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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mailing: P.O. Box 126, Evanston, IL 60204
Evanston's Gilbert and Sullivan theater company, founded in 1964. Performance annually in October at Chute Middle School auditorium.
Mailing: 927 Noyes St., Rm. 213, Evanston, IL 60201
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.
927 Noyes St., Evanston, IL 60201 (east of Ridge Ave.)
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.