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The LIVINGroom Presents:


Shows

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The LIVINGroom Presents:


Shows

 

The LIVINGroom Presents:


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.

We have a new four-show season in an exciting new space and with some of the most experienced directors, talented performers, and skilled writers and designers that Chicago has to offer.


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.

 
 
 
 
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Couch Surfing


Condensing the space, expanding the form

Couch Surfing


Condensing the space, expanding the form

 

Couch Surfing Series


CouchSurfing is a sister series to The LIVINGroom, where artists workshop and perform autobiographical, non-fiction pieces with at least one theatrical element. Pieces range from monologues, to movement, to song and lyrics. The goal is to broaden the boundaries of solo-performance and to keep performers active in between The LIVINGroom's mainstage shows.

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.

Safe spaces can breed bold work. What's safer than someone's home? We hope a more informal setting will encourage artists to test out new ideas, get creative with lighting/sound/etc., and let a low-stakes process generate even more fondness for the form! 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!

Couch Surfing shows will usually be within the 3rd weekend of every other month. 


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Block Party

Our next show will be in June in Chicagos Humboldt Park neighborhood! 

For more date and ticket information, visit the Couch Surfing Facebook Page.

It's a $10 suggested donation at the door for admittance and a drink.