Oct
28
10:00am10:00am

Free Yoga Class

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28TH

10AM AT BERGER PARK CULTURAL CENTER

 

Instructor: Kate Maley

About Kate: Kate was introduced to yoga by her mom as a teenager, and has continually returned to the practice for the sense of calm, quiet, and strength it provides. She studied anthropology at Rutgers University and the University of Chicago and does research and advocacy around the social determinants of health, access to community resources, health disparities, and trauma and healing. Kate completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Bloom Yoga Studio in Chicago in 2017 and has taken additional training on adaptive yoga at Mind Body Solutions in Minnetonka, MN. Kate seeks to create a safe, meditative, and exploratory environment in her classes, balancing effort and engagement with nourishing, restorative ease.

 

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Nov
4
10:00am10:00am

Free Yoga Class

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH

10AM AT BERGER PARK CULTURAL CENTER

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Instructor: Veronica Rodell

About Veronica: Veronica Rodell has been teaching Vinyasa since 2015 and practicing for 7 years. Veronica was led to start her yoga journey through aiding injuries from her past dance career. Her love of the human body and expression through movement have inspired Veronica to have connecting and explorative classes. Veronica has studied with David Duerkop, Per Erez , Stephanie Bustillos and Sarah Bantandos. Veronica graduated from he CSOY 200 Hr teacher training program in February 2016.

            Veronica teaches a class with soft heat, a dash of humor and a supportive space for the yogi to fully explore and surrender to their practice. Veronica hopes you come out of her class with awareness and fire! Come ignite your flame with Veronica.

 

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Oct
21
10:00am10:00am

Free Yoga Class

Saturday, October 21st 

10am at Berger Park Cultural Center

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Instructor: Kate Maley

About Kate: Kate was introduced to yoga by her mom as a teenager, and has continually returned to the practice for the sense of calm, quiet, and strength it provides. She studied anthropology at Rutgers University and the University of Chicago and does research and advocacy around the social determinants of health, access to community resources, health disparities, and trauma and healing. Kate completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Bloom Yoga Studio in Chicago in 2017 and has taken additional training on adaptive yoga at Mind Body Solutions in Minnetonka, MN. Kate seeks to create a safe, meditative, and exploratory environment in her classes, balancing effort and engagement with nourishing, restorative ease.

 

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Oct
14
10:00am10:00am

Free Yoga Class

Saturday, October 14th

10am at Berger Park Cultural Center

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Instructor: Madelyn Loehr

Class Description: A power-vinyasa flow open to all levels. Ignite your body and mind with a strength-building class based in yogic philosophy.

About Madelyn: A recent transplant to Chicago, Madelyn Loehr is a performer and yoga instructor originally from Colorado. Madelyn holds a BFA in acting from Otterbein University and regularly teaches yoga at CorePower Yoga and Green Shirt Acting Studio. She has worked with Actor's Theatre of Columbus, The Agency Theatre Collective, and has the pleasure of working with Akvavit Theatre as their marketing director and literary manager, and she is looking forward to performing in their upcoming production of GHOSTS & zombies.

 

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Oct
7
10:00am10:00am

Free Yoga Class

Saturday, October 7th 

10am at Berger Park Cultural Center 

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Instructor: Madelyn Loehr

Class Description: A power-vinyasa flow open to all levels. Ignite your body and mind with a strength-building class based in yogic philosophy.

About Madelyn: A recent transplant to Chicago, Madelyn Loehr is a performer and yoga instructor originally from Colorado. Madelyn holds a BFA in acting from Otterbein University and regularly teaches yoga at CorePower Yoga and Green Shirt Acting Studio. She has worked with Actor's Theatre of Columbus, The Agency Theatre Collective, and has the pleasure of working with Akvavit Theatre as their marketing director and literary manager, and she is looking forward to performing in their upcoming production of GHOSTS & zombies.

 

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Sep
30
10:00am10:00am

Free Yoga Class

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th

10AM AT BERGER PARK CULTURAL CENTER

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Instructor: Lauren Elizabeth

About Lauren: A swimmer turned runner, Lauren dove headfirst into yoga as a means of fitness and recovery after completing theTransamerica Chicago Triathlon in August 2016. The strength, clarity, emotional catharsis, and joy that yoga has brought to her life inspire her to empower others to cultivate their own personal practice. She is so grateful to be a part of the incredible community of yoga instructors in Chicago.

Class Description: Begin the day by awakening your body, mind and spirit. We will link breath to movement through challenging poses to focus the mind and tune in to the physical body. Whatever challenges your day holds, this all-levels vinyasa class will leave you feeling grounded and energized.

 

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Sep
23
10:00am10:00am

Free Yoga Class

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD

10AM AT BERGER PARK CULTURAL CENTER

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Instructor: Veronica Rodell

About Veronica: Veronica Rodell has been teaching Vinyasa since 2015 and practicing for 7 years. Veronica was led to start her yoga journey through aiding injuries from her past dance career. Her love of the human body and expression through movement have inspired Veronica to have connecting and explorative classes. Veronica has studied with David Duerkop, Per Erez , Stephanie Bustillos and Sarah Bantandos. Veronica graduated from he CSOY 200 Hr teacher training program in February 2016.

            Veronica teaches a class with soft heat, a dash of humor and a supportive space for the yogi to fully explore and surrender to their practice. Veronica hopes you come out of her class with awareness and fire! Come ignite your flame with Veronica.

 

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Sep
16
10:00am10:00am

Free Yoga Class

Saturday, September 16th

10am at Berger Park Cultural Center

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Instructor: Tiffany Seybert

About Tiffany: Tiffany Seybert has studied with luminaries of the musical world. She earned her music degree at Roosevelt in Chicago. She's also the founder of Tarpit, one of four bands to start Crank Records in the 90's. She completed a 30-year career in global banking and is now a fintech exec, working for a UK company at her Rogers Park office. She has advanced Kundalini teaching credentials and has taught publicly and privately for ten years. In Jan 2016 she piloted a three-month program called Cop To Yoga® at the Chicago Police 24th district. The short, free, weekly classes are comprised of Kundalini breath work meditations done while listening to classical music. It's a powerful realignment that quickly delivers a calming counter balance to the unique stresses of being a CPD officer. The cops voted unanimously to continue the program; we're in our tenth month. The goal is to make Cop To Yoga programs available to all CPD personnel. For more information, please email: coptoyoga@gmail.com

 

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Aug
19
10:30am10:30am

Free Yoga Class

Saturday, August 19th

10:30am at Berger Park Cultural Center

Instructor: Safia Al-Ajlan

About Safia: A native of Kuwait, Safia’s journey with yoga started while she was doing her master's degree at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon in 2012.

She decided to try yoga as a way to help her ease the tensions of a graduate student and from there found herself going to classes weekly. Yoga was a great tool for Safia to take a break from the modern world by resting her mind and strengthening her body.

After moving to the Chicago area in 2016, Safia decided to take her practice further by enrolling in Bloom Yoga Studio’s 200 hour teacher training. Her teachers at Bloom taught her to sequence safe classes that are welcoming to all.

Safia prioritizes a mindful approach to her flow classes and is passionate about introducing restorative poses towards the end of her classes. She enjoys incorporating yoga philosophy and mindfulness meditations for daily life in her classes.

What Safia loves most about yoga is how the rich and beautiful philosophy behind the practice and her background and work in environmental sciences complement each other. Both fields of study strive to build a more harmonious world for all.

To further deepen her yoga education, Safia is also enrolled in the 85- hour prenatal yoga teacher training at Bloom and graduated in June 2017.

 

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Aug
12
10:30am10:30am

Free Yoga Class

Saturday, August 12th

10:30am at Berger Park Cultural Center

 

Instructor: Tiffany Seybert

About Tiffany: Tiffany Seybert has studied with luminaries of the musical world. She earned her music degree at Roosevelt in Chicago. She's also the founder of Tarpit, one of four bands to start Crank Records in the 90's. She completed a 30-year career in global banking and is now a fintech exec, working for a UK company at her Rogers Park office. She has advanced Kundalini teaching credentials and has taught publicly and privately for ten years. In Jan 2016 she piloted a three-month program called Cop To Yoga® at the Chicago Police 24th district. The short, free, weekly classes are comprised of Kundalini breath work meditations done while listening to classical music. It's a powerful realignment that quickly delivers a calming counter balance to the unique stresses of being a CPD officer. The cops voted unanimously to continue the program; we're in our tenth month. The goal is to make Cop To Yoga programs available to all CPD personnel. For more information, please email: coptoyoga@gmail.com

 

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Aug
5
10:30am10:30am

Free Yoga Class

Saturday, August 5th at 10:30am

at Berger Park Cultural Center

 

Instructor: Tiffany Seybert

About Tiffany: Tiffany Seybert has studied with luminaries of the musical world. She earned her music degree at Roosevelt in Chicago. She's also the founder of Tarpit, one of four bands to start Crank Records in the 90's. She completed a 30-year career in global banking and is now a fintech exec, working for a UK company at her Rogers Park office. She has advanced Kundalini teaching credentials and has taught publicly and privately for ten years. In Jan 2016 she piloted a three-month program called Cop To Yoga® at the Chicago Police 24th district. The short, free, weekly classes are comprised of Kundalini breath work meditations done while listening to classical music. It's a powerful realignment that quickly delivers a calming counter balance to the unique stresses of being a CPD officer. The cops voted unanimously to continue the program; we're in our tenth month. The goal is to make Cop To Yoga programs available to all CPD personnel. For more information, please email: coptoyoga@gmail.com

 

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Jul
29
10:30am10:30am

Free Yoga Class

Saturday, July 29th at 10:30am

at Berger Park Cultural Center

Instructor: Tiffany Seybert

About Tiffany: Tiffany Seybert has studied with luminaries of the musical world. She earned her music degree at Roosevelt in Chicago. She's also the founder of Tarpit, one of four bands to start Crank Records in the 90's. She completed a 30-year career in global banking and is now a fintech exec, working for a UK company at her Rogers Park office. She has advanced Kundalini teaching credentials and has taught publicly and privately for ten years. In Jan 2016 she piloted a three-month program called Cop To Yoga® at the Chicago Police 24th district. The short, free, weekly classes are comprised of Kundalini breath work meditations done while listening to classical music. It's a powerful realignment that quickly delivers a calming counter balance to the unique stresses of being a CPD officer. The cops voted unanimously to continue the program; we're in our tenth month. The goal is to make Cop To Yoga programs available to all CPD personnel. For more information, please email: coptoyoga@gmail.com

 

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Jul
22
10:30am10:30am

Free Yoga Class

Saturday, July 22nd at 10:30am

at Berger Park Cultural Center

Instructor: Loretta Wicker

About Loretta: Loretta has been practicing yoga for 25 years and decided at age 54 to get her 200-hour certification in hatha yoga at Temple of Kriya Yoga. Loretta teaches hatha vinyasa flow with options of modification, mantra, and strives to make sure that everyone works safely into getting into poses. 

 

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Jul
15
10:30am10:30am

Free Yoga Class

Saturday, July 15th at 10:30am

at Berger Park Cultural Center

 

Instructor: Tiffany Seybert

About Tiffany: Tiffany Seybert has studied with luminaries of the musical world. She earned her music degree at Roosevelt in Chicago. She's also the founder of Tarpit, one of four bands to start Crank Records in the 90's. She completed a 30-year career in global banking and is now a fintech exec, working for a UK company at her Rogers Park office. She has advanced Kundalini teaching credentials and has taught publicly and privately for ten years. In Jan 2016 she piloted a three-month program called Cop To Yoga® at the Chicago Police 24th district. The short, free, weekly classes are comprised of Kundalini breath work meditations done while listening to classical music. It's a powerful realignment that quickly delivers a calming counter balance to the unique stresses of being a CPD officer. The cops voted unanimously to continue the program; we're in our tenth month. The goal is to make Cop To Yoga programs available to all CPD personnel. For more information, please email: coptoyoga@gmail.com

 

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Jul
8
10:30am10:30am

Saturday, July 8th: Free Yoga Class

Saturday, July 8th at 10:30am

at Berger Park Cultural Center

 

Instructor: Tiffany Seybert

About Tiffany: Tiffany Seybert has studied with luminaries of the musical world. She earned her music degree at Roosevelt in Chicago. She's also the founder of Tarpit, one of four bands to start Crank Records in the 90's. She completed a 30-year career in global banking and is now a fintech exec, working for a UK company at her Rogers Park office. She has advanced Kundalini teaching credentials and has taught publicly and privately for ten years. In Jan 2016 she piloted a three-month program called Cop To Yoga® at the Chicago Police 24th district. The short, free, weekly classes are comprised of Kundalini breath work meditations done while listening to classical music. It's a powerful realignment that quickly delivers a calming counter balance to the unique stresses of being a CPD officer. The cops voted unanimously to continue the program; we're in our tenth month. The goal is to make Cop To Yoga programs available to all CPD personnel. For more information, please email: coptoyoga@gmail.com

 

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Jul
1
10:30am10:30am

Saturday, July 1st: Free Yoga Class

Saturday, July 1st at 10:30am

at Berger Park Cultural Center

 

Instructor: Tiffany Seybert

About Tiffany: Tiffany Seybert has studied with luminaries of the musical world. She earned her music degree at Roosevelt in Chicago. She's also the founder of Tarpit, one of four bands to start Crank Records in the 90's. She completed a 30-year career in global banking and is now a fintech exec, working for a UK company at her Rogers Park office. She has advanced Kundalini teaching credentials and has taught publicly and privately for ten years. In Jan 2016 she piloted a three-month program called Cop To Yoga® at the Chicago Police 24th district. The short, free, weekly classes are comprised of Kundalini breath work meditations done while listening to classical music. It's a powerful realignment that quickly delivers a calming counter balance to the unique stresses of being a CPD officer. The cops voted unanimously to continue the program; we're in our tenth month. The goal is to make Cop To Yoga programs available to all CPD personnel. For more information, please email: coptoyoga@gmail.com

 

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Jun
3
7:30pm 7:30pm

Our American Dream

Berger Park Happenings:

Our American Dream

Nothing Without a Company and PlayLab Productions are proud to present: Our American Dream, part of Nothing Without a Company's monthly Berger Park Happenings events. 

Our American Dream is a partially improvised, immersive, participatory, buffoon show. Through physical and slapstick comedy, The Fruit Bunch will have you laughing and playing along while walking through the footsteps of an immigrant’s idealization of the American dream. The PlayLab Production principles of performance (playfulness, love, concentration, practice, skill, the power of limits, the power of mistakes, risk-taking, surrender, patience, courage, audience participation and trust) as used by the Fruit Bunch will propel this dynamic, visceral comedy show into an experience you'll never forget. Wear fancy dress appropriate for mess

MANGO Braggadocio and CoCo Nut are stylized, grotesque buffoons known as The Fruit Bunch. They are driven by their extreme emotions. MANGO and CoCo Nut use archetypal movements, gestures, costuming and props. Their comedic style is bizarre, surreal, magical, socio-political and grotesquely charming. These characters always use the entire performance space and engage the audience to play along with them. MANGO and CoCo Nut have performed devised material and improvisations during routines at burlesque, fringe and storefront theaters as well as roaming, street and guerilla performances. 

Starring Mari DeOleo as MANGO Braggadocio
Lee Brophy as CoCo Nut

This is a PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN / ONE-TIME-ONLY performance. Half of the proceeds will go to the artists, and half will go to Nothing Without a Company's partnership with Berger Park. 

Nothing Without a Company is a 501c3 non-profit theatre company that believes that shows such as these should be accessible to all. Donations are always accepted.

Join us
SATURDAY, JUNE 3rd at 7:30 PM
Berger Park Cultural Center
6205 N. Sheridan Rd

Parking Note: 
Berger Park is located on the corner of Sheridan and Granville in the Edgewater neighborhood. There is limited parking in the area so we highly suggest taking the CTA Red Line to the Granville exit, then heading east toward the lake.

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Jun
3
10:30am10:30am

Saturday, June 3rd: Free Yoga Class

Saturday, June 3rd at 10:30am

at Berger Park Cultural Center

Photo credit and image of: Robin Mina 

Photo credit and image of: Robin Mina 

Instructor: Robin Mina

All-levels vinyasa flow that combines breath and movement to focus the mind and to find peace and self-love within physical challenges.

More about Robin: Robin completed her yoga teacher training in 2014 at Power Yoga on Main in Downers Grove --her very first yoga studio and second home. Robin's passion for teaching extends beyond yoga -- she has been a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing in the Chicago suburbs since 2009. She combines humor and passion to help ALL of her students, both in yoga and in special education, to feel the lightness of life and to encourage the practice of self-kindness and forgiveness. She currently teaches at Anytime Fitness in Wicker Park. Robin's other hobbies include taking long naps with her cat, Mirabelle; intersectional activism for women; and acting. You might also be lucky enough to be blasted with *NSYNC tunes if you take her Lyft this summer. Namaste!

 

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May
27
10:30am10:30am

Saturday, May 27th: Free Yoga Class

Saturday, May 27th at 10:30am

at Berger Park Cultural Center

Photo credit and image of: Steph Goehring

Photo credit and image of: Steph Goehring

Instructor: Steph Goehring

Vinyasa Flow Class (90 minutes): Vinyasa flow class that combines mindful movements with conscious breathing to allow cultivation of positive energy within the self.

More about Steph: Steph fell in love with the practice of yoga about 4 years ago when she moved to Chicago to pursue her career as a veterinary nurse in Oncology.  She has found that yoga has helped her become more centered and grounded in the fast paced world of medicine.  During the winter of 2016, she heightened her practice and received her 200 hour teacher training through Yoga Loft Chicago where she found her real self and has since let it truly shine.  She is currently a teacher with Moksha Yoga Lakeview. When not practicing yoga, Steph enjoys cross-stitching, painting, travelling, and spending time with her family and pets. 

 

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May
19
7:30pm 7:30pm

reVERSE: A Solo Show by Edgar Miguel Sanchez

Nothing Without a Company is proud to present
reVERSE: A Solo Show by Edgar Miguel Sanchez

Some time in the distant future, a man, Patient X, is tortured and held captive by some mysterious strangers conducting a secret experiment. To gain his freedom, Patient X must first discover who are his captors and why they have chosen him as their lab rat. Told through hip hop verses, poetry, world literature and Shakespearean monologues, re-VERSE is an electrifying performance art piece that includes dance, acrobatics, music, and an incredibly believable one-man fight sequence. With Edgar Miguel Sanchez providing some of his most deeply moving moments on stage, re-VERSE is a storytelling experience unlike anything Chicago has yet to see! 

This is a PAY WHAT YOU CAN show. Half of the proceeds will go to the artist, and half will go to Nothing Without a Company's partnership with Berger Park. 

Nothing Without a Company is a 501c3 non-profit theatre company that believes that shows such as these should be accessible to all. Donations are always accepted.

Join us
FRIDAY, MAY 19TH at 7:30PM
Berger Park Cultural Center
6205 N. Sheridan Rd

Parking Note: 
Berger Park is located on the corner of Sheridan and Granville in the Edgewater neighborhood. There is limited parking in the area so we highly suggest taking the CTA Red Line to the Granville exit, then heading east toward the lake.

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May
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

Season Announcement Party!

From left to right: Board member Mike Shaw, Managing Director Mike Shaw, Board member Lexi Ward, and Co-Artistic Directors Hannah Ii-Epstein and Anna Rose Ii-Epstein. Photo Credit: TcPhotography

From left to right: Board member Mike Shaw, Managing Director Mike Shaw, Board member Lexi Ward, and Co-Artistic Directors Hannah Ii-Epstein and Anna Rose Ii-Epstein. Photo Credit: TcPhotography

Join us on Tuesday, May 16th for Nothing Without a Company's 2018/19 Season Announcement Party at The Waterfront Cafe in Berger Park Cultural Center, right on the lake! We are so excited to announce the next 3 plays in our upcoming season and introduce the playwrights and directors! 

This is a FREE party for the community! Join us in celebrating our accomplishments from the past year! Featuring an epic playlist of awesome 90's throw back jams!

With a special appearance by our Homie and Jeff Nominated Best Actress for THE KID THING, Shalyn Welch!

The party starts at 6pm!
7:30pm: The Season Announcement!
8pm: Dance Party Begins (90s throwback jams)
9pm: Raffle Winners Announced

Donations will be accepted at the entrance. Suggested donation of $10 to receive a cup for wine or beer, or both!  

Light food from local businesses will also be provided.

Be sure to bring extra cash so you can participate in our raffle! 

Also available for purchase will be limited edition Nothing Without a Company merch, including buttons, stickers, t-shirts and more! 

Join us
Tuesday, May 16th, 6pm
The Waterfront Cafe at Berger Park Cultural Center
6219 N. Sheridan Rd.


Parking Note: Berger Park is located on the corner of Sheridan and Granville in the Edgewater neighborhood. There is limited parking in the area so we highly suggest taking the CTA Red Line to the Granville exit, then heading east toward the lake. 

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Photo Gallery

Photo credit: Ray Goldberg

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Apr
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

HI typ/O April Public Salon

Photo Credit: Berger Park Cultural Center Facebook page

Photo Credit: Berger Park Cultural Center Facebook page

HI typ/O loves presenting new work in the intimate and friendly settings of artists' homes, but for our April salon, they are going back to their roots (perhaps literally). The origin point of HI typ/O was a walk through the urban and natural spaces of Prague called Tramps of Our Flora, so returning to a public site preserving nature while the weather allows for it seems timely.

This month's salon will take place in collaboration with Nothing Without a Company theatre company at the historic Berger Park mansion and grounds at 6205 N. Sheridan (just east of the Granville red line stop) on Saturday, April 29th, starting at 6:00pm and lasting until 9:00pm. Nothing Without a Company's mission is to "plant theatre in site-specific and reclaimed environments" and to that end, we are excited to present the following artists at their Park District home:

Ross Anderson
Tsehaye Hébert and William Hayashi
A.J. McClenon
Kevin Sparrow
Adam Webster

We'll be starting outside the South Mansion and traveling a bit around the grounds before returning inside for refreshments and continuing the night's presentations. We can't wait to see you there!

This is a PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN event! 

Nothing Without a Company is a 501c3 non-profit theatre company that believes that shows such as these should be accessible to all. Donations are always accepted.

Join us
Saturday, March 29th, 6pm
Berger Park Cultural Center
6205 N. Sheridan Rd.

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Mar
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

TL;DR proudly presents: @_socialmedia

Berger Park Happenings: 

@_socialmedia

a new series of short plays by TL;DR

TL;DR is a collective of out-there theatre animals seeking to challenge and reflect the way the internet has become more and more vital to all us animals. They have put together a series of short plays created by four of their founding members. Their showcase premieres Saturday, March 4th at Berger Park Cultural Center at 8pm. These plays range from strange to familiar and will leave you breathless. This is a one-time-only performance, so don't miss out! 

This is a Pay-What-You-Can show and seating is limited. First come, first serve! TL;DR will also be live streaming their performance on Facebook.

Half of the proceeds will go directly to TL;DR and half will go to Nothing Without a Company's partnership with Berger Park.

Nothing Without a Company is a 501c3 non-profit theatre company that believes that shows such as these should be accessible to all. Donations are always accepted.

Join us
Saturday, March 4th, 8pm
in the North Mansion at Berger Park
(furthest from Granville)

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Feb
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

Panel Discussion: Site-Specific Directing

Panel Discussion: 

Site-Specific Directing

Join us for our next LIVE STREAMED panel discussion on Site-Specific Directing. Tune in to our Facebook page ~7:30pm on Wednesday, February 22nd to watch LIVE from Berger Park Cultural Center. Interact and ask questions from the comfort of your own home! 

Led by Anna Rose Ii-Epstein

With panel guests Rose Freeman, Megan Richards and Emma Couling.

Rose Freeman stage directs, produces, and stage manages theatrical performance in multiple performance mediums. Freeman has created national fine art shows for M Gallery of Fine Art, acted as managing producing director for Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, and production managed a national tour for Feld Entertainment's Monster Jam Monster Truck Show. Freeman stage directs found space work, burlesque, and opera.  Previous productions include Nico Muhly's Dark Sisters, Po'Chop's Black As Eye Wanna Be, Hannah Ii Epstein's Punk Punk, Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Medium, Pippi’s Lost Stockings: a Burlesque Satire, Forest Fantasies with Lingerie Lyrique, and Alice by Micheal Wise. Freeman has been honored to assist and collaborate with great artists such as Elizabeth Margolius, Sean Graney, and Joanie Schultz. Favorite burlesque collaborations include Siren Jinx, Po’Chop, and Mia Divine.  Freeman is a company member of Third Eye Theatre Ensemble, an Artistic Associate with Nothing Without a Company, in on the Directors Lab Chicago Steering Committee, has spoken on the emerging artists panel during the 2011 Chicago Theatre Symposium, and participated in the 2012 Chicago Directors Lab. 

Megan Richards studied theater at Ripon College and began her career as a stage manager for various productions throughout the Chicago area. She has directed many short plays for Bring Your Own Theater Production as well as "No Exit" for Truck Truck theater. She is currently the managing director of Bring Your Own Theater and is in pre-production for Cinderfella by Cassandra Bell studios, which she will be directing.

Emma Couling is a Chicago-based director, podcaster and non-profit administrator. As a director her work has been produced at 20% Theater (Little Women), Tall Ship Adventures of Chicago (Pirates of Penzance), Underscore, Idle Muse, 906, and EDGE of Orion.  Her podcasting can be heard on Dark Night Live, and in Spring of 2017 she will launch a new series of radio plays based on novels by women with 20%. She spends her days working as the Development Manager at Victory Gardens Theater, and when she has the chance she travels home to The Beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan–to help curate and cultivate her family’s walking tour business. In her free time, she plays the piano, hosts conversations advocating for feminism and anti-racism, and rides her bike. Ms. Couling is an avid reader of Jane Austen, a passionate Harry Pot-head and a strident feminist.

Watch now:

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Feb
11
8:00pm 8:00pm

John Michael's Dementia Me

Berger Park Happenings: 

John Michael's Dementia Me

Nothing Without a Company is proud to present John Michael's DEMENTIA ME for a one-night-only, pay-what-you can performance!

YOU'RE INVITED... to Jean-Luc’s 90th birthday party! Technically, it’s a surprise party — not because he doesn’t know about the party, but because he doesn’t know it’s his birthday. He has dementia and is in an assisted living center. John Michael, activity planner, started planning this party 20 minutes ago and needs your help with the balloons! DEMENTIA ME takes you inside the deflating mind.

Nothing Without a Company is a 501c3 non-profit theatre company that believes that shows such as these should be accessible to all. Donations are always accepted.

Join us
Saturday, February 11th, 8pm
in the South Mansion at Berger Park on the 3rd floor

Photo credit: Paul Clark

For more information on our friend John Michael, visit johnmichaelplays.com

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