The House was founded in 2001 by a group of friends with the mission of exploring the ideas of Community and Storytelling in order to create a unique theatrical experience. Following more than a dozen world premiere productions, the House experienced breakout success in early 2007 with The Sparrow, which theater critic Chris Jones called, “Among the very best original theater pieces I’ve ever seen” and more recently with such 4 Star hits as The Nutcracker and Death and Harry Houdini.
Since becoming eligible in 2004, The House has been nominated for 50 Joseph Jefferson Awards (17 wins) and became the first recipient of Broadway in Chicago’s Emerging Theater Award in 2007. Now in its 9th year of producing original works, House performances can be seen at the Chopin Theatre in Wicker Park.
The House Mission
It is the mission of The House to unite Chicago in the spirit of Community through amazing feats of Storytelling.
The House accepts submissions of original plays and musicals. We are looking for projects that are emotional, imaginative, immersive, and spectacular.
The House is devoted to the development and production of original theatre by daring and innovative artists. We look for opportunities to use Movement, Music, Magic, Combat, Dance and Spectacle as a means of putting the impossible on stage. For more information on discerning whether or not The House is the right home for your work, please look at our mission and history.
If you wish to submit a play to The House Theatre, please do so, via snail mail. Please include the script, as well as any other appropriate supporting materials (i.e. bio, resume). Send it to 4611 N. Ravenswood #206 Chicago, IL 60640, Attention: Literary. We understand and appreciate the amount of work that goes into crafting a play, but due to the small size of our staff, we may not respond to every script submission.