2011 was our first full year in Wicker Park’s Flat Iron Arts Building, where we built a theater from the ground up. We christened this space with Sketchbook Reverb, and staged exciting plays like Be a Good Little Widow by new voice Bekah Brunstetter and the remount of Jason Grote’s 1001. We have been able to construct a theater suiting Collaboraction’s signature style of experimental multimedia theater. Donations from people like you were instrumental in making this happen; you helped us acquire the lights, the seats, the tools, and all the other pieces that make our home a theater.
Now that we’ve built a house for Collaboraction, our goal is to take it to the next level. We want everyone who comes to Wicker Park’s Six Corners to know that Collaboraction is the neighborhood’s premiere performing arts hub. This includes having a more luxurious lobby area, improved seating, and a light-up marquee letting everyone on Milwaukee Avenue know about our creative work in 2012: The Chicago premiere of dark play or stories for boys by Carlos Murillo, a reimagined Flat Iron SKETCHBOOK festival, our spring production Sixty Miles to Silver Lake (winner of the 2010 New York Times Outstanding Playwrighting Award) by Dan LeFranc and events like After Dark at the Art Institute and our 10th annual CARNAVAL.
We are setting a goal of raising $10,000 by January 1st to push our theater forward. We must depend on individual donations to help us meet this goal. So far we have already raised $1,328.00. Please support us in this journey to help build upon our foundation of creativity, collaboration and community by making a tax-deductible contribution today.
As an added bonus, the first 100 people who give $20
or more will receive a SKETCHBOOK t-shirt and an
invitation to our special Donor Happy Hour on
December 30th from 5:00-7:00. Thank you for your consideration.
DONATE TODAY! online or call us at 312.226.9633
Annual Appeal 2011 Donors: As of 12/7/11
"Here's an excellent reason why Collaboraction Theater should be supported, nurtured and cherished: they've helped to bring a whole new generation of Chicago theatergoers into the fold with their innovative, challenging and inspired body of work.
-Will Clinger, performed as Coach Siddhartha in The Siddhartha Project and Steve Lurker in the Lurker Radio Hour at the 8th annual SKETCHBOOK Festival
“One of the city's most intriguing off-Loop companies. SKETCHBOOK...has become a must-see annual event.”
“Collaboraction has an amazing ability to get the ultimate big bang out of every buck that goes in.”
-Guy Massey, performed in JON and the 7th annual SKETCHBOOK