July 10-August 15, 2015
at Pendulum Space,
1803 West Byron St, Suite 216
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is Highly Recommended! Come see the show that the Chicago Stage
Standard calls "definitely a play worth seeing; itís well-acted,
funny, and has some pretty serious subject matter to boot."
FUGUE is a complex show that
captures the elements of a musical fugue through four simultaneous
improvised one-act plays that explore similar themes. This is a
signature Theatre Momentum production.
FUGUE is 4 one-act plays performed
simultaneously on the same stage. It is a unique improvised
production that harmoniously weaves 4 one-acts, folding in elements
of comedy and drama in equal measure.
FUGUE is Lincoln Chandler, Emily Ember,
Ryan Haynes, Kyle Hendrix, Dan Jackson, Surena Marie, Jillian Markowitz, Damien Mondragon, Alex Pelletier, Yazmin Ramos,
Directed by Tony Rielage (Artistic
The 15 Hour Project is back, August
Theatre Momentum is proud to announce our signature event, The 15
Join us for an entire day of workshop, rehearsal, and performance,
with some great Chicago directors. This time our shows will be
directed by Matt Hicks and Jessica Landis of Theatre Momentum!
Every time we run this event, it's been a complete blast, so we hope
you can join us.
The 15 Hour Project consists of three parts: A morning workshop (10 AM-4 PM), followed by an afternoon
rehearsal period (5-8 PM) and an evening performance (10 PM).
The entire day of the 15 Hour Project will take place
at Pendulum Space (1803 W. Byron St, Suite 216), beginning at 9:30
AM (check-in) on Saturday August 22nd. Performances will begin in
the Stage Studio at 10 PM.
This entire day of workshop and performance is just $25, to cover
the costs of coaches, space, and pizza lunch.
To make sure all participants are on the same page, we require a
minimum of 6 months improv or acting experience to participate in
the 15 Hour Project. Thanks!
Performances are FREE, so invite whoever you like for some great,
Questions? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
15 Hour Project Directors:
Tony is the Artistic Director and Founder of Theatre
Momentum, and has been performing, directing, and producing improv theatre for
over 20 years. He has trained at iO, the Playground, and Annoyance, and founded
TMís precursor workshop, Workshop-in-Progress, and then Theatre Momentum. He is
the head instructor of Theatre Momentum's Training Center.
Matt is a Boston area native who has lived in Chicago
for 10 years. After graduating UMass where he performed
with Mission Improvable; he was a cast member at
Bostonís Improv Asylum before moving to Chicago. In the
Windy City he has been in the cast of the Comedysportz
Mainstage, on teams at IO, as well as numerous shows
including Dirty Water, Chatter & Rock FM. Matt would
like to thank all those who have been.
Jessica Landis is an actress and improviser, which means she
spends a lot of time pretending to do things and be
people. After getting her BA in Performing and Directing
Theatre, she moved to Chicago where she has coached and
taught improv teams at the One Group Mind theatre and
with Improv Toolbox. Chicago audiences may have seen her
perform with long-term-long-form group FrankenReagan at
Mullenís or at One Group Mind. More recently, she has
appeared in and then directed musicals at the Annoyance
Theatre. Other co-creations in the city include Truth in
Science, an improvised experiment; Deuxkele, a youtube
channel; and Science!, a band with jokes. She has
performed at several US and Canadian improv festivals.
She is thrilled to have found Theatre Momentumís style
of improv and to pass it on through these courses.
The Kinetic Jam is coming soon!
The Jam has been
on hiatus for a while, and we'll be returning later this year , late nights
Theatre Momentum's Kinetic Jam is our signature weekly
improv jam. Soon it will be back on TM's roster, every week.