The Bayless Family Foundation is accepting Stepping Stone Grant applications

The Bayless Family Foundation is still accepting applications for the Stepping Stone Grants now through October 11th. The grants seek to build the capacity of established Chicago Theatres who have a vision for institutional and artistic growth. Past recipients include Albany Park Theatre Project, Porchlight Music Theatre, and Steep Theatre. Additional information and application information can be found on the Foundation’s website (

Charcoalblue Monday is Next Week

Monday, September 30, 2019 | 5:30pm | Green Street Meats We’re in denial about autumn. At next week’s Charcoalblue Monday, let us treat you to an al fresco beer or two. To let us know if you can make it, or if you want to be in the know about future Charcoalblue Mondays, click RSVP.

Why not rent Vittum Theater for your next event!

Vittum Theater is located at 1012 N Noble St, in the Wicker Park/Bucktown area. With 295 seats, a robust inventory of lighting, sound, and projections equipment, the Vittum is the perfect place to host events ranging from theatrical productions, film screenings, dance competitions, stand-up comedy shows, and corporate events. If interested in setting up a tour, or for availability, contact Michelle Collins at 773 969 5566 or

YAS! Fest Program/Poster Upcycling

Teen Arts Pass (TAP) will be tabling at the YAS! Fest youth arts showcase put on by the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE) at Millennium Park on September 21. TAP will be hosting a button-making station and wants to feature theatres and productions in honor of 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre. If you have any extra playbills/programs/show posters, we’d love to upcycle them into buttons for teens. Please contact Lisa at by September 19 to coordinate a donation.

Jackalope Playwrights Lab Fall 2019 Session

Jackalope Theatre is now accepting applications for the Fall 2019 session of Playwrights Lab. This session will be team-taught by company members Calamity West and Kaiser Zaki Ahmed. This eight-week writing intensive is designed for artists interested in developing new, full-length plays through a workshop development process, and meets on Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm at The Frontier. COST: $225 UPCOMING SESSIONS: FALL 2019 SESSION runs October 5th through November 23rd. DEADLINE: Applications are due by 11:59 pm on September 27, 2019. TO APPLY: Please send an artistic statement, resume, and 10 page writing sample …

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Forum: Breaking the Mold/Unearthing the Foundations of Chicago’s Performance Ecology

Mon, Sep 16, 6:30 pm at the Theatre Center, Columbia College Chicago Classic Studio (Ground Floor), 72 E 11th St Join Chicago-based devised, DIY, and experimental theater directors Sydney Chatman, Denise Serna, and more, as they discuss their participation in The Storefront Project. Find out what it’s like to devise new work to be performed backstage and in public spaces at the MCA and in the small black-box theaters and interstitial spaces of Prop Thtr. Timed between the opening and closing weekends of these performances, this conversation addresses questions that have been …

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BrightSide Theatre is having a Rummage Sale this weekend

BrightSide Theatre is having a RUMMAGE SALE – costumes/clothes, shoes, props, households, tools, furniture – something for your next production?! Stop by BrightSide Theatre Rehearsal Space 4953 Fairview Avenue in Downers Grove (SE corner of Fairview and Maple across from Speedway) on Friday, September 13 from 8AM – 3 PM and Saturday, Saturday 9/14 from 8-10:15! Cash and carry only!