Favorites by Company

We’ve seen plays produced by over 300 different theatre companies, and in a few cases more than 100 productions by a single company. Each company has its own personality and particular brand of creativity, and we thought a list of our favorite productions by some noteworthy theatre companies would be an interesting way to celebrate their special qualities.

(in alphabetical order by company; plays are in chronological order)

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About Face Theatre logoAbout Face TheatreThe Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane (2008), The Homosexuals by Philip Dawkins (2011), Abraham Lincoln Was a F*gg*t by Bixby Elliot (2015), Le Switch by Philip Dawkins (2016), I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright (2016), Bright Half Life by Tanya Barfield (2017), Significant Other by Joshua Harmon (2017 co-production with Theater Wit)

American Blues Theater logoAmerican Blues TheaterCollected Stories by Donald Margulies (2013), Hank Williams: Lost Highway by Myler and Harelik (2013 and 2014), The Rainmaker by Richard Nash (2015), Little Shop of Horrors by Menken and Ashman (2016), The Columnist by David Auburn (2017)

American Players Theatre logoAmerican Players Theatre: The Night of the Iguana by Tennessee Williams (2007), All My Sons by Arthur Miller (2013), The Doctor’s Dilemma by George Bernard Shaw (2014), An Iliad by O’Hare and Peterson (2015), A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller (2017)

American Theater Company logoAmerican Theater CompanyOrpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams (2005), Oklahoma! by Rodgers and Hammerstein (2007), The Big Meal by Dan LeFranc (2011); Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar (2012), The Humans by Stephen Karam (2014), The Royale by Marco Ramirez (2015), The Project(s) by Paparelli and Jaeger (2015), Xanadu by Lynn, Farrar, and Beane (2016), Picnic by William Inge (2017)

Apple Tree Theatre logoApple Tree TheatreAssassins by Stephen Sondheim (1996), Indian Ink by Tom Stoppard (2002)

Artistic Home logoArtistic HomeClash by Night by Clifford Odets (2006), Juno and the Paycock by Sean O’Casey (2008), Sweet Bird of Youth by Tennessee Williams (2010), Watch on the Rhine by Lillian Hellman (2014)

BackStage Theatre Company logoBackStage Theatre CompanyWaiting for Lefty by Clifford Odets (2007), Three Days of Rain by Richard Greenberg (2011)

Bailiwick Chicago Theater logoBailiwick ChicagoJerry Springer – The Opera by Thomas and Lee (2007), Mahal by Danny Bernardo (2013), Dessa Rose by Flaherty and Ahrens (2014), Parade by Jason Robert Brown (2014 staged concert)

BoHo Theatre logoBoHo TheatreI Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright (2010), Floyd Collins by Guettel and Landau (2012), Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw (2013 co-production with Stage Left Theatre), Kiss of the Spider Woman by Kander and Ebb (2013), Parade by Jason Robert Brown (2014), Next to Normal by Kitt and Yorkey (2016), Urinetown by Hollmann and Kotis (2017)

Broken Nose Theatre logoBroken Nose TheatreAt the Table by Michael Perlman (2017)

Brown Paper Box Co. logoBrown Paper Box Co.The Baltimore Waltz by Paula Vogel (2017), Speech and Debate by Stephen Karam (2018)

Caffeine Theatre logoCaffeine TheatreUnder Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas (2009), Or, by Liz Duffy (2011 and 2012), The Oxford Roof Climber’s Rebellion by Stephen Massicotte (2012)

Chicago Children's Theatre logoChicago Children’s TheatreJackie and Me by Steven Dietz (2011), Bud, Not Buddy by Curtis and Jackson (2013)

Chicago Dramatists logoChicago DramatistsA Steady Rain by Keith Huff (2007), Dental Society Midwinter Meeting by Laura Jacqmin (2010), Blizzard ’67 by Jon Steinhagen (2012)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater logoChicago Shakespeare TheaterPacific Overtures by Stephen Sondheim (2001), A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim (2003), The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare (2008), Follies by Stephen Sondheim (2011), Gypsy by Styne and Sondheim (2014), Road Show by Stephen Sondheim (2014), The Tempest by William Shakespeare (2015), King Charles III by Mike Bartlett (2016), Shakespeare in Love by Norman and Stoppard adapted by Hall (2017)

Circle Theatre logoCircle TheatreWhen the Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell (2013), First Lady Suite by Michael John LaChiusa (2016)

City Lit Theater logoCity Lit Theater CompanyOh, Boy by Kern and Wodehouse (2010)

Collaboraction logoCollaboraction Theatre CompanyThe Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow by Rolin Jones (2007)

Congo Square Theatre logoCongo Square TheatreJoe Turner’s Come and Gone by August Wilson (2007), What I Learned in Paris by Pearl Cleage (2016), Jitney by August Wilson (2018)

Court Theatre logoCourt TheatreThe Real Thing by Tom Stoppard (1999), The Invention of Love by Tom Stoppard (2000), Travesties by Tom Stoppard (2005), Arcadia by Tom Stoppard (2007), Caroline, or Change by Kushner and Tesori (2008), The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam (2009), Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin (2011), Invisible Man by Ellison, adapted by Jacoby (2012), An Iliad by O’Hare and Peterson (2013), Native Son by Wright, adapted by Kelley (2014), Five Guys Named Moe by Clarke Peters (2017)

Definition Theatre Company logoDefinition TheatreByhalia Mississippi by Evan Linder (2016 co-production with New Colony), An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (2017)

The Den Theatre logoThe Den TheatreBus Stop by William Inge (2011), City of Dreadful Night by Don Nigro (2013), The Quality of Life by Jane Anderson (2013 at Theatre on the Lake)

Drury Lane Theatre logoDrury Lane TheatreCity of Angels by Coleman and Zippel (1993), Follies by Stephen Sondheim (1998), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying by Frank Loesser (2000), Cabaret by Kander and Ebb (2009), Ragtime by Flaherty and Ahrens (2010), Spamalot by Idle and du Prez (2011), Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim (2011), The Sound of Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein (2011), Hairspray by Shaiman and Wittman (2012), Next to Normal by Kitt and Yorkey (2013), Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks (2014), West Side Story by Bernstein and Sondheim (2015), Smokey Joe’s Cafe by Leiber and Stoller (2016), Crazy for You by Gershwin (2016)

Eclipse Theatre Company logoEclipse Theatre CompanyBlues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage (2007), Candles to the Sun by Tennessee Williams (2008), Blue Surge by Rebecca Gilman (2009), Ruined by Lynn Nottage (2014), Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage (2014)

Firebrand Theatre logoFirebrand TheatreLizzie by Cheslik-deMeyer, Hewitt, and Maner (2017)

First Floor Theater logoFirst Floor Theater: The Paranoid Style in American Politics by Emmett Rensin (2015), The Awake by Ken Urban (2016), peerless by Jiehae Park (2017), American Hero by Bess Wohl (2017)
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First Folio TheatreDesign for Living by Noel Coward (2009), A Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene O’Neill (2009), Unnecessary Farce by Paul  Smith (2012), Salvage by Joseph Zettelmaier (2014), Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson (2017)

The Gift Theatre logoThe Gift TheatreThe Ruby Sunrise by Rinne Groff (2009), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Kesey, adapted by Wasserman (2010), Suicide, Incorporated by Andrew Hinderaker (2010), Oh, the Humanity by Will Eno (2012), The Royal Society of Antarctica by Mat Smart (2015), The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck, adapted by Galati (2016)

Goodman Theatre logoGoodman TheatreA Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim (1994), The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia? by Edward Albee (2003), The Light in the Piazza by Guettel and Lucas (2004), Romance by David Mamet (2006), The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl (2006), Ruined by Lynn Nottage (2008), Rock ‘n’ Roll by Tom Stoppard (2009), Candide by Leonard Bernstein (2010), God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza (2011), Chinglish by David Henry Hwang (2011), Race by David Mamet (2012), The Iceman Cometh by Eugene O’Neill (2012), Smokefall by Noah Haidle (2013 and 2014), Luna Gale by Rebecca Gilman (2014), Carlyle by Thomas Bradshaw (2016), Wonderful Town by Bernstein, Comden, and Green (2016), Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov (2017), Ah, Wilderness! by Eugene O’Neill (2017)

Griffin Theatre Company logoGriffin Theatre CompanyJourney’s End by R. C. Sherriff (2008), The Robber Bridegroom by Waldman and Uhry (2009), Stage Door by Kaufman and Ferber (2009), Punk Rock by Simon Stephens (2012), Flare Path by Terence Rattigan (2013), Men Should Weep by Ena Lamont Stewart (2014), Pocatello by Samuel D. Hunter (2015), London Wall by John Van Druten (2016), Ragtime by Ahrens and Flaherty (2017), Violet by Tesori and Crawley (2017)

Halcyon Theatre logoHalcyon TheatreAmerican Hwangap by Lloyd Suh (2017), The River Bride by Marisela Treviño Orta (2017)

Haven Theatre logoHaven TheatreSeminar by Theresa Rebeck (2014), Hot Georgia Sunday by Catherine Trieschmann (2014), Last Train to Nibroc by Arlene Hutton (2015), How We Got On by Idris Goodwin (2016)

Heartland Theatre Company logoHeartland Theatre Company (Normal, IL): These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich (2012), Earth and Sky by Douglas Post (2013), The Language Archive by Julia Cho (2014), Tribes by Nina Raine (2015), Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler (2017)

Hell in a Handbag Productions logoHell in a Handbag ProductionsThe Birds by Cerda and Pang (2013), Christmas Dearest by David Cerda (2013)

The House Theatre logoThe House Theatre of ChicagoThe Sparrow by Mathews and Minton (2007), Wilson Wants It All by Rohd and Klapperich (2010), Season on the Line by Shawn Pfautsch (2014), United Flight 232 by Vanessa Stalling (2016)

The Hypocrites logoThe HypocritesDeath of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (2005), Angels in America, Parts 1 and 2 by Tony Kushner (2006), The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco (2007), Desire Under the Elms by Eugene O’Neill (2007), Our Town by Thornton Wilder (2008), Cabaret by Kander and Ebb (2010), No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre (2010), Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim (2014), All Our Tragic by Sean Graney (2014 and 2015), American Idiot by Armstrong and Mayer (2015), The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (2016), Adding Machine: a Musical by Schmidt and Loewith (2016)

Illinois Shakespeare Festival logoIllinois Shakespeare Festival: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard (1997), Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (1998), Shakespeare’s Amazing Cymbeline adapted by Chris Coleman (2017)

The Inconvenience logoThe InconvenienceHit the Wall by Ike Holter (2012)

Indiana Repertory Theatre logoIndiana Repertory TheatreCopenhagen by Michael Frayn (2002), Arcadia by Tom Stoppard (2003), Private Lives by Noel Coward (2004), Fallen Angels by Noel Coward (2012), A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim (2013), What I Learned in Paris by Pearl Cleage (2015)

Interrobang Theatre Project logoInterrobang Theatre ProjectRecent Tragic Events by Craig Wright (2016), The North Pool by Rajiv Joseph (2016)

Irish Theatre of Chicago logoIrish Theatre of Chicago (formerly Seanachai Theatre Compnay): The Shadow of a Gunman by Sean O’Casey (2011), A Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene O’Neill (2012), The White Road by Karen Tarjan (2015)

Jackalope Theatre logoJackalope TheatreThe Last Duck by Lucas Neff (2012), Long Way Go Down by Zayd Dohrn (2012), Rich and Famous by John Guare (2013), Exit Strategy by Ike Holter (2014), Prowess by Ike Holter (2016), Ideation by Aaron Loeb (2017), 1980 (Or Why I’m Voting For John Anderson) by Patricia Cotter (2017)

Kokandy Productions logoKokandy ProductionsThe Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown (2013), Sweet Smell of Success by Hamlisch, Carnelia, and Guare (2014), Loving Repeating by Flaherty and Stein (2015), The Wiz by Smalls and Brown (2017)

Lifeline Theatre logoLifeline TheatrePride and Prejudice by Austen, adapted by Calvit (2012), The City & the City by Mieville, adapted by Walsh (2013), The Killer Angels by Shaara, adapted by Tarjan (2013), Monstrous Regiment by Pratchett, adapted by C. Hainsworth (2014), Northanger Abbey by Austen, music and lyrics by Howe and book by R. Kauzlaric (2016), Miss Holmes by Christopher M. Walsh (2016), Sylvester by Heyer, adapted by Calvit (2017)

The Little Theatre on the Square logoThe Little Theatre on the Square (Sullivan, IL): Mame by Jerry Herman (2000), The Sound of Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein (2014), Mary Poppins by Sherman and Sherman (2015), Hairspray by Shaiman and Wittman (2015), Smokey Joe’s Cafe by Leiber and Stoller (2017)

LiveWire Chicago Theatre logoLiveWire Chicago TheatreA Permanent Image by Samuel D. Hunter (2013)

Lookingglass Theatre logoLookingglass Theatre CompanyMr Rickey Calls a Meeting by Ed Schmidt (2012), Eastland by White, Pluess, and Sussman (2012), Moby Dick by Melville, adapted by Catlin (2015 and 2017), Life Sucks by Aaron Posner (2016)

Marriott Theatre logoMarriott TheatreA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by Stephen Sondheim (2005), The Producers by Mel Brooks (2007), The Light in the Piazza by Guettel and Lucas (2009), Hairspray by Shaiman and Wittman (2009), Guys and Dolls by Frank Loesser (2011), On the Town by Bernstein, Comden, and Green (2014), City of Angels by Coleman and Zippel (2015)

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. logoMary-Arrchie Theatre Co.Red Light Winter by Adam Rapp (2011), Superior Donuts by Tracy Letts (2012), The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (2013), American Buffalo by David Mamet (2016)

The Mercury Theater logoMercury Theater ChicagoFreud’s Last Session by Mark St. Germain (2012), The Producers by Mel Brooks (2016)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre logoMilwaukee Chamber TheatreMauritius by Theresa Rebeck (2011), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang (2016), Great Expectations by Dickens, adapted by Daly (2017)

The Milwaukee Rep logoMilwaukee Repertory TheaterCopenhagen by Michael Frayn (2003), A Flea in Her Ear by Georges Feydeau (2005), Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin (2006), The Norman Conquests by Alan Ayckbourn (2007), State of the Union by Lindsay and Crouse (2008), Speaking in Tongues by Andrew Bovell (2011), Assassins by Stephen Sondheim (2012), Ragtime by Flaherty and Ahrens (2013), Ain’t Misbehavin’ by Fats Waller (2014), The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar (2016)

Logo for Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works)Music Theater Works (Light Opera Works prior to 2017): Candide by Leonard Bernstein (2004), Guys and Dolls by Frank Loesser (2015), My Fair Lady by Lerner and Loewe (2016), Candide by Leonard Bernstein (2017)

Music Theatre Company logoMusic Theatre CompanyMerrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim (2011), Do I Hear a Waltz? by Rodgers and Sondheim (2014), The 9/11 Report by Mahler and Redish (2015 reading)

The New Colony logoThe New ColonyTupperware: An American Musical Fable by Nichols and Hobgood (2009), 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche by Hobgood and Linder (2011 and 2014), Byhalia, Mississippi by Evan Linder (2016 co-production with Definition Theatre), The Light by Loy Webb (2018)

Next Theatre logoNext Theatre Company: Defiance by John Patrick Shanley (2007), Trouble in Tahiti by Leonard Bernstein (2008), The Overwhelming by J. T. Rogers (2009), Madagascar by J. T. Rogers (2011), Everything Is Illuminated by Simon Block (2013)

NightBlue Performing Arts Company logoNightBlue Performing Arts CompanySpamalot by Idle and du Prez (2013), The Producers by Mel Brooks (2015)

Northlight Theatre logoNorthlight TheatreAt Wit’s End by Coons and Duff (2003), Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde (2004), Inherit the Wind by Lawrence and Lee (2006), She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith (2007), Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck (2009), Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon (2014), Charm by Philip Dawkins (2015), Shining Lives: A Musical by Pluess, Dehnert, and Thebus (2015), Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally (2016), Butler by Richard Strand (2016), Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley by Gunderson and Melcon (2016)

Oak Park Festival Theatre logoOak Park Festival TheatreArms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw (2009), To Kill a Mockingbird by Lee, adapted by Sergel (2015)

Oracle logo ("free art for all")Oracle TheatreThe Mother by Bertolt Brecht (2013), The Jungle by Sinclair, adapted by Foss (2014), The Hairy Ape by Eugene O’Neill (2016)

Organic Theater Company logoOrganic Theater CompanyAll in the Timing by David Ives (2010), Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin (2015)

Paramount Theatre logoParamount Theatre: The Music Man by Meredith Willson (2013), Mary Poppins by Sherman and Sherman (2014), Oklahoma! by Rodgers and Hammerstein (2015), Hairspray by Shaiman and Wittman (2016), West Side Story by Bernstein and Sondheim (2016), Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim (2017)

Pegasus Players logoPegasus PlayersCompany by Stephen Sondheim (1997), Saturday Night by Stephen Sondheim (1999)

Pegasus Theatre Chicago logoPegasus Theatre ChicagoRutherford’s Travels, adapted by Duncan and Barr from Charles R. Johnson’s novel Middle Passage (2016)

Phoenix Theatre logoPhoenix Theatre (Indianapolis): Company by Stephen Sondheim (1998), August: Osage County by Tracy Letts (2012)

Piven Theatre Workshop logoPiven Theatre WorkshopThe Language Archive by Julia Cho (2014), Melancholy Play by Ruhl and Almond (2015)

Porchlight Music Theatre logoPorchlight Music TheatreMerrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim (2000), Passion by Stephen Sondheim (2001), Ragtime by Flaherty and Ahrens (2007), Candide by Leonard Bernstein (2008), Putting It Together by Stephen Sondheim (2011), Anyone Can Whistle by Stephen Sondheim (2013 Porchlight Revisits series), Ain’t Misbehavin’ by Fats Waller (2014 and 2015), City of Angels by Coleman and Zippel (2015 Porchlight Revisits series), Sondheim on Sondheim by Stephen Sondheim (2015), Marry Me a Little by Stephen Sondheim (2017), Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim (2018)

Pride Films & Plays logoPride Films and Plays: The Submission by Jeff Talbott (2014), Book of Merman by Leo Schwartz (2015), His Greatness by Daniel MacIvor (2017), YANK! by Joseph and David Zellnik (2018)

Pulse Theatre Chicago logoPulse Theatre ChicagoWho’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee (2017)

Rasaka Theatre Company logoRasaka Theatre CompanyMultitudes by John Hollingworth (2016 co-production with Vitalist Theatre Company)

Raven Theatre logoRaven TheatreGolden Boy by Clifford Odets (2003), Social Security by Andrew Bergman (2003), The Price by Arthur Miller (2012), Boy Gets Girl by Rebecca Gilman (2013), The Playboy of the Western World by J. M. Synge (2014), Vieux Carre by Tennessee Williams (2014), Direct from Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys by Stein and White (2015), Betrayal by Harold Pinter (2016)

A Red Orchid Theatre logoA Red Orchid TheatreThe Hothouse by Harold Pinter (2006), Mistakes Were Made by Craig Wright (2009), The Opponent by Brett Neveu (2012), Trevor by Nick Jones (2013), The Mutilated by Tennessee Williams (2016), Traitor by Brett Neveu (2018)

Redtwist Theatre logoRedtwist TheatreLobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan (2010), Man from Nebraska by Tracy Letts (2011), Opus by Michael Hollinger (2012), Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris (2013), Incident at Vichy by Arthur Miller (2015), Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire (2015), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee (2015)

Refuge Theatre Project logoRefuge Theatre ProjectHigh Fidelity by Kitt, Green, and Lindsay-Abaire (2017)

Remy Bumppo logo ("think theatre")Remy Bumppo Theatre CompanyHapgood by Tom Stoppard (2001), Holiday by Philip Barry (2002), Some Americans Abroad by Richard Nelson (2004), A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee (2004), The Best Man by Gore Vidal (2006), Night and Day by Tom Stoppard (2010), Seascape by Edward Albee (2012), You Never Can Tell by George Bernard Shaw (2012), Both Your Houses by Maxwell Anderson (2014), Travesties by Tom Stoppard (2015), Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw (2016), Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin (2017)

Renaissance Theaterworks logoRenaissance Theaterworks (Milwaukee): Blackbird by David Harrower (2010), Crumbs from the Table of Joy by Lynn Nottage (2011), Educating Rita by Willy Russell (2013), The Understudy by Theresa Rebeck (2014), Amelia by Alex Webb (2014), Luna Gale by Rebecca Gilman (2017), The Violet Hour by Richard Greenberg (2017)

Repertory Theatre of St. Louis logoRepertory Theatre of St. LouisProof by David Auburn (2002), Copenhagen by Michael Frayn (2003), Venus in Fur by David Ives (2013)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble logoRivendell Theatre EnsembleWRENS by Anne McGravie (2012), American Wee-Pie by Lisa Dillman (2013), Women at War by Megan Carney (2014)

Route 66 Theatre Company logoRoute 66 Theatre CompanyA Twist of Water by Caitlin Parrish (2011), The Outsider by Paul Slade Smith (2015 reading)

Shattered Globe Theatre logoShattered Globe TheatreCome Back, Little Sheba by William Inge (2006), The Price by Arthur Miller (2007), Requiem for a Heavyweight by Rod Serling (2008), Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams (2012), The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams (2015), Marvin’s Room by Scott McPherson (2015), In the Heat of the Night by Ball, adapted by Pelfrey (2016)

Shaw Festival logoShaw Festival (Ontario): His Majesty by Harley Granville-Barker (2002), Detective Story by Sidney Kingsley (2002), Waiting for the Parade by John Murrell (2004), Ah, Wilderness! by Eugene O’Neill (2004), Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw (2004), Nothing Sacred by George F. Walker (2004), Something on the Side by Georges Feydeau (2005), You Never Can Tell by George Bernard Shaw (2005), Gypsy by Styne and Sondheim (2005), The Magic Fire by Lillian Groag (2006), Rosmersholm by Henrik Ibsen (2006), The President by Molnar, adapted by Brebner (2008), Half an Hour by J. M. Barrie (2010), Serious Money by Caryl Churchill (2010), Age of Arousal by Linda Griffiths (2010), The Admirable Crichton by J. M. Barrie (2011), Trouble in Tahiti by Leonard Bernstein (2012), Ragtime by Flaherty and Ahrens (2012), A Man and Some Women by Githa Sowerby (2012), Guys and Dolls by Frank Loesser (2013), Peace in Our Time by John Murrell (2013), The Twelve-Pound Look by J. M. Barrie (2015), The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God by Lisa Codrington, adapted from Shaw (2016)

ShawChicago logoShawChicago Theater CompanyThe Philanderer by George Bernard Shaw (2010), The Doctor’s Dilemma by George Bernard Shaw (2010), Quartets by J. M. Barrie (2013), Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw (2014), You Never Can Tell by George Bernard Shaw (2016)

Sideshow Theatre Company logoSideshow Theatre CompanyTheories of the Sun by Kathleen Akerley (2010), Stupid Fucking Bird by Aaron Posner (2014), The Happiest Place on Earth by Philip Dawkins (2016), Give It All Back by Calamity West (2016)

Signal Ensemble Theatre logoSignal Ensemble TheatreThe Zoo Story by Edward Albee and The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter (2006), East of Berlin and The Russian Play by Hannah Moscovitch (2011), This is War by Hannah Moscovitch (2013), Plainsong by Haruf, adapted by Schmiedl (2014)

Silk Road Rising logoSilk Road RisingDurango by Julia Cho (2008), Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang (2011), Night Over Erzinga by Adriana Sevahn Nichols (2012), The Lake Effect by Rajiv Joseph (2013)

16th Street Theater logo16th Street Theater: Yasmina’s Necklace by Rohina Malik (2016), The Book Club Play by Karen Zacarías (2016), Blizzard ’67 by Jon Steinhagen (2017), Into the Beautiful North by Karen Zacarías (2017)

Skylight Music Theatre logoSkylight Music Theatre (Milwaukee): A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim (1995), Hello, Dolly! by Jerry Herman (2001), Sunday in the Park with George by Stephen Sondheim (2012), Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim (2017)

Spartan Theatre CompanySpartan Theatre CompanyA Bright Room Called Day by Tony Kushner (2014), Jake’s Women by Neil Simon (2015), A Walk in the Woods by Lee Blessing (2016)

Stage Left Theatre logoStage Left TheatreFarragut North by Beau Willimon (2011), Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw (2013 co-production with BoHo Theatre), Principal Principle by Joe Zarrow (2014 co-production with Theatre Seven), The Body of an American by Dan O’Brien (2016), Insurrection: Holding History by Robert O’Hara (2017)

Station Theatre logoThe Station Theatre (Urbana, IL): You Can’t Take It With You by Kaufman and Hart (1992), The Lion in Winter by James Goldman (1992), Greater Tuna by Williams and Sears (1993), Three Men on a Horse by Abbott and Holm (1993), All in the Timing by David Ives (1994), Angels in America, Parts 1 and 2 by Tony Kushner (1996), Tales of the Lost Formicans by Constance Congdon (1997), On the Razzle by Tom Stoppard (1997), Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams (2005), Rantoul and Die by Mark Roberts (2006), Speech & Debate by Stephen Karam (2008), The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane (2010), The Light in the Piazza by Guettel and Lucas (2011), Hairspray by Shaiman and Wittman (2011), My Antonia by Cather, adapted by Dapier (2011), Floyd Collins by Guettel and Landau (2015), A Minister’s Wife by Schmidt and Tranen (2015), Fun Home by Tesori and Kron (2018)

Steep Theatre Company logoSteep Theatre CompanyHarper Regan by Simon Stephens (2010), Festen by David Eldridge (2011), Love and Money by Dennis Kelly (2012), The Few by Samuel D. Hunter (2016), Earthquakes in London by Mike Bartlett (2017), The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar (2017)

Steppenwolf Theatre logoSteppenwolf Theatre CompanyAugust: Osage County by Tracy Letts (2007), Superior Donuts by Tracy Letts (2008), Perfect Mendacity by Jason Wells (2008), The Brother/Sister Plays by Tarell Alvin McCraney (2010), To Kill a Mockingbird by Lee, adapted by Sergel (2010), The North Plan by Jason Wells (2010), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee (2011), Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris (2011), The Book Thief by Zusak, adapted by Stillman (2012), Tribes by Nina Raine (2014), Linda Vista by Tracy Letts (2017), Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu (2017), The Minutes by Tracy Letts (2017), BLKS by Aziza Barnes (2017)

Stratford Festival logoStratford Festival (Ontario): Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams (2005), To Kill a Mockingbird by Lee, adapted by Sergel (2007), Oklahoma! by Rodgers and Hammerstein (2007), The Music Man by Meredith Willson (2008), West Side Story by Bernstein and Sondheim (2009), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by Stephen Sondheim (2009), The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (2009), The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck, adapted by Galati (2011), The Thrill by Judith Thompson (2013), The Last Wife by Kate Hennig (2015), The Sound of Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein (2015)

Strawdog Theatre Company logoStrawdog Theatre CompanyMarathon ’33 by June Havoc (2006), Improbable Frequency by Riordan and Bell Helicopter (2013), Great Expectations by Dickens, adapted by Daly (2013 and 2014), Fail/Safe by Burdick and Wheeler, adapted by Klix and Lawfer (2014), The Sweeter Option by John Henry Roberts (2015), D.O.A. adapted by Elizabeth Lovelady from the screenplay by Rouse and Green (2016), Once in a Lifetime by Kaufman and Hart (2016), Cymbeline by William Shakespeare adapted by Robert Kauzlaric (2017)

Teatro Vista logoTeatro VistaA View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller (2014), The Wolf at the End of the Block by Ike Holter (2017), La Havana Madrid by Sandra Delgado (2017)

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Theater OobleckThe Strangerer by Mickle Maher (2007), Strauss at Midnight by Jeff Dorchen (2009), The Hunchback Variations Opera by Messing and Maher (2012), An Actor Prepares by Mickle Maher (2012), Forbidden Best Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France by David Isaacson (2013 reading)

Theater Wit logoTheater WitTigers Be Still by Kim Rosenstock (2012), Completeness by Itamar Moses (2013), Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England by Madeleine George (2014), The Watson Intelligence by Madeleine George (2015), Naperville by Mat Smart (2016), Significant Other by Joshua Harmon (2017 co-production with About Face Theatre)

Theatre at the Center logo Theatre at the CenterGypsy by Styne and Sondheim (2003), She Loves Me by Bock and Harnick (2004), La Cage aux Folles by Jerry Herman (2008), The Producers by Mel Brooks (2008), Making God Laugh by Sean Grennan (2012), Big Fish by Lippa and August (2015), Spamalot by Idle and du Prez (2015)

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre logoTheo Ubique Cabaret TheatreThe Light in the Piazza by Guettel and Lucas (2012), Smokey Joe’s Cafe by Leiber and Stoller (2012), Passion by Stephen Sondheim (2014), The Most Happy Fella by Frank Loesser (2017), A New Brain by Finn and Lapine (2017)

TimeLine Theatre Company logoTimeLine Theatre CompanyAwake and Sing! by Clifford Odets (2002), Fiorello! by Bock and Harnick (2006 and 2008), The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman (2006), The History Boys by Alan Bennett (2009), All My Sons by Arthur Miller (2009), Master Harold and the Boys by Athol Fugard (2010), The Farnsworth Invention by Aaron Sorkin (2010), Frost/Nixon by Peter Morgan (2010), To Master the Art by Brown and Frew (2010 and 2013), In Darfur by Winter Miller (2011), The Pitmen Painters by Lee Hall (2011), 33 Variations by Moises Kaufman (2012), A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry (2013), The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer (2013), The Last Wife by Kate Hennig (2016), The Audience by Peter Morgan (2017)

TUTA Theatre Chicago logoTUTA Theatre ChicagoUncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov (2009), The Wedding by Bertolt Brecht (2010), The Jewels by de Maupassant, adapted by Anderson (2014), Music Hall by Jean-Luc Lagarce (2015)

Victory Gardens Theater logoVictory Gardens TheaterI Sailed with Magellan by Dybek, adapted by Allen (2007), In the Next Room, or the vibrator play by Sarah Ruhl (2011), We Are Proud to Present a Presentation by Jackie Sibblies Drury (2012), Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins (2012), The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter (2013), Rest by Samuel D. Hunter (2014), Where Did We Sit on the Bus? by Brian Quijada (2017), Fun Home by Tesori and Kron (2017)

Windy City Playhouse logoWindy City PlayhouseStick Fly by Lydia Diamond (2015), Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo (2017)

Writers Theatre logoWriters TheatreMisalliance by George Bernard Shaw (2002), Rocket to the Moon by Clifford Odets (2002), Rough Crossing by Tom Stoppard (2003), Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw (2005), Another Part of the Forest by Lillian Hellman (2006), The Savannah Disputation by Evan Smith (2007), Picnic by William Inge (2008), A Minister’s Wife by Schmidt and Tranen (2009), Oh Coward! by Noel Coward (2009), A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams (2010), She Loves Me by Bock and Harnick (2010), Travels with My Aunt by Greene, adapted by Havergal (2010), The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard (2011), A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim (2012), Sweet Charity by Coleman and Fields (2013), Company by Stephen Sondheim (2016), Parade by Jason Robert Brown (2017), The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (2017)

The Yard logo, with subtitle "Let the Kids Play"The YardI and You by Lauren Gunderson (2016), Blood at the Root by Dominique Morisseau (2017)


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