Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Think Theatre at the Remy Bumppo Studio

Do you have a piece that you want to put on its feet, but haven't booked a rehearsal space yet? Prepping for monologues and the audition you have been waiting for is right around the corner? If you had a place to work, would you become a coach, teaching artist, or offer a workshop?

We have a space where YOUR art CAN happen!
Our wood sprung second level floor with 26’x30’ useable space, has cabinets and shelves for props storage, 65 folding chairs, available tables, a microwave, small refrigerator, and coffee pot available. A freight elevator, bathrooms, and large sink are down the hall for your use.

Remy Bumppo schedules on an availability basis. Please inquire with our Rental Coordinator at

Industry Ticket Offers

The Christians - Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted, is offering $15 tickets to performances December 1-18.  Use code 28908 online at or call Audience Services at 312-335-1650. Tickets must be reserved at least one hour before performance. Subject to availability.

Men on Boats - 1909 W Byron St., is offering $10 Industry tickets to January 6 and 7 preview performances at 8:00pm. Tickets can be purchased online with code EMMA DEAN here or by calling the box office 773.409.4125.

A Hedda Gabler - Red Tape Theatre at the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway is offering $10 industry tickets for performances December 8-12 at 8PM. Visit and use code INDUSTRY at checkout.

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues - Foundlings Theatre Company, at The Frontier Theatre is located at 1106 W. Thorndale, Chicago IL 60660, is offering FREE to $10 industry tickets on Monday, December 12. Free to $5 tickets here with new account and using the code “eight” Or $10 tickets at using the code “industry” Tickets must be reserved at least one hour before performance. Subject to availability.

MCA Studio: ONEOFUS workshop

Saturday, December 10 at 1-3PM
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave
$25, or free with ticket to Beauty and the Beast
The creators of Beauty and the Beast put the experience of disability in society at the center of their work. They lead an inclusive workshop for professionals on reconfiguring collaboration, creation, and performance in theater and burlesque. Includes ASL.

More information:

Monday, November 28, 2016

Production Space Availability at Collaboraction

Collaboraction Studios, in the Flat Iron Arts Building of Wicker Park, has affordable, flexible production space to rent in The Pentagon between February 6 and April 2, 2017. We’re offering 10% off if you book by December 15th. We're also a great space for film shoots, visual arts galleries, rehearsals, and special events.

Contact for more details or to schedule a walkthrough.

Directing & Scene Study

For any aspiring director or for actors looking to inject their craft with fresh looks at scene study. This workshop will refocus the storytelling and staging styles of classic and unique scenes into the ATL standard of relatable and audience first theatre. Consider this scene study for the director with the hope of identifying future directors for our company.
 Class session will end with a free showcase for friends & family.
Wednesdays January 18- March 1, 2017 7-9pm
 $150/student for the 7 week class
email for questions or to register

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Industry Ticket Offers

Cinderella at the Theater of Potatoes - the Hypocrites, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave, is offering $18 tickets to performances using code 'industry18' online at or call our Box Office at (872) 205-6525. Offer valid through January 8, 2017.

Christmas at Christine's - Silk Road Rising at the historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington, is offering industry performances on Friday, December 2nd at 8pm: press opening (all attendees get a free cupcake post-performance!) and Thursday, December 8th at 7:30pm. Industry tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online at Just be sure to enter discount code INDUSTRY when making your purchase online (there is no processing fee to buy online).

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Space Rental Availability at Redtwist Theatre

Redtwist offers performing space to guest companies at reasonable rates.
• Only $500 per week and you keep 100% of box office revenue
• Six week runs only, three performances per week (18 total, which is the minimum if you are Jeff eligible)
 • Perf times are Sat @ 3pm, Wed & Sun @ 7:30pm
• Two slots still available for 16-17 season: Apr 26 to Jun 4 & Jul 12 to Aug 20
• contact Michael Colucci:

Friday, November 18, 2016

Billy Elliot Props For Sale

Highland Park Players are selling several props from their recent production of Billy Elliot. Some highlighted props include boxing gloves, boxing bag, ballet bags, police shields and more. Some items are featured in the attached photos. Looking to sell entire package. Complete list of props below. If interested, please inquire for pricing.

Included: (18) Maggie Thatcher faces (handheld)
(20) doll rods
(6) Billy Clubs
(6) Riot Police Shields
(5) sets of authentic boxing gloves
(4) Boxing head gear
(1) Boxing bag
 (9) different ballet dance bags (including Billys)
(4) Lanterns, Billy’s Letter box inluding all the items mentioned in script (i.e. Pack of soup, rubick’s cube, etc.)

Rehearsal Space Availability at Steep Theatre

Our rehearsal hall is located at 1113 W Berwyn Ave, directly next door to Steep Theatre. We are happy to make this space available for classes, rehearsals, workshops, meetings, and other projects. This versatile space is 624 square feet, half carpeted and half hardwood, with high ceilings, full heating and air conditioning, wifi, and a separate door for easy access at any time of day.

Hourly: $15 (standard), $10 (not-for-profit)
Weekly: $450 (standard), $300 (not-for-profit)

Rentals can be scheduled through our Spacefinder page or by completing the form below.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a walkthrough, please contact us at or 773-649-3186. All rentals must be made at least 48 hours in advance.

Theater on the Lake in the Works: Call for Submissions

Entering its 65th season, Theater on the Lake programming is expanding to include a brand new initiative—a new play commission. For decades this festival has successfully showcased Chicago’s finest off-Loop theater. In order to better support and nurture Chicago’s thriving theater community, this festival will now also include the development of one new play each season.

In partnership with Chicago Dramatists and supported by Artistic Curator Isaac Gomez, the recipient of this new play commission will receive the following support:

A small stipend;
Four seasonal public readings held in Chicago Park District locations throughout the city, kicking off in August 2017. These readings will be fully cast and moderated by established literary managers and dramaturgs in Chicago;
Consultation with literary managers and local dramaturgs throughout the development process;
Fully supported main stage production as part of Theater on the Lake’s 2018 season.

At this time the Chicago Park District’s Theater on the Lake is accepting submissions. Please submit the following in PDF or Word formats:
A full-length, never-before-produced play as a draft (no musicals, please);
A statement (approximately 500 words) explaining why you are interested in collaborating with Theater on the Lake to continue developing this play as the commission;
A professional resume outlining your playwriting and other related experience.
(Please Note: Synopses and 10-page work samples will NOT be considered.)

Please create an account below to learn more about eligibility and how to submit.

The submission deadline is December 16, 2016. We will notify you of our decision the first week in February.

Thank you!
Theater on the Lake, Chicago Park District

Monday, November 14, 2016

Industry Ticket Offers

[Trans]formation - Nothing Without a Company at The Vault at Collaboraction Studios in the Flat Iron Arts Building at 1579 N Milwaukee Ave in Chicago, is offering 1/2 Off industry tickets ($8.00 for Previews, $15 for the Run) with the code "INDUSTRY." For tickets click here.

Dance Theatre of Harlem - Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy, is offering $15 industry tickets for Dance Theatre of Harlem on Friday, November 18 and $25 industry tickets for Saturday, November 19 at 7:30PM. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at or by calling 312.341.2300.

The Christmas Schooner - Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613, is offering a limited number of $15 Industry tickets on Friday, December 2nd at 8pm and Friday, December 9th at 8pm. Discounted tickets are available online with code "INDUSTRY" or by calling 773-325-1700.

The Fundamentals - Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted, is offering $20 tickets to performances on November 13 and November 22-27. Use code 28513 online at or call Audience Services at 312-335-1650. Tickets must be reserved at least one hour before performance. Subject to availability.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Season 39/Fall Series - Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, is offering $25 tickets to performances on November 17, November 18 and November 19. Use code FRIENDS AND FAMILY at or call 312.850.9744.

Stomp – Broadway In Chicago at the Broadway Playhouse, 175 E Chestnut, is offering $29 industry tickets for Tuesday, Wednesday (matinee + evening), Thursday (matinee + evening) and Sunday evening performances of Stomp through December 22. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online with offer code INDUSTRY. For tickets or more information visit

Finding Neverland – Broadway In Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 Randolph St, is offering $39 industry tickets for November 23 (matinee & evening), November 26 (evening) and November 29 performances. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online with offer code INDUSTRY. For tickets or more information visit

Beth in July - Prop Thtr, 3402 N. Elston, is offering Two-for-one industry tickets with code: League. Available at the door, or turn your single bought-online ticket into two tickets, with same code at the door. Regular price: $20. Saving: $10. Available for every performance, Fridays & Saturdays at 8, Sundays at 7 through December 18.

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley - Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, is offering $15 Industry Rush Tickets for all performances through December 18. May be purchased in person only, 2 hours before performance. Must provide proof of industry. Limit 2 tickets per Industry ID. Excludes Premium section and Opening Night. To check availability call our box office at 847.673.6300.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Rental Space Availability with About Face Theatre

Our facility at 5252 N Broadway features three distinct (and distinctive!) rehearsal rooms available for rent at great low rates. Since moving into the space just over two years ago, we are proud to have welcomed over a hundred small theatre companies to share our space for rehearsals, auditions, classes, planning meetings and more! All spaces offer wifi, heat & AC, use of our tables and chairs as available, and access to our shared kitchen area. We are also located right above a newly renovated coffee shop and near several other restaurants and grocery stores for snack and dinner breaks. We offer affordable rates for evenings and weekends along with a special super discounted rate for daytime rentals. If you are interested please visit our website at

Q&A With Playwright Doug Wright and Chicago Tribune's Chris Jones at the MCA

Museum of Contemporary Art's Edlis Neeson Theater at 220 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL. Saturday, November 19th from 12:30PM - 1:30PM

About Face Theatre invites you to join us for an intimate afternoon with Doug Wright, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of I AM MY OWN WIFE and the Broadway-bound musical WAR PAINT, in conversation with the Chicago Tribune's chief theatre critic, Chris Jones.

This event takes place at the Museum of Contemporary Art in the Edlis Neeson Theater at 220 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL. This program is made possible through the generous support of the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Tickets are available at

Monday, November 7, 2016

Industry Ticket Offers

It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! - American Blues Theater at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln, is offering a limited number of Industry tickets for the December 12 performance. Tickets are $15 with code LIGHT, and can be purchased online at or by calling (773) 404-7336.

Cinderella at the Theater of Potatoes - the Hypocrites at The Den Theatre, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave, is offering $10 industry tickets through November 20 with the code 'industry10' online or at the door.

Chicago Park District Accepting 2017 Night Out in the Parks Submissions

Calling all Chicago based artists and organizations! The Chicago Park District invites you to submit your best ideas for the 2017 season of Night Out in the Parks. Accepting 2017 submittals from November 2 through December 16, 2016. APPLY NOW.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Inaugural Chicago Global Theatre Alliance Meeting on 11/12

International Voices Project invites artists and companies committed to staging global plays on Chicago stages to the inaugural meeting of the Chicago Global Theatre Alliance on Saturday November 12th at 1PM. The goal of CGTA is to create conversations and connections among Chicago companies and artists committed to global performance. The meeting will take place at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division Street. RSVP or call Patrizia at 773-343-0144.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

300 Law Books and Shelves Available as Donation

300 law books and shelves from a law office available as a donation to a theater. Recipient must come and get them (and the nice book cases). If interested contact Donald F. Peters, Jr. at 630.887.6901 or