Happy Anniversary Apocalypse!

Friday, October 11, 2019

Q&A courtesy of The Playground Theater’s performance and special events blogger: Lizzie Kaniecki  

This Saturday, Apocalypse Comedy: A Showcase for the End of the World, will celebrate its two-year anniversary at The Playground! For two years, Apocalypse Comedy has fostered a welcoming, silly space to compete for the ultimate honor of being sacrificed! Dan Garcia, one of the show’s producers, told me all about how this show got started, what they’ve accomplished...

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2019 is the Year of Chicago Theatre!

Monday, January 21, 2019

The Belmont Theater District is thrilled to be partnering with the Mayor’s Office, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and the League of Chicago Theatres to present a citywide, year-long focus on theater — the first of its kind in the nation. Chicago theatre is the FEARLESS SOUL of Chicago — from joy to heartache and every feeling in between, and Chicago’s exceptional community of creators, risk-takers, and big hearts...

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Incubator Auditions 2019!!!

Monday, May 8, 2017

The Playground Theater is once again holding auditions for the Incubator Program. Audition slots are assigned via lottery. The lottery will open Saturday, May 4th at Noon. Slots are emailed Monday, May 13th. Auditions are Saturday, May 18th. Callbacks are Sunday, May 19th. Submit to the lottery here!

Womyn’s Workshop Series

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Playground Theater is excited to announce its new Womyn’s Workshop Series.

Open to all female-identifying performers.

The series will be comprised of various workshops to strengthen each performer’s artistic voice and help them make the strongest choices on stage. In addition, The PG will be hosting workshops to aid female-identifying performers in navigating the industry at large. Audition workshops, creative and professional resume development, networking, and more!


If you are interested in teaching a workshop or...

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Playground Philanthropy

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Playground has formed a lot of partnerships with some pretty great philanthropic organizations.  The following is a list of shows we have going on and the philanthropies they support:

RESILIENT and Rape Victim Advocates:

RESILIENT is a variety show for survivors! Every second Monday of the month at 8pm. 70% of the proceeds go to RVA. Tickets are $10.

Undergrad Underground and Open Books Ltd.:

Undergrad Underground is partnering up this month with Open Books Ltd. to bring literacy and...

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