Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Introduction to Immersive Performance Workshop

Introduction to Immersive Performance Workshop from Sleep No More and And Then She Fell's TAYLOR MYERS
Saturday, November 25, 12PM-4PM
at Strawdog Theatre Company, 1802 W Berenice Ave, Chicago IL 60613
(Irving Park Brown Line, Damen/Ashland Buses | Limited off street parking available)

The Introduction to Immersive Performance workshop is designed to help performers and creators begin to understand a host of tactics employed to engage audience members without the separation provided by a fourth wall. Participants can expect to spend time exploring depth of touch, physical energetic manipulation/transfer, audience navigation, immersive world building, magnetism and authority, and inception/mental manipulation. We will work with group audience flow, control, and herd patterns as well as one-on-one audience engagement. Expect to move, explore, and be bold! Only 13 more spots available as of 4:00PM on 10/31.
Register at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10217870
Participants - $65 | Observers - $25

TAYLOR MYERS is a performer and director based in New York City. He fell headlong into immersive theater in 2012 and co-founded Roll The Bones Theatre Co. to design large scale immersive work at non-traditional times and places. He has performed with Punchdrunk in Sleep No More, Third Rail Projects in Then She Fell and The Grand Paradise, and also served as co-director of Paradiso, a state-of-the-art immersive escape room. Directing shows from sunrise to the witching hour, from a Bronx cemetery to a 500 year old Irish castle, his most recent work includes both an immersive experience and a feature film called Hamlet in the Golden Vale. _____________

Monday, October 30, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Fool for Love - Facility Theatre at Chopin Theatre, 1543 West Division, Chicago, 60642, is offering half price industry tickets for all performances thru November 12 with industry code "OVALTINE". Tickets can be purchased at www.facilitytheatre.org.

Bachelorette -  Level 11 Theatre at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave, is offering pay-what-you-can tickets to all performances between now and November 5. Grab your tickets today at http://www.level11theatre.org/.

Lysistrata Jones - Refuge Theatre Project, 1212 W. Balmoral, is offering $15 industry tickets to Thursday performances through Nov. 19, using code INDUSTRY either online or in-person. To purchase online, please visit www.refugetheatre.com.

Akeelah & The Bee - Adventure Stage Chicago, 1012 N. Noble, is offering an industry night on Thursday, November 9 co-hosted by West Town/Wicker Park Bucktown Chambers of Commerce. 6:00PM (7:00 Curtain).with a networking reception before the show. Your exclusive $15 Industry ticket includes beer and food samples pre-show from Forbidden Root Brewery and Roots Pizza. RSVP online, or by calling 773.342.4141. Code is SPELL.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

About Face Theatre Seeks Play Submissions for OUT FRONT Series 2018

About Face Theatre is seeking play submissions for its OUT FRONT Series, an annual line-up of workshops and readings of new and developmental works exploring LGBTQIA themes. This season’s theme, “Babes on Stage,” will showcase on-the-rise LGBTQ+ women-identified playwrights. Readings will begin in spring 2018.

“LGBTQ+ women playwrights are creating such a wide variety of theatrical worlds and forms, yet their work remains underrepresented onstage, and most especially when it comes to trans women and queer women of color,” comments Artistic Director Megan Carney. “This call is for artists who want to see their work in conversation with others and who are seeking an innovative space for exploration.”

To apply for the OUT FRONT Series, e-mail full scripts and bios to literary@aboutfacetheatre.com with the subject line “BABES ON STAGE - [play title], [author name].” Submission may also be mailed to About Face Theatre, 5252 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60640. For additional information, visit aboutfacetheatre.com/productions/out-front-series/. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, December 31, 2017.

About Face Theatre creates exceptional, innovative, and adventurous theatre and educational programming that advances the national dialogue on sexual and gender identity, and challenges and entertains audiences in Chicago and beyond.

Space Availability with Rembrandt Chamber Musicians

Wondering where to hold your next event? Our studio space includes a piano and is available for hourly rentals. Our attractive ground-floor performance space in west Evanston has brick walls and large windows, and holds approximately 30 people.

It’s the perfect setting for:
Chamber music rehearsals
Poetry readings
Location: Rembrandt Chamber Musicians, 1522 Greenleaf Street, Evanston, IL 60202

Rental terms:
1-3 hours, including setup time
$50/hour business rate, $35/hour nonprofit rate
Piano tuning for additional fee.
Interested? Contact us for more details:

Tel: 872-395-1754
Email: info@rembrandtchambermusicians.org

Applications for the 2018 ADA 25 Advancing Leadership Institute Open Until 10/31

Do you want to be an Advancing Leadership Fellow? Or do you know of someone who should be a Fellow? Complete the short application by the final deadline, October 31st! Go to bit.ly/AdvancingLeadershipApp for more info.

The Leadership Institute seeks emerging leaders with disabilities who meet the following criteria:
5 -10 years of management and/or leadership experience demonstrated in one or a combination of professional, civic or community service contexts.
Self-identifies as a person with a disability (both apparent and non-apparent disabilities, defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities).
Is a resident of the Chicago region (this includes seven counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, Will and McHenry Counties).
Is committed to becoming engaged, or expand current engagement, in the civic life of metropolitan Chicago, and is seeking the possibility of voluntary participation on a board, commission, or other leadership position in public, private or non-profit sectors.

Space Available at the Royal George Theatre Center

The Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, has space available for performances, rehearsals, classes and more. The 50 seat Gallery Theatre space is available for prime time 3 – 6 week rentals November through February and beyond. Great price and location, right across the street from Steppenwolf. Ticketing, house staff and bartender included. For further information or viewing appointment, contact Joe at 312-988-9105.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Bobby Pin Girls - Nothing Without a Company at The Chicago Mosaic School, 1101 W. Granville Ave, is offering half off tickets for Students or Industry professionals - use code "Student" or "Industry" at check out for $5 preview tickets (Sunday, October 29th, Monday the 30th, and Wednesday November 1st) and $10 tickets for the remaining run (Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 6pm). Available online at www.NothingWithoutaCompany.org.

Hard Times - Lookingglass Theatre Company, 821 N. Michigan Ave. is offering industry tickets to performances the following dates: Wednesday 10/25 at 7:30PM, Thursday 10/26 at 2PM and 7:30PM, Friday, 10/27 ay 7:30PM, Saturday 10/28 at 2PM and 7:30PM, Sunday 10/29 at 2PM and 7:30PM. Use code INDUSTRY to access $20 tickets (in all sections) for the performances listed above. Available online at lookingglasstheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at 312.337.0665.

Bob: A Life in Five Acts - The Comrades at the Apollo Studio Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., are offering industry tickets to all Monday night performances. Use code “ACTOR” online, in person, or over the phone for $10 tickets. No proof necessary. Monday performances are October 30, November 6, November 13, November 20. All shows at 7:30pm. Visit www.the-comrades.com for more info.

Friday, October 20, 2017

October 24 Talkback with ALTA Chicago and Teatro Línea de Sombra

Tuesday, October 24, immediately following the 8:00 p.m. performance
The company of Amarillo joins the Alliance of Latinx Theater Artists (ALTA Chicago) for a conversation around ethnographic/autobiographical work that can be dangerous to perform. What are the risks we take when we tell stories that live in a landscape of violence and hardship? How do our experiences, our histories and our truths make us targets for violence? Stay after the show for a conversation with the artists of Amarillo about the making of the piece, and the risks artists take to tell a story.

Moderated by Issac Gomez, Co-Creative Director at ALTA Chicago and Director of New Play Development at Victory Gardens Theater

$10 tickets are available to the show that evening with the code CONNECT.

The Alliance of Latinx Theater Artists of Chicago (ALTA) exists as a nexus for the thriving landscape of Latinx theatre artists in the Chicagoland area. ALTA is a service organization dedicated to furthering the Chicago Latinx Theater movement by promoting, educating, representing, and unifying Latinx identified artists and their allies.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Bessie award-winning choreographer Faye Driscoll needs your help! - DEADLINE EXTENDED

Bessie award-winning choreographer Faye Driscoll needs your help!
Her latest work Thank You For Coming: Play will be at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago November 9-12, 2017.
You can be part of the show!

Play requires a small ensemble of local participants who will be integrated into one section of the show. All participants are required to attend rehearsals with Faye Driscoll’s company, and must be available for the dress rehearsal and all performances. A detailed schedule plan is included below.
This is a great opportunity for someone interested in Faye’s work. No specific performance background is required, but because ensemble members perform a voice-based role, it is essential that participants are comfortable vocalizing and being onstage.

To be considered
Send an email to mcastage@mcachicago.org with the subject “Faye Driscoll Ensemble.” In 1 or 2 paragraphs, explain your interest in participating and briefly share any experience or background you have in dance, performance, theater, or music. Please include your contact information (address and phone number). Optional: send a performance resume and/or 1-2 internet links related to your work. Please send your email and optional materials by 2pm Friday, November 3, 2017. This is an unpaid volunteer position. Participants will receive the following benefits:
 2 tickets to Thank You For Coming: Play
 2 tickets for any other MCA Stage performance January-May 2018
 2 “Friends and Family” passes for a total of four (4) admissions to MCA
 20% discount at MCA Store (single use coupon)
 + buffet-style meals during scheduled dinner breaks

Expected schedule:
Tue, Nov 7 - 12pm-3pm (Rehearsal with Faye and performers) Wed, Nov 8 - 3pm-6pm (Tech Run-Through) and 7pm-10pm (Dress Rehearsal) Thu, Nov 9 - 3pm-5pm (Notes) and 6:30pm-9:30pm (Performance #1) Fri, Nov 10 - 4pm-5:30pm (Notes) and 6:30pm-9:30pm (Performance #2) Sat, Nov 11 - 4pm-5:30pm (Notes) and 6:30pm-9:30pm (Performance #3) Sun, Nov 12 - 1pm-3:30pm (Performance #4) Schedule will be finalized after participants are confirmed. Participants will receive communication from Faye Driscoll’s company manager, including preliminary information on their role, access to a recording of the show and vocal recordings to be reviewed and studied prior to the company’s arrival.

Questions? Email mcastage@mcachicago.org or call 312-397-4072.
For more information on Thank You For Coming: Play, visit www.mcachicago.org/mcastage

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

The House of Bernarda Alba—Saint Sebastian Players, St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey (enter on Marshfield), Chicago, offering $7 industry tickets with headshot and resume Friday, October 20 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 22 at 2 p.m.. Available at the door, via tickets@saintsebastianplayers.org or reserving at 773-404-7922.

The Barber of Seville - Petite Opera Productions at Mary Wilson House Beyer Auditorium, 306 S Prospect Ave at Crescent Ave, Park Ridge, is offering an industry night on on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Individuals who bring a headshot and resume can buy tickets at discounted rate of $15 each. Box Office opens at 6:30PM for ticket purchases. Only cash and check will be accepted (no credit cards).

Becky Shaw - Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd. is offering $15 industry tickets with the code, 'bubbla' to the following performances: Thursday 10/26 at 7:30PM, Friday 10/27 at 8:00PM,  Wednesday 11/1 at 7:30PM,  Wednesday, 11/8 at 7:30PM, Thursday, 11/9 at 7:30PM.  To purchase, please visit: windycityplayhouse.com/becky-shaw/ or call our box office at 773.891.8985. Please note: users will be asked for proof of affiliation at will call. Some restrictions may apply.

China NCPA Orchestra Play Brahms 4 – Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S. Michigan, is offering $10 industry tickets to hear the China NCPA Orchestra, the resident orchestra of the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, on October 28. The program features Brahms Symphony No. 4 and American composer Lou Harrison’s Pipa Concerto with Silk Road Ensemble member Wu Man. Tickets available on cso.org with promo code NCPA10.

Alias Grace - Rivendell Theatre, 5779 North Ridge Ave. is offering a limited number of $20 Industry tickets to performances Saturday 10/21 at 8PM; Sunday 10/22 at 3PM; and Thursday 10/26 through Saturday 10/28 at 8PM. Must provide proof of industry when picking up tickets. Limit 2 tickets per Industry ID (self + guest). Subject to availability. Call 773.334.7728 or visit Rivendelltheatre.org & use box-office code: INDUSTRYAG

Monday, October 16, 2017

Performance, Rehearsal, & Event Space Available in The Frontier!

The Frontier, Jackalope Theatre Company's storefront space is now accepting submissions for long and short term rentals!

The Frontier is located at 1106 W. Thorndale, just steps away from the Thorndale Red Line Station and from Jackalope’s primary performance venue in Broadway Armory Park. A vibrant and immediate space with a small backstage space, two renovated bathrooms and a unistrut grid, this 40-seat flexible venue is ideal for special events, rehearsals, classes, and limited-engagement performance rentals to the public. The Frontier is also available for event and party rentals, late-night shows, regular runs of comedy shows, and is available for weekly and monthly rentals of rehearsals and productions. Rehearsal rentals start as low as $12.50/hour, and weekly and monthly rates are flexible.

Please visit www.jackalopetheatre.org for more information, or email us directly at thefrontier@jackalopetheatre.org with your rental inquiry.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Criticism in a Changing America Panel on 10/14

Saturday, October 14 | 6pm in the Alice Center at Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn
Goodman Theatre presents a free public panel discussion about the current state of arts criticism and the impact on the art, artists and audiences when there is a lack of diversity amongst critical voices. The conversation features some of the industry’s leading voices, including panelists Diep Tran, Associate Editor for American Theatre magazine; Wei-Huan Chen, Theater Critic for the Houston Chronicle; Jose Solís, editor/critic at Stage Buddy and New York Times contributor; Martha Steketee, American Theater Critics Association and editor/critic at Urban Excavations; and Dr. Lori Baptista, Director of the African American Cultural Center at University of Illinois (Chicago). The panel is moderated by Time Out Chicago Senior Theater Critic Kris Vire.
Admission is free; RSVP here:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) - TimeLine Theatre Company at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. is offering $15 industry tickets during previews October 20 - 25 using the code INDUSTRY15. Buy online or call the Stage 773 Box Office at 773.327.5252 Limit 2 discounted tickets per order. Additional ticketing fees may apply.

Choir Boy – Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark Street, is offering $15 tickets to theatre industry professionals for any Thursday evening performance thru November 12. 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.

Quixote: On the Conquest of Self – Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court in Glencoe, is offering $20 industry tickets to performances on Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30pm, Wednesday, October 18 at 7:30pm, Thursday, October 19 at 7:30pm, and Saturday, October 21 at 3pm. May be purchased online, on the phone at 847-242-6000 or in person with code INDUSTRY. Please bring proof of industry status when picking up tickets.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Annual Membership Meeting and Reception

Monday, October 23, 6:30 p.m. 
 Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan Ave. 
 Please join us for the League of Chicago Theatres' annual member meeting and reception. The evening will begin promptly at 6:30 with a short business meeting followed by Dr. Harvey Young , Professor and Chair of the Theatre Department at Northwestern University and Derrick Sanders , Assistant Professor of Theatre at University of Illinois Chicago in conversation on Race and Theatre. Following the meeting there will be a networking reception with complimentary drinks and light appetizers. This event is FREE for League member theatres but registration is required.
Click here to RSVP

Effective Management Strategies for Theatre Leaders with Robbin Walker

Friday, November 10, 9:30AM - 5:30 PM
Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn
Robbin Walker is back! This popular one-day workshop provides participants with new leadership skills they can put into action immediately. Topics will include exploring elements of highly-effective teams, understanding different behavioral styles, delivering effective feedback and resolving conflict. Robbin creates a learning environment that is energetic and highly interactive, providing you with critical skills, information and solutions based on best practices and widely-used management principles. A few examples where your enhanced skills can be applied: resolving conflicts between artists and managers; fostering influential relationships with board members; striking a balance between discipline and camaraderie.

ROBBIN WALKER has been in the training and development field for over 30 years. As a former senior training consultant for Target Stores at their Minneapolis headquarters, she trained thousands of leaders, at all levels, in areas from diversity to high-potential talent programs to all facets of leadership development. Robbin was the facilitator of the popular TCG program "Expanding the Theatre Manager's Repertoire, for 11 years." Robbin currently is a Principal Consultant/owner of the Walker Consulting Group, which she and her husband Richard created in 2008.

Experienced and new leaders, administrators and artists are encouraged to attend. Teams of up to four people are also welcome and encouraged. This is a FREE workshop for League members, but participation is limited. Space fills up up quickly. Please only register if you can attend the whole day. Click here to RSVP

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Space Availability at The Factory Theater

Available Rental Space at The Factory Theater

Theater Space:
The stage is a ¾ thrust with a house of 72 seats. The space’s amenities also include: a well-furnished dressing room, two back stage bathrooms, sizable booth, excellent AC/Heat, rentable parking lot, Bauhaus-decorated lobby, and its steps off of the Red Line. We’ve hosted full productions, burlesque performances, summer camps, late nights, and parties. There are still a few free dates in 2017 open for rent, and we are also looking ahead to 2018.

Rehearsal Space:
The Substation is an adjoining store front space that is minimally furnished to comfortably accommodate rehearsals, workshops, classes, parties, meetings, or any other purpose for an open space. This space is newly available for Bookings, and we are excited to see how we can evolve it to better accommodate our renters and their events. Rentals are available immediately.

For more details you can look us up on Chicago Space Finder at http://chicagospaces.fracturedatlas.org/spaces/13545?from_search=1 If you are interested in either space, please contact the Booking Manager at rentals@thefactorytheater.com.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Industry Ticket Offers

Becky Shaw - Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd. is offering $10 industry tickets on: Wednesday 10/4 at 7:30PM, and Thursday, 10/12 at 7:30PM using the code "REDNECK." Call 773.891.8985, or visit: WindyCityPlayhouse.com to redeem. Please note: proof of industry affiliation will be requested at will call.

The Heavens Are Hung in Black - Shattered Globe Theatre at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. are offering an Industry Night this Wednesday, October 4th at 8 PM. Industry Tickets are $15 and can be reserved online at www.shatteredglobe.org or you can call 773-975-8150.

Billy Elliot the Musical - Porchlight Music Theatre at Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, is offering a limited number of $20 tickets to the Monday Industry Performance on Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Call and mention PMTINDUSTRY at 773.777.9884 or stop at the box office to purchase your ticket. One ticket per order, proof of theatre industry affiliation required at box office when claiming tickets. For more information go to porchlightmusictheatre.org.

Amarillo—Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 800 E. Grand Ave. on Navy Pier, is offering $10 tickets to October 17-20 performances. Use promo code “SHARING” to unlock $10 tickets at https://www.chicagoshakes.com/, or call the Box Office at 312.595.5600.

Building the Wall - Stage Left Theatre at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport, is offering $15 industry tix to Thursday performances with the code WARDEN through October 22. For tickets and more information visit https://www.stagelefttheatre.com/building-the-wall.