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 lvanausdall@urbangateways.org 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!

LEAD Conference 2019 Debrief

Chicago Cultural Access Consortium Thursday, September 19th, 2019 3:30PM-5:30PM Chicago Community Trust 225 N. Michigan Avenue Registration is required, suggested donation of $5 Come engage in a debrief of the 2019 Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference in Denver with real, live attendees and presenters who were there! A casual workshop where Chicago-area LEAD attendees will be stationed around the space in several breakout rooms and you can learn from each presenter at your discretion! Expect less lecture, more discussion in an informal gathering for anyone that couldn’t go to …

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Season of Concern Presents: Second City Divas in Concert

Join Season of Concern for a very special evening of live entertainment featuring the Second City Divas at the intimate Mercury Theater Chicago on September 9, 2019. Tickets may be purchased at The Mercury Theater or by calling 773-325-1700. General admission tickets are only $50. This is a one-night-only opportunity to see Chicago’s leading ladies of musical theatre on stage together. A virtual “who’s who” of Chicago’s musical theatre, the performers who have committed to date include: Hollis Resnik, Heidi Kettenring, Peggy Roeder and 25 other great ladies of the theatre!

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5th Annual Chicago Theater Bike Ride

Please join us this September 7th at 10:30AM at Foster Beach for the 5th annual celebration of our community. We will begin with the opening ceremony at the Memorial TeePee, then ride our bikes on the amazing Chicago lakefront followed by a lovely Community Pot Luck & BBQ. We are Chicago Theater artists, taking care of ourselves and celebrating our community. The 12 mile ride will start at Foster Beach Park at Foster and Lake Michigan and we will step off at 10:30am. We will ride north on the lakefront trail to …

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