being onstage.

To be considered
Send an email to mcastage@mcachicago.org with the subject “Faye Driscoll Ensemble.” In 1 or 2 paragraphs, explain your interest in participating and briefly share any experience or background you have in dance, performance, theater, or music. Please include your contact information (address and phone number). Optional: send a performance resume and/or 1-2 internet links related to your work. Please send your email and optional materials by 2pm Friday, November 3, 2017. This is an unpaid volunteer position. Participants will receive the following benefits:
 2 tickets to Thank You For Coming: Play
 2 tickets for any other MCA Stage performance January-May 2018
 2 “Friends and Family” passes for a total of four (4) admissions to MCA
 20% discount at MCA Store (single use coupon)
 + buffet-style meals during scheduled dinner breaks

Expected schedule:
Tue, Nov 7 - 12pm-3pm (Rehearsal with Faye and performers) Wed, Nov 8 - 3pm-6pm (Tech Run-Through) and 7pm-10pm (Dress Rehearsal) Thu, Nov 9 - 3pm-5pm (Notes) and 6:30pm-9:30pm (Performance #1) Fri, Nov 10 - 4pm-5:30pm (Notes) and 6:30pm-9:30pm (Performance #2) Sat, Nov 11 - 4pm-5:30pm (Notes) and 6:30pm-9:30pm (Performance #3) Sun, Nov 12 - 1pm-3:30pm (Performance #4) Schedule will be finalized after participants are confirmed. Participants will receive communication from Faye Driscoll’s company manager, including preliminary information on their role, access to a recording of the show and vocal recordings to be reviewed and studied prior to the company’s arrival.

Questions? Email mcastage@mcachicago.org or call 312-397-4072.
For more information on Thank You For Coming: Play, visit www.mcachicago.org/mcastage

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

The House of Bernarda Alba—Saint Sebastian Players, St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey (enter on Marshfield), Chicago, offering $7 industry tickets with headshot and resume Friday, October 20 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 22 at 2 p.m.. Available at the door, via tickets@saintsebastianplayers.org or reserving at 773-404-7922.

The Barber of Seville - Petite Opera Productions at Mary Wilson House Beyer Auditorium, 306 S Prospect Ave at Crescent Ave, Park Ridge, is offering an industry night on on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Individuals who bring a headshot and resume can buy tickets at discounted rate of $15 each. Box Office opens at 6:30PM for ticket purchases. Only cash and check will be accepted (no credit cards).

Becky Shaw - Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd. is offering $15 industry tickets with the code, 'bubbla' to the following performances: Thursday 10/26 at 7:30PM, Friday 10/27 at 8:00PM,  Wednesday 11/1 at 7:30PM,  Wednesday, 11/8 at 7:30PM, Thursday, 11/9 at 7:30PM.  To purchase, please visit: windycityplayhouse.com/becky-shaw/ or call our box office at 773.891.8985. Please note: users will be asked for proof of affiliation at will call. Some restrictions may apply.

China NCPA Orchestra Play Brahms 4 – Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S. Michigan, is offering $10 industry tickets to hear the China NCPA Orchestra, the resident orchestra of the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, on October 28. The program features Brahms Symphony No. 4 and American composer Lou Harrison’s Pipa Concerto with Silk Road Ensemble member Wu Man. Tickets available on cso.org with promo code NCPA10.

Alias Grace - Rivendell Theatre, 5779 North Ridge Ave. is offering a limited number of $20 Industry tickets to performances Saturday 10/21 at 8PM; Sunday 10/22 at 3PM; and Thursday 10/26 through Saturday 10/28 at 8PM. 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: INDUSTRYAG

Monday, October 16, 2017

Performance, Rehearsal, & Event Space Available in The Frontier!

The Frontier, Jackalope Theatre Company's storefront space is now accepting submissions for long and short term rentals!

The Frontier is located at 1106 W. Thorndale, just steps away from the Thorndale Red Line Station and from Jackalope’s primary performance venue in Broadway Armory Park. A vibrant and immediate space with a small backstage space, two renovated bathrooms and a unistrut grid, this 40-seat flexible venue is ideal for special events, rehearsals, classes, and limited-engagement performance rentals to the public. The Frontier is also available for event and party rentals, late-night shows, regular runs of comedy shows, and is available for weekly and monthly rentals of rehearsals and productions. Rehearsal rentals start as low as $12.50/hour, and weekly and monthly rates are flexible.

Please visit www.jackalopetheatre.org for more information, or email us directly at thefrontier@jackalopetheatre.org with your rental inquiry.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Criticism in a Changing America Panel on 10/14

Saturday, October 14 | 6pm in the Alice Center at Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn
Goodman Theatre presents a free public panel discussion about the current state of arts criticism and the impact on the art, artists and audiences when there is a lack of diversity amongst critical voices. The conversation features some of the industry’s leading voices, including panelists Diep Tran, Associate Editor for American Theatre magazine; Wei-Huan Chen, Theater Critic for the Houston Chronicle; Jose Solís, editor/critic at Stage Buddy and New York Times contributor; Martha Steketee, American Theater Critics Association and editor/critic at Urban Excavations; and Dr. Lori Baptista, Director of the African American Cultural Center at University of Illinois (Chicago). The panel is moderated by Time Out Chicago Senior Theater Critic Kris Vire.
Admission is free; RSVP here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVYymi6X3ZdA2zf224BSUdfAjSXRxtC7juJGeYoZoE149npw/viewform?fbzx=8155785775070626000

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) - TimeLine Theatre Company at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. is offering $15 industry tickets during previews October 20 - 25 using the code INDUSTRY15. Buy online or call the Stage 773 Box Office at 773.327.5252 Limit 2 discounted tickets per order. Additional ticketing fees may apply.

Choir Boy – Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark Street, is offering $15 tickets to theatre industry professionals for any Thursday evening performance thru November 12. 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.

Quixote: On the Conquest of Self – Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court in Glencoe, is offering $20 industry tickets to performances on Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30pm, Wednesday, October 18 at 7:30pm, Thursday, October 19 at 7:30pm, and Saturday, October 21 at 3pm. May be purchased online, on the phone at 847-242-6000 or in person with code INDUSTRY. Please bring proof of industry status when picking up tickets.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Annual Membership Meeting and Reception


Monday, October 23, 6:30 p.m. 
 Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan Ave. 
 Please join us for the League of Chicago Theatres' annual member meeting and reception. The evening will begin promptly at 6:30 with a short business meeting followed by Dr. Harvey Young , Professor and Chair of the Theatre Department at Northwestern University and Derrick Sanders , Assistant Professor of Theatre at University of Illinois Chicago in conversation on Race and Theatre. Following the meeting there will be a networking reception with complimentary drinks and light appetizers. This event is FREE for League member theatres but registration is required.
Click here to RSVP

Effective Management Strategies for Theatre Leaders with Robbin Walker


Friday, November 10, 9:30AM - 5:30 PM
Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn
Robbin Walker is back! This popular one-day workshop provides participants with new leadership skills they can put into action immediately. Topics will include exploring elements of highly-effective teams, understanding different behavioral styles, delivering effective feedback and resolving conflict. Robbin creates a learning environment that is energetic and highly interactive, providing you with critical skills, information and solutions based on best practices and widely-used management principles. A few examples where your enhanced skills can be applied: resolving conflicts between artists and managers; fostering influential relationships with board members; striking a balance between discipline and camaraderie.

ROBBIN WALKER has been in the training and development field for over 30 years. As a former senior training consultant for Target Stores at their Minneapolis headquarters, she trained thousands of leaders, at all levels, in areas from diversity to high-potential talent programs to all facets of leadership development. Robbin was the facilitator of the popular TCG program "Expanding the Theatre Manager's Repertoire, for 11 years." Robbin currently is a Principal Consultant/owner of the Walker Consulting Group, which she and her husband Richard created in 2008.

Experienced and new leaders, administrators and artists are encouraged to attend. Teams of up to four people are also welcome and encouraged. This is a FREE workshop for League members, but participation is limited. Space fills up up quickly. Please only register if you can attend the whole day. Click here to RSVP

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Space Availability at The Factory Theater

Available Rental Space at The Factory Theater

Theater Space:
The stage is a ¾ thrust with a house of 72 seats. The space’s amenities also include: a well-furnished dressing room, two back stage bathrooms, sizable booth, excellent AC/Heat, rentable parking lot, Bauhaus-decorated lobby, and its steps off of the Red Line. We’ve hosted full productions, burlesque performances, summer camps, late nights, and parties. There are still a few free dates in 2017 open for rent, and we are also looking ahead to 2018.

Rehearsal Space:
The Substation is an adjoining store front space that is minimally furnished to comfortably accommodate rehearsals, workshops, classes, parties, meetings, or any other purpose for an open space. This space is newly available for Bookings, and we are excited to see how we can evolve it to better accommodate our renters and their events. Rentals are available immediately.

For more details you can look us up on Chicago Space Finder at http://chicagospaces.fracturedatlas.org/spaces/13545?from_search=1 If you are interested in either space, please contact the Booking Manager at rentals@thefactorytheater.com.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Becky Shaw - Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd. is offering $10 industry tickets on: Wednesday 10/4 at 7:30PM, and Thursday, 10/12 at 7:30PM using the code "REDNECK." Call 773.891.8985, or visit: WindyCityPlayhouse.com to redeem. Please note: proof of industry affiliation will be requested at will call.

The Heavens Are Hung in Black - Shattered Globe Theatre at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. are offering an Industry Night this Wednesday, October 4th at 8 PM. Industry Tickets are $15 and can be reserved online at www.shatteredglobe.org or you can call 773-975-8150.

Billy Elliot the Musical - Porchlight Music Theatre at Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, is offering a limited number of $20 tickets to the Monday Industry Performance on Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Call and mention PMTINDUSTRY at 773.777.9884 or stop at the box office to purchase your ticket. One ticket per order, proof of theatre industry affiliation required at box office when claiming tickets. For more information go to porchlightmusictheatre.org.

Amarillo—Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 800 E. Grand Ave. on Navy Pier, is offering $10 tickets to October 17-20 performances. Use promo code “SHARING” to unlock $10 tickets at https://www.chicagoshakes.com/, or call the Box Office at 312.595.5600.

Building the Wall - Stage Left Theatre at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport, is offering $15 industry tix to Thursday performances with the code WARDEN through October 22. For tickets and more information visit https://www.stagelefttheatre.com/building-the-wall.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Triple Play Research Convening

Tuesday, October 17, 6-8PM
Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.

Please join us for a conversation where we will discuss the findings from our multi-year research project looking at audience attitudes about new works and how connecting audience members with generative artists can spur deeper engagement. Whether you have already been a part of this project or are new to it, we hope you will join us. If you are attending, please indicate in the comment box if you are an individual artist, a theatre staff member with an artistic focus, or a theatre staff member with a management focus. If you are more than one, please indicate so. This will help with planning for the session. Thank you!

Space for this conversation is limited. Click here to RSVP

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Collaboraction Accepting Submissions

Collaboraction is now accepting submissions for The Resistance: A Political Theatre Cabaret in The Pentagon at Collaboraction Studios. This cabaret program will take place in October, November, and December of 2017 and will include door-split, revenue sharing opportunities. We are searching for politically activist pieces of theatre, dance, stand-up, storytelling, burlesque, and other performance art that present attitudes toward our contemporary political landscape.

Deadline for submissions is October 7, 2017.

Please email submissions to resistance@collaboraction.org. Please include a description of your piece and note whether it is a short (less than ten minutes), one-act (thirty minutes or less), or a full-length piece (ninety minutes or more).

Monday, September 25, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Giselle – The Joffrey Ballet, 50 East Congress, is offering 50% off industry tickets to October 20, 26 and 27 performances. Use code IND50 to buy online.

The Hypocrites' Dracula - Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613, is offering a limited number of $15 Industry tickets on Thursday, October 12th at 8pm and Friday, October 20th at 8pm. Members of the theatre community with a headshot or resume may purchase tickets in person at Mercury Theater Chicago.

26 Presents: Net-Flix and Kill - Late Night at the Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway, would like to offer industry tickets. Use code NETFLIXINDUSTRY to received $7.00 tickets all performances. Tickets can be purchased here: bitly.com/26netflixandkill.

Kathleen Battle — Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey - Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy, is offering $35 industry tickets for Kathleen Battle on Saturday, September 30. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at AuditoriumTheatre.org or by calling 312.341.2300. Limit 2 tickets; only available in select price levels.

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
- Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy, is offering $15 industry tickets for Ensemble Español on Friday, October 6. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at AuditoriumTheatre.org or by calling 312.341.2300. Limit 2 tickets; only available in select price levels.


The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier - Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. is offering a limited number of $20 tickets to the world premiere for the Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 1 p.m. Use the code INDUSTRY at www.albertcashierthemusical.com to order tickets.

The Crucible - Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted, is offering $10 tickets for performances October 7th & 8th.   Use code INDUSTRY 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.

Hard Times - Lookingglass Theatre Company, 821 N. Michigan Ave., is offering $20 industry tickets on Wednesday, October 4 at 7:30PM and Friday, October 6 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.

1980 (Or Why I'm Voting for John Anderson)- Jackalope Theatre Company at Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N Broadway Ave, Chicago, IL 60660, is offering half price industry tickets for all performances October 27th-December 2nd with industry code "BOSTON". Tickets can be purchased at www.jackalopetheatre.org.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Marc Bamuthi Joseph: The Closest Thing Going to Freedom..



Monday, October 2, 6:30 PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave.
 In this talk for Chicago theatre artists and administrators, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, arts activist, spoken-word poet, dancer, playwright, and Chief of Program and Pedagogy for the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), will describe how an artist can bridge the gap between the personal and the institutional in pursuit of cultural shift. The presentation will draw connections between Joseph's creative work on stage developing /peh-LO-tah/ and the exciting vision he has implemented at the YBCA, and as curator of performance. By using culture as an instrument for social change, YBCA is re-imagining the role an arts institution can play in the community it serves. Additional examples will include his public practice with Creative Time, Life is Living, and the Guggenheim. In all cases, it's not just interdisciplinary collaboration that drives Joseph's vital work; it's cross sector conversation as a means of both research and goal setting.
This event is FREE, but RSVPs are kindly requested.
Click here to RSVP

MARC BAMUTHI JOSEPH is an inaugural recipient of the United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship, the winner of the 2011 Alpert Award in Theater, and an inaugural recipient of the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award. In addition, he’s served as an advisor and panelist for the Rockefeller MAP Fund, the PEW Charitable Trust, and the Zellerbach Family Fund among other national philanthropies. He is the founding Program Director of the exemplary non-profit Youth Speaks, and is a co-founder of Life is Living, a national series of one day festivals designed to activate under-resourced parks through hip hop arts and focused environmental action. Mr. Joseph recently premiered the Creative Time commission “Black Joy in the Hour of Chaos” in New York’s Central Park, and is currently completing a new work with Bill T. Jones for the Philadelphia Opera while serving as Chief of Program and Pedagogy at YBCA in San Francisco.

Welcome to the Chicago Theatre Community!


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Performance and Event Space Available at Collaboraction Studios

Collaboraction Studios, in the Flat Iron Arts Building of Wicker Park, is the perfect location for your unique event! Looking for a place to host a birthday party, pop up gallery, fundraiser, or another cool event? You’ve found the right place! Located in the historic Flatiron Arts Building at 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park, Collaboraction Studios is just off the Damen Blue Line stop and accessible by the 72, 50, and 56 buses.

Collaboraction Studios, in the Flat Iron Arts Building of Wicker Park, has large, accessible rehearsal studios for rent! We're a great space for productions, film shoots, visual arts galleries, rehearsals, classes, and special events. Located in the historic Flatiron Arts Building at 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park, Collaboraction Studios is just off the Damen Blue Line stop and accessible by the 72, 50, and 56 buses.

 Available space:
 1. The Salon (55 seats): Saturday nights from now through December
 2. The Pentagon (70 seats): Daylong/weeklong space October through December
 3. The Vault (80 seats): Now through December

Collaboraction Accepting Submissions

Collaboraction Studios, in the Flat Iron Arts Building of Wicker Park,is currently accepting submissions for low risk, door-split arrangements for plays, variety shows, burlesque, birthday parties, and pop up galleries. Located in the historic Flatiron Arts Building at 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park, Collaboraction Studios is just off the Damen Blue Line stop and accessible by the 72, 50, and 56 buses. Contact taylor@collaboraction.org.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

The Legend of Georgia McBride - 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.

A Year With Frog and Toad - Chicago Children's Theatre at The Station, 100 S. Racine. Use Promo Code INDUSTRY and SAVE 25% on tickets to any other performance through October 29. Click here to reserve tickets online.

Duke Ellington’s Greatest Hits – Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston, is offering half-price industry tickets (as low as $17) on October 6 and 13 at 8 p.m., and October 11, 12 and 14 at 2 p.m. For tickets call 847-920-5360 or visit www.MusicTheaterWorks.com and use coupon code "swing." Tickets must be purchased in advance. No door sales.

The Skin Of Our Teeth - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company is offering an industry discount for $15 tickets to all performances from October 4 through November 12. To redeem, please call the Greenhouse Theater Center Box Office at 773.404.7336. Does not include opening night performance.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Regina Taylor stars in 35th Reeling Film Festival

Goodman Theatre playwright Regina Taylor stars in the 35th Reeling film festival’s closing night film SATURDAY CHURCH September 28 at Landmark Century Centre. Variety describes this coming-of-age story set in the Harlem Ball scene as “Moonlight meets La La Land.” For a full Reeling schedule, visit: reelingfilmfestival.org

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A View from the Wings: Beyond the Documents



Saturday, October 14, 9:30AM - 5PM

The Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) is hosting a Central Region all-day conference, A View from the Wings: Beyond the Documents on Saturday, October 14th in Chicago, Illinois. The day will include panel and round table discussions with established Chicago stage managers and professional experts. The conference is an opportunity to showcase the value of an SMA membership and the highlights of working as a stage manager in and around the Windy City.

Subjects will include*:
Chicago Theatre Standards - Laura Fisher will discuss this new document (previously known as the Code of Conduct), highlighting the Stage Manager responsibilites contained within
Personal Aspects of the Job - Balancing your career and personal life; Building a Stage Management team and working in the various positions; The challenges, rewards, duties, and resources for working with store front theatres
Stage Management Challenges - a panel discussion on challenges face by Stage Management including personalities, conflict resolution, burn outs, and delegating responsibility
Practical Use of the Chicago Theatre Standards - a panel discussion for Stage Managers working on productions that contain nudity, intimacy, and/or violence
*Content subject to change

A Complimentary continental breakfast and box lunch will be provided.

Registration costs:
$15 for all current SMA Members
$30 for Non-Member Students (Includes a 1 year membership to the SMA, $10 initiation fee waived.)
$50 for all other Non-Members (Includes a 1 year membership to the SMA, $25 initiation fee waived.)
Click here to register

Weekend Space Available in the Salon at Collaboraction Studios

Collaboraction Studios, in the Flat Iron Arts Building of Wicker Park, has affordable, flexible production space to rent in The Salon (55 seats). We have weekend availability from now through December. We're a great space for improv, film shoots, sketch comedy, stand-up, visual arts galleries, rehearsals, classes, special events, and staring contests. Located in the historic Flatiron Arts Building at 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park, Collaboraction Studios is just off the Damen Blue Line stop and accessible by the 72, 50, and 56 buses.
Please email taylor@collaboraction.org for more details or to schedule a tour.

Industry Ticket Offers

An Evening with Jeanine Tesori - Victory Gardens Theater (2433 N. Lincoln Avenue) is offering $30 tickets (reg. $50) for this one night only event on September 25 with code INDUSTRY. Buy online at victorygardens.org or 773-871-3000.

Shen Wei Dance Arts (SWDA) - Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy, is offering $15 industry tickets for SWDA September 23 and 24. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at AuditoriumTheatre.org or by calling 312.341.2300. Limit 2 tickets.

The Audience - TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington Ave. Use code INDUSTRY50 to receive half-off tickets to Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 8pm performances through Nov 12. Available online, over the phone or in person. Use link http://www.timelinetheatre.com/the-audience or call the Box Office at 773.281.8463 x6. Tickets subject to availability. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Limit 4 discounted tickets per order. May not be combined with other offers. Valid only for performances listed.

Becky Shaw - Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd. is offering $10 industry tickets available for a limited time to the following performances with the code 'REDNECK': Saturday, 9/23 ~ 2:00PM, Sunday 10/1 ~ 7:30PM,  Wednesday 10/4 ~ 7:30PM, and  Thursday, 10/12 ~ 7:30PM . Buy tickets online or call 773.891.8985. *Available now thru 9/22 only. Other details may apply. Will request proof of industry affiliation at will call.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Black Ensemble and Steppenwolf co-produce community event to fight the "isms"

Black Ensemble Theater and Steppenwolf Theatre Company announce Chicago’s Theater Community Coming Together to Fight the Ism’s "Highlighting Racism" A one-night only event Sponsored by The Alphawood Foundation and MacArthur Foundation

Featuring presentations from Teatro Vista, About Face Theatre, Black Ensemble Theater, Her Story Theatre, Firebrand Theatre, and more

Monday, September 25, 2017 
6:00pm event; 7:00pm reception and networking

On Monday, September 25, the Chicago theater community will come together to fight racism in a special event co-produced by Black Ensemble Theater and Steppenwolf Theatre Company. This special one-night-event, Chicago’s Theater Community Coming Together to Fight the Ism’s "Highlighting Racism," will begin with a presentation at 6:00pm followed by a reception and networking at approximately 7:00 p.m. at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street. The event is free and open to the public.

This one-night-only event will focus on a positive experience to explore racism and and other oppressions, and includes performances and presentations from area companies including Teatro Vista, About Face Theatre, Black Ensemble Theater, Her Story Theatre and Firebrand Theatre. Featured speakers include Tyronne Stoudemire (‎Vice President Global Diversity and Inclusion, Hyatt Corporation) and Angelique Powers (President, The Field Foundation and Co-Founder of Enrich). There will be an opportunity for audience participation in this transformative evening. The evening was motivated by recent discussion within the Chicago theater community regarding racism and offers the entire community, including artists, administrators and critics the opportunity to come together and communicate positively and productively.

Tickets for this event are FREE and open to the public. Tickets must be reserved. To reserve tickets go to blackensembletheater.org/fighttheisms. Or visit the Black Ensemble Theater website at www.blackensemble.org.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers


Bechdel Fest 5: Identity Crisis - Broken Nose Theatre at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., is offering Pay-What-You-Can tickets to all performances September 10-13. Broken Nose Theatre's fifth annual Bechdel Fest, featuring short plays by Isaac Gomez, Georgette Kelly, Nelson Rodriguez and more, will be on The Den Theatre's Mainstage. Find tickets and info here.

UBU II - The Plagiarists at the Berger Coach House, 6205 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660, are offering a limited number of $10 industry tickets for performances through September 30 (Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 pm). Email reservations@theplagiarists.org for more information and to reserve tickets.

Shockheaded Peter - Black Button Eyes Productions at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, is offering $15 Industry tickets (contingent on seat availability) to the following performances: Thursday, September 14 at 7:30 pm and Friday, September 15 at 7:30 pm.  Discounted tickets are available online with code “SNIPSNIP,” by calling 773-935-6875, or by presenting proof of industry affiliation at the box office. Discount is not valid for the closing night performance on Saturday, September 16.

The Man-Beast - First Folio Theatre at Mayslake Hall, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook, is offering $10 tickets to Industry Professionals. Tickets are on an "as available" basis and may be purchased no sooner than 48 hours in advance and must be paid for at the time they are ordered. When picking up tickets, buyer must bring a union card, a headshot/resume, tech resume, or business card indicating employment in the theater business. Price is good for the theater professional only, not guests. The Man-Beast by Joseph Zettelmaier runs October 4 - November 5. Valid for Wednesday evenings at 8 PM and Thursday matinees at 3 PM. Tickets may be purchased by calling 630-986-8067.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Windy City Playhouse Monday Mixers

Windy City Playhouse is excited to announce our newest performance series, Monday Mixers! Most theaters are “dark” on Monday evenings. But at the Playhouse, we’ve decided to use this night off from our mainstage programming to give our neighbors and the theater community one more chance to enjoy a night out with great art ~ learn more at: http://windycityplayhouse.com/monday-mixer/...and join us for the first one on Monday, October 9th!

Looking to participate? We're now accepting open mic and headliner submissions for our new Monday night series ~ application info -->http://windycityplayhouse.com/monday-mixer/

Space Availability at Collaboraction Studios

Collaboraction Studios, in the Flat Iron Arts Building of Wicker Park, has affordable, flexible production space to rent October through December 2017 in both The Pentagon (70 seats) and The Vault (80 seats). We're a great space for productions, film shoots, visual arts galleries, rehearsals, classes, and special events. Located in the historic Flatiron Arts Building at 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park, Collaboraction Studios is just off the Damen Blue Line stop and accessible by the 72, 50, and 56 buses.

Please email taylor@collaboraction.org for more details or to schedule a tour.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

TREVOR the musical - Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Ct in Glencoe, is offering $20 Industry tickets through October 1. Artists and administrators from the theatre industry, can obtain $20 tickets when purchasing for a performance 7 or fewer days away. Use the code INDUSTRY online or mention your industry status when making a reservation on the phone. Present your proof of involvement in the industry (i.e. a headshot, resume, business card, etc.) at will call to pick up your ticket. One discounted ticket per industry proof. 847-242-6000.

1984 - AstonRep Theatre Company at the Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark Street is offering $10 industry tickets to any Monday performance through October 2nd. Please go to our website to purchase tickets and use passcode INDUSTRY. Walk-up industry tickets also available. www.astonrep.com

Shockheaded Peter- Black Button Eyes Productions at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, is offering $15 Industry tickets (contingent on seat availability) to the following performances: Thursday, September 7 at 7:30 pm; Friday, September 8 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, September 9 at 7:30 pm; Sunday, September 10 at 2 pm. Discounted tickets are available online with code “SNIPSNIP,” by calling 773-935-6875, or by presenting proof of industry affiliation at the box office.

Machinal - Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. is offering $15 tickets to an industry night on Monday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m. For reservations call 773.404.7336 and mention this industry offer.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Rental Space Available at Pride Arts Center

2018 Buena (50 seats) January 1 to April 1

2018 Broadway (90 seats) March 21 to May 28

For more details, please email prideartschicago@gmail.com, call 800-737-0984, or visit prideartscenter.com.

Join Season of Concern's Team for the annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago



Attention: Theatre Makers!
Season of Concern is the Chicagoland theatre community’s fundraising effort in providing compassionate care to those in our community who are experiencing the effects of catastrophic illness.
Attracting more than 2,500 participants annually, AIDS Run & Walk Chicago is one of the most visible, longstanding, and recognizable events in the Chicagoland area. People of all ages, races, and backgrounds come together each year in a massive, powerful, and inspiring demonstration of compassion and action. Season of Concern has been an active participant with the AIDS Foundation of Chicago for many years and again has formed a team of fundraising runners and walkers to raise funds for this very worthy cause. Please consider joining our team or make a donation to our team’s efforts! Band together with us and make a big difference!

Visit our team’s site at http://events.aidschicago.org/site/TR/RW/RW17?team_id=3988&pg=team&fr_id=1420 Or
www.seasonofconcern.org
email michael@seasonofconcern.org with any questions.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Applications are Now Open for 2018 Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival

Stage 773 is excited to announce that applications are now open for The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. The nation’s largest and most highly anticipate sketch comedy festival takes place January 11th through January 21st, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. Applications may be submitted now through October 15, 2017 by visiting www.chicagosketchfest.com.

The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival has proven itself as a comedic melting pot, inviting artists from all over the world to unite under one roof. SketchFest engages some of the newest, most experimental groups, curating performances that are fresh, exciting, and edgy. Successful comedians, including Silicon Valley's TJ Miller and NBC Community's Danny Pudi continue to return for the grass-roots vibe and celebration. Tickets will go on sale December 1, 2017 at 12pm.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Shockheaded Peter - Black Button Eyes Productions at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, is offering $15 Industry tickets (contingent on seat availability) to the following performances: Thursday, August 24 at 7:30 pm; Friday, August 25 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, August 26 at 7:30 pm; Sunday, August 27 at 2 pm. Discounted tickets are available online with code “SNIPSNIP,” by calling 773-935-6875, or by presenting proof of industry affiliation at the box office.

The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier - Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont is offering a limited number of $20 tickets to the world premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m.. Use the code INDUSTRY at www.albertcashierthemusical.com to order tickets.

Fun Home - Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue , is offering $10 off Gold and Silver tickets to performances September 21 - September 26. For reservations call 773.871.3000 or buy online and use code INDUSTRY. Tickets subject to availability. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. May not be combined with other offers. Valid only for dates listed; offer expires 9/26.

TREVOR the musical - Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Ct in Glencoe, is offering $20 Industry tickets throughout the run of TREVOR the musical, currently playing through October 1. Best available seating can be found on August 26 and 30 at 3pm or after September 19. Artists and administrators from the theatre industry, can obtain $20 tickets when purchasing for a performance 7 or fewer days away. Use the code INDUSTRY online or mention your industry status when making a reservation on the phone. Present your proof of involvement in the industry (i.e. a headshot, resume, business card, etc.) at will call to pick up your ticket. One discounted ticket per industry proof. 847-242-6000.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Shockheaded Peter - Black Button Eyes Productions at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, is offering $15 Industry tickets (contingent on seat availability) to the following performances: Thursday, August 17 at 7:30 pm; Friday, August 18 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, August 19 at 7:30 pm; Sunday, August 20 at 7:30 pm. Discounted tickets are available online with code “SNIPSNIP,” by calling 773-935-6875, or by presenting proof of industry affiliation at the box office.

In the Wake – The Comrades at the Greenhouse Theatre, 2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, are offering an industry Night on Monday, August 21 at 8pm and industry tickets are $7.00. No headshot or resume needed. Can purchase in person, online, or by phone. For more info visit www.the-comrades.com.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Turnkey Performance Venue with Liquor License Available for Lease

The venue space at 1919 N Milwaukee Ave (Gorilla Tango) is looking for a new master lease holder. Max legal capacity 88 seats, with storage/rehearsal room, and full basement for storage, etc. We are currently taking applications from individuals and companies who would like to take over the operations of the space. This is not a weekly rental; this is a full annual NNN lease (likely 5 years + options). If your group is looking to run its own venue, this would be the time to chat about it. The space is totally turnkey, licensed, and has all equipment required to be up and running immediately.

If you or your group would like to speak more about this, please reach out to info@zyqu.com - more info can be provided in a follow up email as well as a request for information regarding your proposed use, etc.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Financial Assistance Available to Entertainment Technology Professionals from Behind the Scenes Foundation

Behind the Scenes is a charity that provides financial assistance to entertainment technology professionals, or their immediate dependent family, who are seriously ill or injured. Grants may be used for basic living expenses such as rent or mortgage, utilities and transportation; medical expenses such as doctor’s visit, medications and physical therapy; or for funeral expenses. Funds are available to anyone who has earned their living for at least five years in the industry—whether behind the curtain or behind the camera, or for one of the companies who manufacture or supply products and services to the industry. Behind the Scenes brings help and hope in times of need.
www.btshelp.org

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Gypsy – Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson in Evanston, is offering half-price industry tickets on August 19 and 25 at 8pm, and August 20, 23 and 24 at 2pm. For tickets call 847-920-5360 or visit www.MusicTheaterWorks.com and use coupon code "rose." Tickets must be purchased in advance. No door sales.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Prime Time Availability at Rivendell Theatre

Rivendell Theatre currently has prime-time availability their performance space during the following six-week slots: • October 30 – December 17, 2017
• February 19 – April 1, 2018
• May 28 – July 8, 2018
Rivendell’s lovely and intimate 50 seat flexible space is centrally located at 5779 North Ridge Avenue (at Glenwood avenue) in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant Edgewater neighborhood, the theatre is nearby several restaurants, bars and retail stores. Free parking is also available less than a block away at Senn High School and we are easily accessible by the Red Line (Bryn Mawr Stop) as well as the Clark and Broadway buses.

For a list of provided equipment and amenities, please see our Chicago Spaces listing: https://chicago.spacefinder.org/spaces/6435

Rates: $1000 per week - Prime-time performance spots available Thursday-Sunday.

Notes: Fully ADA Compliant, Flexible Arrangement, A/C, Centrally Located, Beautiful Lobby Space, Wi-fi Accessible

For further information or viewing contact Tara Mallen, Artistic Director – tara@rivendelltheatre.org or call 773.334.7728

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Other Theatre Seeks Play Submissions

Chicago's Other Theatre is currently seeking 30-minute world premiere plays for OTHER WAYS TO RESIST, its spring festival of new works. Open to both local and out-of-town candidates, the company is seeking new works exploring the performance of activism, protest in a social media space and acts of unconventional resistance.

Comments Artistic Director Carin Silkatis, “In a social and political climate of increasing polarization and extremity, Other Theatre is exploring the ways in which resistance can oppress and unwittingly recycle the tactics and structures of the very things it seeks to demolish. Peripherally, we are also interested in the ways in which people are fighting oppression that are less conventional and may not readily be labeled as political action.”

Scripts and inquiries should be sent to totcmanagingdirector@gmail.com, along with a current resume. The deadline for submissions is Monday, September 18, 2017.

Directed Nick Thornton, OTHER WAYS TO RESIST will play April 14 – May 13, 2018 at Other Theatre’s resident home, The Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. For additional information, please visit www.TheOtherTheatreCompany.com.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

26 - Pride Arts Center Buena Theater, 4147 N. Broadway, is offering a $5.00 ticket to all industry professionals for performances through September 23 when they use the code 26INDUSTRY online.

Megastasis - Eclipse Theatre Company at The Athenaeum, 2936 N. Southport is offering $15 industry tickets to all remaining performances now through August 20th. Use code INDUSTRY. Performances are Thurs - Sat at 7:30pm; Sun at 2pm. Tickets subject to availability. For more info, call the box office at 773-935-6875 or visit eclipsetheatre.com.

Shockheaded Peter - Black Button Eyes Productions at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, is offering $15 Industry tickets (contingent on seat availability) to the following performances: Friday, August 11 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, August 12 at 7:30 pm; Sunday, August 13 at 7:30 pm. Discounted tickets are available online with code “SNIPSNIP,” by calling 773-935-6875, or by presenting proof of industry affiliation at the box office.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Space Availability at Theater Wit

Theater Wit has discounted availability for a single fall production in Theater 2 from October 9th, 2017 through November 12th, 2017. Contact rental@theaterwit.org directly for special rates. Next available rental window begins June 11, 2018.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Machinal - Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln, is offering an industry discount for $15 tickets to all performances through September 24. To redeem, select the ticketing type "Industry" from the drop down after you've selected your seats. Seats can be purchased online at greenhousetheater.org/machinal or by calling the box office at 773-404-7336. Does not include opening night performance.

The Audience - TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington Ave., is offering $15 industry tickets to preview performances August 16 - 23. For reservations call 773.281.8463 x6 or buy online and use code INDUSTRY15. Tickets subject to availability. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Limit 4 discounted tickets per order. May not be combined with other offers. Valid only for dates listed; offer expires 8/23/17.

The Food Show - The Neo-Futurists at 3031 N. Rockwell street. 2-for-1 industry tickets will be offered August 3rd, 4th, and 5th as well as August 10th,11th, and 12th. For tickets call #773-878-4557 or visit www.neofuturists.org and use the code "Industry". Tickets must be purchased in advance. No door sales.

Moby Dick - Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan Ave. is offering $20 Tickets to Select Performances on, Sunday, July 30 at 7:30PM, Sunday, August 6 at 7:30PM, Sunday, August 13 at 7:30PM, Sunday, August 20 at 7:30PM and Sunday, August 27 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 subject to availability.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Chicago DanzTheatre Ensemble Seeking Short Play Submissions

Chicago DanzTheartre Ensemble (CDE) is seeking submission of short plays (10-15 minutes) to initiate our 17th season of performance! Read all information below and submit your proposal to info@danztheatre.org.

General Information:
CDE’s mission is to marry drama, dance/movement, music, and multimedia to create radical change within the world (also known as “performance with a purpose”). In October of this year, CDE kicks off their 17th season with a playwright festival. This is not your average festival. True to their danztheatre style, CDE wants October’s festival to also reflect this multidisciplinary approach. CDE is seeking playwrights to submit danztheatre style works to be produced and performed in October’s playwright festival.

Additional Information:
Accepted playwrights are the producers. CDE expects playwrights to take charge in the development of their works. As the Producer of the festival, CDE will try their best to assist where possible. Accepted playwrights are encouraged to enlist their own director, choreographer and performers. If this is not possible, CDE will assist as possible in this process. CDE will host an open call audition for directors, choreographers, performers (movers and actors) to assist those accepted playwrights needing help to cast their shows. More details about this open-call audition will be shared after the proposal process. CDE affiliated Ensemble members may also be available to perform. We envision a process of collaboration between dramatic and dance personnel. Smaller cast size is encouraged, but this is not an imperative. The space will be arranged as a thrust. We recommend minimal use of set, props, and costumes. If these are necessary, CDE will allow the Artist access to their props and costumes. If there is something you wish to use, CDE will establish terms with that Artist for use of renting costumes and/or props. We have no fly-space, alternate universe portals, mountain peaks, or icebergs. CDE will provide technical services for lighting and sound. CDE will manage publicity and promotion. Promotional materials will be made available to playwrights and performers for their use. While CDE will manage the publicity and promotion of the festival, CDE expects playwrights and their casts to promote their works. CDE will provide up to 10 hours of rehearsal space to each group. Use of space dependent on availability of the space. CDE will offer two comp tickets to each author and performer.

To Submit: Attach, in PDF or Word format to info@danztheatre.org:
-Your play
-A statement of your vision of incorporating movement/dance/music into the production.
-If you need assistance in finding directors, choreographers, or performers.
-If the play is accepted, we will ask for a short blurb about the play and a brief bio of the author (each 50 words or fewer) for playbill and publicity purposes.
Boogie down and break legs!

Important Dates and Location:
Submission deadline: August 18, 2017.
Acceptance Notification: August 25, 2017.
Open-Call Audition: August 30, 2017; 6-9pm
CDE Annual Soiree October 14, 2017; 7 - 11 pm
*Not mandatory, but an opportunity to meet the company
 Tech rehearsals: Sunday, October 15; 5-10pm Tuesday October 17; 6-11pm Wednesday October 18; 6-11pm *Not all casts will be called on each evening
 No Scheduled Dress rehearsal
Performance Dates: October 20, 21, 27, 28
Call for Performers 7:00pm Performance begins 8:00pm. Each play will receive 2 or 4 Performances.

 Performance Venue: Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble Auditorium Ebenezer Lutheran Church 1650 W. Foster Ave. Chicago, IL *This space is not handicapped accessible.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Space Availability at the Royal George Theatre Center

The Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, has space available for performances, rehearsals, classes and more. The 50 seat Gallery Theatre space is available for prime time 3 – 6 week rentals November through February and beyond. Great price and location, right across the street from Steppenwolf. For further information or viewing appointment, contact Joe at 312-988-9105.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Disney’s Aladdin - Broadway In Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Broadway In Chicago and Disney’s Aladdin are offer a $39 rear orchestra ticket or a $69 front orchestra ticket for Tuesday, Wednesday (matinee + evening), Thursday and Friday evening performances through August 18. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online with offer code INDUSTRY. For tickets or more information visit BroadwayInChicago.com.

Beauty's Daughter - American Blues Theater at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. is offering a limited number of discounted Industry tickets for the July 24 performance. Tickets are $10 with code LIGHT, and can be purchased online at AmericanBluesTheater.com or by calling the Box Office at (773) 327-5252.

They're Playing Our Song - Brown Paper Box Co. at Rivendell Theatre (5779 N. Ridge). A limited number of $16 tickets (fees included) are available for every performance with code GERSCH17. Show runs Saturday, July 22 - Sunday, August 20. Tickets available here.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Space Availability at Redtwist Theatre

• Performing space available at reasonable rates for simply-staged shows
• $400 per week for 6 weeks (3 performances per week, 18 total)
 • Perf times are Sat @ 3pm, Wed & Sun @ 7:30pm
• No cost for 10 days of rehearsal/tech
 • Guest Company keeps 100% of box office revenue
• Early bird discounts are available
• GC slot #1--Wed, Sep 20 to Sun, Oct 29
 • GC slot #2--Wed, Nov 29 to Sun, Jan 14
• GC slot #3--Wed, Feb 14 to Sun, Mar 25
• GC slot #4--Wed, Apr 25 to Sun, Jun 03
 • GC slot #5--Wed, Jul 11 to Sun, Aug 19
 • Contact Michael Colucci via email or phone: michael@redtwist.org or 773-728-7529

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The 2017 return of the Chicago Theater (un)Conference!


The Chicago Theater (un)Conference is a community-generated gathering of Chicago artists and administrators to focus on issues facing our community today and our ideas for tomorrow. The conference lasts three days, starting with an evening gathering on Friday, August 18th and full day session schedules on both Saturday 8/19 and Sunday 8/20.

Your conference fee includes lunches, coffee and snack service both days, as well as the opening party and bar. All sessions are held at Theater Wit at 1229 W Belmont.

We are currently building the conference schedule. If you are interested in seeing certain topics discussed or running one of your own, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ctuc2017. (Speakers receive a 50% refund toward your conference admission if you want to also attend the rest of the weekend.)

$49 early-bird reservations are available at http://bit.ly/2un4ckS.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Looking for a flexible, affordable spot to produce a Holiday Show?

Collaboraction Studios has availability in two spaces, The Pentagon (70 seats) and The Vault (80 seats), for select dates in November, December, and January. Collaboraction Studios is perfect for small to-mid-sized theatre companies looking for a rooted space in an accessible and prime location. Located in the historic Flatiron Arts Building at 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park, Collaboraction Studios is just off the Damen Blue Line stop and accessible by the 72, 50, and 56 buses. Being one of our Resident Companies comes with discounted rental rates and further benefits.

Please email taylor@collaboraction.org for more details or to schedule a tour.

Industry Ticket Offers

An Octoroon – Definition Theatre Company, 2433 N Lincoln Ave , is offering $20 industry tickets to preview performances (July 21 - July 23) and Thursday and Sunday performances (July 27-August 13) by using the code INDUSTRY when checking out at this site: definitiontheatre.org/an-octoroon.

Megastasis - Eclipse Theatre Company at The Athenaeum (2936 N. Southport Ave. Chicago). $10 industry tickets for all previews on July 13th, 14th and 15th at 7:30pm in addition to Thursday July 20th and Friday July 21st. Mention Code INDUSTRY at the Box Office. For tickets and info, call 773-935-6875 or visit eclipsetheatre.com.

Moby Dick - Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan, is offering $20 tickets to select performances Sunday, July 16 at 7:30PM and Sunday, July 23 at 7:30PM. Use code INDUSTRY for $20 tickets. Winner of four Jeff Awards, including Best Production, and fresh off a national tour, the critically-acclaimed Moby Dick returns to the Lookingglass stage in this harrowing and intoxicating exploration of revenge, obsession, and destiny. www.lookingglasstheatre.org.

Cornservatory Summer/Fall Production Rental Availability

Corn Productions has availability for a full production rental from August 21st - September 24th. Availability for MainStage Curtain (between 7p - 8p) Wednesday - Saturday and Sunday matinees (if applicable). If you are interested in a tour or rental rates, please contact Lindsay at cornservatoryrentals@gmail.com.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Chicago Theater Bike Ride on 9/9; Benefit on 7/31

Third Annual Chicago Theater Bike Ride Celebrates Theater Community at Foster Beach on 9/9/17
12-Mile Lakeshore Event Benefits The Actors Fund and The Chicago Emergency Aid Fund
- Benefit at Four Moon on July 31, 5-8 p.m., featuring Bike Raffle!-

WHAT: The Third Annual Chicago Theater Bike Ride: Love Hard, a 501(c)(3) organization, will benefit The Actors Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment (www.actorsfund.org), and The Emergency Aid Fund, which has assisted community members with funeral and apartment fire expenses with proceeds from the first two Rides.

The Ride was created in September 2014 to memorialize Molly Glynn, actor and mother of two, with a mission to support fellow artists in times of greatest need.

This year, the Ride has dropped “Memorial” from its name. “It was a bit of a mouthful,” said organizer Carmen Roman. “We will continue to honor all those who have come before while helping the survivors of a death or catastrophic event. We are here for our artistic community.” Families and friends are encouraged to ride together. In 2017, the Ride celebrates the lives and contributions of Jane Alderman, Freeman Coffey, Terry Domschke, Derek Dziak, Dan Frick, Glenne Headly, Xavier Joy, Richard Kordos, Linda Rae “K.D.” Kweskin, Martha Lavey, Libby Adler Mages, Jacqueline Mohrlein, Patrick O’Gara, Alice Carol Perry, Ruth Ratny, Samuel G. Roberson, Jr., Joe Slowik, Fred Spector, Robert Elliott Towns, Andrea Urban, Alison C. Vesely, Lori Brown Wessely, Jen Gehr Whitten, and Howard Witt.

Organizers seek rider sponsorships, which include logo placement on the website, T-shirts and the race day banner: http://www.lovehardbikeride.org/sponsors.html

WHEN: Saturday, September 9, 2017. Ceremony at 11 a.m., first ride wave at 12 noon. Community potluck barbeque at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: This year’s event will be held at Foster Beach, 5200 N. Lake Shore Drive at the Lake. The 12-mile bike ride starts at Foster Beach, takes a short loop up to Osterman Beach and then south to the turn-around at North Avenue Beach, ending back at Foster Beach.

ALSO LIST: The Ride will host a benefit at Four Moon Tavern, 1847 W. Roscoe in Chicago, on Monday, July 31, 2017, 5-8 p.m. to kick off our season and help pay for the up-front expense of the ride. Four Moon generously donates a portion of food and drink sales and raffle tickets will be sold for prizes including a bike, theater tickets, bike gear and other items.

GOAL: The 2017 fundraising goal is $15,000 and 200 riders. The ride has increased donations, ridership and gifts each successive year.

REGISTER/ http://www.lovehardbikeride.org/donate.html

DONATE: Suggested minimum ride donation is $25 Donations of any amount are encouraged even if not participating in the bike ride

TCG Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships Program

To assist applicants on their Fox Fellowship application, TCG will be holding information sessions in June and July. The sessions will happen via teleconference and webchat and are free to attend. The sessions will be held: Thursday, June 22, 2017, 2pm-3pm ET and Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 2pm-3pm ET.

Description
A fellowship for actors that supports their artistic and professional growth in collaboration with a TCG Member theatre. Grants will be awarded in each of the following two categories:

Exceptional Merit
$15,000 (with an additional $10,000 available to relieve student loan debt) supports actors who are established in their careers as working professionals with 10 years or more of professional experience. Those with less experience are still eligible to apply but must recognize that they are competing with actors who have demonstrated a sustained dedication to their careers. Funds will support actors who are evaluating the current state of their career and envisioning what their career could be as they continue to grow in their artistry.

Distinguished Achievement
$25,000 supports actors with 20 years or more of experience who have amassed a substantial body of work. Recipients are awarded grants to allow them to look for opportunities for continued growth and sustain the longevity of their careers. Recipients will use these resources to adapt to the physical changes as an actor later in their career and changes to casting.

The goals of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships are:
To further an actor's artistic and professional development.
To deepen and enrich his/her relationship with a not-for-profit theatre.
Ensure his/her continued professional commitment to live theatre.
To encourage actors to work outside their comfort zone.

The Host Theatre will receive $7,500 to be applied to costs associated with the actor’s residency activities.

The downloadable guidelines and online application forms are our website: https://www.tcg.org/Grants/GrantsAtAGlance/FoxFoundationResidentActorFellowship.aspx

Registration for the info session can be found here: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/qynigurpi7ew&eom

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Pride Art Center Seeks Resident Theatre Companies

Pride Arts Center seeks theatre companies that are interested in becoming PAC residents for the 2017/18 season. We have two available spaces (85 and 50 seat theaters), and hope to find partners interested in producing two or more productions.

We are also interested in producing more work on off-nights and late-nights, and are open to inquiries about those options.

Email prideartscenter@gmail.com to continue discussion on specific availability, and to give us a sense of what you are interested in producing.