Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Scogin Method: Speaking the Speech from Shakespeare to Shaw

ShawChicago Theater Company Hosted by Chicago's Goodman Theatre presents The Scogin Method: Speaking the Speech from Shakespeare to Shaw
(Four three-hour working sessions)

The Scogin Method
Through decades as a classical actor in New York, Chicago, around the country; as a Chicago director and for twenty-five years as the Artistic Director of ShawChicago Theater Company; and believing George Bernard Shaw to be the greatest and most important playwright of the English language since Shakespeare; Robert Scogin developed a proven technique (inspired by the Shakespeare First Folio Method) for exploring, dissecting, and performing the plays of Shaw, his modern contemporaries, and other classic playwrights.

Workshop Overview
Students will be introduced to The Scogin Method. With this technique, they will explore and focus on breath support, impeccable diction, intuitive phrasing, and learn to speak Shaw’s texts with unrivaled clarity, depth, and flair. A grasp of the Scogin Method will help to set actors up for successes beyond Shaw and the classics, as this new set of tools will equip them to instinctively analyze dramatic texts and know how to “hear the tune” and “play the notes.”
Instructor: Matt Gall
Fee: $250
Dates: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 10AM–1PM
Sunday, January 13, 2019, 10AM–1PM
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10AM–1PM
Sunday, January 20, 2019, 10AM–1PM
Location: The Goodman Theatre
170 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60601
Workshop Limit: 15

Register Now! Space is Limited. Please call 312-587-7390

Monday, December 3, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

Christmas Mubarak - Silk Road Rising at the historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington, is offering $15 industry tickets on December 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7:30p.m. and December 7 at 8 p.m. Industry ticket offers are $15 each and can be purchased online.

A Shayna Maidel - TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington Ave. is offering 50% OFF tickets with Industry Nights for every performance this week through December 9 and on Wednesdays at 7:30pm and Saturday at 8pm with code INDUSTRY50. For tickets or more information visit www.timelinetheatre.com.

Redtwist Mainstage Slot Available

• mainstage slot in late spring, 2019…contact Michael Colucci: michael@redtwist.org
• opening Sat, May 18
 • closing Sun, June 16
 • 18 performances total (Thu, Fri, Sat 7:30pm; Sun 3pm)
• You keep 100% of your box office proceeds
• Your own ticketing system is needed: website for online reservations & a Square for walk-ins

• Rental rates:
o $200 per week for rehearsal weeks (if rehearsal space is needed)
 o $300 for tech week (includes 2 days of tech, 2 dress rehearsals, 3 preview, & 2 opening weekend performances)
o $500 per week for 4 full performance weeks

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

A Shayna Maidel - TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington Ave. is offering 50% OFF tickets with Industry Nights on Wednesdays at 7:30pm and Saturday at 8pm with code INDUSTRY50. For tickets or more information visit www.timelinetheatre.com.

Master Class - TimeLine Theatre Company at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.,is offering 50% OFF tickets with Industry Nights on Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 4pm with code INDUSTRY50. For tickets or more information visit www.timelinetheatre.com.

The Inextinguishable Symphony – The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is offering $10 industry tickets to the December 6-11 performances of Nielsen’s The Inextinguishable Symphony & Strauss’ Four Last Songs. Use promo code SHARE at cso.org or call Patron Services at 312-294-3000.

The Nutcracker – The Joffrey Ballet, 50 East Congress, is offering 30% off industry tickets to December 7, 14, 21 and 28 7pm performances. Use code INDY30 to buy online. Restrictions apply.

Pippin - Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 North Southport Avenue, is offering $20 tickets on Wednesday, December 5th and Wednesday, December 12th at 7:30pm. Members of the theater community are invited to join us for $20 and may reserve tickets in person at the Mercury box office with their resume/headshot. Tickets are subject to availability, discount may not be applied to any previously purchased tickets.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Bayless Family Foundation Grant Announcement

The Bayless Family Foundation will soon be accepting applications for its new "Stepping Stone" grants, which aims to bolster the bottom lines of promising Chicago theater companies.

The grant application can be found here.

Formed in 2017, the Bayless Family Foundation supports established Chicago theater organizations with a vision for institutional and artistic growth. It launched with an initial round of grants totaling $170,000 awarded to 17 theater companies in Chicago. (Chicago Tribune coverage)

The inaugural Stepping Stone grant will award selected Chicago theater companies with up to $150,000 over three years. Foundation executive director Kevin Sullivan says the intent of the grant "is to build the capacity of the awarded organization."

The foundation is accepting grant proposals beginning Nov. 26. The deadline to apply is Dec. 28. It should be noted that these grants are highly competitive, and we expect more qualified applicants than can be supported.

As noted in the applications, here's what we want to know: If you were to receive our grant, how would you use the award money in your yearly budget to remove a barrier and sustain the vitality of the organization?

Answers should be limited to 1000 words — that will help focus your answer and allow us to review all applications in a timely manner. With your submitted application, we will ask a few short questions and ask you to submit a few supporting documents, and those contacted in January will be asked for more information before the award is allocated.

Interested in applying for a Stepping Stone grant? Here's who's eligible:
• Theater companies registered as 501(c)3 organization that present theatre in the Chicago area.
• Theater companies that have produced a season of work for a minimum of five consecutive years.
• Theater companies with an annual budget of at least $250,000.

For those unable to submit online, please contact Executive Director Kevin Sullivan for more information by calling (312) 661-1434 x 125 or emailing BaylessFamilyFoundation(at)gmail(dot)com

Collaboraction seeking submissions for The Light at Chicago Youth Theater Festival

Collaboraction is seeking submissions of short plays, devised theatre, dance, spoken word and performance from throughout the Chicagoland area for our upcoming youth festival, THE LIGHT. We are looking for young people, under the age of 21, to submit work that not only exposes the talent and power of Chicago’s young artists, but also uses the festival as a platform for art as activism. Pieces must be 5 minutes (minimum) to 7 minutes (maximum) in length. All work must be original. Selected pieces receive full production and design support and stipends for artists.

With THE LIGHT Youth Festival we will provide a safe space where young artists can showcase performances and art that has a message and purpose with a focus on bold creativity, authentic voice and social justice.

Performance Dates
July 11th - 14th 2019, with tour dates TBD
at the Pentagon Theatre for Social Justice
at Collaboraction Studios - 1579 North Milwaukee Ave in Chicago

Submission Deadline: January 31st, 2019
Pieces will be selected and awarded festival slots by March 2019.

TO SUBMIT OR FOR MORE INFORMATION go to https://www.collaboraction.org/the-light-submissions or email info@collaboraction.org

Announcing the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events’ current ArtsSpace Programs

ArtsSpace Program – Chicago Cultural Center
Year-round performance and presenting opportunities for non-profit arts organizations at the Chicago Cultural Center. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and must be submitted at least 120 days prior to the event date. Selected organizations will have the venue rental fee waived, but will incur operational costs for their programs. Application open year-round. To apply please visit: www.surveymonkey.com/r/CCCprogramapp

ArtsSpace Program - Jay Pritzker Pavilion
A new opportunity for arts organizations to apply to bring a performance, program or event to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Selected organizations will have the venue rental fee waived, but must support production costs, which can range $4,000-$20,000. The application is now open for events taking place June – October 2019. The application deadline is December 12, 2018. Please download the guideline packet (PDF) to review before beginning your application. Use the following link to apply:
www.cybergrants.com/dcase/grants/2019PritzkerPavilionArtsSpaceApplication

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Arts Alliance Illinois AMP Series on December 10

Space Availability at the Greenhouse Theater Center

90 Day Policy 
The Greenhouse Theater Center is proud to announce a new policy that will help further its mission to "Help Grow Chicago Theater" : A new “90 Day Program”. If there is an open space within 90 days of a schedule event, Greenhouse will rent that space for limited run or one night only events. 
Contact Nick for rates and availability at - nicholas@greenhousetheater.org

Looking for a Long Running show 
The Greenhouse Theater Center is looking to Produce, Co-Produce, or Rent the 195 Seat Down Main Proscenium Theater for a potential Long Term, Open Ended Run. 
 Contact William Spatz –wmspatz@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

Miss Saigon- Broadway In Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, is offering a buy one ticket, get one free offer for November 21 (matinee + evening) and November 23 (matinee + evening) performances. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online with offer code INDUSTRY. For tickets or more information visit BroadwayInChicago.com.

The Dark at the Top of the Stairs - Eclipse Theatre at The Athenaeum, 2936 N. Southport Ave. is offering $10 industry tickets for all previews on November 15th, 16th and 17th at 7:30pm. In addition, $15 industry tickets for November 23rd, 24th and 25th. Please mention INDUSTRY at the Box Office. For more information, visit eclipsetheatre.com or call the Athenaeum Box Office at 773-935-6875.

Mansfield Park - 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

The Adventures of Robin Hood - Adventure Stage Chicago at the Vittum Theater, 1012 N Noble is offering $10 industry tickets for all three performances November 23 (11am & 3pm) and 24 (4pm). Tickets are available at the Box Office; please mention INDUSTRY. For more information, visit www.adventurestage.org

110 in the Shade - BoHo Theatre at Theater Wit,1229 W Blemont Ave, is offering half price industry tickets for Industry Night on Monday, December 10th at 8:00pm. Use offer code INDUSTRY at the Box Office. For more information, visit www.bohotheatre.com or call the Theater Wit Box Office at 773.975.8150.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Space Availability at The Salon at Collaboraction

The Pentagon at Collaboraction Studios (capacity of up to 70) is available in April and May of 2019. It is a black box with flexible seating, lighting, and sound capabilities. Collaboraction is located on the third floor of the Flatiron Arts Building at 1579 North Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park. All performance spaces are wheelchair accessible.

For more information, visit: https://www.collaboraction.org/collaboraction-studios

For inquiries please email Stephanie Murphy at stephanie@collaboraction.org

Monday, November 12, 2018

Price Arts Center seeking donated Christmas Trees

Pride Arts Center is looking for donated Christmas trees of all kinds. Color and size - all are welcome. Drop off can happen most days after 10 am, or in the evening prior to showtimes. The trees are for our holiday production of BARNEY THE ELF, and we would be happy to trade trees for tickets! Let us know at pridefilmsandplays@gmail.com with TREES in the subject line. Pride Arts Center is at 4139 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

20% Theatre Company Will Close its Doors

It is with a heavy heart that, after 15 years of production, 20% Theatre Company Chicago will close its doors on December 31st, 2018. We are so grateful to have been a part of this incredible Chicago theatre community and for all of the work we have been able to produce, including 12 Snapshots Play Festivals, 8 Dark Room Play Writing Workshops, 25 mainstage productions, and countless staged readings. 20% Theatre has had the privilege of working with nearly 1,000 different theatre artists, including over 200 playwrights, in fulfillment of our mission to create opportunities for women’s voices and perspectives to be amplified on stage. We have been honored to be a part of the journey for so many burgeoning artists on their way to greater achievements. In the 15 year history of 20% Theatre Company Chicago, we worked to increase the percentage of differently represented voices on stage. Our members are still fighting for equality of representation, but now in new and equally important ways away from the theatre. We are proud to have been a part of such important work and are encouraged by the continuation of this work by others in our shared community. We see you. We support you. We are excited to see what comes next. From all of us at 20% Theatre, thank you.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

Plainclothes - Broken Nose Theatre at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee. Performances for this World Premiere dark comedy begin November 9, and All Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can, allowing you to set your own ticket price! Buy yours online here.

A Steadfast Tin Soldier - Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan Ave. is offering $20 industry tickets to select performances November 20 at 7:30PM, November 21 at 2PM and 7:30PM and November 25 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 limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Familiar - Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, is offering $15 industry tickets for shows Nov. 15 – Dec. 2 Good for Zones A-C and Pit Seats Use code INDUSTRY15 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.

Ate9 Dance Company/Visceral Dance Chicago/Deeply Rooted Dance Theater — Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Ida B Wells Dr, is offering select $25 industry tickets for Ate9/Visceral/Deeply rooted on Friday, November 16 at 7:30PM. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at AuditoriumTheatre.org or by call 312.341.2300. Limit 2 tickets; subject to availability. Not valid on previously purchased tickets.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Call for Proposals for 2019 Night Out in the Parks Season

The Chicago Park District’s Call for Proposals for the 2019 Night Out in the Parks season is now LIVE! Click here to submit your 2019 NOITP Project proposal by December 14, 2018.

As you may know, in 2013, the Chicago Park District, with support from Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City of Chicago and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, launched a series of cultural events and programs in over 230 parks citywide. Over the past six years, Night Out in the Parks has grown and expanded to over 1,200 cultural events in neighborhood parks across Chicago. Projects vary from music, dance and theater performances to community workshops, nature-based programs, site specific projects, festivals, and more.

Each year, we invite Chicago based artists and organizations to submit their best ideas for the Night Out in the Parks free public citywide event initiative. This year, in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the League of Chicago Theatres, we’ll place a special focus on theater projects, as 2019 is the Year of Chicago Theatre! In celebration of this initiative we’re committed to producing theater in every corner of the city, all 77 community areas and all 50 wards! We define theater inclusively to not only include plays and musicals but also devised, experimental and interdisciplinary performance such as puppetry, circus, dance and opera.

We look forward to hearing from you and encourage you to also spread the word and share this opportunity with other qualified local artists and organizations you feel might be a good fit for this program. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/night-out-in-the-parks/

With appreciation, Night Out in the Parks Program Review Committee noip@chicagoparkdistrict.com

Friday, November 2, 2018

Sing her Song of Life: A Prayer for Ntozake

Court Theatre has linked with FRESHH Inc Theater Company to create an opportunity and space for our communal prayers for Ntozake Shange's ascension to ancestor. We wish to honor and preserve her work as well as celebrate her contributions to our lives through her literary genius. We all are forever indebted to Ntozake Shange for her relentless commitment to make Black women ALIVE, with stories of joy, pain, and of SO MUCH LOVE on stages, on screen, in poems and in books. She brought us out to know ourselves, she sang Our songs. Without the warrior writer woman Ntozake Shange fearlessly forging the way, many of the spaces for women writers of color would not exist. For this, we are grateful. Join Court Theatre Wednesday November 7th from 5:30p - 6:30p as we celebrate the life and art of Ntozake Shange. There will be a synchronized communal reading coordinated with theaters in different cities. The text for the reading will be available so individuals can participate wherever they may be located.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Neo-Futurist Scholarships for Artists of Color

Our Scholarships for Artists of Color program provides the funding to take a class with The Neo-Futurists at no cost to the artist. No previous performance experience is necessary, and POC in any field of work or art practice are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for this round of scholarships has been extended to Friday, 11/9/18.

Learn more and fill out the form here: https://neofuturists.org/scholarships

If you have questions about the scholarship form or about the application process, contact Lily Mooney by emailing education@neofuturists.org.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Space Availability at About Face Theatre

Our facility at 5252 N Broadway features three distinct (and distinctive!) rehearsal rooms available for rent at great low rates. Since moving into the space, we are proud to have welcomed over a hundred groups and performers to share our space for rehearsals, auditions, classes, meetings, and more!

All spaces offer wifi, 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. Read more about our spaces and check out our calendar of availability here. Please give us a call at 773.784.8565 or send an email to Alana Zalasat alana@aboutfacetheatre.com to learn more!

Industry Ticket Offers

Don Giovanni, #metoo updated English translation/modern adaptation - Petite Opera at Mary Wilson House Beyer Auditorium, 306 S Prospect Ave at Crescent Ave (Park Ridge) is offering $15 industry tickets on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:30 PM. Bring $15 cash, or a check, made payable to “Petite Opera”. (Note: no credit or debit cards accepted), PLUS * Performers - Please bring a printed copy of their headshot and resume * Artistic staff, designers and directors - please bring a printed resume. For more information visit www.petiteopera.org.

This Bitter Earth - About Face Theatre in collaboration with Theater Wit, 1229 W Belmont Ave, is offering industry tickets for $20 to performances from November 10 to December 8 at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets online and use the code INDUSTRY. This offer is good throughout the run of the show! Subject to availability and not available on previously purchased tickets.

Lila Downs — Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy (50 E Ida B Wells Dr), is offering select $39 industry tickets for Friday, November 9 at 8PM. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at AuditoriumTheatre.org or by call 312.341.2300. Limit 2 tickets; subject to availability.

Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández — Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy (50 E Ida B Wells Dr), is offering $25 industry tickets in select price levels for  Saturday, November 10 at 7:30PM and Sunday, November 11 at 3PM. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at AuditoriumTheatre.org or by call 312.341.2300. Limit 2 tickets; subject to availability.

The Last Session - Refuge Theatre Project at Atlas Arts Media, 4809 N. Ravenswood, is offering 2 Monday industry nights for their current production. Please use code Industry for $15 tickets to shows on Monday, November 12th and November 26th. Tickets can be purchased here, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-last-session-tickets-49456936027.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Chopin Theatre Turns 100!

Celebrate 100 years with the Chopin Theatre on Monday October 29th. The 7 hour birthday bash includes art talk with fictious installation Golf Courses in East Berlin Public Housing by artist Daniel Theiler; Made in Wicker Park panel discussion with former/current leaders of Wicker Park art institutions; dinner with sneak peek at soon to be released photo album Around Chopin Theatre: A Century in Pictures & Stories; and dance party with live music & DJ.

Limited space, RSVP tickets

Free for Artists & Crews that have performed at Chopin Theatre
 $30 General public.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

Scientific Method - Rivendell Theatre, 5779 North Ridge Ave. is offering $20 Industry Tickets to Thursday and Fridays 8PM performances through November 23rd . 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: INDUSTRY.

Disney in Concert Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas - Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy, is offering 2 industry tickets for $45 (orchestra, dress circle) or $35 (balcony) to either performance on October 31 and November 1 at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets online and use the code INDUSTRY. Offer expires Monday at 11:59PM. Subject to availability and not available on previously purchased tickets. Must provide business card or proof of industry when picking up tickets.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

STAGE Lab Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2019 Fellowships

The STAGE Lab is now accepting applications for its fall 2019 fellowships.

STAGE – Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration – is a laboratory within the University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering, in which we create and develop original multimedia theatre work inspired by science and technology.

For these fellowships, we’re ideally looking for people with hybrid interests and skills, especially scientists who have had some theatre experience, as well as theatre artists with an interest in science. The deadline for fall 2019 fellowships is January 21, 2019. First interviews are held on a rolling basis; as a general rule, therefore, applications should be submitted as early as possible.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Industry Ticket Offer

The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Saint Sebastian Players is having industry nights all of opening weekend (October 26-28) for "The Mystery of Edwin Drood", a musical murder mystery where YOU decide the ending! Only $7 per ticket! 3 ways to get the industry discount: Purchase tickets online at saintsebastianplayers.org with code INDUSTRY E-mail tickets@saintsebastianplayers.org to reserve tickets, and mention the industry discount Present headshot/resume at the box office to receive the industry discount.

The Lonesome West - AstonRep Theatre Company at the Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark Street is offering $10 industry tickets to any Thursday performance through November 15th . Please go to our website to purchase tickets and use passcode INDUSTRY. Walk-up industry tickets also available. www.astonrep.com.

Frankenstein Halloween Party - Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave, is offering BOGO Industry tickets for their FRANKENSTEIN Halloween Party on Oct 31st. Tickets include pre-show food and drink, costume contest with prizes, performance of Manual Cinema's FRANKENSTEIN and a special post-show Behind-the-Screens experience. May be purchased online with code FRANKENFUN or by calling the box office and mentioning this offer at 773-753-4472. Don't forget, FREE PARKING TOO!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Effective Management Strategies for Theatre Leaders

Friday, November 9, 9:30AM - 5:30PM
Chicago Theater Works, 1113 W. Belmont Ave.
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.
Click here to RSVP

Redtwist Mainstage Slot Available

• prime-time slot in late spring. 2019…contact Michael Colucci: michael@redtwist.org
• opening Sat, May 18; closing Sun, June 16; 18 performances total (Thu, Fri, Sat 7:30pm; Sun 3pm)
• You keep 100% of your box office proceeds
• Your own ticketing system is needed: website for online reservations & a Square for walk-ins
• Rental rates:
o $300 per week for rehearsal weeks (if rehearsal space is needed)
o $450 for tech week (includes 2 days of tech, 2 dress rehearsals, 3 preview, & 2 opening weekend performances)
o $600 per week for 4 full performance weeks

Creative Residency Opportunity with Olin College of Engineering

SKETCH MODEL: OLIN COLLEGE CREATIVE RESIDENCY
Call for Applications: 2019-20

Olin College of Engineering is seeking applicants for its creative residency program, an initiative that’s part of Sketch Model, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to bring artists and other creative practitioners to Olin’s campus to awaken the political and cultural contexts for technology. We’re seeking individuals or collectives whose work is significantly housed in the arts and humanities and whose interests might intersect in provocative and convivial ways with a small undergraduate college where all students major in engineering. The residency is a one-year opportunity for creative practitioners to carry out independent projects, collaborative engagement with students and faculty, and campus-wide events. Practitioners can come from the fine arts, design and architecture, craft, music, theatrical or dance performance, film, writing, new media, and the many hybrid forms of socially engaged and durational practices in contemporary global culture. Women and historically underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply. We’re calling for applications for our 2019-20 academic year. Deadline for applications is December 1 at midnight.

Read More.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Space Availability at Collaboraction

Collaboraction’s two performance spaces have rental availability in the fall and winter of 2018-19. Collaboraction is located on the third floor of the Flatiron Arts Building at 1579 North Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park. All performance spaces are wheelchair accessible.

The Pentagon (capacity of up to 70) is available to rent for rehearsals and full runs from late October through early December. It is a black box with flexible seating, lighting and sound capabilities.

The intimate Salon (capacity of up to 60) space hosts is available for single evenings or short runs that can include comedy, music, staged readings and more. Please ask about Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday evenings!

For more information, visit: https://www.collaboraction.org/collaboraction-studios. For inquiries please email Stephanie Murphy at stephanie@collaboraction.org.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

Crumbs from the Table of Joy – Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark Street, is offering $15 tickets to theatre industry professionals for any Thursday evening performance thru November 18. Offer available online, by phone or walk-up, must use the code INDUSTRY15 to reserve. Proof of industry (headshot, business card, etc.) required upon ticket pickup.

Gypsy - Porchlight Music Theatre at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn is offering a limited number of $20 tickets to the Monday Industry performance Monday, Oct 15 at 7:30PM . Call and mention PMTINDUSTRY at 773.777.9884 or stop by 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.

Rock 'N' Roll - The Artistic Home at 1376 W. Grand Ave, Chicago is offering $15 industry tickets to on Thursdays, 7:30 curtain, through November 15. 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.

Warrior Class – The Comrades at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, is offering $10 tickets to theatre industry professionals for any Thursday evening performance thru November 11. Offer available online, by phone or walk-up. Proof of industry not required. For more information visit www.the-comrades.com.

Master Class - TimeLine Theatre Company at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. is offering $17.50 industry tickets during previews October 19 - 24. Use code TLINDUSTRY15 online or call the Stage 773 box office at 773.327.5252. Visit www.timelinetheatre.com with more information.

Swan Lake - The Joffrey Ballet at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, is offering 30% off industry offer online with promo code INDY30. Available online only for 10/19 and 10/26 performances and excludes price levels AA and E.

Poe - Theatre Above the Law, 1439 W, Jarvis is offering a limited number of $13 Industry tickets to the October 27th, November 3 and November 10 3pm matinees of the Chicago premiere of POE and the 7:30pm performance on October 31. Use the code SPOOPY when calling 773-655-7197 or buying online at theatreatl.org. Limit 2 per person per performance.

The Adventures of Robin Hood - Adventure Stage, 1012 N. Noble, is offering an industry night on October 19th at 7 p.m. Relive the days of Robin Hood, full of traveling performers and charlatans. Steal from the rich to give to the poor and starving (artists) with an industry Night! Bring in a headshot, resume, or business card and we will let you “roll the dice” for your ticket. The resulting number on your roll will be the cost of admission. Test your luck, witness a legendary hero, and celebrate theatre with Adventure Stage Chicago.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

Borealis - The House Theatre of Chicago at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. is offering discounted $20 Industry tickets for all shows now through October 21 Advance Industry Tickets with code INDUSTRY. Click here or call the box office 7 days a week at 773-769-3832.

Radio Golf - Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave, is offering $15 Industry Rush tickets for performances Oct 3rd-6th. 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!

The Artificial Jungle by Charles Ludlam - Hell in a Handbag Productions at Stage 773 is offering $15 industry tickets for Monday, Oct. 15, 7:30pm. Use code word industryaj online or at the box office.

Indecent - Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. is offering $20 industry tickets. Use Promo Code INDUSTRY for tickets to an Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday Matinee performance. Now through November 4th. Order in-person or by phone (773-871-3000).

That's Weird, Grandma: Ghosts, Ghouls and Talking Potatoes - Barrel of Monkeys, performing at The Neo Futurists Theatre (5153 N Ashland), has $12 industry tickets available for the Halloween-themed round of their original sketch show written by kids, performed by grownups, and enjoyed by humans. This offer is good for all regular performances, October 14 - November 4, Sundays at 3pm. Purchase tickets at www.barrelofmonkeys.org/shows using the code INDUSTRY.

Eclipsed - Pegasus Theatre Chicago is offering a limited number of $12 tickets to performances Thursday, Oct. 4 - Sunday, Oct. 14. Mention INDUSTRY when ordering tickets at http://pegasustheatrechicago.org/buy-tickets/ or  email boxoffice@pegasustheatrechicago.org. Two tickets per order. For more information go to http://pegasustheatrechicago.org.

Black Violin — Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy (50 E Ida B Wells Dr), is offering $20 industry tickets for Black Violin on Tuesday, October 9 at 7:30PM. Black Violin is the blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at AuditoriumTheatre.org or by call 312.341.2300. Limit 2 tickets; subject to availability.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Chicago Theatre Intern Networking Event


Monday, November 12, 6-8PM 
Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier
800 E. Grand Ave. 
The Chicago Theatre Intern Networking Event brings together interns and apprentices in the Chicago theatre community to make new professional connections and learn from the experience of established artists and administrators who are working in the city. Attendees will learn what makes Chicago unique from other theatre communities and how can you thrive here and succeed. Meet and network with colleagues at other theatres and take part in breakout group discussions covering areas of Artistic/Casting, Development/Special Events, Education/Outreach, Literary Management/Dramaturgy, Marketing/PR, Production Management, Stage Management, Theatre Management and Technical/Design. Refreshments will be provided.
This event is FREE but space is limited! Please pass along to your company's interns.
RSVP Here: https://goo.gl/forms/l0r1EyRuH5i8Oo813

Monday, September 24, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

Judy Garland: Come Rain or Come Shine starring Angela Ingersoll – Music Theater Works at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston, is offering half-price industry tickets on October 5 and 12 at 8pm, and October 10, 11 and 13 at 2pm. For tickets call 847-920-5360 or visit www.MusicTheaterWorks.com and use coupon code "happy." Tickets must be purchased in advance. No door sales.

A Shayna Maidel - TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington, is offering half-price industry tickets on Wednesdays at 7:30pm and Saturdays at 8pm— with code INDUSTRY50 (plus applicable ticket system fees), subject to availability. Industry tickets may be purchased online via http://www.timelinetheatre.com, via the TimeLine Box Office by phone at 773.281.8463 x6, or in-person at the Box Office.

Phoebe in Winter - Facility Theatre at Holy Trinity Church School (Szkoła ŚW. Trójcy), 1135 N. Cleaver St., is offering $15 industry tickets to all performances through October 21. Please book all tickets in advance by visiting facilitytheatre.org.

Les Innocents/The Innocents - (re)discover theatre at The Preston Bradley Center (941 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640), is offering $15 industry tickets to all previews (October 7 & 9) and Thursday performances (October 18 & 25, November 1). Please enter code INDUSTRY at checkout. For more information, please email info@rediscovertheatre.com or visit http://www.rediscovertheatre.com/the-innocents.

Friday, September 21, 2018

City Lit Theater Performance 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 02/18/2019 through 03/31/2019.

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

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Producers Using Chicago Area Theatre (CAT) Agreement

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

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

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

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

Monday, September 17, 2018

Production Availability at Corn Productions

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

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

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

Industry Ticket Offers

Curve of Departure - Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, is offering $15 Industry Rush Tickets for all performances through October 21. May be purchased in person only, 2 hours before performance. Must provide proof of industry. Limit 2 tickets per Industry ID. Excludes Premium section and Opening Night. To check availability call our box office at 847.673.6300

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

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

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

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

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

Crime and Punishment - Shattered Globe Theatre, performing at Theater Wit, 1229 West Belmont Ave, is offering $15 Industry Tickets for all Thursday and Friday night performances through October 20th. Use the code INDUSTRY online, by phone or in person. Use www.shatteredglobe.org to reserve tickets or call 773-975-8150 to check availability.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Greenhouse Theater Center to Undergo $400,000 in Renovations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, August 27, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

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

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Rescripted Announces Second Session of The Key

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

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

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

Trap Door Theatre announces new series Trap Open

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

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

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

Friday, August 17, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

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

20,000 Leagues Under the Seas - Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan Ave., is offering $20 industry tickets to the following performances:Thursday, 8/23 at 7:30PM, Friday, 8/24 at 7:30PM, Sunday, 8/26 at 7:30PM, Thursday, 8/30 at 7:30PM, Friday, 8/31 at 7:30PM, Saturday, 9/1 at 2PM and Sunday, 9/2 at 7:30PM. Use code INDUSTRY to access $20 tickets (in all sections) for the performances listed above. Available online at lookingglasstheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at 312.337.0665.

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

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Free Seats Available from Stage 773



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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Production Availability at Corn Productions

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

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

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

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Jeff Awards Present Intimacy Design Panel

The Jeff Awards committee presents a panel conversation on the art and challenges of intimacy design on Tuesday, August 17 at 7:30 pm at the Greenhouse Theater. The discussion will be led by Intimacy Directors International co-founder Tonia Sina and Chicago actors and directors Sasha Smith and Gaby Labotka. Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend the program. If interested in attending the August 14 program, please email David Liesse, Jeff Awards Committee Chair at chair@jeffawards.org.

Panel Members Bios:
• Tonia Sina is the Executive Director and co-founder of Intimacy Directors International (IDI), based in Oklahoma City. Her numerous credits for Intimacy Choreographer include The Bakkhai at the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada. She is also an international sexual harassment prevention advisor for theatre and film.
• Sasha Smith is a Chicago-based actor, violence and intimacy choreographer and Steep Theatre ensemble member. Chicago intimacy choreography credits include You Got Older (Steppenwolf), Smart People (Writers Theatre), Fear and Misery of the Third Reich (Haven Theatre), The Toilet (Haven Theatre), A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Gynecologic Oncology Unit At Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Center Of New York City (Route 66), Ideation (Jackalope), and Octagon (Jackalope).
• Gaby Labotka is an actor, director, and choreographer with training in intimacy design by IDI. Recent Intimacy Choreography work includes Tilikum (Sideshow); Don't Smoke in Bed (Chimera Ensemble);Another Jungle (CloudGate Theatre); Through the Elevated Line (Silk Road Rising), Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea (First Floor Theater); A Swell in the Ground (The Gift); and Survivor Story: A Workshop(Transcendent Ensemble Theatre).

20% Theatre Company Garage Sale

20% Theatre Company is looking to lighten their costume, props and set stock. Please come by this Saturday, August 11 from 11am - 3pm to look through whatever your theatre company might need. We will be having our Garage Sale at 2804 N. Lakewood. We will take monetary donations for larger items purchased.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

Avenue Q - Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 North Southport Avenue, is offering $20 tickets on Sunday, August 5th and Sunday, August 12th at 7:30pm. Members of the theatre community are invited to join us for $20 and may reserve tickets in person at the box office with their resume/headshot.

The Lady Demands Satisfaction - Babes With Blades Theatre Company at City Lit Theater, 1020 W Bryn Mawr, is offering $10 industry tickets throughout the run. Members of the theatre community may reserve tickets at babeswithblades.org/summer-2018-the-lady-demands-satisfaction or by calling 773-904-0391: use codeword FEATHER. Through Saturday August 25th!

Anything Goes – Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson in Evanston, is offering half-price industry tickets on August 18 and 24 at 8pm, and August 19, 22 and 23 at 2pm. For tickets call 847-920-5360 or visit www.MusicTheaterWorks.com and use coupon code "ship." Tickets must be purchased in advance. No door sales.

A Shayna Maidel - TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington Ave. is offering $15 industry tickets to all previews August 22 - 29 with the code INDUSTRY15. Buy tickets online or call the box office at 773.281.8463 x6.

Nightmares and Nightcaps: The Stories of John Collier- Black Button Eyes Productions at the Athenaeum Theater, Studio Two, 2936 N Southport, Chicago, IL, is offering $15 Industry tickets (contingent on seat availability) to the following performances: preview on Friday, August 17 at 7:30 pm, opening night on Saturday, August 18 at 7:30 pm, Sunday, August 19 at 2 pm, and Tuesday, August 21 at 7:30 pm. Discounted tickets are available online with code “CHASER,” or by presenting proof of industry affiliation at the box office. https://athenaeumtheatre.org/nightmares-and-nightcaps/.

Discounted Retreats at Bright Angel Retreat in Michigan

Discounted retreats - Bright Angel Retreat is a four-bedroom house on 5 acres that will serve performing artist of all kinds, community members and neighborhood children with workshops and opportunities for creating work, developing ensemble, exploring leadership and other issues that affect successful collaborations. The space will be available for individuals, groups large and small to meet and retreat for health and creativity, to celebrate special events and there will be limited opportunities for informal theatre, dance and music performances. Director Susan Padveen, a long-time Harbor country resident and Chicago artist and educator, looks forward to guests enjoying the peace and quiet of the area as they develop work, administrative structures and get a little r & r. As a member of the League of Chicago Theatres, any company is eligible for a 10% discount on booking. Go to www.brightangelretreat.com for further information.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Industry Ticket Offer

Bechdel Fest 6: Revolution - Broken Nose Theatre at Steppenwolf Theatre's 1700 space. A festival of nine plays, all featuring female or non-binary characters talking about something other than men, runs Sunday - Tuesday, July 29 - 31. All Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can! For tickets, buy online or call the Steppenwolf box office at 312-335-1650.

Promotional Opportunity with The Violet Eye

The Violet Eye is a free monthly newsletter that promotes women's events in Chicago. The email and social media accounts will keep you up to date with all of the local art celebrating women's voices. If you have an event that you'd like included, email violeteyechicago@gmail.com with a 100 word description, the time, date, place, and any promotional images you'd like to share. Follow us at violeteyechicago on Facebook and Instagram for more frequent updates!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

That's Weird, Grandma: Stories About Food - Barrel of Monkeys, performing at The Neo-Futurists Theatre (5153 N Ashland), has $10 industry tickets available. Mondays at 8 p.m., July 23 through August 27. Purchase tickets at www.barrelofmonkeys.org/shows using the code INDUSTRY.

Something In The Game: An All-American Musical - American Music Theatre Project and the Wirtz Center at Northwestern University, 20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL - is offering $15 tickets to any performance July 20 through August 5 (except July 21). Performances are Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30pm and Sat.-Sun. at 2pm (except July 21). Use code INDUSTRY online at wirtz.northwestern.edu or call the Wirtz Center box office at 847-491-7282. Subject to availability and must be purchased in advance, not available at the door.

Guards at the Taj - Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, is offering $20 industry tickets from July 18th through July 22nd, any performances. 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.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

Bus Stop - Eclipse Theatre Company at The Athenaeum (2936 N. Southport Ave. Chicago). $10 industry tickets for all previews on July 12th, 13th and 14th at 7:30pm and $15 industry tickets for Thursday July 19th and Friday July 20th. Mention Code INDUSTRY at the Box Office. For tickets and info, call 773-935-6875 or visit eclipsetheatre.com.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater presents Town Hall: Reunite!

A free event featuring Chicago artists on the topic of the current United States immigration policies

Wednesday, July 18 at 7 pm

Victory Gardens Theater presents Town Hall: Reunite!, an event where Chicago artists will respond to the current immigration policies of the United States. Town Hall: Reunite! will be held at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue on Wednesday, July 18 at 7 pm. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Join artists and community partners as they perform original poetry, music, dance and performance pieces to give more visibility and voice to our citizens, residents, migrants and refugees who are affected by these policies.

Town Hall: Reunite! participants include After School Matters – HiDef Dance Ensemble, Growing Concerns Poetry Collective, Luis Alfaro, Melissa Castro Almandina, Kaina Castillo, Bilal Dardai, Keren Díaz de Léon, Isaac Gomez, Arti Ishak, Ginger Lane, Rohina Malik, Victor Musoni, Lily Padilla, Victoria Peralta, Ireon Roach, Karen Rodriguez and more to be announced.

Space Availability at the Royal George Theatre

The Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, has summer/fall slots available for the 50 seat Gallery Theatre, prime time 3 – 6 week rentals. Great price and location, right across the street from Steppenwolf. Ticketing, house staff and bartender included. Also some availability in the 450 seat Mainstage and 190 seat Cabaret for one night events, stand-up comedy, workshops, corporate meetings and more. For further information or viewing appointment, contact Joe at 312-988-9105.

TimeLine 2nd Annual Rummage Sale


Friday 7/13 10am-5pm
Saturday 7/14 10am-2pm
Sunday 7/15 10am-2pm

TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago, IL 60657

You're invited to stop by and shop TimeLine Theatre’s 2nd Annual Summer Rummage Sale!

Come partake in the plethora of vintage costumes & props, building materials, art supplies, furniture, and lighting & sound gear. There is cheap stuff & free stuff. Take a memory home, collect for your own theatre productions, or furnish your home!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Space Availability at The Maiden Voyage Cafe


Host a read through of your current writing project at The Maiden Voyage Cafe! MV offers free space for script workshopping and talk backs. The space is available after hours and can host up to 25 guests. Contact owner Margaret McCall at margaret@intergalacticcafes.com with inquiries and script submissions.

Claude Binder Memorial and Celebration of Life on July 16th

There will be a memorial and celebration of Claude's life and his tremendous impact on the theatre community, both locally and internationally, at Steppenwolf Theatre Company's downstairs theatre (1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago) on Monday, July 16 at 7PM, with cocktails immediately following.

Claude Binder worked professionally in the Chicago theater community for more than 30 years, over which he quietly, passionately, and sometimes cantankerously brought others people’s visions to spectacular life. His career as one of the unsung heroes of this city’s storied theater scene is legendary. His legacy is the love he shared with his wife, Lighting Designer Christine A. Binder, and their son Cody.

Born in Cleveland and raised in Chagrin Falls, OH, Claude attended the University of Kentucky to study journalism but switched to the theater department (because the girls were prettier there). He never looked back. Upon graduation, he got a job at Actors Theatre then moved on to the role of Technical Director at The Goodman. He talked extensively about how much he loved working with the incredible designers who came through The Goodman, saying “I’d like to see any schmo try to build a John Lee Beaty or John Conklin set!”

He had a DIY spirit, believing in doing it yourself if you want to get it done. That philosophy attracted him to his next role. After 11 years at The Goodman, he left to become Production Manager at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. While there, he participated in the “big move” from a 211-seat space on North Halsted Street to the company’s current complex. He spent 15 years at Steppenwolf. In that time, he led the company in mounting five productions to New York City, including the Tony award-winning production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” as well as moving productions to theaters in England, Ireland, Canada and Australia. Other accomplishments while at Steppenwolf include principal management of the reconstruction of the Upstairs Theatre which debuted with the world premiere of Frank Galati’s adaptation of “After the Quake”.

Claude left the Steppenwolf to become Executive Director at the new Chicago Children’s Theatre, and his leadership helped propel that theater to new heights. Unfortunately, cancer arrived at about the same time. After his first bout, he left Chicago Children’s Theatre to work for the Joffrey as Director of Production, then on to Milwaukee Rep only to return to Joffrey and Chicago shortly after. After he left Joffrey, he contemplated retirement but theater so much a part of who Claude was that he ended up spending a few months at American Blues before finally going for good. A month later, cancer had come back for the third time. He spent the last year of his life battling the disease in the same way he approached a seemingly impossible design request: with a strength of will to make the impossible possible.

Claude lost his battle on Sunday, July 1. A memorial will be held at Steppenwolf Theatre Company on Monday, July 16 at 7PM with cocktails immediately following. The memorial will be live streamed for those who cannot attend in person. The live stream will begin at 7PM on Monday, July 16 at www.facebook.com/steve.abrams.900.

Friday, July 6, 2018

City Lit Rehearsal Space for Rent

Located at 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago (Edgewater Presbyterian Church). 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.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

American Blues Theater Accepting Submissions for 2019 Blue Ink Playwriting Award



The international Blue Ink Playwriting Award was created in 2010 to support new work. Since inception, we’ve named 8 Award winners, 50 finalists, and 68 semi-finalists. Over $5,000 in cash and prizes will be distributed to playwrights in 2019.

Each year American Blues Theater accepts worldwide submissions of original, unpublished full-length plays. The winning play will be selected by Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and the theater’s Ensemble. The playwright receives a monetary prize of $1,000 and a developmental workshop or staged reading at American Blues Theater in Chicago. Cash prizes are awarded to finalists and semi-finalists too. All proceeds of the administrative fee are distributed for playwrights’ cash prizes.

Submissions will be accepted by American Blues Theater from July 1, 2018 to Aug 31, 2018 @ 11:59pm. Playwrights may only submit one (1) manuscript each year for consideration. Semi-finalists, finalists, and the award winner will be notified January – March 2019.

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash - Williams Street Rep at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake, is offering $10 industry tickets on July 6 & 7 at 8PM and July 8 at 3PM. *Call or walk-up only. Must present AEA membership card or headshot and/or resume at will call to receive discount. Call 815.356.9212 for reservations.

Everybody - Brown Paper Box Co. at The Buena at the Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway, is offering $15 Industry tickets to nearly every performance through August 12. Online code is: BPBIndustry. Head shot, resume, or business card to be collected at the Box Office. And since there are 120 possible variations to the randomness of recasting EVERYBODY by lottery night after night, we're offering a See EVERYBODY Again punch card to see the show again with different performers in different roles. After a first viewing, audience members can pick up a punch card that grants 50% Off a second visit and a Free Ticket for their third. Purchases must be made in-person at the Pride Art Center's Box Office the hour before the desired performance by the same attendee each visit. Seating is based on availability. For more information, performance times, and ticketing information, please visit www.BrownPaperBox.org.

Not One Batu - Nothing Without a Company at the Berger Park Coach House, 6205 Sheridan is offering $12.50 industry tickets on line or $15.00 tickets at the door through July 21 with code “Industry.” More info about the show: NothingWithoutaCompany.org/notonebatu.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green for Green: Funding Opportunities to Make Your Building Energy Efficient



ComEd and Forefront are partnering to educate nonprofits on available funding for energy efficiency projects. Join them for one of two free sessions on July 12 in Oak Brook and August 9 in Chicago
Making your organization's office space or facilities more energy efficient doesn’t just help the environment — it can improve your bottom line for years to come.

Many nonprofits don’t take on energy-efficiency projects due to the initial expense required. You may be surprised to learn that there are grants to support energy-efficiency projects, large and small.

Learn from ComEd and Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation how to make your nonprofit facility or building energy efficient! Lunch will be provided. Thank you to ComEd for sponsoring this program.

 Green for Green - Oak Brook
Where: ComEd Commercial Center, 1919 Swift Drive, Oak Brook, IL 60523
When: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Register

Green for Green - Chicago
Where: ComEd Training Center, 3536 South Iron Street, Chicago, IL 60609
When: Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Register

Industry Ticket Offers

The Opportunities of Extinction - Broken Nose Theatre, at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee, has Pay-What-You-Can tickets available for their production now through June 30. Set your own ticket price at http://bit.ly/tooe1.

20,000 Leagues Under the Seas - Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan Ave. is offering $20 industry tickets to select performances: June 24, 26, July 1 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. 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.

Wild Women of Planet Wongo – Not Too Fancy Productions at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. is offering $20 tickets to shows of this new immersive musical sci-fi spoof with the industry code FRIEND. Visit www.planetwongo.com for tickets and information about this zany immersive experience.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Equipment For Sale from DesignLab Rental Shop



Larry Schoeneman is closing DesignLab’s rental shop and is selling all of its lighting equipment inventory. After more than forty years of working in the Chicago theatrical community, it is time for me to better use what I know about lighting and be less involved with the taxing physical work of moving gear around. Therefore, I am closing DesignLab’s rental shop and will sell all of its equipment: lights, cable, truss and everything in between. We will be open for this sale from Friday June 22 through Monday June 2, from 8 AM through 6 PM. The terms for this sale are cash only – no checks or credit cards – and the equipment must be paid for before it leaves the building.

I have loved working with the entire performing arts community. Thank you for your friendship over the years. So, come down for a cup of coffee or to buy some gear. Hope to see you here.

Click here for a partial list of inventory.

Space Availability at The Buena

There is a six week slot in Sept/Oct open in The Buena, at 4147 N Broadway, and which can hold up to 60 seats.

Nice Lobby with 2 bathrooms good sized dressing room with backstage bathroom access, tech improving with each show.

Rehearsal space available too. $1000 for a four show week. Great Access to Public trans, and bike paths.

Send letter of interest to pridefmsandplays@gmail.com.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

That's Weird, Grandma: Brand New Stories - Barrel of Monkeys performing at The Neo-Futurists Theatre (5153 N Ashland), has $10 industry tickets available. Mondays at 8 p.m., June 18 through July 16. Purchase tickets at www.barrelofmonkeys.org/shows using the code INDUSTRY.

Kenny Leon In Conversation with Phylicia Rashad - Chicago Ideas Week at the DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Place, is offering 10% off tickets online with the code Theatre10 to the event on Monday, June 18 at 8PM. For more information: https://www.chicagoideas.com/events/in-conversation-with-kenny-leon.

Heartbreak Hotel-  Broadway In Chicago at the Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut, is offering a $39 ticket offer for Monday – Thursday and Sunday evening performances through July 12. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online with offer code INDUSTRY. For tickets or more information visit BroadwayInChicago.com.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Saints Award Grants to Metro Chicago Performing Arts Companies

The Saints, Volunteers for the Performing Arts, have announced that they are awarding more than $52,000 in grants to 16 performing arts groups in the Chicago metropolitan area for 2018. The grants were awarded to dance, music and theater organizations for 2018-19 projects. Over the last twenty-five years, the Saints have given more than $985,000 to over 250 companies and venues.

The 2018 grants are funding: enhancement of performance space, the crafting of unique costumes & props, translation and subtitles, musical instruments, the purchase of various kinds of technical equipment and more. Awardees, expressing their cultural and ethnic diversity, addressing underrepresented or physically challenged audiences/performers and their dedication to the creative, span the metro Chicago area.

The all-volunteer grant commission evaluated over 125 proposals totaling more than half a million dollars in monetary requests. Funding for the grants comes almost exclusively from the annual dues and donations of the over 2,300 members of The Saints. All donations are welcomed.

The Saints 5th Annual Grant Awards Presentation and Celebration will be held at the Athenaeum on Monday June 18. The doors will open at 6 pm for networking and a cash bar. At 7pm, we will begin the award presentation. The public is cordially invited to attend this free event. RSVP to grants@saintschicago.org.

Space Availability at Chicago Dramatists

Are you looking for a long-term rental with an established theatre company? Perhaps just a space for your next production? then look no further than Chicago Dramatists' fully ADA-accessible facility. With two large rehearsal spaces, two dressing/green rooms, and a 77-seat intimate theater with lobby right off the Blue Line, we have the space to meet your needs.

Dates are available for November-December 2018; February-April 2019; June-August 2019.

For more information on facility rental, space and specs visit our website (link: http://chicagodramatists.org/facility-rental ) or contact Tanuja Jagernauth, Operation Manager at tjagernauth@chicagodramatists.org or (312) 633-0630.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Space Availability at Collaboraction

Collaboraction’s three performance spaces have rental availability in the summer of 2018. Collaboraction is located on the third floor of the Flatiron Arts Building at 1579 North Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park. All performance spaces are wheelchair accessible.

The Pentagon (capacity of up to 70) and Vault (capacity of up to 85) spaces are available to rent for rehearsals and full runs. Both are black boxes with flexible seating, lighting and sound capabilities.

The intimate Salon (capacity of up to 60) space hosts is available for single evenings or short runs that can include comedy, music, staged readings and more.

For more information, visit: https://www.collaboraction.org/collaboraction-studios
For inquiries please email Manny Oritz at info@collaboraction.org

Industry Ticket Offers

Southern Gothic - Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd. Use code 'pez' online for 50% off tickets to any of these performances (it'll make sense when you see the show, we promise): Saturday, June 9th at 4:00PM, Sunday, June 24th at 2:00PM, Sunday, June 24th at 6:00PM, Saturday, July 7th at 4:00PM, and Friday, July 13th at 8:00PM *Proof of industry affiliation will be asked for at will call

Bull in a China Shop - About Face Theatre at Theatre Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. is offering $20 Industry Tickets to remaining performances, through June 30, 2018. See more information and purchase tickets at https://www.theaterwit.org/tickets/productions/350/performances using discount code "INDUSTRY20."

The Roommate - Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted, is offering $15 tickets to any show from June 21st – July 8th, excluding Zone A. Use code 41090 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.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Jackalope Playwrights Lab


Jackalope Theatre Company is now accepting applications for The Jackalope Playwrights Lab. The Jackalope Playwrights Lab is an eight-week master-class in playwriting facilitated by Jackalope Company Member Calamity West. Calamity is a Chicago-based, award-winning, Kilroys-cited playwright. Her play HINTER recently received its world-premiere at Steep Theatre Company in the winter of 2018. In January 2018 her play ENGINES AND INSTRUMENTS OF FLIGHT: A FANTASIA IN THREE ACTS, originally commissioned at The Goodman Theatre, had its first New York reading at The Roundabout where it continues to be developed. Her newest play IN THE CANYON is currently in development at Jackalope Theatre Company and will be given its first public reading with Sanguine Theatre Company of New York in March 2018. Another of her plays, GREETINGS FROM MOSCOW! A LOVE STORY, is currently in development at TimeLine Theatre Company’s Playwrights Collective. Additional plays by Calamity West include: GIVE IT ALL BACK (2016, Kilroy-cited); ROLLING (2016); IBSEN IS DEAD (2014); THE PEACOCK (2013, Kilroys honorable mention); THE GACY PLAY (2012); and COMMON HATRED (2012). In 2014 Calamity was recipient of the 3Arts Award. She teaches playwriting at the University of Chicago and Webster University. She is a company member of Jackalope Theatre and is represented by The Gersh Agency. This eight-week writing intensive is designed for artists interested in developing new, full-length plays through a workshop development process, and will meet on Saturdays 10:00am-1:00pm at The Frontier from July 7th to August 25th.

Cost: $150 payable on or before July 7th.

Applications Due: 11:59pm on June 20th, 2018

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

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Budgeting Nuts and Bolts for Artists

When you are an entertainment professional, you may not always earn and spend the same amount of money each month, and it can be tough to keep track of your finances when your income changes.

You’re invited to our workshop, Budgeting Nuts and Bolts, designed especially for performing artists and entertainment professionals who don’t always earn and spend the same way each month,

We will help you identify your financial goals and get specific about how money moves in and out of your life, and lay out strategies to manage your finances.

WHERE: The Actors Fund office, 8 S. Michigan
WHEN: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 – 2pm – 4pm
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 – 6pm – 8pm
*or*
Thursday, June 13, 2018 – 12noon – 2pm
Register for one time slot of your choice at: https://bit.ly/2wo6L89

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies  - Athenaeum Theatre, Studio 1, 2036 N. Southport Ave. - is offering $22 tickets for any performance now through June 17th. Bette takes the stage Thurs., Fri., Sat. at 7:30pm; Sat. & Sun. at 2:00pm. Use code BUMPYNIGHT online at athenaeumtheatre.org or call the box office at 773.935.6875. Subject to availability.

The Pirates of Penzance – Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson in Evanston, is offering half-price industry tickets on June 9 and 15 at 8pm, and June 10 and 13 at 2pm. For tickets call 847-920-5360 or visit www.MusicTheaterWorks.com and use coupon code "rum." Tickets must be purchased in advance. No door sales.

Wild Women of Planet Wongo – Not Too Fancy Productions at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. is offering free tickets to their preview shows of this new immersive musical sci-fi spoof, on June 1, 2 and 7th at 8pm. For tickets, please email info@planetwongo.com with your name, performance date, number of tickets requested (4 max) and indicate that you saw this through the league. You will receive an email confirmation and names will be held at the door. Visit www.planetwongo.com for information about this zany immersive experience.

The Opportunities of Extinction - Broken Nose Theatre at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., is offering Pay-What-You-Can tickets to all performances June 1-30. Find tickets and info here: http://bit.ly/oppshow.

The New Prairie School at the Colvin House - Cory Smith at the Colvin House, 5940 N. Sheridan Road, is offering $5 off tickets with the code "Wright" on Saturday, June 2 at 7pm or Sunday, June 3 at 4pm http://pivotarts.org/project/new-prairie-school-colvin-house/.

The Laramie Project - AstonRep Theatre Company at Raven Theatre’s West Stage, 6157 N Clark St, is offering $15 industry tickets for all Thursday evening performances. Show runs June 7 thru July 8. Thursday performances are at 8:00pm. Use code INDUSTRY online at astonrep.com or provide industry proof at the door prior to the performance. Subject to availability.

Giordano Dance Chicago — Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy, is offering $25 industry tickets on Saturday, June 9 at 7:30PM. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at AuditoriumTheatre.org or by calling 312.341.2300. Limit 2 tickets. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Inaugural Fellows Program for Artists and Scientists

A Creative Collision between Science and Art at the University of Chicago’s STAGE Lab 
STAGE — Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration — is a laboratory within the University of Chicago’s nascent Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME) that is devoted to collaborations among scientists and artists.

STAGE is seeking up to six fellows to work collaboratively on the creation and development of its original multimedia theatrical works inspired by science and technology. This opportunity is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have completed undergraduate or graduate degrees, preferably within the last two years. Fellows receive a stipend, and while there is no guarantee, typically participate for one to-two years, subject to satisfactory performance and in compliance with University policies.

Ideally, STAGE is looking for people with hybrid interests and skills, i.e., scientists who have had some theatre experience and/or theatre people with experience/a strong interest in science and/or technology. To learn more and apply, visit http://stage.ime.uchicago.edu/opportunities.

Industry Ticket Offers

The Cake - Rivendell Theatre Ensemble , 5779 North Ridge, is offering $20 industry tickets for the following performances: Saturday May 26th at 8PM; Wednesday May 30th at 8PM & Thursday May 31st at 8PM. Use code "buttercream" online at Rivendelltheatre.org or email boxoffice@rivendelltheatre.org. Tickets must be reserved at two hours before performance and are subject to availability.

JACK & – MCA Stage, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E Chicago, is offering $15 tickets for any performance of Kaneza Schaal’s JACK & May 24-26. Offer available online, by phone (box office: 312-397-4010), or walk-up, and guest must use code JACK15. Can secure up to 4 tickets at this price.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

Ballet Nacional de Cuba’s Don Quixote — Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy, is offering $25 industry tickets for Friday, May 18 and $35 tickets on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at AuditoriumTheatre.org or by calling 312.341.2300. Limit 2 tickets.

Mies Julie - Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. is offering $15 Industry tickets for performances May 25th - June 8th. Use the code INDUSTRY online or with the box office. 773-871-3000 or victorygardens.org.

Suddenly Last Summer – Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark Street, is offering $15 tickets to theatre industry professionals for any Thursday evening performance thru June 17. Offer available online, by phone or walk-up, must use the code INDUSTRY15 to reserve. Proof of industry (headshot, business card, etc.) required upon ticket pickup.

How I Learned to Drive - The Artistic Home at 1376 W. Grand Ave, Chicago is offering $15 industry tickets on the final weekend of performances through May 20. 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.