Chicago TYA Professionals Meet Up

October 27 @ 1:00pm, Filament Theatre Are you a performer, writer, administrator, director, or teaching artist who’s passionate about Theatre for Young Audiences? Come meet like-minded artists and administrators at a Chicago TYA Professionals Meet-Up, hosted by artists from Filament Theatre, Adventure Stage Chicago, and Kerfuffle. Join us for a special performance of Luna, currently playing at Filament Theatre, followed by drinks, snacks, and chats. Use code TYADAY for special TYA professional ticket rate of $10. Filament Theatre is located at 4041 N Milwaukee Ave. For tickets use link: https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&p=b3200b1c8014a76b5f108b18409d75a8

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!

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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#TeamNoraForever

All of our hearts go out to the Leonard and Libera family as they mourn the loss of their daughter Eleanor Finn Leonard. Nora was an inspiration to so many for her courage and kindness. As The Second City family celebrates her life tomorrow morning at a memorial service please join us in sending them love and healing during this time. In lieu of flowers, Nora’s family requests donations be made to Lurie Children’s Hospital or Gilda’s Club Chicago. #TeamNoraForever