Wednesday, March 31, 2010

DirectorsLabChicago 2010 Application Deadline Extended

Now in its sixth year, DirectorsLabChicago offers environments in which emerging and established stage directors from all over the world are able to consider, challenge, and engage in both the traditional and contemporary aspects of their craft. This year’s Lab, entitled The Rehearsal, will take place from June 14th through June 20th, 2010 at the Chicago Cultural Center and several off-site locations.

Due to an overwhelming demand, the application deadline for directors has been extended. All applications must be postmarked and emailed no later than Monday, April 5th, 2010

To learn more about DirectorsLabChicago or to download an application, please visit our website at DLC 2010 is presented in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Theater.

Industry Ticket Offers

The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek – 20% Theatre Company Chicago, presented at Links Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield Ave. in Chicago, is offering special $5 industry tickets for the opening night performance on Thursday 4/1. Call 312-326-3429 or email and mention the code TRESTLE to receive this offer. Visit for more information.

The Brother/Sister Plays - Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. is offering $10 industry tickets for the Sunday, April 4, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances. To redeem tickets call Audience Services directly at 312.335.1650 and use code “6746.” Tickets must be reserved at least one hour before performance. Subject to availability. Visit for more information.

Endgame - Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. is offering $10 industry tickets for the Sunday, April 4, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances. To redeem tickets call Audience Services directly at 312.335.1650 and use code “6747.” Tickets must be reserved at least one hour before performance. Subject to availability. Visit for more information.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Industry Ticket Offers

A Gulag Mouse - Babes With Blades at Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W. Cortland is offering pay what you can industry tickets with a headshot, resume or business card to all Thursday 8 p.m. performances April 1 through 29. For tickets call 773-904-0391 and mention this offer.

J.B. – Chicago Fusion Theatre at Oracle Theater, 3809 N. Broadway in Chicago is offering a limited number of $10 industry tickets for all Thursday and Sunday 7 p.m. shows through April 18 with code word "forsythia." Tickets are available at the door one hour prior to curtain. Visit for more information.

Mud - Village Players Theatre, 1010 W. Madison in Oak Park, is offering pay what you can industry tickets this Thursday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Just mention this offer at the box office. Visit for more information.

AjaxAntigone - The State Theatre at Red Tape Theatre, 621 W. Belmont is offering $9 industry tickets for the April 2, 10 p.m. show. Tickets are available with discount code "iworkhere" and a headshot, resume, business card, or prepared monologue (really). Tickets are available at

Monday, March 29, 2010

Industry Ticket Offers

Messiah on the Frigidaire – Hubris Productions at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, is offering $10 industry tickets for all Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. through April 15th. Call 773-404-7336 and mention this offer to make a reservation. Proof of industry at the door is required. Visit for more information.

Million Dollar Quartet- Apollo Theater, 2540 N Lincoln in Chicago is offering a limted number of $20 industry tickets for the following performances: Sunday, April 4- 6:30 p.m. Call 773-935-6100 to redeem this offer. Visit

Friday, March 26, 2010

Industry Ticket Offer

The Crucible - Infamous Commonwealth Theatre at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark. is offering $15 industry tix to any Thursday or Sunday performance through April 18. Subject to availability. For reservations call 312-458-9780 or email Visit for show times.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

World Theatre Day 2010 in Chicago!

This Saturday we’re celebrating World Theatre Day an annual UNESCO event on March 27th that's been happening in the world for forty years, which we celebrated in Chicago and the U.S. for the first time last year.

Wondering how you can participate? The easiest thing you can do is let your audiences in on the fun by simply reading the International and U.S. World Theatre Day addresses written by Dame Judi Dench and/or Lynn Nottage as part of a preshow or postshow speech that day, perhaps in a creative way like the Neo-Futurists did last year. You can also print off this document and insert it in your program on Saturday.

Then join us for a late-night party starting at 9:30 p.m. at the unique Chopin theatre space with different programming in each space - a sort of promenade event with different programming, conversations, refreshments and fun happening upstairs, downstairs and all around. Chris Piatt is bringing his live magazine THE PAPER MACHETE on to The House Theatre's WILSON WANTS IT ALL set to perform his original "Second City Complex" tongue-in-cheek history of Chicago theatre's relationship with other cities and countries. There will also be a social media room where we can see what Australia, Mexico, Canada, NYC, Romania, Austin, and other countries and cities are doing. We can post our own moments and stories off of computer, flip cam, or our cellphones to the World Theatre Day Tumblr blog and learn how to post and listen to the Twitter hashtag #WTD10 (what the heck is that? Check it out here ) to participate in that day's global conversation.

Admission is free, $3 beer and wine specials, free food and dessert provided by TipsyCake Chicago.

We hope you can come, and bring your friends. (Feel free to forward them and your theater staff this information too!)

Saturday, March 27 beginning at 9:30 p.m.
Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division
Facebook Invite

Creative Chicago Expo April 10th

You're invited to the 7th annual Creative Chicago Expo, on Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Chicago Cultural Center. The Expo connects artists and art organizations in all disciplines -- music, dance, theater, film, design, new media, fashion, publishing, visual art -- with support, services, space and networks. The Creative Chicago Expo is free and open to the public. Connect with vendors, workshops, and consultants, and take advantage of Chicago's top resources, services and expertise for individuals and organizations in all the arts.

Expo Sponsors: The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago Department of Community Development, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Continuing Studies, The Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship, Local Inittiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Consolidated Printing Media Sponsors: New City, Chicago Reader,, and Bronzecomm.

Need Computer Equipment?

Does your theater company need computer equipment? Old monitors (non-flatscreen), speakers, mice and keyboards? All are in working condition. Hypocrites Company member Greg Hardigan works for Northwestern and is offering free equipment to any non-profit that needs it. He can answer any questions but it is important that anyone requesting is able to pick up the equipment and do the leg work necessary to obtain the goods. His contact is:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Industry Ticket Offers

Twelve Angry Men — Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark, is offering $10 industry tickets for Thursday nights at 8 p.m. through April 8. Proof of Industry is required at the box office.

Show Us Your Love – Bailiwick Chicago at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. is offering 2 for 1 industry tickets on Sunday, March 28. This deal is only available at the door with the code word DONNA and applies to unreserved seats (first come, first serve) or standing-room only (if all seats are filled.) So that's $15 for 2 people, or $10 for 1 person -- cash only at the door. Visit for more information.

Monday, March 22, 2010

American Theater: Writing For Change

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 6 pm
MCA Theater

Free, reservations recommended, call the MCA Box Office, 312.397.4010
Co-presented by the MCA and Remy Bumpo Theatre Company

Join some of today's brightest playwrights who are saying something new about the American experience. Focussing on the migrant's viewpoint -- descendants of the Mayflowers and Amistads of history alike -- they tap this moment's national consciousness to make theater that is pumping with the music and language of the largest cross section of people to ever come together in one land. Jonathan Wilson, director of TimeLine's 'Master Harold'...and the Boys, moderates the discussion between Young Jean Lee, author of The Shipment (at MCA Stage, March 26-28), Tanya Saracho, adapter of Steppenwolf's The House on Mango Street, Kristoffer Diaz, author of the off-Broadway bound The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety, and Tarrell Alvin McCraney, author of The Brother/Sister Plays (at Steppenwolf Theatre through May 23).

American Theater: Writing for Change at the MCA will be podcasted for Chicago Amplified, an online archive of community events on The MCA and Remy Bumppo Theatre Company present this insightful talk in conjunction with the MCA Stage presentation of Young Jean Lee's The Shipment and FugardChicago2010, a consortium of Remy Bumppo, TimeLine Theatre, and Court Theatre, all of whom are producing plays by South African playwright Athol Fugard during spring of 2010.

Industry Ticket Offer

An Evening with Christine Ebersole – Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph Dr, is offering $20 industry tickets for a special one-night-only cabaret performance with Tony Award–Winning actress Christine Ebersole on March 25 at 7:30 p.m. In the true spirit of cabaret, patrons will be able to enjoy cocktails in their seats! Visit and use code “6676” to receive this discount.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Week Ahead

We have an exciting week ahead at the League. Starting tomorrow morning the 2nd annual Chicago Producing Intensive kicks off at the Goodman at 9 a.m. We have a fantastic line-up of presenters for the conference. If you havent signed up yet, there is still room, just show up at the Goodman tomorrow morning and register in person. Don't miss out on this annual event!

On Monday evening March 22 at 6 p.m. at the League offices, we have our next free roundtable event which covers HR and the Arts, led by Allison Cain, Managing Director of Lifeline Theatre (former HR professional for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Watson Wyatt and the Freemen Company). She'll share recruiting and on boarding tools and encourage participants to ask questions and share best practices and experiences. This event should provide invaluable information for companies of all sizes; whether you are interviewing interns or volunteers, contracting designers and production staff or hiring full or part time staff, there will be something for everyone. We still have space available. Just RSVP to

Finally, next Saturday, March 27 is World Theatre Day! What is your theater doing to celebrate? Don't know yet? Click here for ideas. Make sure everyone at your company knows that they are invited to attend the World Theatre Day Chicago Party at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division beginning at 9 p.m. on the 27th. The party is free and will include live music, food and beverages. Don't miss out on this annual community celebration!

ATTN: Producers, Directors, Actors & Playwrights in the Northwest Suburbs

Gorilla Tango Theatre of Chicago is considering opening a venue in the Northwest Suburbs and want to meet any and all theatre artists who might be interested in working with us!

Come talk with us in person, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at Stage Left (in the Woodstock Square, next to the Opera House - 125 Van Buren Street, Woodstock, IL 60098).
Below is a link to the informational flyer:

Gorilla Tango Theatre (in Bucktown in Chicago) is a live performance venue that produces all types of shows: from traditional scripted works to original theatre, from sketch comedy and musicals to children’s performances and improv! We foster independent productions and work to serve theatre artists of all forms and genres.

Questions? Can’t make it but are interested in what we are doing? Contact Suzanne Coors ( for more details or visit

ComedySportz Seeking 1 Night Performance Space

ComedySportz is in need of a one night only performance space for 190 High School students with an 8pm curtain. Tech requirements are minimal. If you have space available please call Greg Werstler at 773-549-8080 or email

Industry Ticket Offers

Chicago Symphony Orchestra – Symphony Center, 220 South Michigan, is offering a limited number of FREE tickets for the 1:30 p.m. presentation of Beyond the Score®, featuring Rachmaninov’s The Isle of the Dead, on Friday, March 26. Call 312-294-3000 and mention the League offer to reserve your free tickets. Limit 2 tickets per person. Click here to learn more about the CSO’s runaway hit series Beyond the Score®.

A Life - Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, is offering $10 industry tickets to for all preview performances, March 18 – March 27. Offer available by phone or walk-up, Call the Box Office at 847.673.6300 and mention the code "INDUSTRY" to reserve. Proof of industry (headshot, business card, etc.) requested upon ticket pickup. Visit for specific performance times.

Will Rogers: An American Original - First Folio Theatre at Mayslake Hall, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st. Oak Brook, is offering $5 industry tickets on Wednesday performances March 31, April 7 and 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets must be reserved on the day of the performance, and professionals must bring a union card, a headshot/resume, tech resume, or business card indicating employment with a professional theater company. Tickets may be reserved by calling 630-986-8067 no sooner than 72 hours prior to the performance.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Steppenwolf Visiting Company Call for Proposals

Visiting Companies Initiative
2010-2011 Garage Repertory: Chicago Companies
Steppenwolf Theater Company’s 2010-2011 Visiting Companies Initiative will again take the form of a repertory of three Chicago Companies. As part of its Garage Series, this repertory will continue Steppenwolf’s commitment to support the city’s vibrant storefront theater scene. After a highly successful inaugural repertory in Winter 2010, Steppenwolf looks forward to broadening and deepening the conversation with Chicago’s theater companies and their audiences. To this end, Steppenwolf will produce the work of three different Chicago companies in rotating repertory from February – April 2011. We are now accepting proposals.

Types of Projects:
We are looking for projects from companies with a track record of production excellence and innovative approaches to attracting young audiences. The companies themselves need not be artists of a particular generation; nor do we place restrictions on budget size or how long companies have been in existence. Each company must be willing to work in rotating repertory in a spirit of collaboration.

Please see Steppenwolf’s website for complete information.


Submission Deadline:
April 30, 2010. Selections announced June 15, 2010.

Contact for all Submissions:

Industry Ticket Offers

Magical Exploding Boy- Next Theatre Company, 927 Noyes Street in Evanston, is offering a limited number of $10 industry tickets for performances on March 26, 27 and April 2, 3 at 8:00pm and March 28 at 2 p.m. Call 847 475 1875 and mention this offer. Visit for more information.

Show Us Your Love – Bailiwick Chicago at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. is offering pay what you can tickets on Sunday, March 21. For tickets mention this industry offer at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

Thodos Dance Chicago –McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd.,Glen Ellyn, is offering FREE industry tickets for Friday, March 19, 8 p.m. performance. Evening includes Fosse Trilogy set by Ann Reinking. Limit two per customer. Tickets are available with the code PPR1. Subject to availability. For more information call (630) 942-4000.

Resurrection Blues - Eclipse Theatre Company at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. is offering $5 industry tickets for previews March 25-27 and $10 industry tickets on April 1. For tickets call 773-404-7336 and mention code INDUSTRY. Visit for more information.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Industry Ticket Offers

The Lost Boys of Sudan - Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. is offering $15 industry tickets to performances March 19 - 28. For tickets call 773-871-3000 and mention code INDUSTRY. Visit for more information. Offer not valid with any other offer and may not be used on previously purchased tickets. By phone or in-person sales only. Service charges apply. Limit 1 per person.

The DNA Trail: A Geneology of Short Plays about Ancestry, Identity and Utter Confusion – Silk Road Theatre Project at the Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St. Pierce Hall is offering $10 industry tickets for Wednesday performances March 17 – 31 at 8 p.m. Advance tickets available online only at and use coupon code INDUSTRY. Industry tickets also available up to one hour before the curtain at the box office.

Ajax/Antigone – The State Theatre at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 621 W. Belmont, is offering $9 industry tickets for Thursday performances through April 1 at 8 p.m. with the code “iworkhere.” Must present a headshot, resume or business card to the house manager to receive the discount. Visit

Hey! Dancin'! - The Factory Theater, 3502 N. Elston, is offering $5 industry tickets to the Thursday, March 18, 8 p.m. preview performance. For tickets click here.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Reminder and an Invitation

This is the final week for you to fill out the fiscal survey that is posted in the broadcast. We’d like to encourage every theater to take just a couple minutes and complete the survey before the weekend. This survey is different from the TCG survey we sent out a couple months ago, and it gives us a great snapshot of where we are as a community compared to last year. We’ve received several requests from funders and the media for the survey this year. It doesn’t take long at all, so please fill it out.

I’d like to invite any League member that is interested in hearing about all the League services and programs to a special orientation meeting at the League offices, (228 S. Wabash, Suite 200) next Monday, March 15 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. All of the League staff will be there to answer questions and it will be a fantastic opportunity to learn all the ways for you to take advantage of your membership. Please RSVP to so we know how many to expect. We hope to see you there!


Kennedy Center Arts Management Institute Fellowship Informational Session

You are invited to attend an informational session on the Kennedy Center Arts Management Institute’s Fellowship Program in Washington, D.C. Each year the Kennedy Center provides academic training and practical work experience at one of the world’s largest and most dynamic performing arts institutions to 10 highly motivated, disciplined, and creative mid-career arts managers. Alumni of the program will lead the session and answer your questions. Applications are due April 21. For more information on the program, visit:
Tuesday, March 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: TBA
For more information email

Adventure Stage Chicago Announces Formation of Artistic Ensemble

Adventure Stage Chicago announced the formation of a new artistic ensemble. The eleven-member ensemble is comprised of actors, designers, directors, stage managers, teaching artists and writers committed to achieving artistic excellence through long-term collaboration and the creation of original work. The ensemble will be directly involved in the proposal of new projects, script development, season selection and the production process. Ensemble members include Tom Arvetis, Brian Bell, Brandon Campbell, Sarah Rose Graber, Laura Kollar, Jessica, Kuehnau, Allison Latta, Scott Letcher, Jana Liles, Merissa Shunk, and Brandon Wardell.

Middle East America Initiative Seeking Applicants

Middle East America: A National New Plays Initiative, created by Golden Thread Productions in San Francisco, the Lark Play Development Center in New York, and Silk Road Theatre Project in Chicago, is gearing up for the second round of the program which represents the first national effort to actively cultivate and support the development of Middle Eastern-American playwrights and their plays.

In each two-year cycle, Middle East America provides a playwright of Middle Eastern descent with a $10,000 commission, intensive developmental support from the Lark Play Development Center, possible productions at Golden Thread Productions and Silk Road Theatre Project, and travel funds to be present at all stages of the process. During the commissioned play’s development and production arc, representatives of each partner organization travel to each city—Chicago, New York, and San Francisco—to observe the process and to engage in conversations and panel events about Middle Eastern voices.

Applications will be accepted March 1 – June 15, 2010. The selected writer will be announced in December 2010. For more information and application guidelines, visit:

Steppenwolf Announces Mellon Grant Recipients

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce it has commissioned playwrights Lisa D’Amour and Tanya Saracho to create two new plays each for the Steppenwolf ensemble over the next two years. These commissions are funded by a three-year grant presented to Steppenwolf in 2008 by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Over the next three years, Steppenwolf will commission two additional playwrights, who along with D’Amour and Saracho, will write a total of eight new plays for the theatre’s ensemble through Steppenwolf’s New Plays Initiative. The commissions are part of a new initiative to expand the creation and development of new plays for the American stage—while providing audiences greater transparency into the artistic process.

Industry Ticket Offers

Tim Miller’s Lay of the Land and Holly Hughes’ The Dog and Pony Show – Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, is offering a limited number of $15 industry tickets to each performance of these two new works March 15 – 21. Mention this offer when purchasing tickets at 773-871-3000 or

Lower Debt – LiveWire Chicago Theatre at the Viaduct, 3111 N. Western Ave., is offering $10 industry tickets on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. through April 4. Call 773-296-6024 to make reservations (Provide H/S, resume or show postcard as proof at door). Visit for more information.

The Handmaid’s Tale - Theatre and Interpretation Center at Northwestern University, Ethel M. Barber Theater, Evanston, is offering $5 off tickets through March 14. . For tickets call: (847) 491-7282 or Mention promo code GILEAD.

The Ring Cycle - The Building Stage, 412 N. Carpenter, is offering industry tickets for their split show March 11 and March 12 both at 7:30 p.m. Get the full cycle for $30 or one half for just $15 with code EPIC. Get tickets at

Show Us Your Love – Bailiwick Chicago at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. is offering pay what you can industry tickets on Sunday March 14. For tickets mention this industry offer at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

Wild Nights with Emily- Caffeine Theatre at Lincoln Square Arts Center, 4754 N Leavitt, is offering 2-for-1 tickets for Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. through April 4. Tickets are available online only with password Carlo at ... See for more information.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Industry Ticket Offers

The Pillowman—Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W Bryn Mawr, is offering $15 industry tickets for any show. Please email your headshot & resume (resume only for non-actors) to We will reply to confirm. Show times are Thu, Fri, Sat, 8 p.m., Sun, 3 p.m., thru April 18. (Note: no shows Mar 18-21 and April 8-11).

Thodos Dance Chicago –McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd.,Glen Ellyn, is offering $28 industry tickets for Friday, March 19, 8 p.m. performance. Evening includes Fosse Trilogy set by Ann Reinking. Tickets are available with a copy of this notice. Subject to availability. For more information call (630) 942-4000.

Cultural Network Luncheon

Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 12-1:30 PM
Hosted by Access Living, 115 W. Chicago Ave., Harry Chandler Jr. Gallery, 4th Fl

Deb Clapp, Executive Director of the League of Chicago Theatres, will give an update on the community database the League is currently in the process of developing. The “big list” will give League members access to a much wider range of potential patrons, save time and money on mailings and provide a resource that will tell us much more about who our patrons are.

Space is limited! RSVP to or 312-742-4716

Friday, March 5, 2010

HR and the Arts Roundtable: Hiring and On Boarding

Monday, March 22, 6 - 8 p.m.
League of Chicago Theatres offices, 228 S. Wabash, Suite 200
Let's face it. Attracting and recruiting top talent is tough in an industry where the pay is low or, in some cases, non-existent. In this interactive workshop, Allison Cain, Managing Director of Lifeline Theatre (former HR professional for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Watson Wyatt and the Freemen Company), will share recruiting and on boarding tools and encourage participants to share their best practices and experiences. When you sign up, please feel free to provide questions about this process that you would like to see addressed or any general HR questions you may have.
Space is limited. RSVP to

TCG Conference Performance Proposals Deadline Extended

The deadline to apply is now March 17. The 2010 TCG National Conference is coming to Chicago in June and we want you to showcase your artistry to the attendees. A diverse selection of theatre companies are sought to represent the breadth and richness of Chicago theatre by creating performances that will be showcased throughout the conference in Flash Performances and at the Late-Night Party.
Click here for more information and to Download Application.

Industry Ticket Offer

A Chorus Line-- Village Players Theater, 1010 W. Madison in Oak Park, is offering $15 industry tickets from March 13th to 21st. Visit for show times and more info.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Industry Ticket Offers

Number of People- Piven Theatre at Noyes Cultural Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston, is offering a limited number of $5 industry tickets on March 11-13. Must present headshot, resume or industry business card. Ticket reservations at (847)866-8049.

Big Love - University Theater on the University of Chicago campus, is offering FREE industry tickets for its Wednesday March 10th, 2010 performance. Reserve tickets by emailing Alli Urbanik at or pick up your free industry tickets at the box office the night of the show. Use the password: INDUSTRY to get your ticket. For more information on University Theatre visit

Check out CollaboRADIO

CollaboRADIO is a weekly blog talk radio show every Wednesday at 4 p.m. , whose topics change weekly and alternate between cultivating dialogue about the Chicago Theatre Industry and the work of Collaboraction. It is hosted by Collaboraction Executive and featuring special weekly guests. Listeners can find the show at and call call in live with questions or comments at (347) 826-7416. The archive of shows are all available for online listening and the second show entitled "So, You Want To Be An Actor?" (with special guests Adam Belcuore - Casting Director of the Goodman Theatre, Sam Samuelson - Talent Agent at Stewart Talent, David O'Connor - Casting Director at O'Connor Casting and Erica Daniels - Casting Director of Steppenwolf Theatre) received over 200 downloads within 24 hours. The next show is Wed., March 3rd at 4 pm and is entitled "So, You Want to Start a Theatre Company?" and features special guests Andrew Hobgood, the Artistic Director of The New Colony and Emily Schwartz, the Artistic Director of The Strange Tree Group.