Monday, May 22, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

King Liz - Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W Irving Park Road, is offering $15 House seats to industry members on the following dates: June 8th at 7:30pm, June 11th at 3pm, June 14th at 7:30pm, and June 16th at 8pm. Call 773.891.8985 for tickets. Please be prepared to show proof of industry affiliation at will call.

Candide – Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson in Evanston, is offering half-price industry tickets on June 3 and 9 at 8pm, and June 4 and 7 at 2pm. For tickets call 847-920-5360 or visit and use coupon code "world." Tickets must be purchased in advance. No door sales.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Space Availability at About Face Theatre

About Face Theatre's facility at 5252 N Broadway features three distinct (and distinctive!) rehearsal rooms available for rent for rehearsals, auditions, classes, planning meetings and more!

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

We offer affordable rates for evenings and weekends along with a special super discounted rate for daytime rentals.

More information and photos at Contact

Monday, May 15, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Dylan Brody's Driving Hollywood - Apollo Studio Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave, Lower Level, is offering complimentary industry tickets for Wednesday May 17th through Saturday May 20th at 8pm. Use promo code INDUSTRY when calling 773.935.6100.

Relativity - 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

Passage - The Actors Gymnasium at Noyes Cultural Center, 927 Noyes St. in Evanston, is offering $15 tickets to performances June 3-4 for League members using the code LCT15.

Johnny 10 Beers' Daughter - Something Marvelous at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave., is offering a limited number of $10 tickets to the world premiere for the Thursday, May 25 at 8 p.m., Friday, May 26 at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 27 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 28 at 3 p.m. performances. Use the code MEMORIAL at to order tickets.

26 - Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, is offering $8.00 industry tickets to the entire run which is every Friday at 11:00PM May 26th-July 14th by using the code INDUSTRY26 when checking out at this site:

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

DirectorsLabChicago Announces 2017 Lab

Twelfth annual Lab explores the director–audience relationship
Artistic Director Wm Bullion is pleased to announce the 2017 DirectorsLabChicago to be held Sunday, August 20, through Friday, August 26, 2017, primarily at Victory Gardens Theater on Chicago’s north side. The theme for this year’s Lab is Director¬—Audience: Engaging and Challenging a Distracted World.

DirectorsLabChicago offers this week-long Lab each summer as its flagship program. Now in its thirteenth year, the Lab has hosted 170 U.S.-based and 38 international directors, exploring themes such as The Language of the Stage, The Power of Myth and Ritual and The Kinetics of Directing. Previous presenters have included Robert Falls (Goodman Theatre), Martha Lavey (Steppenwolf), Leon Ingulsrud (SITI Company), Anne Cattaneo (Lincoln Center Theater), Chay Yew (Victory Gardens), and many more.

The Lab gathers directors from all over the world for a week of in-depth investigation of a single topic from multiple angles. It is geared toward professional directors in early- to mid-career stages, who are selected through a rigorous application process. As in years past, the Lab will consist of workshops and panel discussions with master artists, peer-led workshops, and visits to various Chicago productions.

DirectorsLabChicago was founded in 2005 by stage directors Elizabeth Margolius and Karin Shook as a result of their experience at the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab in New York. The artist service organization is very generously supported by the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, as well as by Victory Gardens Theater, our primary host for the 2017 Lab.

More information about this year’s theme, including details about eligibility and the application process, are available at Applications will be accepted through Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Questions about the Lab may be directed to Bullion at Learn more about DirectorsLabChicago at and

Monday, May 8, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Time Stands Still - AstonRep Theatre Company at the Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark Street is offering $10 industry tickets to any performance through June 11th. Please email or call 773-828-9129 to reserve your tickets and mention INDUSTRY. Walk-up industry tickets also available.

Great Expectations - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company and Silk Road Rising at the historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington, $10 industry tickets to all preview performances May 11 - 20. To purchase tickets, please visit this link which has the discount code preloaded:  There's no processing fee to buy online. Two tickets per order. This offer is for industry folks only; headshot & resume required to pick up tickets.

Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg’s Red Giselle- Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy, is offering $25 industry tickets on Friday, May 19 at 7:30PM. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at or by calling 312.341.2300.

Call For Artists - Fall 2017 Sponsored Artist Program

Ten individuals or ensembles will receive support from August 15 through December 15, 2017

High Concept Labs (HCL) announces a call for artists and collectives to take part in its Sponsored Artist Program during HCL’s Fall 2017 Season, August 15 through December 15, 2017. HCL is an arts service organization dedicated to supporting working artists and engaging the Chicago community with arts and culture. HCL fulfills its mission through the Sponsored Artist Program. The Fall 2017 Sponsored Artist Application is due by 11:59 PM CST on Thursday, June 15, 2016. Applications may be accessed at

HCL’s Sponsored Artist Program is designed to promote the growth of artists and their work through the donation of customizable, no-cost support services including:
• Rehearsal, workshop, and performance space
• Administrative and production assistance
• Communications and design support
• Audience development and media outreach
• Artistic consultation
• Photo and video documentation (when available)
• Strategic networking for partnerships, funding, and creative collaborators
• Teaching and workshop opportunities
• Participation in HCL Artist Critique sessions
• and more

Projects are chosen twice a year and last for a period of four months. Each season is curated to represent emerging and established artists from a range of artistic disciplines. We sponsor three paths of development based on different intentions for the end-result of the project.
• Incubation – projects that require services to support the long-term development of a body of work and are not geared toward a public showing.
• Workshop – projects that are geared toward a workshop-showing of work after a period of incubation. The purpose of the showing is to gauge the development of the work and see how it changes in the presence of an invited audience.
• Exhibition/Performance – HCL acts as a producing partner to present a formal exhibition or performance for the public (may or may not also include a period of incubation and/or workshop).

Successful applicants will be emerging or established artists or collectives with a history of successful work (need not be in same discipline as application project) and with clear goals for their Sponsorship. Accepted artists will be chosen to represent an array of artistic practices and will be chosen by HCL’s Staff and Artistic Advisory Council.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Rental Space Availability at Pride Arts Center

The Broadway (85 seats) at Pride Arts Center is available for rent Aug 14 to Oct 8 and then again Nov 20 to Jan 1. Find details at

Season of Concern announces new Biscotto-Miller Award

The Season of Concern Board of Directors proudly announces the new Biscotto-Miller Award.

The Biscotto-Miller Award, named in memory of Stage Manager Tommy Biscotto and Actor J. Pat Miller, salutes and honors theatre companies who organize and conduct audience collections for Season of Concern.

The first Biscotto-Miller Award will be presented, to Lifeline Theatre, on June 5, 2017, at the 2017 Non-Equity Jeff Awards ceremony, which will take place at The Athenaeum Theatre, located at 2036 N. Southport Avenue in Chicago.

Through the Biscotto-Miller Fund and The Actors Fund, Season of Concern provides funds to underwrite grants to members of the Chicago-area theatre community who are unable to work due to illness or injury. These grants are made to actors, directors, administrators, playwrights, dancers, designers, technicians without regard to union status. If you know of anyone who needs assistance, please contact: Season of Concern, Frank Farrell - 312-332-0518 or The Actors Fund, Steven Haught - 312-372-0989.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A Conversation with Ben Cameron

Monday, May 22 at 1PM
Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.
Join us on Monday, May 22 at 1:00 PM at Victory Gardens Theater for a conversation with Ben Cameron, President of the Jerome Foundation, located in Minneapolis and New York, supporting emerging artists and the organizations that support them. Previously Ben served as the program director for the arts at the Doris Duke Foundation and Executive Director at Theatre Communications Group. He is an inspirational thought leader in our field and is a frequent speaker on theatre and the arts throughout the country. Ben will speak on some of the issues that are affecting our work and how we can address them in an environment that is constantly shifting and in which we are trying to address new and evolving realities. Ben’s talk will be followed by a Q &A. This event is free and open to all, please share with your theatre's staff and board.
Click here to RSVP.

Industry Ticket Offers

T. - American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron, is offering $10 industry preview tickets to Thursday, May 18 - Sunday, May 21 performances with code OLYMPIC. Tickets can be purchased here!

Lady X The Musical - Hell in a Handbag Productions at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark, is offering $15 industry tickets online or at the door with code word 'industryrate' (one word) for the run of the show through June 10.

Queen - Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. is offering $10 industry tickets to the May 4 7:30pm performance using promo code HIVE at

Not About Nightingales – Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark Street, is offering $18 tickets to theatre industry professionals for any Thursday evening performance thru June 4. 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.

3C, by David Adjmi - A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N Wells St, is offering $15 Industry tickets to all Thursday performances through June 4th. Use the code: DISCO at checkout. For tickets: call (312)943-8722 or

Monday, May 1, 2017

Vacant Storefront & Redtwist Guest Company Project

• Vacant space next to Redtwist is available for small theatre (approx 1600 square feet)
• After build-out, it would be a double-storefront configuration similar to Redtwist (half theatre, half box-office, etc)
• Landlord will cover costs of build-out and might offer 3-months free rent during construction.
 • Also, Redtwist needs additional space and would be interested to sub-lease a couple rooms, which would help to pay your rent.
 • Contact Michael Colucci via email or phone: or 773-728-7529.

 • Performing space available at reasonable rates
 • $500 per week for 6 weeks (no cost for 10 days of rehearsal/tech)
• Guest Company keeps 100% of box office revenue
 • 3 performances per week for 6 weeks
 • Perf times are Sat @ 3pm, Wed & Sun @ 7:30pm
 • 18 performances total, which is the minimum for Jeff eligibility
• Contact Michael Colucci via email or phone: or 773-728-7529