Incubator Series

A Red Orchid Incubator: A Series dedicated to getting to know new
and/or up and coming artists in Chicago

A Red Orchid Theatre’s Incubator Series was created to get to know emerging talent and foster exploration in Chicago’s theatre community. The idea behind this series is to give artists a stage/space to incubate new work, new artistic relationships and/or new artistic forms.  A Red Orchid’s ensemble maintains the conviction that live theatre is the greatest sustenance for the human spirit, and that passionately committed artists will draw passionately committed audiences.  The Incubator is an active manifestation of that conviction and of A Red Orchid’s mission to cultivate new audiences for the modern stage.

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Tickets are now on sale for our July Incubator:

A Red Orchid Incubator hosts

Facility Theatre’s Production of: 

The Silence That Follows

By Elliot Baker

Directed by dado with music created and performed by John Corkill and Alex Monroe

July 15-30
Fridays at 8:00, Saturdays at 8:00, Sundays at 7:00

From the same team who created last year’s Harold Pinter’s ​A Night Out and ​Celebration.

The show marks the inaugural production for ​Facility Theatre​.

The Silence That Follows 

A love song to Harold Pinter. A married couple must come to terms with their broken door.

Featuring | ​ Peter DeFaria, Shawna Franks, Maria Stephens, Stephen Walker, John Corkill, Alex  Monroe
Stage Manager | ​ Lauren Lassus
Assistant Stage Manager | ​ Samantha Hurwitz
Director | ​ dado gyure
Assistant Director | ​ Laura Reitsma
Lighting | ​ Mike Durst
Scenic | ​ Tom Daniel
Costuming/Props | ​ Kotrina Hilko
Props | ​ Jay Van Ort
Producers | ​ Facility Theatre
Marketing | ​ Jaimelyn Gray
Graphic Designer | ​ Paul Somers

About Facility Theatre

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We want to be a cultural advocate for our community as well as emerging theatre artists.
We are committed to providing platforms for artistic expression unhindered by commercial pressures.

Whether developing a new work or providing support and home for the extension of another, our wish is to  become a diverse arts hub. We connect with our community through collaboration to expand and promote  the important role of the performing arts in our everyday lives. And by connecting the mainstream  community with the artistic, we build a place in which both will feel invested.

We wish to provide the most fertile ground possible to create.  To give to the bravest among the artist of our time and place.

About beyond this point

beyond this point is an exploratory collaboration seeking to investigate resonances and intersections across  several practices including theater, movement, media/film, non­traditional musical forms, sculpture, text, and  installations both static and performative.  The collaboration aims to engage diverse audiences on multiple  levels through its exploration of resonances between artistic mediums with a goal of developing a platform in  which to create works that are intrinsically coalesced along these resonances from their point of inception.
The primary collaborators are Chicago-­base​d visual/theater artist​ dado​ and percussionists ​John Corkill​ and Alex Monroe​.

 About c a K e 

c a K e is a conglomeration of art/performance situations.  the idea behind c a K e is to explore the matrix of complications that ensue when ideas and form imbricate  empathic epistemologies. c a K e has employed various objects and humans to make work that questions  corporeality and the human condition. Is human nature? Are aliens nature? Is everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin. Wake up.

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