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The Infinite Wrench at The Neo-Futurists


3/3/2017 - 1/1/2100


The Neo-Futurists

5153 N. Ashland Ave
Chicago,IL 60640
Phone: 7732755255

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The Infinite Wrench is a mechanism that unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays for a live audience. Each play offers something different, be it funny, profound, elegant, disgusting, topical, irrelevant, terrifying, or a song; all are truthful and tackle the here-and-now, inspired by the lived experiences of the performers. With new plays every week, The Infinite Wrench is the Neo-Futurists’ ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to audiences including those unreached or unmoved by traditional theater. The Infinite Wrench runs every weekend (except the last 2 weeks of December). Different show every time! If you’ve seen the show once, you’ve seen the show once. 

News About The Infinite Wrench at The Neo-Futurists

The Neo-Futurists' THE INFINITE WRENCH to Return to the Stage
September 08, 2021

Chicago's longest running late-night show, The Neo-Futurists' The Infinite Wrench, kicks off the company's 2021-2022 Season of programming with a return to weekly in-person performances on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, 19 months after its live shows paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Neo-Futurists Announce 2021-22 Season
August 03, 2021

Chicago’s longest running late-night show, The Neo-Futurists’ The Infinite Wrench, returns for weekly in-person performances on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 (opening night Monday, Sept. 20), 19 months after its live shows paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Special Mother's Day Benefit THE EGG WRENCH Streams Live From The Neo-Futurists
April 27, 2021

The Neo-Futurists present The Egg Wrench: 30 Egg Plays in 60 Egg Minutes, a live-streamed benefit for the Chicago Birthworks Collective, one afternoon only on Mother's Day Sunday, May 9th, 2021 at 3:00 PM CST.

Survey of 61 Small Arts Organizations in Chicago Reveals Benefits of Virtual Programming, Impact on Plans for 2021
January 27, 2021

The Chicago-based Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation (the Foundation)—an organization that offers unrestricted grants to 175 small arts organizations in Chicago with budgets under $1 million—recently surveyed 61 of its arts grantees to garner insights on 2020 virtual programming.

The Neo-Futurist Theater Continues 2020/2021 Digital Season With TIW24
November 11, 2020

The Neo-Futurist Theater has announced the return of its annual peer-to-peer fundraising campaign, TIW24: AN ALL-NIGHT, ALL-VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER FOR THE NEO-FUTURISTS (IN WHICH THE ENSEMBLE WRITES, REHEARSES AND PERFORMS 30 DIGITAL PLAYS IN 24 HOURS).

World Premiere of 45 PLAYS FOR AMERICA'S FIRST LADIES Kicks Off The Neo-Futurists' 2020-2021 Season
September 10, 2020

Innovative Chicago theater company The Neo-Futurists have announced their 32nd Season of programming for 2020-2021, continuing to create and produce new work on a weekly basis despite the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has effectively shut down indoor theatrical performances for the rest of the year.

What's Streaming In Chicago This Month
June 12, 2020

Learn more about all the streaming offerings, podcasts, classes, and more streaming from Chicago arts orgs this month.:

June 11, 2020

Following their long-standing tradition of performing a weekend of spectacularly glitter-filled, loud-and-proud, queer plays for Pride month, The Neo-Futurists present The Infinite Wrench Gets Prideful: 30 Queer Plays in 60 Straight Minutes.

Chicago Theater Brings In 50% Of Normal Ticket Sales During Pandemic, Continues Making New Work
May 27, 2020

As Chicago prepares for its next phase of recovery without a firm date for resuming indoor performing arts events, The Neo-Futurist Theater has pioneered a new model of operation. Rather than sharing content from past productions, the company has moved its flagship show The Infinite Wrench to a digital platform, now called The Infinite Wrench Goes Viral, presenting 30 digital plays in 60 minutes each week.

The Neo-Futurists Announce Their Digital Platform, 'The Infinite Wrench Goes Viral'
March 24, 2020

The Neo-Futurists have announced the digital version of their flagship show,

New York Neo-Futurists Will Present THE INFINITE WRENCH
February 18, 2020

BabsonARTS has announced a very special presentation - The Infinite Wrench presented by the New York-Neo Futurists, in an evening of 30 original plays performed in random order on Wednesday, February 26 at 7:00pm at the Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College, Forest Street, Wellesley.

Artistic Leadership Changes Hands At The Neo-Futurist Theater
December 19, 2019

Today the Neo-Futurist Theater announced that Artistic Director Kurt Chiang will step down from his role as the leader of Chicago's premiere experimental theater company to make way for new leadership in early 2020. Neo-Futurist Ensemble Member Kirsten Riiber will succeed Chiang as Artistic Director. Chiang will continue his role as a Neo-Futurist Ensemble Member.

The Neo-Futurists' Annual Fundraiser Returns in December
October 31, 2019

Closing out its 30th anniversary season, The Neo-Futurist Theater announces the return of its annual fundraising campaign, TIW24: A Fundraiser for The Neo-Futurist. The six-week campaign, which launches November 3rd, has a $30,000 goal to raise funds for the theater to continue its three-decade dedication of bringing innovative, personal narrative-driven theater to its stages. Its flagship show, The Infinite Wrench has generated more than 10,800 plays since its 2016 inception and is The Neo-Futurists ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to those unreached or unmoved by traditional theater. During the campaign, the theater will produce different iterations of The Infinite Wrench, including a special one-night-only performance written, curated, rehearsed and performed by ensemble members in a 24-hour period.

Halena Kays Teams Up With Neo-Futurist Ida Cuttler To Premiere The Multi-Story, One-Woman Filibuster, COMFORTABLE SHOES
September 16, 2019

Neo-Futurist Ida Cuttler teams up with veteran Chicago director and Neo-Futurist Artistic Associate Halena Kays to present the company's next world premiere: An evening's amusement for yourself and friends, consisting of one thousand and one locutions by a young virtuous maiden whose penchant for potboilers and mastery of chicaneries shall teach us all a lesson in the never-ending wiles of women and the astonishing virtue of the gregarious!!!!!! OR: COMFORTABLE SHOES. Cuttler's premiere Prime Time show was part of the Neo-Lab developmental program during the 18/19 season and will see the full production open at The Neo-Futurist Theater on October 7th, 2019. 

New York Neo-Futurists to Offer New Workshop
August 30, 2019

The award-winning New York Neo-Futurists will share their wisdom this fall when they offer their Level One Workshop: Function and Fundamentals. This workshop is twelve hours long, stretching over three Saturdays from September 21st to October 5th; all taking place at the 520 8th Ave. location of Ripley-Grier Studios.

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