With more than 200 companies presenting plays in our region, many people contribute to the power, engagement, humor, pathos, joy, and fun of Chicago theatre. Whether they are writing a play produced in a storefront house, lighting a production for a Tony Award-winning downtown stage, or seeing hundreds of shows a year, the people involved in Chicago theatre bring talents and passions as varied as the shows of which they’re a part.
Theatre is so important to this city that the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events has named 2019 the “Year of Chicago Theatre” in order to celebrate everything from Steppenwolf Theatre to the Albany Park Theater Project, the Goodman Theatre to the Den Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre to the Black Ensemble Theater. Here are a few of our city's stage players, actors, architects, playwrights, choreographers, ushers, stage managers, patrons, and more who make Chicago’s theatre scene one of the most thrilling and vibrant in the country.
Major funding for Stage Players is provided by:
The Grainger Foundation
Lake Forest, Illinois