“All Together Now” Community Fundraiser

Eclectic Full Contact Theatre, in partnership with the Athenaeum Theater, is coordinating a Chicago Theatre Community fundraising event to benefit any and all Chicago theatres that want to participate. The plan is to put on a one-night only production of “All Together Now”, a new musical revue being offered license and royalty-free by MTI for use by anyone the weekend of November 12-15th. Details as to what songs are being released for use in this revue are still forthcoming, but the show will be free to use in any form during that …

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Congo Square Theatre Company and Sydney Chatman announced as recipients of 2021 Joyce Awards

Sydney Chatman and Congo Square Theatre Company were announced this week as recipients of the Joyce Foundation’s 2021 Joyce Awards. Since 2003, the Joyce Awards have supported the creation of new work by emerging and mid-career artists of color to foster more culturally vibrant, equitable, and sustainable communities in six Great Lakes cities: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Minneapolis-St Paul. The $75,000 grant will support Chatman’s creation and presentation of a new theatrical work as part of Congo Square’s August Wilson New Play Initiative, created in partnership with Chicago community members …

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Michael Merritt Award Ceremony on May 17, 2021

The Michael Merritt Award, a national award unique in its emphasis on excellence in both design and collaboration, is presented annually to professional theatrical designers. The Michael Merritt Awards announces that on Monday May 17, 2021 the award ceremony will be a virtual event that will highlight two designers who are powerhouse advocates of inclusion and equity in employment. The Merritt Award for Design and Collaboration will be presented to Clint Ramos; Designer, Educator, Activist and Creative Producer. The Merritt Award’s first Arts Advocate Award will be presented to Elsa Hiltner, Costume …

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Chicago Theatre Artist Online Store Submission

Calling all Etsy Store artists! The League of Chicago Theatres is compiling a holiday gift guide supporting our local theatre artists. Fill out the form below if you have an Etsy Store, or other type of online platform to sell your art/products, to be promoted this holiday season! Fill Out the Form

Congo Square Industry Training Institute: Audition for the Stage

Two Day Course Instructor: Ann Joseph Douglas Monday, October 26 and Wednesday, October 28, 6-8PM CST Cost: $100 This Acting class is dedicated to artists looking to strengthen their theatre audition techniques. The actor will learn how to deepen their audition process in order to capture the eyes of Casting Directors. – General Audition Technique/Shakespeare Monologues Register

Art on theMart seeking artists

Art on theMART is seeking artists with robust practices to submit their qualifications to be commissioned to create an original artwork with accompanying sound to be projected as part of Art on theMART, an innovative digital public art platform. Artists working in any media may apply, but those with experience in new media, animation, projection, film and video are especially encouraged to present their credentials. Selected artists’ work will be featured as part of Art on theMART’s public art platform no sooner than spring 2021; actual timing would be at the mutual …

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Get Help with your Rigging System Inspections and Maintenance from Vertigo

For those who are considering facility maintenance during this down time, Vertigo is ready to help you with rigging inspections, scheduled maintenance, and repairs to your rigging systems. ANSI Standard E1.47 recommends that manual rigging systems and fire safety curtains have a Level One Rigging Inspection annually, and a Level Two Rigging Inspection at least every five years. The recommendation for motorized rigging systems is a Level Two Rigging Inspection annually. The professional riggers at Vertigo are eager to help you keep your rigging systems operating at peak performance and maintain the …

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