Monday, August 29, 2016

Industry Ticket Offers

Amour - Black Button Eyes Productions at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport is offering $17 industry tickets (including $2 Athenaeum restoration fee) to the Friday September 2 and Sunday September 4 performances and the Thursday September 8 through Sunday September 11 performances, available through the Athenaeum Theatre website ( or the Athenaeum Theatre box office (773.935.6875) using the code THRUWALLS.

The Black Slot - AstonRep Theatre at the Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark Street is offering $10 industry tickets to any performance through October 2nd. Please email or call 773-828-9129 to reserve your tickets and mention INDUSTRY. Walk-up industry tickets also available. for show details.

Ultra American: A Patriot Act – Silk Road Rising, 77 W. Washington St, is offering an industry discount for September 6-September 25 performances. Use promo code INDUSTRY for $10 tickets. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 312-857-1234.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Theatrical Skills Workshops from Grand Stage

New season with new offerings begin soon!

Flying Performers: "Have You Thought About…"
September 10, 2016 8:30 - 5:00 EDT
Rockford HS, Rockford, Michigan
Presenter: Tracy Nunnally, Vertigo (
• Learn about safety, staffing and budget
• Demonstration of necessary rigs & equipment
• All to help effectively plan the flying in your production
Co-sponsored with USITT Midwest Regional Section
Cost: $10-$25 (Includes membership in Midwest Section)
Go to for info.and to register for this workshop
Registration DEADLINE: Friday, Sept. 2

Electricity 101: Basics for the Stage Technician and ETC's Layers of Light Presentation
September 17, 2016 9:00 - 2:00
Naperville Central HS, Naperville, Illinois
Electricity 101:
Presenter: Tom Craner, Field Service Tech, Grand Stage
• Safety first: Learn how to work with electricity
• Basic electrical math and tools for the technician
• How to work with connectors, cables, wires and plugs
• Dealing with lamps for theatrical fixtures
"Layers of Light"
Presenter: Tom Littrell, ETC Education Outreach
• Learn about LED fixtures as a tool for lighting
• How they compare with traditional fixtures on skin, costumes and scenery
• How LED fixtures are dimmed and other control aspects for the stage
*Cost: Educational - $15, others: $25 Lunch included Registration DEADLINE: Friday, September 9

To register, go to: and fill out our registration form.

Questions? Contact Steve Jacobs, Director of Training Workshops

Industry Ticket Offers

Dutchman/TRANSit - American Blues Theater at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln is offering $10 industry tickets to any preview August 26 - 31. Use promo code INDUSTRY10 for discount.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Artemisia Call for Female-driven Plays

>Now accepting submission from playwrights who reside in the greater Chicago area to be considered for fall festival 2017
>Six plays are chosen for staged readings from which the audience chooses artemisia's world premier productions
>To submit you must send a professional resume, a one-page synopsis of the play, the first ten pages of the play and the play's production history as a PDF attachment to with Fall Festival Submission in the subject line.
>Please only submit if the play features a leading female character actively engaged in the story's action and catharsis whose journey is characterized by empowerment rather than victimization
>Please allow 12 weeks for your submission to be processed and you will be contacted if Artemisia wishes to read the full play
>There is no fee to submit and full guidelines can be found at
>See this year's line-up of awesome plays featured in Her Story is Our Story, Fall Festival 2016 at or better yet, join us for this year's festival- it's free
>Artemisia produces plays that empower women, gives playwrights career-altering opportunities and brings groundbreaking new theatre to Chicago's audiences, who are engaged as a vital part of Artemisia's play selection process

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships Program

The Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships Program is a grant where actors are given the opportunity to grow artistically and professionally in collaboration with a Theatre Communications Group (TCG) member theatre. The grant seeks to transform the relationship between actors and theatre organizations.  The program has an online application deadline on August 30th, 2016, Noon Eastern Time.

Actors are selected in two categories:
Exceptional Merit: $15,000 (with an additional $10,000 available to relieve student loan debt) supports actors who are established in their careers as working professionals with 10 years or more of professional experience. Those with less experience are still eligible to apply but must recognize that they are competing with actors who have demonstrated a sustained dedication to their careers. Funds will support actors who are evaluating the current state of their career and envisioning what their career could be as they continue to grow in their artistry.

Distinguished Achievement: $25,000 supports actors with 20 years or more of experience who have amassed a substantial body of work. Recipients are awarded grants to allow them to look for opportunities for continued growth and sustain the longevity of their careers. Recipients will use these resources to adapt to the physical changes as an actor later in their career and changes to casting. The Host Theatre will receive $7,500 to be applied to costs associated with the actor’s residency activities.

The downloadable guidelines and online application forms are our website:

Stockyards Theatre Project announces 2016 "Play For Keeps" Workshop

Join Stockyards for the tenth year of the Play For Keeps program, designed for women actors to create new roles to play on stage! The program consists of six two-hour sessions of effective writing exercises, facilitated group feedback, and cold-reading practice, followed by a culminating staged reading for the public. First-timers with no writing experience have the option of also working one-on- one with a professional writer. Theatre artists of all genders and specialties are welcome to participate, if their work supports Stockyards’ mission, "giving volume to the voices of women." This is an opportunity to create a theatre piece designed for yourself to empower your career in a program facilitated by an Emmy nominated writer, playwright, published author while surrounded by supportive participants. This year’s workshop begins on Sunday, September 11th and continues each Sunday through October 16 from 4pm-6pm in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. If you have any questions about the program or would like to sign up, please email facilitator Francesca Peppiatt:

Monday, August 15, 2016

Industry Ticket Offers

Bakersfield Mist - TimeLine Theatre Company at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. is offering $15 industry tickets to previews 8/19 - 8/25. Buy tickets online or call 773.327.5252 and use code Industry15.

Oh, Coward! - Dead Writers Theatre Collective at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport is offering $22 industry tickets available from the Athenaeum Theatre box office: 773.935.6875 for all Wednesday and Thursday performances August 31 – September 15, 2016. Resume and headshot required.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Industry Ticket Offers

Mame – Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson in Evanston, is offering half-price industry tickets on August 20 and 26 at 8pm, and August 21, 24 and 25 at 2pm. For tickets call 847-920-5360 or visit and use coupon code "moon." Tickets must be purchased in advance. No door sales.

The Promise of a Rose Garden –  Babes With Blades Theatre Company at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr, is offering $10 industry tickets to the August 14 matinee (3pm curtain). Use discount code "JARHEAD" online (, by phone (773.904.0391) or at the box office.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Industry Ticket Offers

Direct from Death Row The Scottsboro Boys – Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark Street, is offering $15 tickets to theatre industry professionals for Fridays at 7:30. 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. Thru 8/27.