Thursday, September 27, 2018

Chicago Theatre Intern Networking Event

Monday, November 12, 6-8PM 
Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier
800 E. Grand Ave. 
The Chicago Theatre Intern Networking Event brings together interns and apprentices in the Chicago theatre community to make new professional connections and learn from the experience of established artists and administrators who are working in the city. Attendees will learn what makes Chicago unique from other theatre communities and how can you thrive here and succeed. Meet and network with colleagues at other theatres and take part in breakout group discussions covering areas of 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! Please pass along to your company's interns.
RSVP Here:

Monday, September 24, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

Judy Garland: Come Rain or Come Shine starring Angela Ingersoll – Music Theater Works at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston, is offering half-price industry tickets on October 5 and 12 at 8pm, and October 10, 11 and 13 at 2pm. For tickets call 847-920-5360 or visit and use coupon code "happy." Tickets must be purchased in advance. No door sales.

A Shayna Maidel - TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington, is offering half-price industry tickets on Wednesdays at 7:30pm and Saturdays at 8pm— with code INDUSTRY50 (plus applicable ticket system fees), subject to availability. Industry tickets may be purchased online via, via the TimeLine Box Office by phone at 773.281.8463 x6, or in-person at the Box Office.

Phoebe in Winter - Facility Theatre at Holy Trinity Church School (Szkoła ŚW. Trójcy), 1135 N. Cleaver St., is offering $15 industry tickets to all performances through October 21. Please book all tickets in advance by visiting

Les Innocents/The Innocents - (re)discover theatre at The Preston Bradley Center (941 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640), is offering $15 industry tickets to all previews (October 7 & 9) and Thursday performances (October 18 & 25, November 1). Please enter code INDUSTRY at checkout. For more information, please email or visit

Friday, September 21, 2018

City Lit Theater Performance Space for Rent

Located at 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago (second floor of Edgewater Presbyterian Church). 99 seat theatre, stage/floor area 650 square feet. Lighting and sound equipment use included in rental price. Use of stage platforms, furniture, costumes and prop stock also included in rental price.

We currently have openings 02/18/2019 through 03/31/2019.

For more information and for booking, contact Stephanie Dykes at or 773-293-3682.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Producers Using Chicago Area Theatre (CAT) Agreement

Please join fellow PACT (Producers Association of Chicago Theaters) Producers for a discussion regarding changes the Chicago Area Theatre (CAT) agreement.

Tuesday October 16th at 6 PM
At Steppenwolf Theatre’s 1700 Theatre at 1700 N Halsted (behind Front Bar)

Please RSVP via this link

Please contact Elizabeth Auman with questions

Monday, September 17, 2018

Production Availability at Corn Productions

Corn Productions, or the Cornservatory, is located at 4210 N. Lincoln avenue and has availability for a lot of time slots in 2019. We have availability from January 6 - February 16, March 31 - May 11 and June 23 - August 30.

Corn is easily accessible by the Brown Line and there is ample parking in the neighborhood. Our main-stage space seats up to 45 persons. Our space is also ADA accessible with brand new air conditioning and seats.

For a tour or more information, please contact Lindsay Bartlett, the Rentals Manager, at or visit our website at

Industry Ticket Offers

Curve of Departure - Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, is offering $15 Industry Rush Tickets for all performances through October 21. 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

Tootsie the Musical- Now playing through October 14 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre! Tootsie the Musical is offering a $29 mid balcony ticket for Tuesday – Thursday evening performances September 18 - 27. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online with offer code INDUSTRY. For tickets or more information visit

National Geographic Live’s When Women Ruled the World — Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy (50 E Ida B Wells Dr), is offering $20 industry tickets for National Geographic’s When Women Ruled the World on Wednesday, September 26 at 7PM. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at or by call 312.341.2300. Limit 2 tickets.

The Second City's Made in America - Governors State University, 1 University Pkwy, University Park, IL is offering a $10 off industry discount on October 6 at 8PM. For tickets visit or call 708.235.2222. and use code INDUSTRY when purchasing tickets. 

Frankenstein - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, performing at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., is offering $20 Industry Tickets October 11 - November 11, 2018. Offer valid for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday performances only. Use code INDUSTRY online, by phone, or in person. Must provide proof of industry at box office. To check availability call 773.975.8150.

Bomber's Moon — Williams Street Repertory, 26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake, is offering $10 industry tickets for Bomber's Moon on Friday, September 28 at 8PM, Saturday, September 29 at 8PM, or Sunday, September 30 at 3PM. Call 815.356.9212 for tickets. Must bring current headshot/resume or valid AEA card.

Crime and Punishment - Shattered Globe Theatre, performing at Theater Wit, 1229 West Belmont Ave, is offering $15 Industry Tickets for all Thursday and Friday night performances through October 20th. Use the code INDUSTRY online, by phone or in person. Use to reserve tickets or call 773-975-8150 to check availability.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Greenhouse Theater Center to Undergo $400,000 in Renovations

Wendy and William Spatz, co-owners of The Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago), today announced plans for $400,000 in renovations and upgrades to better serve the venue’s patrons, resident companies and visiting companies. Well-known Chicago architect David Fleener will spearhead the 18-month project at the multi-theater complex in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Highlights of the renovation include:
· A major reconfiguration of the Upstairs Main Stage, allowing the space to function as one large theatre with seating for up to 198 patrons, or two smaller theatres with seating for 77-89 guests and 117-129 guests. The reconfiguration will also include new seating risers, two new sound booths, an onsite set workshop and added storage space.
· New risers in the 195-seat Downstairs Main Stage, completely rebuilt to provide better visibility and comfort for patrons (completed in September 2018).
· New men’s and women’s restrooms on the second floor, doubling the facility’s restrooms.
· Soundproofing throughout the complex to prevent sound bleed and allow for fully produced musicals.
· A new upstairs concession stand (completed).

Comments Co-Owner Wendy Spatz, “We’re excited to offer our resident companies and visiting artists greater flexibility at The Greenhouse, with a combination of five proscenium and thrust stages and a variety of seating options, ranging from a 58-seat studio to a 198-seat main stage – and everything in between.”

Jackalope Theatre Company now accepting applications for The Jackalope Playwrights Lab.

The Jackalope Playwrights Lab is an eight-week master-class in playwriting facilitated by Jackalope Company Member Calamity West. Calamity is a Chicago-based, award-winning, Kilroys-cited playwright. Her play HINTER recently received its world-premiere at Steep Theatre Company in the winter of 2018. In January 2018 her play ENGINES AND INSTRUMENTS OF FLIGHT: A FANTASIA IN THREE ACTS, originally commissioned at The Goodman Theatre, had its first New York reading at The Roundabout where it continues to be developed. Her newest play IN THE CANYON is currently in development at Jackalope Theatre Company and will be given its first public reading with Sanguine Theatre Company of New York in March 2018. Another of her plays, GREETINGS FROM MOSCOW! A LOVE STORY, is currently in development at TimeLine Theatre Company’s Playwrights Collective. Additional plays by Calamity West include: GIVE IT ALL BACK (2016, Kilroy-cited); ROLLING (2016); IBSEN IS DEAD (2014); THE PEACOCK (2013, Kilroys honorable mention); THE GACY PLAY (2012); and COMMON HATRED (2012). In 2014 Calamity was recipient of the 3Arts Award. She teaches playwriting at the University of Chicago and Webster University. She is a company member of Jackalope Theatre and is represented by The Gersh Agency.

This eight-week writing intensive is designed for artists interested in developing new, full-length plays through a workshop development process, and will meet on Saturdays 10:00am-1:00pm at The Frontier from September 29th to November 17th.

Cost: $200 payable on or before September 29th.

Applications Due: 11:59pm on September 14th, 2018

To apply: Please send an artistic statement, resume, and 10 page writing sample to