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Chicago Theater: Specialized Theater Companies Around Chicago

The theater companies listed below dedicate their programing to special themes (ethnic, gay) or forms (old musicals, mime). Each listing features information on location, ticket prices, transportation/parking, theater history and other points of interest.


About Face Theatre

About Face Theatre

About Face Theatre is dedicated to performances that examine and participate in the development of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities. The company’s goal is to advance the national dialogue on gender and sexual identity while challenging and entertaining audiences. Recent productions have included Floatby Patricia Kane, Pony by Sylvan Oswald, and The Homosexuals by Phillip Dawkins. ...more...

Redmoon Theater

Redmoon Theater

Committed to creating “unexpected theater in unexpected locations,” Redmoon was founded in 1990. The company draws from both contemporary art forms and ancient theatrical forms to create a performance style that is “equal parts pageantry, gadgetry, acrobatics, and ephemera.” Over the past decade, Redmoon has gained attention for such productions as Hunchback and for its many site-specific performances, which have taken place in Chicago locations ranging from the Jackson Park Lagoon …more…

Teatro Vista

Teatro Vista

Teatro Vista is a non-profit Equity company that produces full scale, Latino oriented theater in English. The company was founded in 1990 by Edward Torres and Henry Godinez, two actors who wished to create opportunities beyond the stereotypical roles that were available to Latino performers. Among the theater’s recent productions have been Tanya Saracho’s Our Lady of the Underpass, Migdalia Cruz’s El Grito del Bronx, Octavio Solis’s Dreamlandia, and Kristoffer Diaz’s The Elaborate Entrance …more…