On and Off Stage

 

Our mission of telling classic stories through a modern lens has brought us from Shakespeare to Rivera to Ruhl. Take a walk down memory lane and revisit the plays that have riveted our audiences.

Events

PAST EVENT
SKETCHTOPIA 2021
ARTIST DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

Open to everyone, with or without a disability

Reading of Short Plays and Scene Excerpts
Written by: Israel Antonio, Mike Ervin, Karen Martorano, Tamika Lecheé Morales, Tera Moskal, Argenis Vegas, and Denise Waite

A Benefit Showcase
Produced by Promethean Theatre Ensemble and Shattered Globe Theatre

Even if you missed the event you can support Artist Development Workshop by clicking here. Choose “On Behalf Of” in the drop-down menu and add ADW.

PAST EVENT

SKETCHTOPIA 2021
ARTIST DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
Open to everyone, with or without a disability

Reading of Short Plays and Scene Excerpts
Written by: Israel Antonio, Mike Ervin, Karen Martorano, Tamika Lecheé Morales, Tera Moskal, Argenis Vegas, and Denise Waite

A Benefit Showcase
Produced by Promethean Theatre Ensemble and Shattered Globe Theatre

Even if you missed the event you can support Artist Development Workshop by clicking here. Choose “On Behalf Of” in the drop-down menu and add ADW.

 

 

PAST EVENT

Well that was fun! Thanks to everyone who joined us.

As per yoozh, we kicked the evening off with a mini cocktail class led by ensemble member Brendan Hutt. Then we moved into the party, hosted by ensemble members, Kevin Sheehan and Meghann Tabor. It was great to see familiar faces and special guests as we struggled to remember obscure and not-so-obscure facts about Chicago. (How did we not all know all the answers? Haha!) It was a hoot. Best of all, a portion of the funds we raised for the evening went to Chicago Eco House florist, Southside Blooms. Chicago Eco House is a 501c3 non-profit whose mission is “to use sustainability to alleviate poverty.”

If you missed the Trivia Party but still want to support us, you can click here to do that. Thanks!

 

PAST EVENT

Well that was fun! Thanks to everyone who joined us.

As per yoozh, we kicked the evening off with a mini cocktail class led by ensemble member Brendan Hutt. Then we moved into the party, hosted by ensemble members, Kevin Sheehan and Meghann Tabor. It was great to see familiar faces and special guests as we struggled to remember obscure and not-so-obscure facts about Chicago. (How did we not all know all the answers? Haha!) It was a hoot. Best of all, a portion of the funds we raised for the evening went to Chicago Eco House florist, Southside Blooms. Chicago Eco House is a 501c3 non-profit whose mission is “to use sustainability to alleviate poverty.”

If you missed the Trivia Party but still want to support us, you can click here to do that. Thanks!

 

PAST EVENT

What. A. Year. As we bid a fond Good Riddance to 2020, we thought it would be a good time to engage in some old-fashioned, friendly competition with a Virtual Trivia Night. Thanks to everyone who joined us!

In addition to trivia, we celebrated Promethean’s 15th birthday with an ice cream sundae consumed by our own Jared Dennis. The catch? Guests got to pick the toppings! Attendees had the option to contribute small donations to add increasingly unique and occasionally gross toppings to Jared’s just desserts.

Ensemble member, Brendan Hutt created a custom-made cocktail called The OBP – that’s the Original Brian Pastor, doncha know. Want to make one yourself? Just click here for the cocktail ingredient list. Stir it up and join us in raising a glass to our OBP.

PAST EVENT

What. A. Year. As we bid a fond Good Riddance to 2020, we thought it would be a good time to engage in some old-fashioned, friendly competition with a Virtual Trivia Night. Thanks to everyone who joined us!

In addition to trivia, we celebrated Promethean’s 15th birthday with an ice cream sundae consumed by our own Jared Dennis. The catch? Guests got to pick the toppings! Attendees had the option to contribute small donations to add increasingly unique and occasionally gross toppings to Jared’s just desserts.

Ensemble member, Brendan Hutt created a custom-made cocktail called The OBP – that’s the Original Brian Pastor, doncha know. Want to make one yourself? Just click here for the cocktail ingredient list. Stir it up and join us in raising a glass to our OBP.

PAST EVENT

A developmental reading. A virtual event.

A discontented graphic designer finds himself caught between the desire to pursue a risky career as a surrealist painter, and the realities of becoming a father. Craving the freedom in his life that he lords over the canvas, he begins to experiment with the art of lucid dreaming, assuming conscious control of his dreams and living out his deepest fantasies. But as he descends ever deeper into the depths of his dream world, he begins to erase the border that separates dream from reality.

Click here to learn more.

This reading of a work in progress was performed for an invited audience. Thanks to everyone who participated. We really appreciate your input!

PAST EVENT

A discontented graphic designer finds himself caught between the desire to pursue a risky career as a surrealist painter, and the realities of becoming a father. Craving the freedom in his life that he lords over the canvas, he begins to experiment with the art of lucid dreaming, assuming conscious control of his dreams and living out his deepest fantasies. But as he descends ever deeper into the depths of his dream world, he begins to erase the border that separates dream from reality.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

This was a work in progress for an invited audience. Thanks to everyone who participated. We really appreciate your input!

PAST EVENT

You know how, every year, Promethean returns to the Red Lion Pub to stage a short set of Shakespeare scenes – heartfelt, quirky and funny, centered around a common theme? Well no pubs this year. Sigh.

BUT THAT DIDN’T STOP US! Folks from all over the country tuned in to watch their favorite scenes reinterpreted through the lens of a computer camera and a global pandemic.

It was as highly polished as usual. That is to say, um, guests were invited to pour a drink and start the evening early.

Click here to learn more.

Click here if you want to see video snippets of fun!

PAST EVENT

You know how, every year, Promethean returns to the Red Lion Pub to stage a short set of Shakespeare scenes – heartfelt, quirky and funny, centered around a common theme? Well no pubs this year. Sigh.

BUT THAT DIDN’T STOP US! Folks from all over the country tuned in to watch their favorite scenes reinterpreted through the lens of a computer camera and a global pandemic.

It was as highly polished as usual. That is to say, um, guests were invited to pour a drink and start the evening early.

Click here to learn more.

Click here if you want to see video snippets of fun!

 

UPCOMING EVENT (Postponed)

The “Martinis That Matter” event hosted by the good folks at Marty’s Martini Bar at 1511 W. Balmoral in Chicago, originally scheduled for April 5th, is postponed until further notice. We look forward to hanging out with you all soon, to enjoy an adult beverage or two and laugh about that crazy time COVID-19 threw all our plans into a blender. Special thanks to Marty’s for their commitment to hosting some of our coolest fundraising events to benefit the artists who create our work, subsidize discounted tickets for students and seniors, as well as help sponsor free Promethean theatre admissions for Chicago Public School students. We’ll be looking for you when this is all over!

UPCOMING EVENT (postponed)

The “Martinis That Matter” event hosted by the good folks at Marty’s Martini Bar at 1511 W. Balmoral in Chicago, originally scheduled for April 5th, is postponed until further notice. We look forward to hanging out with you all soon, to enjoy an adult beverage or two and laugh about that crazy time COVID-19 threw all our plans into a blender. Special thanks to Marty’s for their commitment to hosting some of our coolest fundraising events to benefit the artists who create our work, subsidize discounted tickets for students and seniors, as well as help sponsor free Promethean theatre admissions for Chicago Public School students. We’ll be looking for you when this is all over!

PAST EVENT

Sunday, July 21, 2019 – 6:00pm | The Lincoln Loft | 3036 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60657
Thanks to everyone who joined Promethean Theatre Ensemble for a staged reading of An Uncertain Hour by Nicholas Patricca. Directed by Cecilie Keenan.

When confronted with extinction by the terrible killing machine of Nazi Auschwitz, when Primo Levi very much wanted to give up and die, his identity as a Jew and the immortal words of Dante came to his rescue, calling him to the life of a poet −− a maker of words necessary for life. Presented by agreement with the Dramatic Publishing Company, Woodstock, Il, London, England, Melbourne, Australia.

PAST EVENT

Thanks to everyone who joined Promethean Theatre Ensemble for a staged reading of An Uncertain Hour by Nicholas Patricca. Directed by Cecilie Keenan. Sunday, July 21, 2019 – 6:00pm | The Lincoln Loft | 3036 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60657

When confronted with extinction by the terrible killing machine of Nazi Auschwitz, when Primo Levi very much wanted to give up and die, his identity as a Jew and the immortal words of Dante came to his rescue, calling him to the life of a poet −− a maker of words necessary for life.

Presented by agreement with the Dramatic Publishing Company, Woodstock, Il, London, England, Melbourne, Australia.