Call for submissions for Chicago Musical Theatre Festival

The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, now in its sixth year, is a new works festival produced by Underscore Theatre Company. We believe there’s a wealth of musical theatre creators in Chicago and around the country, but the high risks of producing new musicals means that few companies are willing to take a chance, especially with emerging authors. CMTF is designed from the ground up to keep costs low by sharing resources, to return half of all ticket proceeds to producers, and to showcase emerging authors from Chicago and beyond. Applications are currently …

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Summer Space Availability at City Lit Theater

Space available at City Lit Theater for 9 weeks from July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019. The rental package includes 99 seats, 20 are flexible; Stage – 27×26; use of lights and light board, use of costume, furniture and prop stock, use of flats and platforms, discounted rehearsal space. Please email to discuss rates and availability.

Chicago Dramatists Open House

Tap into your creative side. You have stories to tell. Characters that need to be created. Songs that need to be sung. We invite you to bring your creativity to life at Chicago Dramatists. Meet us on Saturday, May 11th at our brand new space at the Literacenter (641 West Lake Street), where we’ll hold our second Open House. Chicago Dramatists provides an artistic home for people from all walks of life. It’s a place where creativity is supported and realized. A place to craft your play, story, script or musical. You …

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The Jackalope Playwrights Lab

The Jackalope Playwrights Lab is an eight-week master-class in playwriting facilitated by Jackalope Company Member Calamity West. Calamity is a Chicago-based, award-winning, Kilroys-cited playwright. In 2018 Calamity had two world-premieres including IN THE CANYON at Jackalope Theatre Company and HINTER at Steep Theatre Company. In January 2018 her play ENGINES AND INSTRUMENTS OF FLIGHT: A FANTASIA IN THREE ACTS, originally commissioned at The Goodman Theatre, had its first New York reading at The Roundabout. Another of her plays, GREETINGS FROM MOSCOW! A LOVE STORY, is currently in development at TimeLine Theatre Company’s …

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Charcoalblue Mondays Kick Off

Monday, April 29, 5PM Green Street Meats, 112 N Green St Charcoalblue is a theatre design consultancy originating in the UK, and we’ve finally established a studio here in the Windy City. Now we want to get to know the people who make this the greatest theatre city in the country: YOU! This summer, Charcoalblue will host a happy hour the last Monday of every month from 5pm-7pm at Green Street Meats. We’ll hold a couple of picnic tables near the bar, so stop on by and have a beer on the …

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DirectorsLabChicago Announces 2019 Lab

The DirectorsLabChicago (DLC) Steering Committee and Artistic Director Wm. Bullion are pleased to announce their 2019 DirectorsLab to be held Sunday–Saturday, August 18–24, 2019, at Victory Gardens Theater as well as in other prominent Chicago theater venues throughout the week-long collaborative symposium for stage directors. The theme for this year’s Lab is “In the Room.” Applications are available now at and the application deadline is April 30, 2019. More information about this year’s theme, including details about eligibility and the application process, are available at Applications will be accepted through …

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Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance is Seeking Performance Proposals

Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance is launching a new Wednesday evening series this summer featuring music, dance, theater and more and we invite you to submit a proposal! We are looking for performances from 6-7pm on Wednesdays July 24, August 28, September 25, and October 23. Stipends will be provided.

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