First Read Chicago 2019: Call for Submissions

First Read, a new play development workshop and readings series, seeks first drafts of plays by trans and non-binary theater artists. Produced by ensemble theater company The Syndicate, First Read launched in NYC in 2018 with readings of three new plays by trans artists. Now, The Syndicate and collaborators aim to bring the success of the first festival to Chicago in 2019. Lead producers Hal Cosentino and Ellenor Riley-Condit will host the next First Read at The Martin- 2515 W. North Avenue- the week of June 10th – June 16th, 2019. To …

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Industry Offers This Week

The Realistic Joneses – Shattered Globe Theatre and Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, have added an industry night performance for this Thursday (2/21) at 8pm. Tickets only $12 with headshot//resume. For more information visit Act(s) of God – Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan Ave., is offering $20 industry tickets for performances 2/27, 2/28, 3/3, 3/6, 3/7 and 3/10 at 7:30 p.m. and 3/7 at 2 p.m. Use code INDUSTRY to access $20 tickets (in all sections) for the performances listed above. Available online at or by calling the Box Office …

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Applications now open for 2019 Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theater Award

The League of Chicago Theatres is now accepting applications for the 2019 Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theater Award. The recipient of the award receives $5,000, a consultation and marketing support package with advertising support. The award was created in 2007 to encourage, support and promote young theatres in Chicago that have demonstrated great ability and promise, artistic excellence and fiscal responsibility in business practices. A nominating committee comprised of Chicago theatre administrators, artists, and educators reviews all the applications and selects the finalists. The honoree is selected from this group of finalists …

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Performance Space Availability at Collaboraction

Collaboraction’s two performance spaces have rental availability in 2019. Collaboraction is located on the third floor of the Flat Iron 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 in April and May of 2018 and again from October through the end of the calendar year. The intimate Salon (capacity of up to 60) space hosts is available for single evenings or short runs that can include comedy, music, …

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Industry Ticket Offers This Week

Little Stones – Saint Sebastian Player st St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey (entrance on Marshfield) is offering industry nights on Friday 2/15 and Saturday 2/16 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2/17 at 2 p.m. a $7 with HS/R. for info. How I Learned to Drive – Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark Street, is offering $15 tickets to theatre industry professionals for any Thursday evening performance thru March 24. 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 …

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Space Rental Availability at The Gift Theatre

The Gift Theatre is available for rental from March 4-June 2. The rental includes use of lights, sound board, props and furniture. Box office services not included. $1000 a week. Please contact or call 773-283-0701.

2019 ComEd Powering the Arts Program

The application period for the 2019 ComEd Powering the Arts Program is now open and will close on March 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. CST. Recognizing that access to art in our communities is a crucial element of the quality of our lives, ComEd has partnered with the League of Chicago Theatres to administer the ComEd Powering the Arts Program. Through this program ComEd and the League of Chicago Theatres look to reach audiences throughout the ComEd service area that have otherwise been unable to access arts and cultural offerings.The ComEd Powering …

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