Shop Local & Support Chicago Theatre Makers

Gift Guide

The League of Chicago Theatres recognizes the enormous financial burden to theatre workers whose incomes are being adversely impacted by COVID-19. In addition to our Chicago Theatre Workers Relief Fund, we are excited to help support the talented members of Chicago’s local theatre community by drawing attention to their online shops. Shop local and support our theatre makers year-round!

Are you a Chicago theatre worker selling your artistic creations online? Submit your shop here!

All 4 Pun

Artist: Scott Dickens – Carpenter

Hand Drawn Designs To Make You Laugh. Birthday Cards, Mugs, Prints, and Stickers!


Artist: Beth Uber – Costume Designer

One of a kind accessories, inspired by vintage buttons.

Campfires and Sass

Artist: Cassy Schillo – Properties Designer

Clever custom prints, vinyl stickers, and temporary tattoos.

Chicago Costume Community: Shop CCC

Artist: Various Costume Professionals

So many costume professionals have had to find new sources of income while the stage lights are dimmed, but their creativity continues to be their best asset.


Artist: Emily Lowney – Stage and Production Manager, Former Hot Tix Theatre Genius

Products for theatre lovers, both professional and amateur, to enjoy and spread their fondness of theatre.

Designs by Diane

Artist: Diane Claussen – University Theatre Professor

One-of-a-kind repurposed jewelry.

The Drunk Woodworker

Artist: Michael Frohbieter – Carpenter

Good wood from a woodworker who loves a good beverage.

DTene Apparel

Artist: Darian Tene – Actor

Apparel company born out of a need to celebrate blackness.

Artist: Erica Stephan – Actor

Custom handmade gifts for those you love (yourself included).


Artist: Christine Pascual – Costume Designer

Face masks while the industry is on pause.

Hauz of Arzell

Artist: Breon Arzell – Actor, Choreographer, Designer, Director, Former Hot Tix Theatre Genius

Personal Styling & Shopping, Photo Shoot Creative Direction, and Clothing; all in the spirit of love & beauty, and the journey to “B the Best U”.

Homegrown Wrappings Gift Company

Artist: Cassandra Westover – Prop Master/Supervisor

A gift shop with items from artists and small businesses – wrapped up in low-waste products, and with personality – directly from you.

Hook Me Up Design Co.

Artist: Noelle Klyce – Actor

Personalized yarn work items, including scarves, hats, and ear savers.

House of Ciaoski

Artist: Angela Enos – Costume Designer

Handcrafted goods for nerds, witches, and other magical creatures.

Kelly’s Fresh Picks

Artist: Kelly Claussen – Theatre Administrator

Floral designed accessories.

Kitschen Kouture

Artist: Darcy Hofer – Costume Designer, Stitcher

Environmentally friendly kitchen aprons using 98% recycled materials.

lay low & stitch

Artist: Jean E. Compton – Stage Manager

Culture-inspired and custom hand embroidery.

Little Fig Wheelworks

Artist: Susaan Jamshidi – Actor

Custom pottery creations.

Made By Melanie

Artist: Melanie Vitaterna – Actor, Designer, Teaching Artist

Musical instruments, instrument accessories, and other reclaimed items.

Musical E-Cards

Artist: Alaina Bartkowiak – Stage and Production Manager

Custom musical e-cards.

Noel Huntzinger Designs Masks!

Artist: Noel Huntzinger – Costume Designer

Masks in fun prints with contrasting liners offered in elastic loops or ties – kid sizes too. Ships anywhere.

Petes Mom Makes Stuff

Artist: Melissa Bochat – Costume Crafts Designer

Pop Culture Baby and Kitchen Items.

Sex Positivity Tarot

Artist: Jessamyn Fitzpatrick – Actor, Deviser, Teaching Artist

Sex Positivity tarot decks are composed of image/prompt and question cards to inspire reflection and dialogue. Handmade embroidery hoops also available.

Sista Dolls

Artist: Yvette Wesley – Wardrobe, Head Dresser

Handcrafted cloth dolls, original artwork, and accessories that provide a reflection of beautiful Black girls and women.


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