Your Weekend Buzz (9/3/15)

Your Weekend Buzz | No Comments → | September 3, 2015

Your weekly source for where to go, what to see, and who to sleep with.


Y’all were loving the #tbt pic last week…and we just want to give the people what they want. So here’s another! The second ACADEMY ensemble is giving you fierce sun salutations in this shot from 2013 when we were still at The Den. We highly recommend looking closely at Ian in the background.





A badass on camera opportunity from Maria Margaglione:

Maria says…
I work for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. It’s a peer-run organization that helps people living with a mood disorder find support and resources. We’re launching a campaign this fall that I’m creating and managing. In that, I want to make a series of videos—three to be exact. I’m looking for (6) actors to fill a (1) minute each spot. They’re simple (but heartfelt) PSA style videos that would be shot at my office (55 E. Jackson). I can’t offer money, but it would be a reel for your portfolio! (And I’m sure I could wrangle up snacks.) The shoot date is September 9th from 1-5pm. I don’t think it will take that whole time, but I have that block just in case. Contact me at

Get Your Ass to Class

Remember that time the whole session sold out 2 weeks before class started? OH. Cool yeah, we remember, that’s RIGHT NOW. We’re so excited to have so many of you back in class!

If you didn’t see the email yesterday, waitlists are open (just click here and follow the regular enrollment prompts to add your name to the list.) If we fill up a waitlist, there might be an added speakeasy style class but you didn’t hear it from us.

Get half-priced tickets to the Pulitzer Prize-winning hit, Disgraced!

Direct from Broadway, Ayad Akhtar’s “smart…surprising…shocking” (The New York Times) Pulitzer Prize-winning drama comes to Goodman Theatre in a blistering new production directed by Kimberly Senior. Use the promo code BLACKBOX to receive 50% off tickets to select performances*! Visit for more information and to purchase your tickets today!

*Offer valid for the following performances only: 9/12 at 8pm, 9/13 at 7:30pm, 9/16 at 7:30pm, 9/17 at 7:30pm, 9/18 at 8:00pm, 9/23 at 7:30pm. Not valid through Goodman’s mobile site, on premium or partial view seating, on previously purchased tickets or in combination with other offers. Expires 9/24/15.



Who: Sharron Palm and Nathaniel Kelley
What: Turn That Thing Around: A Manic Narrator’s Longest Ride
Where: Gorilla Tango & The Chicago Fringe Festival
Gimme More: Gorilla Tango Dates: August 20, 21, 27, & 28 at 7:30PM and 22 & 29 at 2:00PM; Chicago Fringe Festival Friday, September 11, 8:30 pm, September 12, 4:00 pm, and September 13, 5:30 pm! More info here and here.



Fine, we’re busted, we’re still catching up on WTF with Marc Maron.
It’s incredible. He says so many amazing things about acting and also gives Marc Maron a master class in Shakespeare.

It’s here:


Need a laugh to get you through this Thursday? Haven’t looked at the Drunk JCrew tumblr in a while? You’re welcome.


Alright…that’s all for this week!

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