Behind the Curtain

Jan. 24: Backstage at the Biograph - Breach


Victory Gardens Theater: BACKSTAGE AT THE BIOGRAPH
A free event series that takes you behind-the-scenes for an in-depth look at a unique aspect of the rehearsal process! Then, enjoy complimentary wine, beer and snacks as you mingle with members of the cast and design team in the Victory Gardens Theater lobby.





Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 7:00pm
at Victory Gardens Theater | 2433 North Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614

BACKSTAGE AT THE BIOGRAPH - Breach
How many roles do you play throughout the day? Who are you with your family and friends? With your co-workers? Online? Jeff Award-winning playwright Antoinette Nwandu's world-premiere play, Breach, explores these very questions. On Wednesday, January 24th, join us for an exclusive glimpse into the rehearsal process as the cast shares a scene from the production during one of their very first rehearsals. Then, participate in an interactive workshop on performing stories from your own life, facilitated by performance scholar and artist Dr. Raquel Monroe. Afterwards, celebrate with appetizers from Olive Mediterranean Grill and complimentary beer! 

FREE and open to the public. Space is limited. RSVP is required. Click hereto reserve a seat. For questions, please email information@victorygardens.org or call 773.871.3000.



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Jan. 19: Backstage with BJ: Skeleton Crew


Northlight Theatre's Backstage with BJ: Skeleton Crew

Join Artistic Director BJ Jones for a mid-day discussion featuring special guest artists, actors, directors, and designers offering behind-the-scenes insight into each production while it is still in rehearsal. Dominique Morriseau's Skeleton Crew opens January 25 and runs through March 4.  

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 12:00pm

Northlight Theatre | 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL 60077



Dominique Morriseau's Skeleton Crew is described as follows:

At the start of the Great Recession, rumors of impending closure surround one of the last auto plants in Detroit. The nation's financial crisis gets personal as each of the workers confronts the life-altering choices they must make if their plant goes under, while the supervisor is torn between allegiances to his makeshift family of co-workers and management's cost-saving demands. When pushed to the limits of survival, how far over the lines are people willing to cross?

The discussion will start at noon and last approximately for one hour. 

This event is FREE, but reservations are required. Contact Francisco Lopez at flopez@northlight.org or 847.324.1232 to change or cancel your reservation.



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Jan 10: Free Kick-Off Event for Fillet of Solo Festival 2018


Lifeline Theatre presents a free kick-off event for the 2018 Fillet of Solo Festival: Discounted pass
At the Fillet of Solo Kick-Off Night, join Lifeline Theate Artistic Director Dorothy Milne for an evening of performance and conversation with Fillet of Solo storytellers R.C. Riley, Shelby Edwards, Kendra Stevens (from Serving the Sentence), Jameson Wentworth, Julie Ganey, and Nestor Gomez. 


Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 7:00pm

Empirical Brew Pub | 1328 W. Morse Ave., Chicago, IL 60626



Learn about the form, the history of the festival, and details on Chicago's many storytelling nights from the people who make them happen — all while hearing stories of different styles interspersed throughout.

Chicago’s Live Lit scene is a rapidly-growing community of people who gather to tell and listen to stories. While storytelling as an art form dates back to ancient times, the current evolution of the form has recently exploded in popularity. On any given night in Chicago, you can find a place to listen to stories as an audience member or to test out your work as a writer-performer.

This event is FREE and open to the public. No reservations required. Contact the Lifeline Theatre Box Office, 773.761.4477 for more information.



"Behind the Curtain" is a special section of ChicagoPlays.com listing free events that enhance and complement your theatre-going experiences. Get an inside look at local Chicago theatre companies through forums, panel discussions, community events, and even parties. Planning to attend this "Behind the Curtain" event? Post about it on Twitter with the hashtag #BehindTheCurtain. For more upcoming events, visit http://bit.ly/behindcurtain.