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About


 

True stories told theatrically.

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About


 

True stories told theatrically.

 

The LIVINGroom


The LIVINGroom is a performance series that brings together solo artists and directors who devise, stage, and perform autobiographical stories based on a theme. Staged in the Cabaret Theater at Stage 773, performances blend spoken word, movement, spectacle, music, and any other device that bridges the personal and the universal.

At its core, the LIVINGroom is a collaboration among all of the artists involved. An ensemble of writer/performers and a director develop their ideas, drawn from or centered on a theme or challenge, through the writing and rehearsal process, creating a theatrical staging of autobiographical stories.

 
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Shows


 bridging the personal and the universal

Shows


 bridging the personal and the universal

 

Shows

 

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The LIVINGroom Presents:

Produced by Artistic Director, Laura Reitsma, we have a new four-show season in an exciting new space at Stage 773 and with some of the most experienced directors, talented performers, and skilled writers and designers that Chicago has to offer.

 
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Couch Surfing Series

Safe spaces can breed bold work. What's safer than someone's home? CouchSurfing is a sister series to The LIVINGroom, where artists perform right in your living room. Throughout the year we will pick hosts in various neighborhoods throughout the city and of various artistic backgrounds (even no artistic backgrounds at all!) in hopes of introducing solo-performance to new communities.

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Upcoming Performances


Up Next

Upcoming Performances


Up Next

May 2017


The LIVINGroom Presents: 

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The Lobster Show 

We return in May with THREE nights of new solo performance: Sundays, May 7, 14, and 21, at 7:00 pm!

The LIVINGroom blends solo performance with other forms to explore a year of growth. Performers ask: How does an individual grow out of uncomfortableness and struggle? What does this have to do with lobster? Come find out! There will be anxieties on the dance floor, and improvisers grieving from afar. We'll really dig around in our brain to pull out those precious memories, and trap ourselves in a bathroom for a minute or two if that doesn't work. Watch us scroll away the mundane, and maybe even celebrate with a cakewalk.

Featuring:

Anu Bhatt
David Gordezky
Maddy Low
Nick McDowell & Tatsue Sera
Jerome Riley

Director: Abigail Phelps
Emcee: Kasey Foster

Tickets $10 - student tickets available night of show at the box office for $7 with a student ID!

Purchase tickets at the Stage 773 box office or by clicking below.

1225 W. Belmont, Chicago.


June 2017


Couch Surfing Series: Block Party

Hosted by Laura Reitsma

In Chicagos Humboldt Park Neighborhood.

Our monthly Couch Surfing series directed by LIVINGroom ensemble member Abigail Phelps. Expect a line-up of 8 or more performers with a range of talents, all around 6 minutes long. Intimate and immersive! After, drink-eat-discuss-party!

$10 suggested, $5 and up gets a free beer

Check the CouchSurfing Facebook page for event and address