Thursday, September 29, 2011

You will not want to miss this!

I wanted to give you all a heads up about our annual meeting this year. The listing is below in the broadcast but I really hope you all can make it. Also, bring as many people as you’d like from your company. We have invited Michelle Boone, Commissioner of Cultural Affairs and Special Events to speak and of course, I will be speaking as well and I know everybody loves that – but the good news is that it will be short and then we will have time to mingle and chat and meet Michelle. We have also invited other representatives of various foundations and corporations that support so many of you. We have invited all 50 Aldermen, so if you’d like to follow up on the invitation with your Alderman, please do. Maybe invite her or him to come with you? Or one of your board members? The more the merrier.

We are making it a bigger and hopefully more informative and fun event this year, so I hope you can make it.

We will also be having a raffle of one round-trip airfare anywhere in the 48 United States. What??? There’s more reasons to come? Did I mention there will also be complimentary food and drinks and lots of your friends and colleagues will be there? Well, it’s true!

Seriously, please join us, it’s Monday, October 17 and you can RSVP to Nancy at


Lookingglass Theatre Company Costume Sale

Open to the Public!

Monday, October 10th, Noon – 8 p.m.
(or until we sell out, whichever comes first!)

In the Studio of the Lookingglass Theatre
At the Water Tower Water Works
821 n. Michigan Ave.
(enter on Pearson, just east of Michigan)

Find that perfect halloween costume
Add to your collection of vintage clothing
Build up your theatre’s stock
Or run off and join the circus!

Costumes from past productions include The Shaggs, Argonautika, Our Town, Trust, Secret in the Wings, and many more!

Everything priced to go! All items from $1 - $50

Cash and all major credit cards accepted

Please byob (bring your own bags) to cart all your treasures away…

Flying Solo Workshop/Seminar

Actors' Equity Association Presents
Have Show! Will Travel. . . Flying Solo Workshop/Seminar

Pack Your Stuff, Map your Course, Work with Navigators, Take a Test Run
The Idea…Writing and Editing…Development and Collaborators...
Pre-Production Work-shopping…Equity Style

Professional Coaches: Dale Calandra, Arlene Malinowski, Eileen Vorbach
Facilitator: Ron Keaton

Saturday, October 15 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Actors’ Equity Building
557 W Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60661

Want to get on mailing list?... perform excerpt for feedback?...or just want more details? Email Diane Dorsey:

FREE! Just Bring Your Equity Card!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Industry Ticket Offers

A Walk in the Woods – TimeLine Theatre Company at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. is offering $15 industry tickets to the Sunday, October 2, 2 p.m. performance including a special in-depth hour long discussion with playwright Lee Blessing, Artistic Director PJ Powers, director Nick Bowling and actors David Parkes and Janet Ulrich Brooks. For tickets call 773.975.8150 and mention code industry.

Burying Miss America - New Leaf Theatre at the Lincoln Park Cultural Center, 2045 N. Lincoln Park West, is offering $15 industry tickets for any performance through October 29 and 1/2 price tickets for performances through October 1 with the code NEBRASKA. Tickets may be purchased online or in person at the box office subject to availability.

Triangle by Curtis Moore and Thomas Mizer - American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University in the Mussetter-Struble Theater, 1949 Campus Drive, Evanston. presents a free workshop presentation of a new musical set against the backdrop of the historic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911 New York City. There will be two free readings: Friday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 2 at 2 p.m. Parking is free. Tickets are limited; advance reservations are required. To rsvp, email

One Man, Two Guvnors - Theatre and Interpretation Center at Northwestern University in the Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. is offering $20 tickets to the first National Theatre Live broadcast of their 2011/12 season on Tue, Oct 4 at 7 p.m. Directed by NT Artistic Director Nicholas Hytner and starring James Corden. Parking is free in the multi-structure lot across from the theatre. For reservations call (847) 491-7282 or visit

Monday, September 26, 2011

Industry Ticket Offers

Rodgers & Hart: A Celebration - Light Opera Works Second Stage, 1420 Maple Avenue in Evanston, is offering half-price industry tickets for previews (regularly $21) on October 2 at 3 p.m. and October 6 at 8 p.m.; plus regular performances October 7 and 8 at 8 p.m. (regularly $27, $34 and $42). For tickets call 847-920-5360 or visit and use code "supper” (all lower case). Tickets must be purchased in advance. No door sales.

The Beats - 16th Street Theater at Berwyn Cultural Center, 6420 16th Street, is offering $10 industry tickets on Thursday, Sept. 29 and Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. For reservations call Barbara at 708-795-6704 x 104 and mention this industry offer. Visit for more information.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Come See Us

You don’t write, you don’t call. Why don’t you come see us? All members are welcome to stop by the League offices anytime, we would love to see you. We are here Monday through Friday from 9:30-5:30 (sometimes later but call to check). If you have meetings downtown and need a place to hang out in between please do it with us, we have wifi and coffee and a copier – all free for you to use. Better yet, want to have your meeting downtown but don’t have a place? Use our conference room. Just give Nancy a call (312-554-9800) to schedule. Find yourself downtown and needing to make copies in a hurry? Use our copier.

They are certainly not palatial, but we would really like to encourage our offices as a place where you can meet and greet not just us but your colleagues and a place that you can consider your “office away from home.”


Moving the Flywheel

Ways to take your organization from good to great.
Monday, October 24, 6 - 8 p.m.
League offices, 228 S. Wabash, Suite 200
We all struggle with the conflict between managing the day-to-day and keeping our organizations focused on the bigger picture. How do you manage cash flow and make sure your new educational program is on mission, on brand and true to who your organization is? While there isn’t a magic pill that will make all of your troubles go away, there are things you can do to focus your organization on the bigger picture while also thriving in the present. David Schmitz (Managing Director of Steppenwolf) will focus the meeting on his observations for how to apply Jim Collins’ theories in GOOD TO GREAT IN THE SOCIAL SECTOR (available for purchase on amazon). Plan for discussion and questions with just a dash of inspiration.
Space is limited! This event is free for League members. RSVP to

On the Move

Route 66 Theatre Company announced that Erica Weiss, current Literary Manager and director of the breakout hit A Twist of Water, will be its new Associate Artistic Director.

Strawdog Theatre Company is proud to announce the appointment of its new managing director, Patrick Rybarczyk. Rybarczyk assumes the position of managing director following the recent departure of Hank Boland. Boland left the position in August 2011 to pursue graduate level work towards an MFA in Playwriting but will continue on as an active ensemble member with the company.

Redtwist Theatre announced that Andrew Jessop has just been named Co-Artistic Director. Andrew recently had his directorial debut with the Redtwist Production of Man From Nebraska which received the Jeff Award for Best Production for the 2011 season. He is currently appearing in the title role of the Chicago premiere of Elling at Redtwist.

The Theatre School at DePaul University is pleased to welcome two new employees: Julia Curns, Box Office Manager, and Alicia Graf, House Manager. Julia Curns is a DePaul University graduate. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree in Performing Arts Management in 2009. Julia has worked with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, TimeLine Theatre Company, and The Second City. Alicia Graf, a Chicagoland native, is a graduate of the University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Psychology and Theater and Performance Studies. In addition to her new position at DePaul, she is also currently the Marketing Apprentice at Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Industry Ticket Offers

Clybourne Park – Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, is offering 2 for 1 tickets to their Sunday, September 25 performances at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. including Explore: An In-Depth Look at Chicago's Neighborhood History Event from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Steppenwolf Upstairs lobby with Bill Savage, Dan Andries and Barbara Allan. For tickets call audience services at 312-335-1650 and use code 9217 when ordering.

Spunk - Three tales by Harlem Renaissance author Zora Neale Hurston adapted for the stage by George C. Wolfe with musical narration composed by Chic Street Man - Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis, is offering $10 industry rush tickets to every performance through October 9. Rush tickets are $10 per person with proof of industry one hour before curtain, subject to availability.

Violet - Bailiwick Chicago at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave. is offering $15 industry tickets for all performances running Sept. 23 - Oct. 16. Use the code "VIOLETDY" for matinee shows and "VIOLETNT" for evening shows. To reserve, call 773-325-1700 or buy online at The code may also be used at the door if industry tickets are still available.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

ETC Unison Dimmer racks for sale

2 @ 24 channel ETC Unison Dimmer racks for sale. Upgrade your theater with reliable, affordable, DMX controllable ETC dimmers. These racks are 4 years old and have been keep in a climate controlled room with air filtration. $5k per rack or $8k for the pair, for more information call ECTV, 847-869-2510, or email

Monday, September 19, 2011

Industry Ticket Offer

The Amish Project - American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St, is offering $15 industry tickets to the following performances: September 23 and 24 at 8 p.m., September 25 at 3 p.m., and September 26 at 8 p.m. To redeem, call the box office at 773-409-4125 and mention the discount code SCHOOLHOUSE, use the code online, or in person at the theater 1 hour prior to curtain. To learn more please visit us at

In the Next Room or the vibrator play - Victory Gardens Theater at the Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. is offering $15 industry tickets to the following performances: September 21, 23, 24 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and September 24 at 4 p.m. To redeem call the Box Office at 773.871.3000, mention code INDUSTRY, visit in person and mention code or purchase online, select your date and enter promotion code INDUSTRY prior to purchase. To learn more about the production, visit

Special Event DIG DEEPER – Saturday, September 24th between shows. Please join VG for a lively discussion with Dr. Lauren Streicher, MD, a national thought leader in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Rachel Maines, author of The Technology of Orgasm: “Hysteria,” Vibrators and Women’s Sexual Satisfaction, an inspiration for In the Next Room or the vibrator play. The discussion will be moderated by dramaturg Kristin Leahey. Tickets are free and meal boxes will be available for purchase. Reservations required - please call 773.871.3000.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


I read Wendy Wasserstein’s biography, it’s a pretty good read if you’re interested but one of the most minor things in the book really resonated with me. That is that Wendy wrote screenplays, none of which got produced and I am always hearing about screenplays that never get produced and how people are actually commissioned to write things for TV and film that never get produced and I know people write a lot of plays that never get produced but the difference is nobody pays them to do it. Playwrights always write on spec.

Then I got into a conversation about R&D and investment and capitalization in the arts and the idea that in other industries, in “for profit” industries – loads of people are paid to fail. How can we capitalize our industry so that we can pay to fail – I think there would be a lot more good plays in the world if we could pay for a lot more bad plays to be written (and read and workshopped and even produced). Does that make sense? Some of us can capitalize our organizations as a guard against failure, which gives us the ability to take risks. Some of us produce our work on as low a budget as possible so we can take those same risks. What’s the answer? As usual I only have questions. I understand that it’s the market – our industry doesn’t produce the kinds of profits that make it sensible to capitalize risk taking. Could we create something that invites investors at a different level – not when the plays are written and someone thinks they have potential but before they are written?


Season of Concern 2011 AIDS Run and Walk

Season of Concern (SoC) is once again fielding a team for the 2011 AIDS Run and Walk on Saturday, October 1st. THEY NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

Season of Concern has one mission – to raise as much money as possible. They then redistribute that money to direct care providers to assist members of the Chicago theatre community who are suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s AIDS Run and Walk is one of their biggest fundraisers each year. 100% of all money raised by the team comes back to Season of Concern. By making a generous contribution to the SoC team, you help support more than 160 Chicago-area organizations whose work is critical to the fight against HIV/AIDS, and help provide a safety net for our members by contributing to programs that provide direct care (personal financial support, housing care, meals, medications, legal assistance, and other services) to members of the Chicago and Midwestern theatre community.

To sponsor – or to join the team – go to the team page or contact Willa Taylor at or 312-443-5580.

Industry Ticket Offers

The Fever Chart: Four Visions of the Middle East - Eclipse Theatre Company at The Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. is offering $8 industry tickets on September 15, 16, 17, 22, and 23 at 7:30 p.m. Use code word "INDUSTRY". Call the Greenhouse Box Office at 773-404-7336 or visit for more information.

Shining City - Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, 425 Fawell Blvd.,Glen Ellyn. $10 Industry tickets for all performances Sept. 22 to Oct. 9. Actor’s tickets are available with headshot and resume and designer tickets are available with business card or resume. Subject to availability. For more information call (630) 942-4000.

Chalk & Saltwater: The Ladder Project - The Neo-Futurists, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. is offering $5 industry tickets on September 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. Use the Discount Code "FAILURE". Call The Neo-Futurarium at 773-275-5255 or visit for more information.

Pussy on the House - Hell in a Handbag Productions at the Athenaeum Theatre, Studio #3, 2936 N. Southport Ave. is offering $10 industry rates for Thursdays at 8 p.m. on Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 with the code word 'industry'. 1-800-838-3006 or ,or at the door. Cash only please.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Stage 773 Open House

Stage 773 staff has taken their hard hats off and ear plugs out. Construction has finished and Stage 773 is reopened with a full slate of shows (every night night the week!) in our newly renovated theaters!

We are very excited and want to invite you, our theater friends and family, to see what we've been up to the last three months! Please join us in celebrating the new Stage 773.

Tuesday, September 20, 5 -8 P.M.
Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont
Light refreshments served
Please rsvp to Jack Short by September 17th to reserve a spot at our open house.

Submission Opportunity: Raven Theatre 2012 New Play Workshop

Raven Theatre is now accepting submissions for its New Play Workshop that explore the Chicago immigration experience. The selected play will receive a fully-rehearsed three-performance presentation in June 2012. Below are submission guidelines. For more information about Raven Theatre, go to its website --

1. Plays must address the Chicago immigration experience - current or historical - in a significant way.
2. Playwrights must be available to attend rehearsals at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL.
3. Unproduced plays only; however previous readings and developmental workshops are acceptable.
4. Include a 10-page sample only, plus a synopsis and character breakdown. We will contact you if we would like to see the full script.
5. Please email your submissions and contact information to by October 1, 2011.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Industry Ticket Offers

Mourning Becomes Electra directed by new Artistic Director Timothy Douglas. - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln, is offering $15 industry ticketsavailable every Friday at 7:30 p.m. from September 23 through October 21. Use code INDUSTRY. Choose your seats 24 hours a day at or call 773-404-7336.

Moby-Dick - The Building Stage, 412 N. Carpenter, is offering $12 industry tickets for all Friday, Saturday, and Sunday performances 9/15 (Thursday Preview) through 10/23. Use code 'DRUMTASTIC'! Tickets at 312-491-1369 and

Hero with music and lyrics by Michael Mahler, book by Aaron Thielen - American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University in the Hal and Martha Hyer Wallis Theater, 1949 Campus Drive, Evanston, is presenting a free workshop presentation Friday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m. Parking is free. To rsvp to either date, email

Brand - Red Tape Theatre, 621 W. Belmont is offering $10 industry tickets to preview performances 9/29-10/1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online using code: AGNES. Enter code and click, "Show Discount Prices." Tickets also available at the door. Visit for more info. Contact for questions.

Violet - Bailiwick Chicago at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave. is offering a limited number of $10 industry tickets for previews, Sept. 17th at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sept. 18th at 3:00 p.m. To reserve, use the code "FOBC" by phone at 773-325-1700. The code may also be used at the door if industry tickets are still available.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Industry Ticket Offer

Hallelujah Broadway – Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy, Chicago, is offering 50% off tickets for Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at Use code LEAGUE. Available on price levels 2 & 3 only. Restrictions apply. Visit for more information.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

DCA Theater Accepting Proposals for Fall 2012 Production Slots

DCA Theater is pleased to announce that they are now accepting proposal submissions for our Fall 2012 production slots in the Storefront Theater AND for our INCUBATOR series in the Studio Theater. All Chicago-based, itinerant theater companies are encouraged to apply. Selected Storefront companies receive FREE performance space in downtown Chicago, full box office, online ticketing, house management services, and more. Selected INCUBATOR companies receive FREE space to develop an original script or new work and share their process with the public during a single-night showcase.

The deadline for proposal submissions is Saturday, October 15, 2011.

ALL proposal submissions are accepted electronically via email

To begin the application process, go to to download all the necessary forms and the checklist for required application materials.


My 15 year old niece was on the TODAY show last week talking about “teens and technology,” and I spent some time with her and her 17 year old sister last week. On the TODAY show they mainly talked about cyber-bullying and text messages. I forgot the name of it but apparently there is a social networking site that makes cyber bullying easy. Why anyone would choose to go to such a place is a complete mystery to me but that really brings me to my point. These teenagers are kind of a mystery to me, as I think teenagers always are to a generation older than them. These two are smart, sophisticated kids, if I do say so – they live in New York and go to NYC public schools. The 15 year old said on the TODAY show that she sometimes has 300 messages waiting for her – she later admitted that that was not actually the truth, she was exaggerating for effect.

But here’s the real point…the 17 year old (she’s a senior in high school) told me that the kids on Facebook are changing their Facebook names so that college admissions offices can’t find their profiles, she also said “what adults don’t realize is that everything on Facebook is a joke,” she does not use Twitter – ever. OK – now here’s the real point, ready? She graduates from college in five years and she will be joining us here in our world and right now we don’t have any idea whatsoever about how we will talk to her about theatre or sell her a theatre ticket, but I can tell you we won’t be doing it on Facebook or Twitter. It’s worth thinking about, right? I actually believe that there is going to be a shift back to smaller scale, more personal interactions. Maybe it’s more a hope than a belief but I think in our work we can try to make that change happen. I only have a couple hundred friends on Facebook, what can I say, I’m old and I don’t try very hard, but still I get loads of invitations to loads of stuff and I pay attention to exactly none of it. I always thought it was because I’m old, but turns out the 17 year olds are with me.

I’m not saying we should abandon our social networking efforts just when we are getting the hang of it but I’m saying we should branch out and try to figure out in what ways the audiences of the future will want to engage with what we do. I’m never in favor of abandoning anything that works, reaching all kinds of people requires all kinds of effort, but I think we are always behind the eight ball, catching up instead of looking ahead.


On the Move

Auditorium Theatre is pleased to announce two new team members this month: Heather Heslup, Education Project Manager and Joelle Weber, Marketing Associate. Heather holds a B.A. from Howard University and M.A. from Columbia College Chicago and comes to the theatre after stints at Chicago's Grant Park Music Festival, Public Broadcast Service and Columbia College's Center for Community Arts Partnerships. Joelle Weber, a member of an up-and-coming storefront company, The Island Theatre Company, joins the Auditorium from Victory Gardens Theater, after her time at Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

Red Tape Theatre would like to announce the addition of two new staff members. John Rooney joins the company as Associate Artistic Director. John was the A/I Company Intern at Actors Theatre of Louisville. In Chicago, he has worked at such companies as About Face Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, American Theatre Company, and Collaboraction. He is also a proud company member of Dog and Pony Theatre. Molly Mullen joins the company as our Literary Manager. Molly served as the casting intern at Steppenwolf Theater Company. She has also interned at Jean Doumanian Productions, The Goodman, Victory Gardens and Redmoon, in the literary and artistic departments.

Polarity Ensemble Theatre announces the additions of John Olsen as their new Marketing Manager and Aoife Carolan as their new box office manager.

Jim Davis, production manager at Next Theatre Company since 2006, has recently joined the staff at the Theatre and Interpretation Center at Northwestern University. Jim started his position as Lab Theatre Coordinator this week. Next is currently conducting a search for his replacement.

Caffeine Theatre announced that founding company member Jason Beck has been named Producing Artistic Director, after having served as Managing Director for the last two seasons. Beck replaces Jennifer Shook, who left Caffeine last fall to pursue a PhD at the University of Iowa; and who remains in a consulting role as Founding Artistic Director for the company.

Industry Ticket Offer

Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris - Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, is offering $10 industry tickets for performances Thursday, September 8th through Sunday, September 11th in the Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre. To redeem $10 tickets call Audience Services directly at 312.335.1650 and use code “9005.” Tickets must be reserved at least one hour before performance. Subject to availability.

Snapshots, music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz - Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd. is offering $10 tickets for theatre industry professionals to all performances September 16-25 (excluding Opening Night 9/23). Offer available by phone or walk-up, must mention the code INDUSTRY to reserve. Proof of industry (headshot, business card, etc.) requested upon ticket pickup. Box Office: 847.673.6300

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Industry Ticket Offers

North America Now - Bailiwick Chicago at Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio St. is offering $10 industry tickets on Wednesday, September 7 at 7 p.m. to an evening of art, performance and conversation to explore the border relations between Canada, the United States and Mexico on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Includes cocktail hour. Only available at the door; cash only. Just mention the industry rate. For more information, visit

Farragut North by Beau Willimon - Stage Left Theatre at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, is offering $12 industry tickets on Thursday, September 15, 22 and 29 at 8 p.m. Use code word "Morris". Call 773-975-8150 or purchase online here:

Bonhoeffer's Cost - Provision Theater Company, 1001 West Roosevelt Road, is offering $10 industry tickets for any performance September 17-October 30. Present a headshot and resume when picking up tickets. Includes free parking. Visit for more information.

Chicago Dramatists' Fall 2011 Classes start Saturday October 1st

As the national leader in playwright training, Chicago Dramatists offers a variety of professional playwriting classes designed for both beginning and experienced playwrights. Classes are focused on building practical skills and stage worthy scripts, and are conducted in a supportive, positive manner. Most classes include a mix of lecture, discussion, writing assignments, and reading and critiquing participants’ work. Beginning playwrights enroll in classes to learn the basics and write their first plays. Working playwrights enroll in classes to review basic skills, attack a specific problem, and explore new or specialized techniques.

Have questions about a particular class or which would be best for you? Read the full class descriptions on our website at or call 312-633-0630.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

League and SDC Coffee Clatch

Please join us for a Coffee Clatch hosted by the League and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society on Monday, September 19 at the League office, 228 S. Wabash, Suite 200.
As Theatre Managers, you work every day to bring quality theatre to your communities.  How do you find the right Director or Choreographer for a project?  What do you look for, and where do you look?  Do you hire from within the deep pool of talent offered by Chicago’s theatre community, or do you look for what an outside perspective might offer?  Do you look to build long-term artistic relationships, or do you like to mix things up?  And does a Director or Choreographer’s affiliation with a union factor in to your decision?  It shouldn’t – any Theatre Manager should be able to hire the right person for the project, regardless of Union membership.
Please come to the League offices for a little coffee and conversation on the above topics with your colleagues and with Renee Lasher, SDC Business Representative. If you’d like to take to opportunity to learn about how you can hire an SDC member – no tricks, no traps, no (or at least few) complications – Renee will answer any and all questions.  There will be two sessions; one at 2:30pm and one at 5:30pm. Please RSVP to and indicate which time slot you’d like  to attend.

Space Availability at The Second Stage

Profiles Theatre has performance space available to rent beginning in early February at The Second Stage (former Stage Left Theatre space) at 3408 N. Sheffield. The fifty seat theatre is a very affordable space for young, emerging or established itinerant companies in a great location. If you would like to find out more information about rentals for your future productions, they are booking immediately for prime time, late and off night productions, classes and rehearsals. Please call 773-549-1815 or email