Theater on the Lake: PROLOGUE

In celebration of the 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre, Night Out in the Parks and the Chicago Park District welcome you to
Theater on the Lake: PROLOGUE
3 days to celebrate and shape the future of performance

This free programming will take place June 26-28, 2019 at our lakefront home, located at 2401 N Lake Shore Drive, and will provide opportunities to converse and connect around the issues central to cultural work and performance in civic spaces. We’re partnering with Arts Alliance Illinois, DCASE, and Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium to focus our conversations around equity, diversity and inclusion, radical access and increasing opportunities to tour work within and beyond Chicago. Afternoons during the festival will provide program options both on site and off, with workshops and classes curated by The Chicago Inclusion Project and Not in Our House, as well as site visits to 3 parks that offer unique approaches to performance: Berger Park in Edgewater, Palmisano Park in Bridgeport, and Hamilton Park in Englewood. Lastly our evening programs highlight the best of Theater on the Lake including a Barn Dance in partnership with DCASE’s SummerDance, a 2019 Theater Festival Season Preview and finally a Theater on the Lake Reunion Party to bring us to a close on Friday. The full schedule and event registration can be found at (Program Summary included below.)

In keeping with our Night Out in the Parks mission, all Theater on the Lake: PROLOGUE events are completely FREE, however space for some events may be limited. To guarantee your spot, please RSVP via the website at
We hope you’ll be able to join us for this programming and more at Theater on the Lake this summer. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Angelique Grandone at

For a complete event schedule please visit

Wednesday June 26
10am – 12pm Arts Alliance Illinois: Supporting a Creative Life
1pm – 3pm Not in Our House: Working with the Chicago Theatre Standards with Laura T. Fisher
3pm – 5pm Chicago Inclusion Project: Intro to Improv and Meisner with Sadieh Rifai and Jesse Fisher
5pm – 8:30pm at Lincoln Park Conservatory Chicago Inclusion Project: Intimacy Direction in Collaboration (For Directors, Stage Managers, Producers and Choreographers) with Rachel Flesher, Sarah Scanlon and Gaby Labotka
6pm – 9pm SummerDance 2nd Annual TOTL Barn Dance with the Golden Horse Ranch Band

Thursday June 27
10am – 12:15pm Theater on the Lake and Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium present An Accessible Services Showcase for Theater: as illustrated through a staging of Project Potential. Written by Isaac Gomez, Directed by Laura Alcalá Baker
1:30pm – 2:15pm CircEsteem Youth Social Circus Showcase
3pm – 5:00pm Chicago Inclusion Project: Audition and Monologue Workshop with Kanome Jones and Stephanie Diaz
5pm – 7pm at Lincoln Park Conservatory Not in Our House: Working with the Chicago Theatre Standards with Laura T. Fisher
7:30pm-10pm 2019 Theater on the Lake Festival Season Preview

Friday June 28
9am-12am Touring Pitch Session
1pm – 3pm Chicago Inclusion Project: Auditioning For Musical Theater with Lili Anne Brown and Harmony France
3pm – 5pm Theater Chicago Inclusion Project: Vahishta Vafadari Dialect Masterclass
7:30-11:00pm Theater on the Lake Reunion Party: Celebrating 67 Years of Chicago Theatre