Friday, February 28, 2014

Industry Ticket Offers

Chapatti - Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd, is offering $15 tickets to theatre industry professionals for preview performances March 7-13. Offer available by phone or walk-up, must mention the code INDUSTRY to reserve. Proof of industry (headshot, business card, etc.) required upon ticket pickup.

Songs for a New World - Nightblue Performing Arts Company at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. is offering $17 industry tickets on Thursday March 6, 2014 at 8pm. Order online using codeword INDUSTRY or call 773.327.5252 and use code word INDUSTRY. Must present headshot. Resume or business card to receive discount. Show info can be found here:

The Little Prince – Lookingglass Theatre in the Water Tower Water Works at 821 N. Michigan Ave, is offering exclusive half-priced industry tickets for The Little Prince on Wednesday, March 5 at 7:30pm. Industry tickets are available with code INDUSTRY when you call 312.337.0665 or visit to purchase tickets. Discount and seating are subject to availability.

Rites and Sacrifices by Jennifer L. Mickelson - Idle Muse Theatre Company is a offering a limited amount of $10 industry tickets for Thursdays at 8 pm through March 20. Industry tickets are available with code INDUSTRY when you call the box office at 773-340-9438 or at the door. Discount and seating are subject to availability.

Judith by Howard Barker- Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W. Cortland, is offering a limited number of closing weekend $12 industry tickets for this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm. Industry tickets are available with code SWORD when you call the box office at 773-384-0494. Discount and seating are subject to availability.

Leveling Up - Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, is offering $10 tickets to performances March 8, 14 and 15 at 7:30pm. Use code “16113” online at or call Audience Services at 312-335-1650. Tickets must be reserved at least one hour before performance. Subject to availability.

Space Rental Availability at the Skokie Theatre

The Skokie Theatre in downtown Skokie is now available for rentals and performances. Acoustically perfect, elegant 140 seat theatre, comfortable seating, .3 miles from CTA Yellow line and 5 minutes from Touhy exit off of the Edens . Affordable rates. Contact Wendy Kaplan at or call 847.947.2155.

Theater Rigging For Sale

Theater rigging for sale: 6 – 8’ schedule 40 pipe; 6 -4’ schedule 40 pipe; 6 - 50 lb. boom bases; 4 cheeseboroughs 1 ½” fixed. Sold as bundle. Contact: for pricing details.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

DCASE Now Accepting Applications for Theater and Dance Program

Dates: September 2014-August 2015
Location: The Storefront Theater, Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Chicago Cultural Center Dance Studio and other locations.
Genres: Theater, Dance, Performance
Submissions Accepted: January 15-March 17, 2014
Application will close at 5pm CST on March 17, 2014. There will be no exceptions and no extensions.

Your organization must be a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in the State of Illinois for at least 12 months prior to applying (must have been incorporated as of March 17, 2013).
Your organization must be a resident company in the City of Chicago with a valid street address (not P.O. Box). Your organization must work within the following disciplines: Theater, Dance, Performance.
You cannot owe any outstanding debts to the City of Chicago. Any outstanding debt must be paid before space requests will be fulfilled.
You must apply for the presentation of Chicago premieres only. Preference will be given to those seeking to present a world premiere.
The presentation of your work must occur between September 2014 and August 2015.
Your organization may chosen to be presented through the DCASE Theater and Dance Program no more than 2 years in a row.

For more information click here

Friday, February 21, 2014

Industry Ticket Offers

Ain't Misbehavin' – Porchlight Music Theatre at Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Ave., in Chicago, is offering $10 industry tickets for the Sunday, February 23rd at 6pm performance (only). Call 773-327-5252, go online at, or visit the Stage 773 Box Office in person and mention the code PMTINDUSTRY. Subject to availability; non-transferrable; cannot be combined with any existing offers.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater -Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, is offering $25 industry tickets on all performances Feb 28 - March 9. Use code INDUSTRY. Tickets available online at, by calling (800) 982-2787, or at the box office at 50 E Congress Pkwy.

The Pitchfork Disney - Interrobang Theatre Project, in residence at Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N Southport Ave, is offering $10 industry tickets (with proof) for the final 5 performances. Closes March 2nd. Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Saturday & Sunday at 3pm. Buy online at or by calling the box office at 773-935-6875. Use the code CHOCOLATE when ordering. Visit for more information.

Rough Crossing by Tom Stoppard - First Folio Theatre at Mayslake Hall, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W 31st St, Oak Brook, is offering $10 industry tickets Weds. evenings at 8 PM on Weds., Feb. 26 and 7:30 on Sunday, March 2. Tickets are on an "as available" basis and may be purchased in advance. Professionals must bring a union card, a headshot/resume, tech resume, or business card indicating employment in the theater business. Tickets may be purchased by calling 630-986-8067.

Into the Woods by Steven Sondheim and James Lapine - The Hypocrites at Mercury Theater, 3745 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613 , is offering $20 industry tickets this Thurs evening, 2/27 at 7:30PM with code "thehypocrites" and may be purchased in advance at The rest of the run is available for $10 off with code "wolf". Tickets may also be purchased by calling (773) 325-1700.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Spring Classes at Actors Gymnasium

Registration is open for Spring classes at the Actors Gymnasium, a circus & performing arts school that is home to some of the most exciting classes and performances in the Chicagoland area. The session runs March 31-June 8 with classes for kids, teens, and adults. Offerings include parent-tot classes, tumbling, circus arts, drama, parkour, physical theatre, areal arts, contortion, stage combat, gymnastics, & more! We are located right next to the CTA Noyes stop on the Purple Line. Register now! Classes fill quickly.

Rehearsal Space Availability at About Face Theatre in Uptown

About Face Theatre has a 23'x24' rehearsal space available at their administrative offices, just off the Wilson redline stop. Includes tables and chairs and features great lighting and wood floors. Perfect for rehearsals, classes, or workshops. For more information, including rental rates and availability, please contact Corinne Neal at or call 773-784-8565 x116.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Call for Volunteers for IPW 2014

Calling all Chicagoans! Our magnificent city needs your help to make IPW 2014 a success! We are looking for 800+ passionate, knowledgeable individuals to become IPW Chicago Ambassadors and assist with greeting, information desks, transportation, sightseeing tours, evening events and more.

WHAT IS IPW 2014? IPW (formerly known as International Pow Wow) is the largest international tourism trade show hosted each year by the U.S. Travel Association. Cities compete to host IPW and this year it will be in our very own Chicago, April 5-9. More than 1,300 international travel buyers and 500 international media from over 70 countries attend the IPW marketplace with a focus on future travel to the United States. The media and buyers meet and network with over 3,700 U.S. suppliers.

• To promote Chicago as top-tier destination U.S. destination for international travel
• Chicago last hosted IPW in 1998 -- our city has changed dramatically over 16 years and we want to showcase our city to these key influencers
• Hosting IPW is key to achieving two key goals set forth by Mayor Rahm Emanuel
o Attract 50 million visitors by 2020
o Elevate Chicago to among the top 5 most visited U.S. cities by international travelers (currently ranked #9)
• Substantial economic impact:
o $13.3 million in direct spending in the host city by participants
o $1.3 million in state and local lodging and sales taxes
o $350 - $400 million in future business within three to five years after hosting the event

Volunteers who sign up and complete two or more IPW 2014 shifts will receive two complimentary tickets to one of the following Chicago attractions: John Hancock Observatory, Willis Tower Skydeck, Art Institute of Chicago, Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Science and Industry, Adler Planetarium or The Field Museum.

For more information:

Sign up today to become an IPW Chicago Ambassador, spots will go fast! Chicago, this is your chance to showcase our wonderful city to the world. Help us welcome visitors and give them an unforgettable experience!

TimePieces Australian Playwrights Event

TimeLine Theatre Company, in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Australian Consulate, announces that it will host several of Australia’s best and brightest performance writers for a day of discussion and play readings on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago.
Writers Reg Cribb, Tom Holloway, Lally Katz and Maxine Mellor are visiting Chicago as part of a tour of the United States that also takes them to Los Angeles and New York City this month. The tour has been organized by the Australian organization Inscription, led by its director Marcus West. Founded in 1998, Inscription collaborates with leading artists from Australia and the United States to script, sharpen and present quality content across theatre, film and television.

All events are free and open to the public, but space is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. Call the TimeLine Theatre Box Office at 773.281.8463 x6 or email to request reservations to any individual or all events.

11 am – 11:45 am: Panel Discussion moderated by Chris Jones, chief theatre critic for the Chicago Tribune, and featuring playwrights Reg Cribb, Tom Holloway, Lally Katz, Maxine Mellor, and Inscription Director Marcus West.
12 pm – 1:30 pm: Reading of Forget Me Not by Tom Holloway
Gerry is almost 60 and he's going to meet his mother for the first time since he was 3. His mother lives somewhere in the UK—Liverpool, according to the records—and his daughter Sally has had it up to here with him and his problems. So Gerry is going back to Britain to find out what made him who he is. Between 1945 and the late 1960s more than 3,000 British children were told they were orphans and sent to Australia on a promise of warmth, fresh air, abundant food and boundless opportunity. Instead they arrived to deprived institutions where neglect and abuse were the norm. Playwright Tom Holloway has written a series of raw, achingly beautiful conversations between members of a scattered family. Drawing the whole thing together is Gerry's extraordinary, precarious bid to finally learn what it means to love and belong to a family.
1:45 pm – 3 pm: Reading of A Golem Story by Lally Katz
Ahava, a young Jewish woman, wakes up in the Synagogue. She has been through a traumatic ordeal. Her memory is weak, her heart is broken. She has woken into a desperate time, in a desperate place. On the cobblestone streets of medieval Prague, chaos reigns. As the men fight their own demons and each other, children are disappearing. An invisible emperor has decreed a purging of the Ghetto, and a Rabbi works through the dark night to fashion an avenging monster, a man made out of clay. The Golem. A love, mystery and revenge story.

All events will take place on the 5th Floor of the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, in downtown Chicago, with the panel discussion taking place in the Millennium Park Room and both play readings taking place in the Washington Room.

Summer Space Rental Availability at the Cornservatory

The Cornservatory at 4210 N Lincoln Avenue in Chicago is available for summer rentals. Unique and versatile stage, BYOB theater, seating for up to 60, light and sound system, with great prices for prime time or late night shows! Contact

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Space Rental Availability at the Elaine and Zollie Frank Theater in Skokie

The Elaine and Zollie Frank Theater in Skokie at the Mayer Kaplan JCC is available for summer rentals. 250 seats, air conditioned, priced to move! Contact Robert at

Prologue Theatre Co. Seeks Short Scripts

Prologue Theatre Co. seeks new short scripts for our fifth annual Landmark Festival. This year’s theme (to which submitted scripts should be related) is “Shattered Reason" Scripts should be about 10 minutes long and not yet produced in Chicago. Selected scripts will be produced in the spring of 2014. Send full script to Whitney Morse, Literary and Casting Director at by March 15th. Please include a cover letter indicating your level of interest in participating in script development sessions in advance of the festival (note: not being interested/available for script development will not affect a script’s eligibility to be produced as part of the festival). More information about the festival, including detailed information on what kind of plays we’d like to receive, can be found at our website:

The theme for our season is "Shattered Reason." This is a theme that applies in several different ways to the shows we'll be producing this season - so don't feel as though you need to take the prompt literally. We strive for a variety of tones, styles, and tempos throughout the festival - comedy is just as welcome as tragedy. Also keep our mission in mind as you are writing:

The Past is Prologue. We produce new and forgotten works from underrepresented voices. In this way, we relate the experiences of yesterday with the lives of today.

Industry Ticket Offers

A New Brain - The Brown Paper Box Co. at Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. is offering $15 industry tickets at the door for all performances (Feb. 21–Mar. 9) with headshot and resume or other proof of industry. For more information, see

The Little Prince – Lookingglass Theatre in the Water Tower Water Works at 821 N. Michigan Ave, is offering exclusive half-priced industry tickets for February 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27 at 7:30pm. Industry tickets are available with code INDUSTRY when you call 312.337.0665 or visit to purchase tickets. Discount and seating are subject to availability.

Teddy Bears Picnic – Emerald City’s Little Theatre, 2933 N Southport Ave Offering $10 industry tickets through March 23rd. Buy online or by calling 773.529.2690 and use the code INDUSTRY when ordering. Are you a theatre professional without children who is curious about Theatre for the Very Young? Use a $10 industry ticket as an observer to see this unique show for ages 0-4. To secure your ticket please call 773.529.2690 and ask for an “industry observer” ticket. House management will make sure you are seated somewhere unobtrusive to see the picnic in action.

War Song - The Plagiarists at the Berger Coach House, 6205 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660, are offering a limited number of $10 industry tickets for the preview performance on Wednesday, March 12th at 7:30pm. Email for more information.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Industry Ticket Offers

The Little Prince – Lookingglass Theatre in the Water Tower Water Works at 821 N. Michigan Ave, is offering exclusive half-priced industry tickets for Wednesday evening performances in February. Industry tickets are available with code INDUSTRY when you call 312.337.0665 or visit to purchase tickets. Discount and seating are subject to availability.

The Language Archive – Piven Theatre Workshop, 927 Noyes Street, Evanston, is offering $15 Industry tickets all Thursday, 7:30pm performances February 20-March 20. Use the code INDUSTRY online at or at our box office at 847.866.8049.

Sons of the Prophet – American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron, is offering $20 industry tickets for all Thursday performances between February 6 and March 9. Available in-person at the box office starting at 7pm, proof of industry required. For more information, call audience services at 773-409-4125

Rasheeda Speaking - Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5775 N. Ridge Ave, is offering $15 industry tickets for the following performances: 2/7, 2/8, 2/12 at 8pm; and also 2/16 at 2pm. Buy online at or via email to Use the code INDUSTRY when ordering.

Gidion's Knot by Johnna Adams - Profiles Theatre is offering a limited amount of $15 industry tickets for Thursdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 7 pm through March 9. Industry tickets are available with code INDUSTRY47 when you call the box office at 773-549-1815 or visit to enter the code. Discount and seating are subject to availability.