"Bravo to this marvelous theatre company for being one of Chicago’s foremost advocates of original works by local playwrights."
--Chicago Theatre Review
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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).
Polarity Ensemble Theatre
1537 W. Touhy Ave. #3
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The 2015 Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays ran at the Greenhouse Theater Center July 9 through July 19, 2015. Two plays tied for the winner of the festival: Leavings by Gail Parrish and Girl Found by Barbara Lhota!
Polarity presented the ambitious Afterlife Trilogy this past season, publishing two novels and producing a play to demonstrate that some friendships survive beyond the grave.
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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.
Capacity-building support has been provided by:
American Theatre magazine covered the Afterlife Trilogy.
NEW CITY covered the Dionysos Cup Festival.
Read the interview with Dionysos Cup playwright Gail Parrish.
Read the interview with Dionysos Cup playwright Barbara Lhota.
Read the interview with Dionysos Cup playwright Aline Lathrop.
Read the interview with Dionysos Cup playwright Mary Beth Hoerner.
Our Artistic Director Richard Engling talks about new play development in a Community Forum interview on CAN-TV.
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OCTAGON by Kristiana Colón won the 2014 Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays.
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 the 2014 Dionysos Cup playwrights: Skye Robinson Hillis, Kristiana Rae Colón, Helen Valenta, and Jenny Seidelman.
Profiles of the 2013 Dionysos Cup playwrights: Richard Engling, Steven Simoncic, Reginald Edmund, Chuck O'Connor, Darren Callahan.
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