The Saints Award Grants to Metro Chicago Performing Arts Companies

The Saints, Volunteers for the Performing Arts, announce the awarding of more than $78,000 in grants to 22 performing arts groups in the Chicago metropolitan area for 2019. The grants will be awarded to dance, music and theater organizations for 2019-20 projects. Over the last twenty-five years, the Saints have given more than $1,000,000 to over 250 companies and venues. The 2019 grants are funding: enhancement of performance space, the crafting of unique costumes & props, licensing of works, musical instruments, the purchase of various kinds of technical equipment and more. Awardees, …

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Office/Rehearsal Space Sharing Opportunity

Theater company seeks a partner to share its office/rehearsal loft space at 4001 N Ravenswood Ave, beginning July 2019. The space is approximately 900 sq ft, evenly divided between office and rehearsal/meeting space. The space has its own heating/AC unit as well as a kitchenette. The office portion of the space can accommodate approximately 10 people. Rent and all utilities (electric, gas, internet) will be a monthly flat fee of $810. If interested, please contact Diana Clegg at

International Touring Talk on June 5

Wednesday, June 5 at 7pm
Stage 773 The Cab, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.
The International Touring Talk will focus on the ins and outs of local and international touring, giving insight into the prep and process of taking a show on the road, with breakout sessions on Budgeting and Tech Riders. Panelists include: Angelique Grandone (Theater on the Lake), Doreen Sayegh (Chicago Shakespeare), Blair Thomas (Blair Thomas & Co.), John Rich (City of Chicago), and Dana Murphy and Katie Mazzini (Walkabout Theater).

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Theatre Space Available at Goodman Theatre

The Owen Theatre (capacity 400) is now available for rent between now and the end of August. The theatre features three flexible levels of courtyard seating surrounding a large stage. The Owen is typically home to more intimate Goodman productions, but is also a sleek location for lectures, conferences and other presentations on a more modest scale. The Goodman offers a variety of AV equipment needs as well as preferred caterers. Please inquire for special not-for-profit rates. To learn more, please contact Demi Smith (, 312-443-3811 ext 166)

Space Availability at City Lit

Space available at City Lit Theater for 9 weeks from July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019. Price now reduced to $500/week. 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

2019 Open House Chicago Opportunity for Theatres

Do you have a theatre venue and are looking for new audiences? Are you interested in connecting to the Year of Chicago Theatre in a simple and exciting way, right in your own neighborhood? Join fellow theatres in participating in Open House Chicago, a citywide program for thousands of visitors to discover unexpected and beloved neighborhood spaces across the city! Gain the opportunity to attract new and captive audiences – and through a special collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Center for the Year of Chicago Theatre, participating theatres will get special visibility …

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Applications open for 8th Annual Chicago Women’s Funny Festival

Stage 773 Executive Producer Jill Valentine and Co-Producer Liz McArthur are thrilled to announce that they will be accepting applications from May 15 to July 1 for the 8th Annual Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, taking place August 22 through August 25 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. The Chicago Women’s Funny Festival features all comedic art forms including stand up, sketch, solo, vaudeville, improvisation, burlesque, musical and more. The event packs over 80 shows, featuring over 400 performers from over 160 groups into four funny-filled days. Applications are welcome to all female-identifying …

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