Grand Reopening of Adventure Stage Chicago After Flooding of the Vittum Theater

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a program of the Northwestern Settlement, is proud to announce the Grand Reopening of the Vittum Theater. ASC will present its first production in the newly rehabbed Vittum Theater on February 15th. As part of the festivities, there will be a free staged reading of Carlos Murillo’s I Come From Arizona . The reading will be preceded by tours of the new offices, ribbon cutting hosted by the West Town and Wicker Park Bucktown Chambers of Commerce, a toast to our community for their support, and more. The …

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Theatre Momentum’s Dramatic Improv classes start Saturday, March 14th

Immediacy, Bravery, Vulnerability Dramatic improv is not just useful for improvisors. It is incredibly helpful for scripted actors, to find intense, immediate moments, to be able to respond to directions without judgment, and to stay focused in the moment. They’ll also help your comedic improv. Get deeper, more layered characters and 3-dimensional stories that feel like a play. Step away from tradition. These are unique classes that will change your improv world. Theatre Momentum’s classes will teach you the skills to create performances that are believable, seamless, and smart. You will learn …

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The Saints announce the opening of the 2020 Saints Arts Grants Program

The Saints invite and encourage theater, dance, and music organizations to apply for this grant assistance to be used for artistic development or production-related purposes. Some examples Saints Grant applicants can request funding for but are not limited to: costumes/puppetry, the commissioning or licensing of works, improvements to applicant-owned premises, community engagement and enrichment projects, or computer and technical items such as sound or lighting needs. Budget requests up to $5,000 will be considered for projects covering the performance year from June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021. Requesting organizations must be …

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Executive + Artistic Leadership in the Performing Arts: The Interplay of Business and Art

The MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program invites you to join us for a conversation highlighting the collaboration, creativity, and strategy between the executive and artistic sides of performing arts. Victory Gardens Theater’s Erica Daniels and The Wirtz Center’s Al Heartley will discuss how performing arts organizations connect creative and artistic vision with business strategy. The conversation will be moderated by MSLCE faculty member and President and Artistic Director of The People’s Music School, Jennifer Kim-Matsuzawa. Thursday, January 16th, 5:30pm-6:45pm. Reception to Follow. Wirtz Black Box Theatre 101, 1949 Campus Drive, …

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Charcoalblue Monday is Back!

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 5:30pm | The Hoxton Hotel Lobby Bar Happy New Year! Please join us for the first Charcoalblue Monday of 2020! We’ll be meeting up in a new (and cozier) location for the winter: the lobby of the new Hoxton Hotel in the West Loop (200 N Green St). To let us know if you can make it, or if you want to be in the know about future Charcoalblue Mondays, click RSVP. We’ll hold a couple of tables in the lobby bar (near the fireplace, we hope!) …

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Jackalope Playwrights Lab

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: WINTER 2020 SESSION runs January 11th through February 29th. DEADLINE: Applications are due by 11:59 pm on January 6th, 2020. TO APPLY: Please send an artistic statement, resume, and 10 page writing sample to playwrightslab@jackalopetheatre.org TEACHING ARTIST BIO: Calamity West is a Chicago-based, award-winning playwright. Her plays have appeared at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Roundabout, The Goodman, Jackalope Theatre, Steep Theatre, Sideshow …

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