The Theater and Performance Studies program (TAPS) in collaboration with University Theater at The University of Chicago is very happy to announce their 2011 Summer Incubator collective. This summer residency program was developed six years ago to promote and develop the creation of new work through the provision of rehearsal facilities in addition to staff and technical support. Through two, 2-week residencies involving six Chicago arts organizations, we foster a synergetic laboratory environment, with the hope of summer work resulting in subsequent performance.
The groups selected this summer represent the city's boldness in its artistic approaches. All of the new work developed reflects the University's commitment to interdisciplinary collaborations. Many of the pieces developed already have performance dates set for the upcoming season, and what began as an experiment in experiments has become an anticipated event.
2011 Participating Companies Include:
Luck Plush Productions
American Theater Company
Ann Boyd with Chelsea Warren
10 Star Theatre
NightBlue Performing Arts Company
LiveWire Chicago Theatre
Stockyards Theatre Project
For all the details regarding Summer Inc. 2011 and full descriptions of the participating companies visit the Summer Inc. 2011 page HERE