Polarity Ensemble Theatre

"Bravo to this marvelous theatre company for being one of Chicago’s foremost advocates of original works by local playwrights."
--Chicago Theatre Review

Visions of Anna

She Plays in Darkness


Miracles in the Fall

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Polarity Ensemble Theatre is a resident theater company of the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614. (Not our mailing address).

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1537 W. Touhy Ave. #3
Chicago, 60626

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From October 7th through February 19th, Polarity performs at a series of launch events for the novels of The Afterlife Trilogy. Selected scenes from She Plays in Darkness by Fern Chertkow and Visions of Anna by Richard Engling will be performed followed by a book signings. These events are free and no reservations are required.

We are planning special Afterlife Trilogy events for Book Clubs. for details or to join our new local or online book club.

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Special thanks to The Saints for a grant benefitting The Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays.

Arts & Business Council of Chicago

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

General operating support is being provided by:


Capacity-building support has been provided by:

Arts & Business Council of Chicago

We are now accepting script submissions for our 2015 Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays.

Second & Church ran a great story on The Afterlife Trilogy.

We announce our 2014-2015 season!

OCTAGON by Kristiana Colón won the 2014 Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays.

Meet the 2014 Dionysos Cup playwrights: Skye Robinson Hillis, Kristiana Rae Colón, Helen Valenta, and Jenny Seidelman.

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We are looking for volunteers and new Board members to help take us to the next level. Interested? Email us. Or help us with a donation. Thanks!

Lindsey Pearlman won the 2013 Jeff Award for Best Actress in a Principal Role for Never the Bridesmaid, Bill Jepsen's romantic comedy that was developed in our Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays!
Profiles of 2013 Dionysos Cup playwrights: Richard Engling, Steven Simoncic, Reginald Edmund, Chuck O'Connor, Darren Callahan.

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