Theatre

Organization Name
Address
Noyes Cultural Arts Center: 927 Noyes Street Evanston IL
60201
Contact Person
Virginia Nugent, Executive Director
Phone Number
847-328-2795
Fax
847-328-3495
Description

Classes in circus, aerial and theater arts: gymnastics, clowning, dance, drama, juggling, stage combat and magic for children and adults.
Produces original works, offers workshops, camps and classes throughout the year and provides event entertainment.

Organization Name
Address
600 Emerson, Evanston, IL
60208
Phone Number
847-491-7282
Fax
847-467-7135
Categories
Description

Cahn Auditorium (1940) is the largest performance space on Northwestern’s campus, with more than 1,000 seats and an orchestra pit. Regular productions of musicals, opera, plays and more.

Organization Name
Phone Number
847.448.8260
Description

Web calendar listing cultural events in or near Evanston. Searchable by date, keyword, or type of event, (e.g. music, literary dance). List of arts venues in Evanston.

Address
Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Karen Hawk
Phone Number
847-448-8250
Fax
847-448-8250
Description

Presents annual spring and fall productions starring local youth ages 8-through eighth grade and on occasion members of the Levy Senior Center.
Rehearsals and productions are held at the Levy Senior Center.

Address
1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Vernon Clark, Department Chair
Phone Number
847-424-7130
Parent Organization
Description

High quality productions in Dance, Music, Speech Arts, and Visual Arts throughout the academic year. Open to the public. Call the Box Office 847-424-7848 for more information or to purchase tickets.
Fine Arts Calendar

Organization Name
Address
927 Noyes St., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Ebony Joy
Phone Number
847-448-8260 or 847-448-8254
Description

Presents community-centered theater arts programming with a commitment to diversity and creative excellence highlighting African American and African Diaspora-centered storytelling. Provides hands-on training for directors, set, light and costume designers, performers, and theatre enthusiasts in its full stage productions. Performances take place at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center.
Classes and programs for teens, adults, and seniors.

Organization Name
Address
1999 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Dylan Pager, Artistic Director
Parent Organization
Description

Produces plays and musicals on Jewish themes for the Northwestern and Evanston community. Affiliated with Northwestern University Hillel.

Organization Name
Address
2936 North Southport Avenue. Chicago, Illinois
60657
Contact Person
Billy Siegenfeld, Founder and Artistic Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
773-880-5757
Fax
773-588-5656
Categories
Description

Creating artistic work out of primal human behavior. “I love the stripped-down-to-the-bone jazz-rhythm-driven, blues-rhythm-driven, and funk-rhythm-driven music and movement because it’s all built around …call and response…it embraces constant communication, only some of it verbal, among performers, and between performer and audience.” – Billy Siegenfeld

Organization Name
Address
1417 Hinman Avenue, Evanston IL
60201
Contact Person
Michael Miro, Executive Director
Phone Number
847.448.0708
Description

Mudlark Theater is a not-for-profit organization where
children are taken seriously as artists, and learn theater by making it. As a rule, the general public expects little of children’s theater. Mudlark’s goal is to raise that expectation and keep it there. By holding children to a higher standard and empowering them to make strong artistic choices, Mudlark creates the possibility for great theater—vibrant, funny, compelling shows that erase the boundary between youth and professional theater.
Half-day workshops and summer camps available: http://www.mudlarktheater.org/training

Contact Person
Jemma Alix Levy, Artistic Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-707-8632
Description

Muse of Fire is a professional theatre company dedicated to bringing great plays to the widest possible local audience.

We choose plays that are classics — plays that ask important questions and encourage audiences to come up with their own answers; plays with characters as complicated and flawed as we all are; plays that love language and provide our company the opportunity to create the kind of intimacy between performers and audience that is the hallmark of our approach to theatre.

We believe that no one in the community should be excluded from such an experience, and we strive to make each play we present understandable and engaging for everyone who comes to see it. We also make our plays broadly inviting by performing in found spaces, rather than stately theatre venues that might intimidate newcomers. We play without microphones or other distancing technology. And all our performances are free.

Organization Name
Address
2515 Central Park Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Gordon Zerkel
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-866-7661
Parent Organization
Categories
Description

Independent community theater group which stages spring and fall productions,an annual talent show and Chritmas concert at Northminster Church.

Organization Name
Address
600 Main St., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Amanda Kulczewski, Producing Director; Joshua D. Allard, General Manager; Tony Lawry, E
Phone Number
General Information 847-424-0089; Education & Custer Fair 847-328-2204
Description

Located inside the Main Street Metra Station in the South Evanston community, Piccolo Theatre, Inc. (PTI) offers accessible and dynamic programming for all ages using the universal medium of the comedic arts, in order to strengthen and engage shared experiences in artforms that transcends social, racial, and economic boundaries. Find out more about our Youth Classes & Camps, our Theatre Ensemble & Productions, or our annual celebration of local and regional artists, Custer Fair.

Organization Name
Address
Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Gillian Hemme, Director of Education
Phone Number
Workshop: 847-866-6597 | Box Office: 847-866-8049
Description

Founded by Byrne and Joyce Piven in 1973, PTW is a not-for-profit professional theatre and actor’s training center. The Workshop produces critically acclaimed professional theatre works, focusing on adaptations and story theatre. The actor’s training center provides classes for youths in 4th grade through high school, and adults. Students at Piven discover the value of improvisational thinking, the training of impulse and instincts, the power of truth and honesty in performance, and the importance of effective communications skills. Piven Theatre Workshop has helped thousands of students celebrate play and unlock their own unique artistic voice. Located at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center.

Notes: Summer camps and classes available, as well as school session classes. Visit Piventheatre.org/classes to learn more.

Organization Name
Phone Number
847-491-4870
Fax
847-491-5969
Parent Organization
Categories
Description

Northwestern’s centralized online calendar of campus events encompassing music, film, theatre, lectures, drama and sports. Most are open to the public.

Organization Name
Address
1999 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL
60208
Contact Person
Emma Flanders, Outreach Director.
Phone Number
847-859-9892
Parent Organization
Categories
Description

Purple Crayon Players is a Northwestern student-run theater company committed to creating high quality productions, events, and educational materials regarding all aspects of theatre for young audiences. Stages plays, annual festival and special projects.

Organization Name
Address
Performance Venue: Chute School, 1400 Oakton, Evanston, IL,
Mailing: P.O. Box 126, Evanston, IL 60204
60201
Contact Person
Kingsley Day, Stage Director, and Mike Perlman, Board Member
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-563-0155
Categories
Description

Evanston’s Gilbert and Sullivan theater company, founded in 1964. Performance annually in October at Chute Middle School auditorium.

Address
Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Second Floor, Evanston, IL
Mailing: 927 Noyes St., Rm. 213, Evanston, IL 60201
60201
Contact Person
Michael Montenegro, Founder and Artistic Director
Phone Number
847-350-9275
Categories
Description

Theatre Zarko explores puppetry as an innovative, developing art form. In addition to developing a repertoire of experimental puppet theatre for both adult and family audiences, the group intends to establish a school of puppetry arts that will provide training in the building and manipulation of various types of puppets within the context of contemporary theatre. Currently offering Classes/Workshops.

Public Notes

Midwestern audiences have enjoyed Montenegro’s solo performances, group projects, and puppetry design collaborations including Argonautica with Lookingglass Theatre, directed by Mary Zimmerman, The War With the Newts and The Long Christmas Ride Home with Next Theatre , and The Puppetmaster of Lodz with Writer’s Theatre which garnered a Jeff Award for Puppet Design.

Address
927 Noyes St., Evanston, IL (east of Ridge Ave.)
927 Noyes St., Evanston, IL 60201 (east of Ridge Ave.)
Contact Person
Tim Rhoze
Phone Number
847-866-5915
Description

An intergenerational theatre-based program that seeks to bridge the gap between senior citizens and community youth, ages 12-19; participants share life stories, then write and present an original one act play based on these stories.

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