Open Run, "The Music Cure" A One-Act Radio Play by George Bernard Shaw, Misalliance Repertory Theatre. Free bu donations welcome. Streaming on https://www.misalliancerepertory.org/
Open Run, "A Portrait of My Mother" written and performed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, Jarrott Productions. Live-stream tickets ($5) are currently available through TicketWeb or through jarrottproductions.com.
Open Run, PLAY(S) AT HOME: A GREEN THEATRE FESTIVAL, Live-Streaming from Connective Theater Company, Chicago. Free. FYI www.connectivetheatrecompany.com
Open Run, PLAY(S) AT HOME, A VIRTUAL FESTIVAL, Live-Streaming from Connective Theater Company, Chicago. Free. FYI www.connectivetheatrecompany.com
Open Run, "The Happiest Place on Earth" Live-Streaming from Sideshow Theatre Company, Chicago. Pay what you wish. FYI www.sideshowtheatre.org/stream.
Through November, 2023, Dael Orlandersmith’s "Until the Flood" Goodman Theatre in partnership with All Arts—the free broadcast and digital platform dedicated to the arts—and New York’s Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and six U.S. regional theaters, including A Contemporary Theatre (Seattle); Center Theatre Group (Los Angeles); Denver Center for the Performing Arts; Milwaukee Repertory Theater; Portland Center Stage (Oregon); and Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Free. FYI www.allarts.org.
Open Run, "Stupid Shakespeare's Super Richard World III" Otherworld Theatre Company, Available online on Patreon and YouTube. Recommended for Ages 16 years +, Free. FYI www.OtherWorldTheatre.org
Open Run, "Improvised Star Trek: The Lost Episode" Otherworld Theatre Company, Available online on Patreon and YouTube. Free. FYI www.OtherWorldTheatre.org
Open Run, "Geekspeare's The Tragedy of Johnny and Lisa" Part I & Part II Otherworld Theatre Company, Available online on Patreon and YouTube. Free. FYI www.OtherWorldTheatre.org
Open Run, Every Sunday at 7 p.m., "Improvised Dungeons and Dragons" Otherworld Theatre Company, Available online on YouTube. Free. FYI www.OtherWorldTheatre.org
Open Run, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 & 9:30, "Virtual ComedySportz" ComedySportz, Available on Zoom. FREE, donations welcome. FYI www.cszchicago.com.
Open Run, Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, "Rec League" ComedySportz, Available on Zoom. FREE, donations welcome. FYI www.cszchicago.com.
Open Run, Wednesdays at 8:00 pm, "Minor League" ComedySportz, Available on Zoom. FREE, donations welcome. FYI www.cszchicago.com.
Open Run, Monday through Friday at 2:00, Laugh Factory Live, Live-Streaming from the Laugh Factory, Chicago. FREE. FYI www.youtube.com/user/TheLaughFactory.
Children's Programming Online
**** Through September 10th, "My Magic Breath" Live-Streaming on CCTv: Virtual Theatre and Learning from Chicago Children’s Theatre, CCT's YouTube Channel. Free. FYI https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClI9nwq0sLwmxnSC8xvN9lw
**** Open Run, "The Plane That Took A Train" New Musical Play Podcast Six-episode available to listen on all podcast platforms including Apple and Spotify. $5 suggested donation. FYI https://theplanethattookatrain.com/
**** Open Run, "Maybe Something Beautiful" Chicago Children's Theatre and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association with promotional partner, The Chicago Public Library. 13-minute video will be posted on CCTv: Virtual Theatre and Learning from Chicago Children’s Theatre and CSOtv for free, on-demand viewing for children and families in Chicago and around the world.
**** Open Run, Imagine U Storytime, Northwestern theater students, faculty, and alumni share weekly stories for young audiences. Free and available on https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnnywRBuUnwmsuKoOq5JnbjmUACcehPM8
**** Open Run, "Stupid Shakespeare's Merchant of Sesame Street" Otherworld Theatre Company, Available on Patreon. Access to all stage productions recordings: $5 FYI www.OtherWorldTheatre.org
Through October 29th, Screen the film of "Twilight: Gods" a radical reimagining of Wagner’s "Götterdämmerung" directed by Yuval Sharon, that took place at Millennium Lakeside Parking Garage in late April 2021. Audiences can now secure a free link for a free, on-demand viewing of the film. FYI lyricopera.org/twilightfilm.
Open Run, new, original film production of Leoncavallo’s "Pagliacci" filmed at the Lyric Opera House. Audiences can now secure a free, on-demand viewing of this gripping production for screenings. Reservations are available at lyricopera.org/pagliacci.
Through October 15th, "San Juan to Chicago: Un Puente Musical" Chicago Philharmonic in collaboration with Puerto Rican Arts Alliance of Chicago, streamed exclusively via Harris Theatre’s “HT Virtual Stage”. 90-minute concert is free but registration required. FYI www.chicagophilharmonic.org.
Open Run, "The Summer of Daisy Fay" New American Folk Theatre's Season of Audio Theatre. Available for audio download. $10. FYI www.newamericanfolktheatre.org.
Open Run, Every Saturday from 5 – 7 p.m., "Theatre of Ted Digital Open Mic" Available on Facebook. Everyone may submit 3-5 minute video performances to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured on our Theatre of Ted Digital Open Mic. This isn't limited to comedy; all performance art welcome! FREE FYI www.OtherWorldTheatre.org
Through October 15th, Cleve Carney Museum of Arts's FRIDA KAHLO: TIMELESS Virtual Tours extended through October 15 in honor of National Latino Heritage Month. On-demand virtual tours $18. FYI https://theccma.org/ticket-information.
Open Run, Virtual Conversation: "Spotlight on the Hartwell Memorial Window" Art Institute of Chicago. Free on YouTube. FYI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsDHeaN4sIo
Open Run, Virtual Artist Talk: "Bisa Butler and Tonika Johnson" Art Institute of Chicago. Free on YouTube. FYI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMIFA8de3JE
Open Run, Virtual Conversation: "The Armored Tournament" Art Institute of Chicago. Free on YouTube. FYI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vPRZbXFkJE
September 24th, 3:00-4:30 pm, "Decolonizing Archaeology: The African Burial Ground 30 years later" Dr. Blakely will unpack the lessons of creating the African Burial Ground National Monument in lower Manhattan. Free. FYI https://www.eventbrite.com/e/decolonizing-archaeology-the-african-burial-ground-30-years-later-tickets-170201365867?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
September 15th, 22nd, 29th, October 4th, Architecture @ the Auditorium - Exploring with the Experts, a four-episode virtual series that may be viewed for FREE on the Auditorium Theatre's YouTube channel at youtube.com/user/auditoriumtheatre. Episode 1 available now. Episodes premiere every Wednesday at NOON CDT for the next 3 weeks.