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20% Theatre Company Chicago

Only one in five working theatre professionals is a woman, according to findings by American Theatre magazine. 20% Theatre Company works to increase that number by producing thought-provoking classics and fresh original works — all of them written, directed and designed by women.

Backstage with the 20% Theatre Company Chicago

In our most recent production, The House of Yes, during a preview our light board shut down on the actors and because they were professionals and the show was to be set during a hurricane they continued with their lines. During the blackout we overheard someone whisper that “the electricity had gone out” to which their guest responded “no. it’s the magic of theatre!”