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Be our Hero in 2011

Share Friends and supporters of Mortar Theatre Company, Heroes have many different motivations. Honor, Instinct, Pride, Love. Over the past two years, Mortar Theatre has made it our mission to explore the stories of everyday heroes on our stage. When you consider Mortar Theatre in your year-end donations, your motivation may be as simple as [...]

Meet the Cast: Coming up Monday at The Graphite Series

Meet the talented cast of MR. WELFARE by Wendell Etherly.

A big announcement for Mortar

We are pleased to announce that Mortar Theatre has been chosen to open the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs’ Fall 2011 Season with Corazón de Manzana by Dana Lynn Formby. The DCA Storefront Theater brings innovative productions from independent Off Loop theatre companies downtown into the Loop. Each season 3 companies are chosen to present their productions in the beautiful Storefront Theater on Randolph Street.

67% off brunch, 10% to Mortar.

Share We’re excited to announce our Eat-To-Give partnership with BunchBite, a company giving big discounts on local restaurants to you and giving 10% of sales to a non-profit. This week, $10 gets you $30 at a hot new brunch spot and Mortar gets an instant donation from every sale. Click here to purchase and share [...]

2nd Annual Cement Mixer Feb. 3rd!

Share We had a pretty incredible 2010. 1 radio interview, 2 world premieres, 3 television appearances, 4 talkbacks, 6 actors performing at Steppenwolf’s Explore Series, 7 parties, 22 reviews published, 537 Facebook friends, 552 Twitter followers, 802 YouTube views. But it’s 2011 that we’re really excited about. So consider this Mortar’s New Year’s Party invite. Coming [...]

Looking for a few good Stage Managers

Share Stage Manager & Assistant Stage Manager Mortar Theatre Company seeks non-Equity stage managers and assistant stage managers for its 2011 season, with shows to be produced in March and May. These are paid positions. Please send letter of interest and resume to Rachel Edwards Harvith at

Mortar seeks Designers for 2011 Season

Share Mortar Theatre Company seeks set, lighting, costume, sound, and prop designers for its 2011 season, with shows to be produced in March and May. All positions are paid. Please send letter of interest; resume; and a link to your website, online portfolio, or samples of your work to Bob Kuhn at

Derek Garza tours Canada in “Almighty Voice and His Wife”

Share This Thanksgiving, Mortar is thankful to be getting our Artistic Director back! Derek Garza has been touring Canada since September with Native Earth Performing Arts. He sent along this note to tell you about this incredible show. “I’ve spent the last couple of months touring with the production of Almighty Voice and His Wife [...]

Thanks for coming out to see Mortar perform for Steppenwolf!

Share Thanks to all our lovely supporters who came out to see Mortar perform at Steppenwolf’s Explore the World of Detroit event. Two of you even won first and second place in the haiku contest! We really enjoyed creating and performing our piece for the event. We look forward to bringing you more of these [...]

Dana Lynn Formby’s “Corazón de Manzana” at Victory Gardens

Share Next Monday, we hope you join us for a reading of Mortar playwright Dana Lynn Formby’s new work Corazón de Manzana at Victory Gardens. The reading is being directed by Ann Filmer of 16th Street Theater. Following the reading, there will be a talkback with the playwright. Monday, November 8 7:00pm – 9:00pm Victory [...]


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