“Entering the performing space at Red Tape is an awe inspiring experience” -Steadstyle Chicago
Red Tape Theatre is known for having a talented ensemble of artists; presenting bold, new productions; and using our unique performance space in unexpected ways. Our award winning theatre has been praised by critics as being “highly immersive affairs”. When the doors of our theatre open, you never know what to expect but you can rest assured that it will be of the highest quality.
Each season we produce three mainstage productions. These are usually new plays or bold reimaginings of classic plays. They feature our multi-disciplinary ensemble of actors, directors, designers and choreographers. Each play is selected based on its timeliness, its risk, and its quality. We pride ourselves on making professional quality theatre with store-front resources.
We also host the annual Chicago Fringe Artist Networking Night. To-date, nearly a thousand Chicago artists have presented their work at CFANN. It’s a great opportunity to see a smattering of Chicago’s finest dancers, painters, sculptures, musicians, instillation artists – well, you get the idea.
Red Tape also produces the Fresh Eyes Project. This unique new plays initiative provides playwrights with a month of rehearsal space plus a cast, a director, and a dramaturge. Playwrights are encouraged to put their boldest foot forward and to use the workshop for more than just table work.
Red Tape has partnered with St. Peter’s Episcopal Church to create the Third Space Project. We envision our campus as a home for spiritual, artistic, and intellectual growth. Through Third Space, we present the works of several visiting companies and host local community projects and artists.
No matter what the event, you can count on Red Tape to surprise you.
“Red Tape is keeping the bar high” -Chicago Tribune