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.


Through solo performance integrating soundscapes, original music, spoken word, movement, and you, the audience, The LIVINGroom: You Are... explores self-empowerment, love, forgiveness, reconciliation, perspective, and the obstacles that stand in the way of being who you are. Anxieties will be probed through dance, personal polarities questioned through music, and old friendships surveyed for clues about our place in life now. There might even be one especially comfy chair for a lucky audience member to receive some special treatment.

The LIVINGroom: You Are... is directed by Joel Reitsma. Jeff Award-winning sound designer and composer Jeffrey Levin returns to create sound design and music for You Are..., having done the same for LIVINGroom's Playlist performances in 2016.

Join us at 7:00 pm on Sundays, August 13, 20, and 27 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, to see what these solo writer/performers are bringing to the stage:

Shi An Co
Van Ferdinand
Bo Kinney
Megan Powell
Laura Reitsma
Jorge Silva

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