• What's Happening Online

    Theater Online

    Through October 24th, The Old Country, an animated short by Tracy Letts, Steppenwolf virtual stage.  Virtual memberships, $75, access to 6 productions.  FYI www.steppenwolf.org

    Through October 24th, Night Safari, a monologue by Tracy Letts, Steppenwolf virtual stage.  Virtual memberships, $75, access to 6 productions.  FYI www.steppenwolf.org

    Through October 24th, The Stretch, a monologue by Tracy Letts, Steppenwolf virtual stage.  Virtual memberships, $75, access to 6 productions.  FYI www.steppenwolf.org.

    Through October 29th, Kingdom, An Audio Adaptation, Broken Nose Theatre, Streaming On-Demand on www.brokennosetheatre.com.  Pay-what-you-can.  FYI www.brokennosetheatre.com.  

    Through October 31st (followed by weekly episodes) Dracula: A Serial Audio Play, The Rumpus Room: A Digital Adventure, a new digital platform designed to explore virtual storytelling in all of its many forms.  FYI  (773) 769-3832 or www.thehousetheatre.com.

    Through October 31st, a new play, a filmed play by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Steppenwolf virtual stage.  Virtual memberships, $75, access to 6 productions.  FYI www.steppenwolf.org.

    Through October 31st, Monster, Halloween comedy horror series written and performed by the Strawdog Theatre Company ensemble. New episodes stream each week on YouTube throughout October and on Hallows Eve and Halloween.  FYI www.strawdog.org.

    Releasing Thursdays through November 4th, Pride Arts, The Pathfinders Project, a streaming series of video interviews with older queer Chicagoans that explores their personal stories in both a historical and a contemporary context.   The videos will be available through the PrideArts website (www.pridearts.org)  and there is no charge to view.

    Through November 14th, World Premiere Into a Blaze: The Triangle Shirtwaist Artemisia Theatre followed by thematically relevant video after-show discussions.  Streaming on YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=artemisia+theatre+chicago.  $15-$30.  FYI www.artemisiatheatre.org.  

    Open Run, Hot Pink, or Ready to Blow, a new studio recording of 2018 hit comedy, New American Folk Theatre.  Audio download available at newamericanfolktheatre.org/store.  $10.

    Open Run, The Music Cure, A One-Act Radio Play by George Bernard Shaw, Misalliance Repertory Theatre.  Free bu donations welcome.  Streaming on https://www.misalliancerepertory.org/

    Open RunA Portrait of My Mother, written and performed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, Jarrott Productions.  Live-stream tickets ($5) are currently available through TicketWeb or through jarrottproductions.com.  

    Open Run, PLAY(S) AT HOME: A GREEN THEATRE FESTIVAL, Live-Streaming from Connective Theater Company, Chicago.  Free.  FYI www.connectivetheatrecompany.com

    Open Run, PLAY(S) AT HOME, A VIRTUAL FESTIVAL, Live-Streaming from Connective Theater Company, Chicago.  Free.  FYI www.connectivetheatrecompany.com

    Open Run, The Happiest Place on Earth. Live-Streaming from Sideshow Theatre Company, Chicago.  Pay what you wish.  FYI www.sideshowtheatre.org/stream.

    Through November, 2023, Dael Orlandersmith’s Until the Flood, Goodman Theatre in partnership with All Arts—the free broadcast and digital platform dedicated to the arts—and New York’s Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and six U.S. regional theaters, including A Contemporary Theatre (Seattle); Center Theatre Group (Los Angeles); Denver Center for the Performing Arts; Milwaukee Repertory Theater; Portland Center Stage (Oregon); and Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.  Free.  FYI www.allarts.org.  

    Improv Online

    Open Run, Stupid Shakespeare's Super Richard World III, Otherworld Theatre Company, Available online on Patreon and YouTube. Recommended for Ages 16 years +, Free.  FYI www.OtherWorldTheatre.org

    Open Run, Improvised Star Trek: The Lost Episode, Otherworld Theatre Company, Available online on Patreon and YouTube.  Free.  FYI www.OtherWorldTheatre.org  

    Open Run, Geekspeare's The Tragedy of Johnny and Lisa, Part I & Part II  Otherworld Theatre Company, Available online on Patreon and YouTube.  Free.  FYI www.OtherWorldTheatre.org  

    Open Run, Every Sunday at 7 p.m., Improvised Dungeons and Dragons Otherworld Theatre Company, Available online on YouTube.  Free.  FYI www.OtherWorldTheatre.org  

    Comedy Online

    Open Run, Every Saturday from 5 – 7 p.m., Theatre of Ted Digital Open Mi" Available on Facebook.  Everyone may submit 3-5 minute video performances to james@otherworldtheatre.org to be featured on our Theatre of Ted Digital Open Mic.  This isn't limited to comedy; all performance art welcome!  FREE FYI www.OtherWorldTheatre.org  

    Open Run, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 & 9:30, Virtual ComedySportz, ComedySportz, Available on Zoom. FREE, donations welcome. FYI www.cszchicago.com.

    Open Run, Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, Rec League, ComedySportz, Available on Zoom. FREE, donations welcome. FYI www.cszchicago.com.

    Open Run, Wednesdays at 8:00 pm, "Minor League" ComedySportz, Available on Zoom. FREE, donations welcome. FYI www.cszchicago.com.

    Open Run, Monday through Friday at 2:00, Laugh Factory Live, Live-Streaming from the Laugh Factory, Chicago.  FREE.  FYI www.youtube.com/user/TheLaughFactory.

    Children's Programming Online

    **** Through November 11th, The Relocation of Nokwsi, For Ages 8 and Up.  Chicago Children's Theatre, Virtual Production on YouTube channel CCTv: Virtual Theatre and Learning from Chicago Children’s Theatre..  Free with suggested donation.   FYI chicagochildrenstheatre.org

    **** Open Run, The Plane That Took A Train, New Musical Play Podcast Six-episode available to listen on all podcast platforms including Apple and Spotify.  $5 suggested donation.  FYI https://theplanethattookatrain.com/

    **** Open Run, Maybe Something Beautiful, Chicago Children's Theatre and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association with promotional partner, The Chicago Public Library.  13-minute video will be posted on CCTv: Virtual Theatre and Learning from Chicago Children’s Theatre and CSOtv for free, on-demand viewing for children and families in Chicago and around the world.

    **** Open Run, Imagine U Storytime, Northwestern theater students, faculty, and alumni share weekly stories for young audiences.  Free and available on https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnnywRBuUnwmsuKoOq5JnbjmUACcehPM8

    **** Open Run, Stupid Shakespeare's Merchant of Sesame Street, Otherworld Theatre Company, Available on Patreon.  Access to all stage productions recordings: $5  FYI www.OtherWorldTheatre.org  

    Opera Online

    Through October 29th, Screen the film of Twilight: Gods, a radical reimagining of Wagner’s "Götterdämmerung" directed by Yuval Sharon, that took place at Millennium Lakeside Parking Garage in late April 2021.  Audiences can now secure a free link for a free, on-demand viewing of the film.  FYI lyricopera.org/twilightfilm.

    Open Run, new, original film production of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, filmed at the Lyric Opera House.  Audiences can now secure a free, on-demand viewing of this gripping production for screenings. Reservations are available at lyricopera.org/pagliacci.

    Concerts Online

    Open Run, The Summer of Daisy Fay, New American Folk Theatre's Season of Audio Theatre.  Available for audio download.  $10.  FYI www.newamericanfolktheatre.org

    Art Online

    Open Run, Virtual Conversation: Spotlight on the Hartwell Memorial Window Art Institute of Chicago.  Free on YouTube.  FYI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsDHeaN4sIo

    Open Run, Virtual Artist Talk: Bisa Butler and Tonika Johnson Art Institute of Chicago.  Free on YouTube.  FYI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMIFA8de3JE

    Open Run, Virtual Conversation: The Armored Tournament, Art Institute of Chicago.  Free on YouTube.  FYI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vPRZbXFkJE

    Open Run, Virtual Member Lecture: André Kertész—Postcards from Paris, Art Institute of Chicago.  Free on YouTube.  FYI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDfjATlf194&t=1s

    Open RunVirtual Member Lecture: THINKING OF YOU. I MEAN ME. I MEAN YOU., Art Institute of Chicago.  Free on YouTube.  FYI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCjTJP7e_Ro

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    Lectures/Conferences Online