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Red Theater Chicago

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“High-wire theatricality is a staple for Red Theater”- Windy City Media Group

“Testing the limits of dramatic invention” - Buzz Center Stage

ANNOUNCING OUR 2020 SEASON

You Are Happy, Mother C, and 45 Plays for 45 Presidents comprise our 2020 season

You Are Happy, Mother C, and 45 Plays for 45 Presidents comprise our 2020 season

EMERGING ENERGY

  • 2019 Jeff Recommended- Non-Player Character by Walt McGough

  • 2019 Jeff Recommended- An Oak Tree by Tim Crouch

  • 2018 Winner- Best Fight Choreography, Jeff Awards, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

  • 2017 “Best Of” Lists: – Chicago Tribune, Chicago Inclusion Project, Theatre by the Numbers

  • 2017 Winner- Gage Wallace, Best Actor- Jeff Awards, Taste by Benjamin Brand

  • 2017 HIGHEST RATED SHOWS IN CHICAGO- Taste- Theater in Chicago

  • 2016 Jeff Recommended- Taste by Benjamin Brand

  • 2016 Best New Theater Company- Chicago Reader (runner up)

  • 2016 Best Actor- Chicago Reader, Gage Wallace

  • 2016 Best Director- Chicago Reader, Aaron Sawyer, (runner up)

  • 2016 Best Director, Time Out Chicago, Aaron Sawyer (runner-up)

  • 2015 Top Emerging Theater – Newcity Stage

  • Top Five Shows of 2015 – R+J: The Vineyard- Theatre by the Numbers

Struggling under the economic and physical distress of Crohn’s disease, I needed to make a theater for everyone- those facing economic barriers, d/Deaf, disabled, and first-time theatergoers.
— Aaron Sawyer, Artistic Director
Aaron Sawyer

THE RED REVOLUTION

We believe in producing bold new work, paying our artists, offering free access to every performance, and prioritizing accessibility in every stage of the creative process.

Red Theater’s #FreeTheater and #AccessInitiative are made possible through the generosity of corporations, foundations, and donors like you!

 

CONTRIBUTE  Contributions of $10+/month or more enable free admission and accessibility services for captioned and touch tour performances.

CONTRIBUTE

Contributions of $10+/month or more enable free admission and accessibility services for captioned and touch tour performances.

CONTENT  Donors support new works devoted to nontraditional characters: including d/Deaf, disabled, and economically disadvantaged.

CONTENT

Donors support new works devoted to nontraditional characters: including d/Deaf, disabled, and economically disadvantaged.

PERKS  • Advanced access to reservations • Guaranteed seating • Free swag • Recognition in our program

PERKS

• Advanced access to reservations
• Guaranteed seating
• Free swag
• Recognition in our program