Announcing our Fall FUNdraisers!

Why support Proboscis?

  • We’re helping keep live performance alive in Chicago & around the world.
  • Storefront theatre is worth saving.
  • We are fun – and we want to have fun with you!
  • A little goes a long way.
  • Producing The Tempest and our first annual Ol’Factory Festival of Physical Theatre is NOT free – thanks capitalism 🙁

Greece Summer Acting Intensive participants, July 2023

In Person Events in Chicago

Proboscis Crashes The Market (The Farmer’s Market That Is!)

September 17th

  • Where: Logan Square Farmers Market (Comfort Station lawn)
  • When: 9:00-1:00pm
  • What: Meet members of the ensemble, play theatre games with us, listen to live music & more.
  • Donation: Pay What You Want (we’ll be passing the hat – virtually & physically)

Pop-Up Shakespeare – The Tempest

October (Exact Date TBA)

  • Where: Understudy Books & Coffee Shop – Andersonville, Chicago (5531 N Clark Ave)
  • When: October (date TBA) 
  • What: See our ensemble present a reading of the Tempest, “Original Practices” style. This improvised, madcap version will keep everyone on their toes!
  • Donation: Pay What You Can (suggested Donation $20)

Martinis that Matter

November 12, 2023

  • Where: Marty’s Martini Bar- Andersonville, Chicago (1511 W Balmoral Ave)
  • When: November 12, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
  • What: Raise a glass with us and maybe win some prizes in our raffle!
  • Donation: Just buy a drink! Marty’s will donate a percentage of the bar tab to us at the end of the evening

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Sept 5 – Oct 17th – Help us Reach our $5,000 Goal

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Today most of the stories we get come through screens – computers, phones, TV monitors. 

We are creating stories to be delivered live in the presence of other people in our community, creating a vibrant and empathetic experience. 

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