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Something Incredible

“From The Circle” is in rehearsal at the Dank Haus. I am outside in the hall with another actor, crouched low over a small music player. We are trying to hear each note and find a “sticking place” for this song in our brains, because if we are going to sing in harmony in from of strangers, this song needs to be very deeply stuck. So we listen and hum along, slowly, slowly beginning to learn our respective parts. Finally, another actor pulls out his guitar, we set a key, and dive into the piece in earnest. And I am so glad to be singing.

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Thirst for Stories

As much as the landscape of our lives changes and transforms, our hunger for stories lives on. I’ve reached the point where I often surround myself with stories as much as humanly possible.

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Remembering the Earth Series

REMEMBERING THE EARTH SERIES

Join Filament on any Sunday afternoon at 2pm thru November 13th to see From the Circle: Remembering the Earth through Folktales and learn more about environmentalism in …

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Towards a Sustainable Theatre

Through the use of ritual, music, movement, and storytelling, From the Circle: Remembering the Earth through Folktales is a beautiful reminder of how the natural world has shaped the dreams and ideas of humanity for centuries.

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The SUSTAIN 36 Theatre Project

The Filament Theatre Ensemble is thrilled to present a brand new theatrical experiment: the SUSTAIN36 Theatre Project. In partnership with Zaarly, the marketplace that helps you buy and …

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Sympathy for the Bouffon

So… those creepy clown things in ORPHEUS: Featuring DJ Puzzle as Fate…  Who are they? What are they thinking?  Where do they come from?  Well, here to answer all your …

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2010-2011 Season

Choose Thine Own Adventure

Adapted from William Shakespeare by Allison Powell*
October 2010-December 2010 at the Underground Lounge

Production Team:
Director: Julie Ritchey*
Scenic Design: Amy C. Gilman
Costume Design: Kristen Ahern
Lighting Design: Will Dean
Stage Management: …

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Community Supported Theatre

Putting it together.

We of the Filament Theatre Ensemble are thrilled to introduce you to the Filament Marketplace, our new alternative to traditional ticket sales.

As part of our commitment …

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Coming Home

Ensemble member Carolyn Faye Kramer recently returned to Chicago after five months studying in Israel.  Here she shares her experiences abroad – and jumping right back into life with Filament.  …

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Thank You!

Filament is thrilled to announce that our current fundraising goals were successfully met!

Both our annual appeal and our cabaret event Love: It’s All Greek To Me! exceeded our projections.

We would …

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LOVE: It’s All Greek To Me!

Come celebrate (or denigrate) Valentine’s Day with the Filament Theatre Ensemble!
Filament brings you Love, Laughs, and Libations in an evening of Cabaret to support Filament’s Greek adaptations coming this Spring!

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Free Alice & Me! Performance

Last month, as a part of our monthly community performances, we traveled to the Magic Tree Bookstore in Oak Park.

Join us for our next community performance!

Saturday, January 29th at 4pm
Heartland …

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Allison Powell

Our Beautiful Friend.

It has been a difficult and tragic week at the Filament Theatre Ensemble, as we mourn the sudden loss of ensemble member Allison Powell.  Allie’s vibrant …

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Allie’s Gift

Allison Powell, 1982-2011

Allison Powell was the Business Manager of the Filament Theatre Ensemble from February of 2010 until her untimely passing in January 2011. Allie had a business …

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A Marvelous Adventure Indeed

This snowy day is giving me the perfect excuse to stay inside, sip tea, and be sentimental. It’s hard to believe that, after beginning work on this project seven months ago, Choose …

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