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


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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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General operating support is being provided by The MacArthur Funds for Arts & Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.





This project is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.



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



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

Arts & Business Council of Chicago


Capacity-building support has been provided by:

Arts & Business Council of Chicago


We are seeking actors, a props designer, set designer and projections designer for Anna in the Afterlife by Richard Engling, directed by Susan Padveen.

Afterlife Trilogy press coverage.

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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.

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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