Goodman Theatre has made available for online streaming its production of Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play directed by Lili-Anne Brown, while performances are suspended to mitigate spread of COVID-19.
For over 60 years, The Second City has been renowned for entertaining and educating millions in its theaters and classrooms. Now, the famed comedy institution has adapted its improvisation-based shows, classes, and corporate services to create real-time, interactive, and socially “together” virtual experiences available to audiences worldwide. “It’s incredible to see how well our work translates to this platform. There are so many people who have yet to experience The Second City, and it’s so rewarding to our talent and staff to get back to work online and give the world a taste of what we do,” says Andrew Alexander, CEO and executive producer of The Second City.
This April, attend Chicago’s newest Fringe festival from the comfort and safety of your own home at Random Acts of Theatre! Subtitled a “Digital Fringe Festival,” the multi-day schedule will feature theatrical videos of all kinds, live-streamed across dozens of networks. Donations will be accepted, with proceeds going to The Actors Fund to assist artists currently out of work.
Paramount Theatre announced today the launch of Connection: A Social Media Concert Series, an all-new online campaign to find new ways for artists and audiences to connect with each other while the public is asked to shelter in place.
Otherworld Theatre Company, Chicago’s premier Science Fiction and Fantasy theatre, is making performances both old and new available online. High quality recordings of past stage productions will be available to subscribers on Patreon, including Stupid Shakespeare Company’s PickleRicickles, which ended its run early due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Brand new content from company members and friends of the company will be available via the company’s YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook pages. This includes comedy sketches, stand-up, dramatic readings, and pre-recorded adventures from Out on A Whim’s Improvised Dungeons and Dragons every Sunday night. There are even opportunities for patrons to perform as part of the weekly Theatre of Ted Digital Open Mic. Fans are encouraged to subscribe and follow Otherworld Theatre Company on above mentioned platforms and visit www.otherworldtheatre.org to stay up to date on new premiere dates and content.
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“All the world’s a stage” takes on new meaning with Chicago’s Theater Wit’s announcement today that it will begin selling remote viewing tickets to online, streamed video performances of its Chicago premiere of Teenage Dick.
The Neo-Futurists are excited to announce the digital version of their flagship show, The Infinite Wrench via ©️Patreon currently titled as The Infinite Wrench Goes Viral Known for performing 50 weeks of the year, The Neo-Futurists took an unprecedented step to suspend performances of its “surprising, occasionally powerful, often hilarious and always entertaining” (Chicago On Stage) show, along with classes, events, and other ancillary programming in order to ensure the safety the ensemble, staff, students, and audiences as concerns regarding the containment of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) evolved.
Full cast and crew have been announced for Artemisia’s world premiere production of EVERY WAITING HEART. The drama will be performed at The Den in June 2020 and directed by Artemisia Founding Artistic Director Julie Proudfoot. The winner of Artemisia’s 2018 Fall Festival of new feminist plays, EVERY WAITING HEART centers on the relationship between an overworked single mother and her rebellious teenaged daughter.
Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for its world premiere of Notes & Letters featuring book, music and lyrics by Annabelle Revak, based on Revak’s great-great grandfather's letters sent to his family upon his immigration to Chicago. The cast includes Katy Campbell, Tessa Dettman, Michael Mejia and Steven Romero Schaeffer. Swings include Nate Hall and Madeline Lauzon.
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