Announcing Our 16|17 Season!


Change is an act that is both challenging and satisfying; Nothing Without a Company is currently changing, cultivating, and growing to leap forward into a new era of planting theatre around Chicago.

This season, our focus shifts to the changes not only within our company, but the changes present in the lives of queer individuals in the city and the community at large.  Our passion to produce revolutionary acts of art in new and reclaimed environments lends the spotlight to these stories of metamorphosis.


Devised by Ronen Kohn, Darling Squire, Avi Roque, Gaby Labotka, and Kevin Sparrow
Directed by Company Member Gaby Labotka

Co-produced by The Living Canvas, this world premiere is devised from the works of and performed by transgender/genderqueer/intersex/non-binary artists. Designed and directed in the style of The Living Canvas, nude performers embody the expressive power and diversity of the human form under evocative projections to reveal, instead of conceal, every body’s beautiful possibility. [Trans]formation explores the naked truth of gender identity.  

PREVIEWS: November 15th and 16th 2016
OPENING: Thursday, November 17th 2016
CLOSING: Saturday, December 17th 2016

The Vault at Collaboration Studios in The Flat Iron Arts Building
1579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

The Kid Thing

Written by Sarah Gubbins
Directed by Company Member Jake Fruend

The Kid Thing proves that sometimes, good news isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When two lesbian couples, who have been best friends for years, get together for a dinner party, an unexpected pregnancy announcement manages to rock both relationships. As the couples confront the changes in their lives, secrets come out, friendships are tested, and identities are challenged.

PREVIEWS: March 13th, 14th, and 15th 2017
 Thursday, March 16th, 2017
 Saturday, April 15th, 2017

The North Mansion at Berger Park Cultural Center
6205 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660

We are excited and honored to be sharing our eleventh season and growing with you.

-- Co-Artistic Directors Anna Rose Ii-Epstein & Hannah Ii-Epstein