Connective Theatre Company is committed to telling stories that connect reason and emotion, provoke critical consciousness, and facilitate a path to action.
We believe in creating a safe environment for all artists. Connective Theatre Company abides by the Chicago Theatre Standards and is committed to providing a fight choreographer for any production that requires staged violence, and an intimacy designer for any production containing sexual content and/or nudity.
Connective Theatre Company was founded in the fall of 2018 as a collective of Chicago artists committed to creating diverse stories for the stage. Through partnerships with local organizations and community engagement, CTC hopes to not only create thrilling art, but to make a tangible impact on our city and the world at large.
In our first season, we produced One Flea Spare, a play by Naomi Wallace, Me Too Monologues, a semi-devised piece focusing on the stories of sexual assault survivors, a staged reading of Jane: Abortion and the Underground by Paula Kamen, and Morning in America, a piece of documentary theatre created by ensemble member Taylor McWilliams-Woods.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we created our first virtual play festival, Play(s) at Home, addressing the various experiences of people across the globe dealing with the beginnings of a global health crisis. We then followed up with Play(s) at Home: A Green Theatre Festival, focusing on the pandemic in relation to nature and the environment. Both festivals are available for viewing here.
Connective Theatre Company is a proud member of The League of Chicago Theatres, and a producing resident at Nox Arca Theatre.