Behind the Curtain

Jan 22: David Bevington Discussion: Waiting for Godot


A post-show conversation of Court Theatre's Waiting for Godot
Join world-renowned UChicago theater scholar David Bevington in a lively post-show conversation. Audience comments and questions are part of the discourse as Professor Bevington and the artistic staff provide context and probe the deeper issues of Waiting for Godot.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 following the 7:30pm performance
at Court Theatre (Abelson Auditorium), 5535 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL



Waiting for Godot
By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Ron OJ Parson

On a lonely road, beneath a barren tree, two vagabonds wait for a man named Mr. Godot. As the evening unfolds, a desperate, humorous, and unchanging universe is revealed that has delighted and challenged audiences for over half a century. Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson (Seven Guitars) returns to direct this absurdist classic with an all-star cast featuring Court Theatre favorites A.C. Smith, Allen Gilmore, and Alfred Wilson. As elusive as it is illuminating, Waiting for Godot offers a haunting meditation on the meaning of human existence.

Waiting for Godot runs from January 15 - February 15, 2015 at Court Theatre. For more information, click here.

This event FREE and open to all—even if you saw the show on another night, come back and join Court Theatre!



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Jan 21: Crime Scene Chicago


A one-night-only performance of Collaboraction's Crime Scene Chicago: Let Hope Rise
In partnership with the 2015 DREAM Committee of Northwestern University School of Law, Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Law School's Black Law Students Association - A new incarnation of the acclaimed theatrical reaction to Chicago's history of violent crime and a call to discover what it might take to create lasting change in our city.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
6:00pm:
Registration & Reception
7:00pm:
Performance
8:30pm:
Discussion
at Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University School of Law, 375 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago



In the wake of the Mike Brown and Eric Garner incidents that have sparked protests around the country, it is important to understand the situation that is going on in our own backyard. Crime Scene Chicago: Let Hope Rise, is a timely theatrical reaction to Chicago’s history of violent crime and a call to discover what it might take to create lasting change in our city. The show, a Collaboraction produced play conceived and directed by Anthony Moseley, couples nonfiction source material such as interviews, articles, and online comments with re-enactments of true Chicago crimes and examples of people working to increase the peace to raise critical questions surrounding segregation, poverty, the news media, popular culture, and our numbness to it all. The performance will include a post-show community discussion about the ongoing violent crime epidemic.

Crime Scene Chicago: Let Hope Rise will be part of Northwestern's DREAM Week celebrating the life & legacy of Martin Luther King that features revered guest speakers, panel discussion, movie screenings, and more.

Tickets are free to Northwestern University and community members; but due to the high level of interest, will be issued on a first-come basis. If all seats have been filled, you will be waitlisted and advised only if a space becomes available. Those affiliated with Northwestern will be prioritized for waitlist seating.

FREE but registration is required. Space is limited. Click here to RSVP.



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Jan 20: Dragons & Warblers & Foxes (Oh My!)


A puppet-design demo with artists from The House's upcoming fantasy trilogy THE HAMMER TRINITY.
This night will serve as a preview of THE HAMMER TRINITY, produced by The House Theatre of Chicago and opening February 20th. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7:00pm
at Geek Bar Beta, 1941 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL



Join The House Theatre of Chicago for a puppet-design demo with artists from The House’s upcoming fantasy trilogy THE HAMMER TRINITY at the new Geek Bar Chicago! Grab a geek-inspired cocktail, learn how The House Theatre created the animals of The Land, and try your hand at bringing them to life.

FREE but registration is recommended. Click here to RSVP.



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Jan 19: The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights


Commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and enjoy a production ofThe MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights by Writers Theatre
Writers Theatre continues its annual tour of The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights for the ninth year with a special free performance at the Chicago History Museum on Monday, Jan. 19, which is celebrated as Martin Luther King Day. A community discussion will follow the performance and audience members will also receive free museum admission for the day.

Monday, January 19, 2015 at 10:30am
at Chicago History Museum (1st Floor, Rubloff Auditorium), 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL



Written by Yolanda Androzzo and directed by Jimmy McDermott, the one-woman show weaves together history, poetry and hip hop. Caren Blackmore plays Alaya, a Chicago student who goes through a personal transformation while studying the civil rights movement and interviewing local heroes of the movement. While she starts out being angry, she realizes that she can use her voice and her hip hop to bring about change.

45-minute performance followed by post-show discussion
Recommended for 6th grade and up. All ages welcome.

In addition, The MLK Project will be staged by the Chicago Children's Theatre Jan. 24 to Feb. 6 for kids 8 and up. For tickets and info for these dates, see the website or call 872-222-9555.

This event is FREE and open to the public with Museum admission. Museum admission is complimentary for Illinois residents on this day. No reservations needed.



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Jan 19: MLK Day Staged Reading: The Gift Horse


A Martin Luther King Day commemoration special event presented in association with Fleetwood Jourdain Theatre and the City of Evanston

Monday, January 19, 2015 at 2:00pm
at Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, Chicago, IL




The Gift Horse
By Lydia R. Diamond
Directed by Aaron Todd Douglas
Featuring Tim Rhoze, Artistic Director of Fleetwood Jourdain Theatre

Ruth, a young African American artist and teacher discovers how to appreciate what she has while she has it. A beautiful and mysterious cellist spools her own story, as Ruth takes the audience on a tumultuous journey, moving back and forth in time as characters from the past and present collide. Penned by Lydia R. Diamond (Broadway's STICK FLY and Northwestern University Alumna), The Gift Horse explores the complexities of human interaction in love, commitment and tragedy and celebrates the resilience of the soul.

General admission seating, doors open at 1:45PM.

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois


FREE but registration is required. Space is limited. Click here to RSVP.



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Jan 18: "HOUSE RULES" Featuring The House!


Live shows + Nerdtastic podcasts = "Your Stories" with Nerdologues!
Every month, the Nerdologues invite their friends and Nerds from the community to come and share their stories. Then they put it up on a podcast. This month, The House Theatre of Chicago are the special guests! Appropriately, they've given The House Theatre of Chicago the theme of "House Rules."

Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 7:00pm

at The Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark, Chicago, IL




Come on over to hear from The House Theatre about how The House makes theirplays, along with The Hammer Trinity dramaturg (and all-together super-genius) Derek Matson. The House will delicately dodge spoilers while sharing the House rules of how Storytelling IS Magic in the Trinity.

Bonus Trivia: This happens in the very building where we first put on a show back in 2001!


This event is FREE and open to the public.



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Jan 17 - 18: Multi Meets Poly: Multiculturalism and Polyculturalism Go on a First Date


A New Video Play, Written by Jamil Khoury and Directed by A. George Bajalia
Featuring Gordon Chow and Virginia Lee Marie Martinez

Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 4:00pm - 5:30pm
at Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 West Washington St., Chicago, IL




Multi Meets Poly: Multiculturalism and Polyculturalism Go on a First Date (33 min, 59 sec) is a thought-provoking and often-humorous reflection on the theoretical and practical differences between two powerful social ideas: multiculturalism and polyculturalism. By personifying these ideas as human characters—one male, one female—and by endowing each with professional rivalry, intellectual one-upmanship, and sexual tension, playwright Jamil Khoury posits a would-be romantic evening as a vehicle for exploring American interpretations of cultural pluralism, cultural interchange, and diversity.

Event Proceedings (90mins):
A pre-screening presentation by author Jamil Khoury.
Screening of the video play.
Interactive conversation with the playwright, director, and actors following the screening.
Audience will be encouraged to reflect upon the ideas presented in Multi Meets Poly.


FREE but registration is required. Space is limited. Click here to RSVP for January 17th. Click here to RSVP for January 18th.



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Jan 17: USO of Illinois Day - Symphony of Clouds


US Armed Forces personnel & their families can reserve up to four free tickets to see Symphony of Clouds.
With over 30 public performances annually, there is always something happening at The Theatre School. The Theatre School's public programming offers you the unique opportunity to see tomorrow’s theatre professionals today, by featuring their work in professional and full-scale productions.​​​

Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2:00pm
at DePaul Unniversity's Merle Reskin Theatre, 60 E. Balbo Drive, Chicago, IL






Symphony of Clouds
by Margaret Larlham
directed by Ann Wakefield

Follow the adventures and joyful milestones in the life of young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: boy genius, musical prodigy, and gifted composer. Discover how nature inspires and impacts Mozart, and how his family faces the acclaim, fame, trials, and tribulations of his early creative life in this story infused with music, dance, and a bit of magic.

Recommended for all ages.

THEMES: Biography; Classical Music and Composition; Family; Happiness and Growing Pains; Health and Illness; History; Nature

For more information about The Theatre School at DePaul, click here.


FREE: US Armed Forces personnel and their families can reserve up to four free tickets. Free tickets are available ONLY to Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve Military Personnel and their families.

Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve Military Personnel and Dependents can receive up to four (4) tickets Per Military Household for this event. Single Military will be allowed 2 tickets only. For more information about this event through the 2014 USO Illinois Programs click here.



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Jan 17: Saturday Series - And Eat It, Too


Chicago Dramatists' Saturday Series: JANUARY
Playwrights, theatre artists, and the general public convene in the Chicago Dramatists' theatre to witness the birth of a new work for the stage and to participate in its development by offering feedback to its playwright. The plays are always directed and rehearsed and are presented with minimal staging. After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets and to join in a post-reading discussion.

Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2:00pm
at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL




And Eat It, Too
By Resident Playwright ALINE LATHROP
Directed by Associate Artistic Director RACHEL EDWARDS HARVITH

Sheila and Naomi are two young HIV research scientists who make opposite professional choices when they become mothers. But each must face new challenges to her marriage and to her sense of worth, as she tries to find her own way in this world of antiquated maternal expectations and modern opportunities that come with a price.

How does a mother, or anyone else today, define important, meaningful work?


This event is FREE and open to the public.



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Jan 17: Explore: The World of Airline Highway


Explore. Lively conversation, food & drinks! at Steppenwolf Theatre
At the Explore event series, Steppenwolf Theatre invites audience members to join them in a social, fun setting to celebrate the ideas and themes in their shows. Each Explore event is a journey through the world of a play currently in production and every event is a unique experience tailored to create an immersive environment that reflects the world of that play. Explore events typically feature some combination of food, drink and guest speakers, performers and musicians.

Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 5:30pm
in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL




Steppenwolf hosts EXPLORE: The World of Airline Highway, a free between-shows event featuring performance poetry from New Orleans-based Danny Kerwick, the real-life inspiration for the character of Francis. Danny is joined by some of Chicago’s coolest performance poets, including Gregorio Gomez, Marty McConnell and Billy Tuggle, music from Four Star Brass Band (Chicago-based New Orleans-style brass), cuisine by authentic New Orleans chefs from Chicago’s Blue Door Farm Stand and surprises.


Explore events are FREE, but space is limited. RSVP to reserve your spot today by calling Audience Services at 312-335-1650.



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Jan 16: Backstage with BJ


Northlight Theatre's Backstage with BJ: White Guy on the Bus
Join Artistic Director BJ Jones for a mid-day discussion featuring special guest artists, actors, directors, and designers, offering behind-the-scenes insight into each production while it is still in rehearsal. White Guy on the Bus runs Jan 23 - Feb 28, 2015 in Skokie, IL.

Friday, January 16, 2015
12:00pm

at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL



Join Northlight Theatre Artistic Director BJ Jones and special guest artists on Friday, Jan 16 at noon for behind-the-scenes insight into White Guy on the Bus while it is still in rehearsal. Backstage with BJ will last approximately one hour.

FREE but RSVP is required. Call 847.679.9501 x3605 to RSVP.



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Jan 12: Workshop Reading of SEED


A one-night-only workshop reading of About Face Theatre's SEED
AFT Artistic Associates are a multi-talented group of actors, writers, performers, directors, and leaders within the Chicago theatre community and beyond. About Face Theatre is pleased to launch FIRST DRAAFT, a brand new reading series dedicated to presenting the latest works by About Face Theatre’s esteemed company of Artistic Associates (the AA’s in “DRAAFT”!)

Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7:00pm
at Hoover-Leppen Theater | Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted Street, Chicago




About Face Theatre is kicking off this new program in January 2015 with a reading of SEED, a new work by Scott Bradley. With SEED, Bradley (We Three Lizas, Alien Queen) has written an intensely powerful new play set on the frozen outskirts of a small Iowa town. When a farm-seed salesman invites a young stranger to his motel room, identities quickly begin to mutate and expand as man and boy fight to escape a poisonous legacy.


FREE but registration is required. Space is limited. Click here to RSVP.



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Dec 13: KidSeries Open House


A family-friendly open house at Lifeline Theatre
Learn more about their upcoming KidSeries show, Lions in Illyria, beginning January 10, 2015.


Saturday, December 13, 2014
1:00pm

at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago



Bring the whole family and learn more about Lifeline's upcoming KidSeries show, Lions in Illyria. Kids will meet the cast, watch a scene from the show, and join one of Lifeline's teaching artists for a show-themed project. Adults will enjoy coffee and conversation with their writers, directors, and educators and get a behind-the-scenes peek at what goes into bringing Lifeline's children's stories to life.

This hour-long event is FREE and open to the public (performance starts at 1pm), but reservations are requested. Call 773-761-4477 or email erica@lifelinetheatre.com.




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Dec-Jan: Pre-Ambles for Pericles


Pericles Pre-Ambles at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
A half-hour lecture scheduled one hour before the curtain on selected weekend dates, the Pre-Amble examines a CST production both from the point of view of scholarship and performance. This program is free and no reservations are necessary. Dates, times and presenting scholar subject to change. Pericles runs through January 18, 2015 at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.




Saturday, December 13 at 2:00 p.m. – Rebecca Fall
Sunday, December 14 at 1:00 p.m.
– Raashi Rastogi
Saturday, December 20 at 2:00 p.m.
– Stephen Bennett
Sunday, December 21 at 1:00 p.m.
– Rebecca Fall
Saturday, December 27 at 2:00 p.m.
– Stephen Bennett
Sunday, December 28 at 1:00 p.m.
– Raashi Rastogi

Saturday, January 3 at 2:00 p.m.
– Stephen Bennett
Sunday, January 4 at 1:00 p.m.
– Rebecca Fall
Sunday, January 11 at 1:00 p.m.
– Raashi Rastogi
Saturday, January 17 at 2:00 p.m.
– Stephen Bennett (in CST's Courtyard Theater)
Sunday, January 18 at 1:00 p.m.
– Raashi Rastogi (in Rehearsal Room)

For more information about Chicago Shakespeare Theater's FREE Open Door audience enrichment programs, click here.




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Dec 13: Saturday Series


Chicago Dramatists' Saturday Series: DECEMBER
Playwrights, theatre artists, and the general public convene in the Chicago Dramatists' theatre to witness the birth of a new work for the stage and to participate in its development by offering feedback to its playwright. The plays are always directed and rehearsed and are presented with minimal staging. After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets and to join in a post-reading discussion.


Saturday, December 13, 2014
2:00pm

at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago

The Plays About The Squirrels
By Resident Playwright MIA McCULLOUGH
Directed by Associate Artist MEGHAN BEALS McCARTHY

Infestation: Sarah and Tom don't want squirrels. They don't want them in their house or on the premises, not even on the fence. It's in the pre-nup. So when Tom accidentally traps a squirrel in their attic and Sarah must call in an exterminator, it nearly tears their relationship to shreds.

Compensation: When Sarah and Tom get the bill from the exterminator Tom goes on a crusade to get the neighborhood association to cover part of the cost... since squirrels are a public health issue, after all. The neighborhood association doesn't feel the need to pay for other people's "carelessness" in regards to squirrels until one of their powerful members is attacked and has an extermination bill of her own.

MIA MCCULLOUGH’s plays have been produced at theatres around the country, including Steppenwolf, Chicago Dramatists, and Stage Left (Chicago), The Old Globe (San Diego), and InterAct (Philadelphia). Mia teaches playwriting and screenwriting at Northwestern University, as well as teaching yearly playwriting workshops in Chicago Public schools.


This event is FREE and open to the public.




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Dec 2: Theatre Tag at Christkindlmarket Chicago


A tag (day) full of theatre!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
12:30 - 7:00pm

at Christkindlmarket Chicago in Daley Plaza
on Washington between Dearborn and Clark

Enjoy German beer, hot spiced wine, schnitzel, and strudels while theatres from across the city perform segments of their 2014 holiday productions.

Lunchtime performances:
12:30 pm - Broadway in Chicago: carolers & more
1:30 pm - Chicago Opera Theater: Opera in the Plaza

Evening performances:
4:30 pm - Waltzing Mechanics: EL Stories-Holiday Train
5:00 pm - About Face Theatre: Big Red & the Boys
5:30 pm - 20% Theatre: Little Women
6:00 pm - Mercury Theater: The Christmas Schooner
6:30 pm - Strangeloop Theatre: Christmas Clueseau

*Performances are subject to change.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE "HOW TO PRONOUNCE THEATRE TAG" VIDEO

Post your photos on Twitter with the hashtag #TheatreTag!

Don't forget - Tuesday, December 2 is also #GivingTuesday! Consider a donation to your local theatre community.



"Theatre Tag" is free and open to the public. For more information, click here.



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Dec 6: 10-Minute Workshop


Chicago Dramatists: Staged readings of 10-minute plays and scenes by various writers

Saturday, December 6, 2014
2:00pm

at Chicago Dramatists
1105 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago 60642



10-MINUTE WORKSHOP with Guest Judge/Director AARON CARTER, Director of New Play Development, STEPPENWOLF THEATRE COMPANY

Staged readings of 10-minute plays and scenes by various writers, followed by an audience discussion moderated by Mr. Carter.

Free and open to the public.



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Dec 4, 9, 13: Testaments


A Spoken Word Series
A public program for The Testament of Mary, playing at Victory Gardens Theater Nov 14 - Dec 14, 2014. Connecting the theater to the world beyond the stage and rehearsal room, Public Programs events bridge ideas, provoke dialogue, and deepen the relationship between audiences and productions.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014

7:00pm

at Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614



From the creation of Eve to the reformation of Mary Magdalene, women in the Bible have a lot to say. Hear their stories brought to life by Chicago’s most dynamic spoken word artists at select pre-show performances of Testament of Mary.

Free and open to the public. No RSVP needed for this pre-show performance.
For more information, visit http://victorygardens.org/also-playing/public-programs/.



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Nov 23: The Nutcracker Family Day


Sunday, November 23, 2014
1:30pm

at the Chopin Theatre Lobby
1543 W. Division, Chicago

Join The House Theatre of Chicago for pre-show holiday crafts before a 3pm matinee performance! Recommended for kids age 5 and up.

Pre-show holiday crafts are free and open to the public.
To attend, click here to RSVP.






Nov 20: Encuentros: La Virgen De Guadalupe


Mary's Role in Latino Art
A public program for The Testament of Mary, playing at Victory Gardens Theater Nov 14 - Dec 14, 2014. Connecting the theater to the world beyond the stage and rehearsal room, Public Programs events bridge ideas, provoke dialogue, and deepen the relationship between audiences and productions.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
6:30pm
(cocktail get-together)
at Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614



Legend has it that the Virgin Mary imprinted her image on a cloth in Mexico City in 1531. From Tanya Saracho’s play Our Lady of the Underpass to Victoria Franco’s painting of a contemporary reimagining of la virgen, how has Mary’s role evolved as a religious icon in Latino culture? Join Victory Gardens for pre-show cocktails, then stick around for a special Afterwords discussion hosted by Amor Montes de Oca of Arte Y Vida as they discuss la virgen’s role in Latino art.

Pre-show performance is free and open to the public.
To RSVP, visit http://victorygardens.org/also-playing/public-programs/.



 
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