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15 Hours, more or less




Smart. Theatre. Improvised.

Who is Theatre Momentum? Hailed as "a worthy alternative to what you'll find at improv mainstays such as i.O. or Annoyance," Theatre Momentum strives for work that is theatre that happens to be improvised. For a little about our history, click the About TM tab. Welcome!

The 15 Hour Project + Chicago Improv Festival!

Theatre Momentum is proud to announce that out signature event, The 15 Hour Project is joining the Chicago Improv Festival on Saturday May 7th!

We are still finalizing our instructors, but we hope you can join us for our signature day-long improv event, our answer to the 24-hour theater play projects many theaters do. In under 15 hours, we workshop, develop, rehearse, and perform 3 brand new improv show structures, never before seen anywhere. Join our mailing list to see upcoming slots and to get signed up as soon as the 15 Hour Project is open for sign-ups!

Now Hiring!

Theatre Momentum seeking numerous new staff and interns.

  • Marketing/Sales Manager

  • Studio Managers (in-kind position)

  • Student Interns (in-kind position for free classes)

    • Studio Management

    • Website Designer

    • Graphic Designer

    • Sound and Lighting technician

    • Stage Manager

    • Electrician

    • Carpenter

    • Marketing Intern (in support of Marketing Manager)



Our new cast!
Theatre Momentum is proud to announce the new cast of our improvised soap opera, "School of Life".


Jeremy Adler, Colby Carlson, Duane Deering, Dennis Episcopo, Erika Hood, Dan Jackson*, Mike McCarron*, Alicia McDermott, Riley Mondragon*, Yazmin Ramos*, Mike Reynolds, Ellen Sawyer*, Margeaux Temeltas, Tony Tran, Maggie Ward, and Michael Zimmermann.
*Artistic Associates


The show opens March 24th at 8:30 PM! See you there!

"School of Life" will be an ongoing serialized performance, with every actor playing the same role throughout the production. Each week’s performance will fold in the narratives of the previous performances, creating an expanding world of complex lives. This will be in a style of a weekly soap opera, with the main location being a high school.

Tickets on sale soon!

Daytime weekday Rentals

Pendulum Space is announcing new rental rates for daytime weekday rentals!

Do you need space any time before 6 PM on a weekday? we have special rates in store for you! Drop us a line, and you can get our entire studio booked for as little as $25/hour, or great rates for our individual studios, as well!

Ask for details! 

Find out more here!