Strawdog Theatre Company Moves to Former Signal Ensemble Theater on Berenice
Strawdog Theatre Company has announced the Company has signed a three-year lease for the former Signal Ensemble Theater, 1802 W. Berenice. The space was also briefly home to Oracle Productions following Signal's closure, and has a 99-seat theatre.
Strawdog's 30th Anniversary Season, to be celebrated during 2017 - 2018, will be announced shortly.
"We are so excited to have a home with such a rich connection to the Chicago Theatre community," said Co-Artistic Director Anderson Lawfer. "We have had a great year at the Factory Theater and thank them for being such fantastic hosts and landlords. Strawdog has been looking for a new home since leaving Lakeview and the North Center location offers many opportunities for celebrating our 30th Anniversary and planning our future seasons and popular late night programming."
Strawdog Theatre Company's final production of the 2016 - 2017 season will take place at the new Factory Theater in Rogers Park, 1621 W. Howard St. The Night Season, written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz and directed by Elly Green, runs May 11 - June 24.
Strawdog Theatre on Berenice takes residence immediately with the space available for rentals to itinerant companies.
Since its founding in 1988, Strawdog Theatre Company has offered Chicagoland the premiere storefront theatre experience and garnered numerous Non-Equity Jeff Awards with its commitment to ensemble acting and an immersive design approach. The celebrated Company develops new work, re-imagines the classics, melds music with theatre, asks provocative questions and delivers their audience the unexpected.