Jackalope Theatre Company
  • Jackalope cultivates theatre that manifests the adventure deeply rooted in the American mythos. Most recently, Jackalope was honored to receive 4 nominations for the 2014/15 non-equity Jeff Awards. For Exit Strategy, Jackalope received nominations for Best Production, Best Ensemble, Best Director, and Best New Work. Jackalope was founded in 2008, by three senior directing majors at Columbia College Chicago. Now comprised of fifteen actors, directors, designers, playwrights, and administrators, Jackalope has grown into a dynamic and well- respected arts organization. Based in Edgewater, Jackalope occupies two spaces on the Thorndale Corridor: The Frontier at 1106 W Thorndale and a theater within Broadway Armory Park. In conjunction with Jackalope's mission, the company seeks to produce both newly developed and established American plays of the utmost literary quality in collaboration with the most gifted young artists in Chicago. Jackalope actively seeks diverse voices from varying backgrounds, and strives to represent the myriad experiences of American culture through the stories they tell and the artists they work with. In addition to their main producing season, Jackalope recently launched The Pioneer Series, a continuous initiative to cultivate bold new work, produced by guest theatre companies in The Frontier. Since 2008, Jackalope has produced eighteen shows, including eleven world premieres, produced five new play festivals, served an audience of more than 12,000, and collaborated with over 300 artists.