Monday, September 12, 2016

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For two nights this fall, Steppenwolf’s 1700 theatre is transformed into Tumbao, a local family bar and the best place for a salsa night, baptism, seance or wedding reception. Unbeknownst to the owners, the ally cats have decided to make the Tumbao family the basis for a radionovela, broadcast from...

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CIF Blasts into the Playground

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Chicago’s comedy scene CAN’T BE CONTAINED. The annual Chicago Improv Festival, on it’s quest to celebrate all improv from everywhere, STORMS into the Playground theater, for a comedy ‘SPLOSION of EPIC DIMENSIONS.


May 4th and May 5th, 8 and 10 PM, some of the most diverse and fascinating groups grace our stage, from the THOUGHTFUL ARTISANS of Solo de Impro, Jibrato and their DELICIOUS CHICAGO CREATIONS, to 98.6, hosts of a weekly showcase just up the street...

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Training Center buzz at DNAinfo!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Mark Konkol was there for the inaugural Playground improv class. Witness a record of history! Take a look!

MOSAIC Accepting Submissions for Comedy Shows

Sunday, February 7, 2016


The Playground Theater will be accepting SUBMISSIONS for MOSAIC. The MOSAIC program has two divisions, but still serves the same mission: to focus on artists exploring individual identity and to celebrate uniqueness. This program represents the complex new American point of view that encompasses all voices, not just one.

COMEDY: The Playground is interested in...

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The Playground launches Generosity Campaign to renovate our home

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Playground has grown significantly as an organization with the addition of our new Training Center, the Mosaic program, and an expanding slate of productions. Our theater is in serious need of renovations to keep our performers and audience in a safe and fun environment. We have some very cool incentives for your donations. And...

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