Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash - Williams Street Rep at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake, is offering $10 industry tickets on July 6 & 7 at 8PM and July 8 at 3PM. *Call or walk-up only. Must present AEA membership card or headshot and/or resume at will call to receive discount. Call 815.356.9212 for reservations.

Everybody - Brown Paper Box Co. at The Buena at the Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway, is offering $15 Industry tickets to nearly every performance through August 12. Online code is: BPBIndustry. Head shot, resume, or business card to be collected at the Box Office. And since there are 120 possible variations to the randomness of recasting EVERYBODY by lottery night after night, we're offering a See EVERYBODY Again punch card to see the show again with different performers in different roles. After a first viewing, audience members can pick up a punch card that grants 50% Off a second visit and a Free Ticket for their third. Purchases must be made in-person at the Pride Art Center's Box Office the hour before the desired performance by the same attendee each visit. Seating is based on availability. For more information, performance times, and ticketing information, please visit www.BrownPaperBox.org.

Not One Batu - Nothing Without a Company at the Berger Park Coach House, 6205 Sheridan is offering $12.50 industry tickets on line or $15.00 tickets at the door through July 21 with code “Industry.” More info about the show: NothingWithoutaCompany.org/notonebatu.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green for Green: Funding Opportunities to Make Your Building Energy Efficient

ComEd and Forefront are partnering to educate nonprofits on available funding for energy efficiency projects. Join them for one of two free sessions on July 12 in Oak Brook and August 9 in Chicago
Making your organization's office space or facilities more energy efficient doesn’t just help the environment — it can improve your bottom line for years to come.

Many nonprofits don’t take on energy-efficiency projects due to the initial expense required. You may be surprised to learn that there are grants to support energy-efficiency projects, large and small.

Learn from ComEd and Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation how to make your nonprofit facility or building energy efficient! Lunch will be provided. Thank you to ComEd for sponsoring this program.

 Green for Green - Oak Brook
Where: ComEd Commercial Center, 1919 Swift Drive, Oak Brook, IL 60523
When: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Green for Green - Chicago
Where: ComEd Training Center, 3536 South Iron Street, Chicago, IL 60609
When: Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Industry Ticket Offers

The Opportunities of Extinction - Broken Nose Theatre, at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee, has Pay-What-You-Can tickets available for their production now through June 30. Set your own ticket price at http://bit.ly/tooe1.

20,000 Leagues Under the Seas - Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan Ave. is offering $20 industry tickets to select performances: June 24, 26, July 1 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. 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.

Wild Women of Planet Wongo – Not Too Fancy Productions at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. is offering $20 tickets to shows of this new immersive musical sci-fi spoof with the industry code FRIEND. Visit www.planetwongo.com for tickets and information about this zany immersive experience.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Equipment For Sale from DesignLab Rental Shop

Larry Schoeneman is closing DesignLab’s rental shop and is selling all of its lighting equipment inventory. After more than forty years of working in the Chicago theatrical community, it is time for me to better use what I know about lighting and be less involved with the taxing physical work of moving gear around. Therefore, I am closing DesignLab’s rental shop and will sell all of its equipment: lights, cable, truss and everything in between. We will be open for this sale from Friday June 22 through Monday June 2, from 8 AM through 6 PM. The terms for this sale are cash only – no checks or credit cards – and the equipment must be paid for before it leaves the building.

I have loved working with the entire performing arts community. Thank you for your friendship over the years. So, come down for a cup of coffee or to buy some gear. Hope to see you here.

Click here for a partial list of inventory.

Space Availability at The Buena

There is a six week slot in Sept/Oct open in The Buena, at 4147 N Broadway, and which can hold up to 60 seats.

Nice Lobby with 2 bathrooms good sized dressing room with backstage bathroom access, tech improving with each show.

Rehearsal space available too. $1000 for a four show week. Great Access to Public trans, and bike paths.

Send letter of interest to pridefmsandplays@gmail.com.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

That's Weird, Grandma: Brand New Stories - Barrel of Monkeys performing at The Neo-Futurists Theatre (5153 N Ashland), has $10 industry tickets available. Mondays at 8 p.m., June 18 through July 16. Purchase tickets at www.barrelofmonkeys.org/shows using the code INDUSTRY.

Kenny Leon In Conversation with Phylicia Rashad - Chicago Ideas Week at the DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Place, is offering 10% off tickets online with the code Theatre10 to the event on Monday, June 18 at 8PM. For more information: https://www.chicagoideas.com/events/in-conversation-with-kenny-leon.

Heartbreak Hotel-  Broadway In Chicago at the Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut, is offering a $39 ticket offer for Monday – Thursday and Sunday evening performances through July 12. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online with offer code INDUSTRY. For tickets or more information visit BroadwayInChicago.com.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Saints Award Grants to Metro Chicago Performing Arts Companies

The Saints, Volunteers for the Performing Arts, have announced that they are awarding more than $52,000 in grants to 16 performing arts groups in the Chicago metropolitan area for 2018. The grants were awarded to dance, music and theater organizations for 2018-19 projects. Over the last twenty-five years, the Saints have given more than $985,000 to over 250 companies and venues.

The 2018 grants are funding: enhancement of performance space, the crafting of unique costumes & props, translation and subtitles, musical instruments, the purchase of various kinds of technical equipment and more. Awardees, expressing their cultural and ethnic diversity, addressing underrepresented or physically challenged audiences/performers and their dedication to the creative, span the metro Chicago area.

The all-volunteer grant commission evaluated over 125 proposals totaling more than half a million dollars in monetary requests. Funding for the grants comes almost exclusively from the annual dues and donations of the over 2,300 members of The Saints. All donations are welcomed.

The Saints 5th Annual Grant Awards Presentation and Celebration will be held at the Athenaeum on Monday June 18. The doors will open at 6 pm for networking and a cash bar. At 7pm, we will begin the award presentation. The public is cordially invited to attend this free event. RSVP to grants@saintschicago.org.

Space Availability at Chicago Dramatists

Are you looking for a long-term rental with an established theatre company? Perhaps just a space for your next production? then look no further than Chicago Dramatists' fully ADA-accessible facility. With two large rehearsal spaces, two dressing/green rooms, and a 77-seat intimate theater with lobby right off the Blue Line, we have the space to meet your needs.

Dates are available for November-December 2018; February-April 2019; June-August 2019.

For more information on facility rental, space and specs visit our website (link: http://chicagodramatists.org/facility-rental ) or contact Tanuja Jagernauth, Operation Manager at tjagernauth@chicagodramatists.org or (312) 633-0630.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Space Availability at Collaboraction

Collaboraction’s three performance spaces have rental availability in the summer of 2018. Collaboraction is located on the third floor of the Flatiron Arts Building at 1579 North Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park. All performance spaces are wheelchair accessible.

The Pentagon (capacity of up to 70) and Vault (capacity of up to 85) spaces are available to rent for rehearsals and full runs. Both are black boxes with flexible seating, lighting and sound capabilities.

The intimate Salon (capacity of up to 60) space hosts is available for single evenings or short runs that can include comedy, music, staged readings and more.

For more information, visit: https://www.collaboraction.org/collaboraction-studios
For inquiries please email Manny Oritz at info@collaboraction.org

Industry Ticket Offers

Southern Gothic - Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd. Use code 'pez' online for 50% off tickets to any of these performances (it'll make sense when you see the show, we promise): Saturday, June 9th at 4:00PM, Sunday, June 24th at 2:00PM, Sunday, June 24th at 6:00PM, Saturday, July 7th at 4:00PM, and Friday, July 13th at 8:00PM *Proof of industry affiliation will be asked for at will call

Bull in a China Shop - About Face Theatre at Theatre Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. is offering $20 Industry Tickets to remaining performances, through June 30, 2018. See more information and purchase tickets at https://www.theaterwit.org/tickets/productions/350/performances using discount code "INDUSTRY20."

The Roommate - Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted, is offering $15 tickets to any show from June 21st – July 8th, excluding Zone A. Use code 41090 online at steppenwolf.org or call Audience Services at 312-335-1650. Tickets must be reserved at least one hour before performance. Subject to availability.