Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Neo-Futurist Scholarships for Artists of Color

Our Scholarships for Artists of Color program provides the funding to take a class with The Neo-Futurists at no cost to the artist. No previous performance experience is necessary, and POC in any field of work or art practice are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for this round of scholarships has been extended to Friday, 11/9/18.

Learn more and fill out the form here:

If you have questions about the scholarship form or about the application process, contact Lily Mooney by emailing

Monday, October 29, 2018

Space Availability at 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, we are proud to have welcomed over a hundred groups and performers to share our space for rehearsals, auditions, classes, meetings, and more!

All spaces offer wifi, controlled heat and air, 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. Read more about our spaces and check out our calendar of availability here. Please give us a call at 773.784.8565 or send an email to Alana Zalasat to learn more!

Industry Ticket Offers

Don Giovanni, #metoo updated English translation/modern adaptation - Petite Opera at Mary Wilson House Beyer Auditorium, 306 S Prospect Ave at Crescent Ave (Park Ridge) is offering $15 industry tickets on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:30 PM. Bring $15 cash, or a check, made payable to “Petite Opera”. (Note: no credit or debit cards accepted), PLUS * Performers - Please bring a printed copy of their headshot and resume * Artistic staff, designers and directors - please bring a printed resume. For more information visit

This Bitter Earth - About Face Theatre in collaboration with Theater Wit, 1229 W Belmont Ave, is offering industry tickets for $20 to performances from November 10 to December 8 at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets online and use the code INDUSTRY. This offer is good throughout the run of the show! Subject to availability and not available on previously purchased tickets.

Lila Downs — Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy (50 E Ida B Wells Dr), is offering select $39 industry tickets for Friday, November 9 at 8PM. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at or by call 312.341.2300. Limit 2 tickets; subject to availability.

Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández — Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy (50 E Ida B Wells Dr), is offering $25 industry tickets in select price levels for  Saturday, November 10 at 7:30PM and Sunday, November 11 at 3PM. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at or by call 312.341.2300. Limit 2 tickets; subject to availability.

The Last Session - Refuge Theatre Project at Atlas Arts Media, 4809 N. Ravenswood, is offering 2 Monday industry nights for their current production. Please use code Industry for $15 tickets to shows on Monday, November 12th and November 26th. Tickets can be purchased here,

Friday, October 26, 2018

Chopin Theatre Turns 100!

Celebrate 100 years with the Chopin Theatre on Monday October 29th. The 7 hour birthday bash includes art talk with fictious installation Golf Courses in East Berlin Public Housing by artist Daniel Theiler; Made in Wicker Park panel discussion with former/current leaders of Wicker Park art institutions; dinner with sneak peek at soon to be released photo album Around Chopin Theatre: A Century in Pictures & Stories; and dance party with live music & DJ.

Limited space, RSVP tickets

Free for Artists & Crews that have performed at Chopin Theatre
 $30 General public.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

Scientific Method - Rivendell Theatre, 5779 North Ridge Ave. is offering $20 Industry Tickets to Thursday and Fridays 8PM performances through November 23rd . 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 & use box-office code: INDUSTRY.

Disney in Concert Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas - Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy, is offering 2 industry tickets for $45 (orchestra, dress circle) or $35 (balcony) to either performance on October 31 and November 1 at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets online and use the code INDUSTRY. Offer expires Monday at 11:59PM. Subject to availability and not available on previously purchased tickets. Must provide business card or proof of industry when picking up tickets.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

STAGE Lab Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2019 Fellowships

The STAGE Lab is now accepting applications for its fall 2019 fellowships.

STAGE – Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration – is a laboratory within the University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering, in which we create and develop original multimedia theatre work inspired by science and technology.

For these fellowships, we’re ideally looking for people with hybrid interests and skills, especially scientists who have had some theatre experience, as well as theatre artists with an interest in science. The deadline for fall 2019 fellowships is January 21, 2019. First interviews are held on a rolling basis; as a general rule, therefore, applications should be submitted as early as possible.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Industry Ticket Offer

The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Saint Sebastian Players is having industry nights all of opening weekend (October 26-28) for "The Mystery of Edwin Drood", a musical murder mystery where YOU decide the ending! Only $7 per ticket! 3 ways to get the industry discount: Purchase tickets online at with code INDUSTRY E-mail to reserve tickets, and mention the industry discount Present headshot/resume at the box office to receive the industry discount.

The Lonesome West - AstonRep Theatre Company at the Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark Street is offering $10 industry tickets to any Thursday performance through November 15th . Please go to our website to purchase tickets and use passcode INDUSTRY. Walk-up industry tickets also available.

Frankenstein Halloween Party - Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave, is offering BOGO Industry tickets for their FRANKENSTEIN Halloween Party on Oct 31st. Tickets include pre-show food and drink, costume contest with prizes, performance of Manual Cinema's FRANKENSTEIN and a special post-show Behind-the-Screens experience. May be purchased online with code FRANKENFUN or by calling the box office and mentioning this offer at 773-753-4472. Don't forget, FREE PARKING TOO!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Effective Management Strategies for Theatre Leaders

Friday, November 9, 9:30AM - 5:30PM
Chicago Theater Works, 1113 W. Belmont Ave.
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.
Click here to RSVP

Redtwist Mainstage Slot Available

• prime-time slot in late spring. 2019…contact Michael Colucci:
• opening Sat, May 18; closing Sun, June 16; 18 performances total (Thu, Fri, Sat 7:30pm; Sun 3pm)
• You keep 100% of your box office proceeds
• Your own ticketing system is needed: website for online reservations & a Square for walk-ins
• Rental rates:
o $300 per week for rehearsal weeks (if rehearsal space is needed)
o $450 for tech week (includes 2 days of tech, 2 dress rehearsals, 3 preview, & 2 opening weekend performances)
o $600 per week for 4 full performance weeks

Creative Residency Opportunity with Olin College of Engineering

Call for Applications: 2019-20

Olin College of Engineering is seeking applicants for its creative residency program, an initiative that’s part of Sketch Model, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to bring artists and other creative practitioners to Olin’s campus to awaken the political and cultural contexts for technology. We’re seeking individuals or collectives whose work is significantly housed in the arts and humanities and whose interests might intersect in provocative and convivial ways with a small undergraduate college where all students major in engineering. The residency is a one-year opportunity for creative practitioners to carry out independent projects, collaborative engagement with students and faculty, and campus-wide events. Practitioners can come from the fine arts, design and architecture, craft, music, theatrical or dance performance, film, writing, new media, and the many hybrid forms of socially engaged and durational practices in contemporary global culture. Women and historically underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply. We’re calling for applications for our 2019-20 academic year. Deadline for applications is December 1 at midnight.

Read More.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Space Availability at Collaboraction

Collaboraction’s two performance spaces have rental availability in the fall and winter of 2018-19. 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) is available to rent for rehearsals and full runs from late October through early December. It is a black box 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. Please ask about Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday evenings!

For more information, visit: For inquiries please email Stephanie Murphy at

Monday, October 8, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

Crumbs from the Table of Joy – Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark Street, is offering $15 tickets to theatre industry professionals for any Thursday evening performance thru November 18. Offer available online, by phone or walk-up, must use the code INDUSTRY15 to reserve. Proof of industry (headshot, business card, etc.) required upon ticket pickup.

Gypsy - Porchlight Music Theatre at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn is offering a limited number of $20 tickets to the Monday Industry performance Monday, Oct 15 at 7:30PM . Call and mention PMTINDUSTRY at 773.777.9884 or stop by 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

Rock 'N' Roll - The Artistic Home at 1376 W. Grand Ave, Chicago is offering $15 industry tickets to on Thursdays, 7:30 curtain, through November 15. Go to for tickets and use the code INDUSTRY or email When picking up tickets, buyer must bring a union card, a headshot/resume, tech resume, or business card indicating employment in the theater business.

Warrior Class – The Comrades at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, is offering $10 tickets to theatre industry professionals for any Thursday evening performance thru November 11. Offer available online, by phone or walk-up. Proof of industry not required. For more information visit

Master Class - TimeLine Theatre Company at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. is offering $17.50 industry tickets during previews October 19 - 24. Use code TLINDUSTRY15 online or call the Stage 773 box office at 773.327.5252. Visit with more information.

Swan Lake - The Joffrey Ballet at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, is offering 30% off industry offer online with promo code INDY30. Available online only for 10/19 and 10/26 performances and excludes price levels AA and E.

Poe - Theatre Above the Law, 1439 W, Jarvis is offering a limited number of $13 Industry tickets to the October 27th, November 3 and November 10 3pm matinees of the Chicago premiere of POE and the 7:30pm performance on October 31. Use the code SPOOPY when calling 773-655-7197 or buying online at Limit 2 per person per performance.

The Adventures of Robin Hood - Adventure Stage, 1012 N. Noble, is offering an industry night on October 19th at 7 p.m. Relive the days of Robin Hood, full of traveling performers and charlatans. Steal from the rich to give to the poor and starving (artists) with an industry Night! Bring in a headshot, resume, or business card and we will let you “roll the dice” for your ticket. The resulting number on your roll will be the cost of admission. Test your luck, witness a legendary hero, and celebrate theatre with Adventure Stage Chicago.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Industry Ticket Offers

Borealis - The House Theatre of Chicago at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. is offering discounted $20 Industry tickets for all shows now through October 21 Advance Industry Tickets with code INDUSTRY. Click here or call the box office 7 days a week at 773-769-3832.

Radio Golf - Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave, is offering $15 Industry Rush tickets for performances Oct 3rd-6th. May only be purchased in person and starting 1 hour before each performance. Must provide proof of industry. Limit 1 ticket per Industry member. To check availability on all performances call our box office at 773-753-4472. Don't forget, FREE PARKING TOO!

The Artificial Jungle by Charles Ludlam - Hell in a Handbag Productions at Stage 773 is offering $15 industry tickets for Monday, Oct. 15, 7:30pm. Use code word industryaj online or at the box office.

Indecent - Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. is offering $20 industry tickets. Use Promo Code INDUSTRY for tickets to an Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday Matinee performance. Now through November 4th. Order in-person or by phone (773-871-3000).

That's Weird, Grandma: Ghosts, Ghouls and Talking Potatoes - Barrel of Monkeys, performing at The Neo Futurists Theatre (5153 N Ashland), has $12 industry tickets available for the Halloween-themed round of their original sketch show written by kids, performed by grownups, and enjoyed by humans. This offer is good for all regular performances, October 14 - November 4, Sundays at 3pm. Purchase tickets at using the code INDUSTRY.

Eclipsed - Pegasus Theatre Chicago is offering a limited number of $12 tickets to performances Thursday, Oct. 4 - Sunday, Oct. 14. Mention INDUSTRY when ordering tickets at or  email Two tickets per order. For more information go to

Black Violin — Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy (50 E Ida B Wells Dr), is offering $20 industry tickets for Black Violin on Tuesday, October 9 at 7:30PM. Black Violin is the blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at or by call 312.341.2300. Limit 2 tickets; subject to availability.