May 30, 2019 | News and updates for members of the League of Chicago Theatres
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5th Annual CGTA E-Waste/Textile Drive and Costume Exchange This Weekend
The Chicago Green Theatre Alliance will be hosting the 5th Annual E-Waste/Textile Drive and Costume Exchange for the Chicago theatre community on:
-Friday, May 31st (10AM-5PM)
-Saturday, June 1st (10AM-5PM)
-Sunday, June 2 (12-4PM)
at Steppenwolf's Merle Reskin Garage Theatre (1624 N. Halsted)

Get rid of your unused costume inventory, shoes and accessories, batteries, and e-waste (bring anything that plugs in or uses a battery except old TVs and CRT monitors) and we'll recycle them for you. Other items we are collecting include CDs, dried up pens and markers, cork, wire hangers, and mascara wands. 

Get FREE costumes, shoes and accessories for your next production.

Please pass along to costume shops and designers, art communities and art & theatre departments at educational institutions.

Erasing Racism 2-Day Workshop
Friday, June 21, 10AM-5PM AND Saturday, June 22, 10AM-5PM
Columbia College Chicago HAUS, 623 S. Wabash
The League is once again working with Keryl McCord of Equity Quotient to present a two day Erasing Racism workshop available for all member companies of the League. The aim of the workshop is to build a collective vision for a more just, equitable, more open and transparent, diverse and inclusive theatre community. Workshop attendees will:
- Fully comprehend how racial systems develop and a clear definition of racism, to further understand the difference between equity and equality 
- Gain an understanding of the history, systems, policies, and practices that have resulted in exclusive, inequitable, and non-diverse spaces in all strata of our society including theatre in Chicago.
- Work together to create a vision for a healthy theater ecosystem in Chicago that is inclusive, values transparency, commits to the fullest expression of diversity in Chicago, values first voice in art making, and develops a framework of shared vision, values, and principles as tools to use in their work. 
Please note that this is a two-day workshop and we expect everyone that RSVPs to attend both full days. This event is FREE, but space is limited to 50 people. The workshop is already over 50% full so RSVP today!
Cooperative Advertising News
The League of Chicago Theatres’ Cooperative Advertising Program offers League members (and those performing at member venues) the lowest rates for advertising with various media partners across Chicago and the suburbs. Promote your upcoming Spring and Summer shows through the CTA, Tribune, Sun-Times, WBEZ, WFMT, RedEye, and more! 
The Co-Op section of can be found here . Please email our advertising assistant, Corinne Florentino, at for the password to the page and for any cooperative advertising orders or questions. 
Access Calendar
As you begin setting dates for your accessible performance services for 2019-20 we'd like to encourage you to first check the League's Access calendar to avoid conflicts when possible. Contact with your edits and additions to the calendar. 
2019-20 Press Openings
Are your 2019-20 shows listed on the Opening Night Calendar ? It is beneficial to everyone in the theatre community for you to have accurate show information in the calendar. Contact with your edits and additions. 
Green Tip
Clear out old electronic waste and costumes in storage and bring them to the CGTA's 5th Annual E-Waste/Textile Drive at Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre from May 31 - June 2. More Info .

Click here  to find more green tips for your theatre. Join our CGTA Facebook page for more tips, material-sharing opportunities and resources.
Follow the CGTA on Twitter @ChiGreenTheatre and use the hashtag #ChiGreenTheatre to share your greening efforts.
International Touring Talk on June 5 at Stage 773. Read More .

Office/Rehearsal Space Sharing Opportunity. Read More .

Chicago Dramatists announces Summer classes. Read More .

Summer Theatre Space Available at Goodman's Owen Theatre. Read More .

2019 Open House Chicago Opportunity for Theatres. Deadline June 15. Read More .

Summer/Fall Space Availability at the Chopin Theatre. Read More .

Space Availability at City Lit. Read More .

TOP FLIGHT 2019 dates set for July 30 - August 3. Read More .
14 new jobs were posted this week. You can review a complete listing of jobs posted on .
Industry Offers
New industry ticket offers were posted this week. To view all current industry ticket offers and information, visit .
  • Falsettos - Broadway In Chicago
  • Ms. Blakk for President - Steppenwolf Theatre
  • Drunk Shakespeare - The Lion Theatre
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On The Move
Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls has named Kimberly Senior the newest member of Goodman Theatre’s Artistic Collective—ten American theater artists whose work has cemented the theater’s international reputation for excellence over three decades.

A Red Orchid Theatre announced the addition of eight new members to the Artistic Ensemble: Karen Aldridge, Myron Elliott-Cisneros, Levi Holloway, Travis A. Knight, Jess McLeod, Sadieh Rifai, Grant Sabin , and Steve Schine . A Red Orchid also welcomes two Resident Stage Managers – Stephanie Heller and Christa van Baale .

Valiant Theatre recently launched on Chicago’s north side. This new company founded by veterans of the Chicago, NYC, Dallas, and Pittsburgh markets will tell the stories of real people and historic events marked by courage, valor, and determination with the goal of inspiring others to live their lives more valiantly. Tapped as General Manager is David Heimann, Associate Artistic Director Bobbi Masters recently moved to Chicago after working as Associate Artistic Director of Kitchen Dog Theater in Dallas and Milk Can Theatre in New York City. Bobbi also serves as Director of New Play Development. MK Hughes serves as Valiant’s Director of Production Design.  Skylar Grieco is Valiant’s Education Coordina tor. Leading the team is Artistic Director Nich Radcliffe .

Prop Thtr is pleased to announce Peter Bucci will serve as the company’s new Managing Director. Bucci succeeds Diane Hamm , who served from 2014 – 2018. 
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