Thursday, October 30, 2014

Chicago Theatre Intern Networking Event

Monday, November 17, 6 - 8 p.m.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave.
Finding a job after your internship or apprenticeship can seem daunting even in the large and supportive Chicago theatre community. How do you stand out and succeed in a crowded field of applicants? What makes Chicago unique from other theatre communities and how can you thrive here? The Chicago Theatre Intern Networking Event is the only event of its kind to help interns and apprentices make new professional connections and learn from the experience of artists and administrators who are working in the city. Breakout groups include: 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! RSVP to to attend. Please pass on to your company's interns.

Ingenuity Collaboration & Curriculum Institutes

Ingenuity Collaboration & Curriculum Institutes
November 17 & December 3
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

We are in the final two weeks of registration for arts education providers who are interested in exploring best practices around curriculum development and alignment, instruction, assessment and evaluation.

The Institute will focus on the following disciplines: music, dance, theater and visual arts and be lead by four leading Chicago Public School arts instructors from Ravenswood Elementary School, Senn High School, Walter Payton High School and Lindblom High School. The Institute will also explore curriculum alignment to the Common Core State Standards.

Who: Program Managers and Curriculum Creators working with CPS

What: Collaboration and Curriculum Institute

Where: Centrally Located in City (TBD)

Why: To strengthen your current program curriculum design, to explore best practices, to learn new approaches and to share curriculum practices within a learning community

Ingenuity will be accepting 12 applicants per discipline. Institute will include resources for the development of new teaching materials, lesson plans, evaluation tools to fulfill each partners program goals.

Please complete this brief application form by November 7th if you are interested in participating. You will be notified by November 10 regarding your acceptance. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ellen Messner at or 312.583-7461.

DCASE In the Works Residency Program Now Accepting Applications

In the Works is the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' residency program and gives emerging and established performing artists the opportunity to test-drive new work in a public setting. Each residency is tailored to the needs of the artist or company and their project and takes place in the most suitable DCASE space. Each showing is a unique opportunity for audiences to get a behind-the-scenes look at new work by Chicago artists.

In The Works performance Submissions Accepted: Applications for residencies from January–August 2015 will be open from October 17-November 17, 2014. Applications must be submitted by 5pm CST on November 17th. Late or incomplete applications will not be evaluated.

Click here for more information and to download the application.

Season of Concern's 7th Annual Larry Sloan Awards

You are invited to the 7th Annual Larry Sloan Awards featuring an intimate performance by Rondi Reed and John Mahoney

November 10, 2014
Stage 773 , 1225 W. Belmont in Chicago at 7:00 pm

Created 25 years ago by Chicago theatre artists to provide care for those in the theatre community living with AIDS-related illnesses, Season of Concern has raised tens of thousands of dollars from generous artists and theatre patrons to benefit hundreds of people in the entertainment industry - actors, directors, designers, technicians, playwrights - and others who are experiencing health-related emergencies and medical issues.

Join Season of Concern as we honor Bill Solar, Lori Cannon, and TimeLine Theatre for their outstanding contributions to the community.

$75 - VIP tickets
$35 - general admission

VIP tickets include reserved seating, a champagne toast, and a pair of tickets to a Chicago theatrical event!

Tickets on sale now at ; For more information, contact , the Stage 773 Box Office (773) 327-5252

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Industry Ticket Offers

Both Your Houses – Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, is offering $15 industry tickets for any Friday performance. Please mention the code INDUSTRY when reserving tickets by phone or walk-up. Call 773.404.7336 or visit for more information.

Great Expectations - Strawdog Theatre, 3829 N Broadway. Chicago. Industry tickets are available (while supplies last) October 31st - December 13th when you use code "INDUSTRY". $10 advance preview tickets are available October 31st - November 9th and $18 advance standard ticket are available November 10th - December 13th. Code is "INDUSTRY". Visit for more information.

Remy Bumppo’s “Think Trivia” Fundraiser – Remy Bumppo Theatre Company is offering $10 Industry Tickets to their “Think Theatre” Fundraiser. The event is on Monday, November 10 at 7:00 pm at Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro, 3905 N Lincoln Ave. Please mention the code INDUSTRY when registering by phone (773.244.8119) or select the Industry option at More information can be found at

Holcombe Waller, Wayfinders –Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Edlis Neeson Theater at 220 E. Chicago Avenue, is offering $15 tickets to performance industry professionals for any performance November 7–9, at 7:30 pm. Offer available by phone only at MCA Box Office 312-397-4010, use Industry code WAYFINDERS to reserve.

The Hundred Flowers Project - Silk Road Rising at the Historic Chicago Temple, 77 W Washington, is offering $10 industry tickets. Performances are Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 4:00pm through November 23, 2014. To purchase tickets, follow this link or call the box office at 312-857-1234 x201 and use the code Industry. The code is good for up to two tickets, and the purchaser must provide a headshot and/or resume when picking up tickets.

Danny Casolaro Died for You - TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., is offering $22 industry tickets* for Wednesday at 7:30 pm and Saturday at 8 pm performances through December 21 (PLUS this Friday 10/31 at 8 pm) with code INDUSTRY22. Order online or call the TimeLine Box Office at 773.281.8463 x6

Theater Unspeakable's The American Revolution - Adventure Stage Chicago, 1012 N. Noble St, is offering $10 industry tickets for Friday, November 14th at 7:30pm. Call the ASC Box Office at 773.342.4141 or purchase in person at the door one hour before the show.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rehearsal Space Availability at About Face Theatre in Edgewater

About Face Theatre has 3 rehearsal rooms available at their new facility on Broadway, just off the Berwyn red line CTA stop. Perfect for auditions, rehearsals, classes, or workshops. For more information, including rental rates and availability, please contact Corinne Neal at or call 773-784-8565 x103.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Industry Ticket Offers

Animal Farm - Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted is offering $10 tickets to performances October 18 and October 19. Use code “18533”online at or call Audience Services at 312-335-1650. Tickets must be reserved at least one hour before performance. Subject to availability.

Women in Music hosted by Orange Is the New Black star Lea DeLaria - Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles, 941 W. Lawrence in Chicago, is offering a limited number of $10 industry tickets for their 3 p.m. concert on Nov. 16th hosted by comedienne, jazz musician and actress Lea DeLaria. Use the code INDUSTRY at checkout. Offer does not apply to VIP tickets. Visit our online box office to redeem this offer via

Polarity Ensemble Theatre Accepting Script Submissions

Polarity Ensemble Theatre is now accepting script submissions for the 2015 Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays. Full length plays from Chicago area playwrights only. Deadline November 3. No reading fees. All the info is here:

Friday, October 10, 2014

Redtwist space is still available for a guest company show in Dec/Jan.

Redtwist invites exciting young guest companies to submit proposals for productions "in association with" Redtwist Theatre, to be performed at the Redtwist space. Show times would be Sat 3pm, and Sun & Mon 7:30pm for up to a 6-week run (18 performances total), in which case the Jeff Committee would judge the show for potential nominations and awards. The financial terms are mutually beneficial to the guest company and Redtwist. Please send your proposal and a PDF of the script to Redtwist Artistic Director, Michael Colucci: Several slots remain for the 14-15 season.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Network of Ensemble Theater's Intersection: Ensembles + Universities Symposium

Network of Ensemble Theater's Intersection: Ensembles + Universities symposium in New York City (October 31 - November 2 at The New School and La MaMa).

The Intersection symposium will launch a multi-year investigation of the connectivity between professional performing arts ensembles and colleges/universities.The complete schedule and registration can be found on the Network of Ensemble Theaters’ website.

Partners for Sacred Places iSPi Launch: Celebrating Creative Sacred Placemaking in Chicago

Celebrate the launch of Partners' newest website, iSPi (isp-ee), an online hub that connects artists, non-profits, and entrepreneurs with space, volunteers, and resources in houses of worship.

The reception will include the premiere of a short film and remarks from:

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (invited)

Julia M. Stasch, Interim President, MacArthur Foundation

Dr. Arun Gandhi, President, Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute

After iSPi goes live, we'll celebrate with a hors d'oeuvres and an open house at the Chicago Temple - including performances from local theater companies that partner with houses of worship, a photo exhibition, and information booth - so attendees can learn more about ways that iSPi can support their work and their community.

More Information and Register.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Industry Ticket Offers

The Whaleship Essex - Shattered Globe Theatre at Theatre Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. is offering $10 industry tickets at 3 PM on Saturday, October 11. Tickets can be purchased via telephone at 773-975-8150, or in person at the box office at 1229 West Belmont. Code: INDUSTRY.

Isaac’s Eye – Writers Theatre – 664 Vernon Ave, Glencoe (easily accessible by Metra) is offering $20 industry tickets to this Midwest premiere for Thursday, October 9th at 8:00pm. Call our Box Office at 847-242-6000 and mention the Industry discount. Please bring a headshot, resume, or business card as proof of your involvement in the industry. Subject to availability.

Luce - presented by Next Theatre Co., playing at 927 Noyes Street in Evanston is offering half price tickets for our upcoming performance on Thursday October 9 at 7:30 p.m. Call and mention INDUSTRY at (847)475-1875. For more information go to

Global Transcendence: World Sacred Harmony and Chant - Chicago a cappella at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago. is offering $15 industry tickets with the code INDUSTRY on Saturday, October 19, 4:00pm. For more information, visit or call (773) 281-7820.

Circus in Progress: An Evening of Daring New Work - Actors Gymnasium, 927 Noyes St. Evanston, is offering $15 discounted tickets on Saturday, October 11 at 4:30 or 7:30 p.m. Click here for tickets.

Outside Agitators - 20% Theatre at 3502 N. Elston Ave,is offering $15 industry tickets for the whole run of the show (October 2nd - October 19th) Email for more information and to reserve.

Trade Winds / Aires de Cambio - Links Hall and The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago are offering COMP tickets to its Friday night (Oct. 10) production of Trade Winds / Aires de Cambio featuring Hedwig Dances (Chicago) and DanzAbierta (Havana) email to reserve your tickets. For more information go to

Owners by Caryl Churchill – Interrobang Theatre Project at Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N Southport Ave, is offering $10 industry tickets for all Thursday-Sunday performances through November 2 with code ITPSeason5. Available through the Atheanaeum Theatre Box Office at 773-935-6860. Please bring a headshot, resume, or business card as proof of your involvement in the industry.

Danny Casolaro Died for You - TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave. is offering  50% OFF all tickets with code DANNY50 to this weekend’s performances through October 12. Tickets available online here.

TUTA Fall Education Session

TUTA Theatre Chicago is pleased to continue to offer dynamic education opportunities to the Chicago community with the following 8-week courses this fall, held in our easily accessible new home steps from the Francisco Brown Line CTA stop.

For the advanced actor:
MASTER CLASS: Shakespeare Scene Study
Dr. Sharon Ammen, Instructor
Appropriate for actors with any Shakespeare experience, this course is an in-depth exploration of the Bard’s works and how voice, movement, and musicality of text influence performance. Students will learn to make Shakespeare’s language their own and to physically embody his characters through a number of exercises and in-depth text analysis. Work will progress from sonnets to scenes and culminate in monologues suitable for auditions.

For the first time in the history of TUTA:
TUTAtots: Animals in ACTion for 4-6 year olds
Company Member Helen Lattyak, Teacher
In this TUTA creative drama class, students will explore acting, singing, and basic movement, through the use of their imaginations, creativity, and lots of teamwork. Each student will have the chance to create their very own animal characters, learn songs, and lots of fun acting exercises.

The TUTA Fall Education Session runs October 20th through December 16th. For more information on the courses, including dates/times, tuition and registration info, and full instructor bios, please visit

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Audition Workshop at The Brown Paper Box Co.

Does your audition monologue need a fresh set of eyes & ears?
From the second you walk into an audition room to the company's final, "Thanks for coming!" you have ample opportunities to make a positive lasting impression with casting directors and production staff. For 2 hours, The Brown Paper Box Co. will create a supportive and informative atmosphere working through monologues and audition techniques for up to 10 actors. We'll also have space in the room for those wishing to audit the workshop.

$15 to perform and work your monologue (10 slots available).
$5 to audit and not perform (up to 8 slots available).

Please prepare one 90-second contemporary monologue and dress as if you were attending a real audition. Come prepared to take some notes (recording devices are ok!), gain some advice, and have a fun afternoon.

To attend our monologue workshop, please book your slot here. Space is limited, so book while you can!

M. William Panek (Executive Director/Workshop Facilitator) is a founding member of The Brown Paper Box Co. and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BFA in Stage Direction. Most recently, he directed William Finn's A New Brain at Rivendell Theatre and coordinated & hosted "Proud at Mary's: A June Cabaret" at Mary's Attic. Chicago directing credits: Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls (BroadwayWorld Award nominee - Best Director, non-Equity), Godspell (BroadwayWorld Award nominee - Best Musical Revival, non-Equity), the world premiere of Aaron Golden's To Tree(BroadwayWorld Award nominee - Best New Work), Reefer Madness! The Musical in 2010, and its subsequent 4/20 remounts in 2011 and 2012. In addition, he has appeared in The Brown Paper Box Co.'s "Character Breakdown: A Miscast Cabaret" at Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret. William was an artistic associate with The Orchard Project in Hunter, NY, a production assistant for the 24-Hour Musicals at Joe's Pub, and the business management assistant at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Industry Ticket Offers

My First Time-- Broken Nose Theatre is offering $15 industry tickets to all performances of their late night smash. Industry tickets can be purchased by calling 773-404-7336, or at the Greenhouse Box Office. Visit for more information on BNT and the show.​

Hack/Slash - Strangeloop Theatre and CIC Theater at CIC, 1422 W Irving Park Rd., are offering $10 industry tickets Friday, October 10, and Saturday, October 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or in advance with the code 666. Visit for more information. 

The Hundred Flowers Project- Silk Road Rising (77 W Washington St) is offering $10 Industry tickets to all previews. Tickets can be purchased online HERE (there is no processing fee to buy online). Previews start on Thursday, October 16th. The Hundred Flowers Project is directed by Joanie Schultz.