The Right Brain Project

The Right Brain Project The RBP actively employs the raw and intimate relationship between actor and audience to share stories, ideas, and issues that edify us all...
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Startlingly intimate, proudly raw, and innately political, The Right Brain Project stages productions that reflect the passions of both our artists and audiences in the Chicago area.

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An important message to our dear friends, collaborators, and audience members: it is with heavy hearts that we announce ...
09/14/2020

An important message to our dear friends, collaborators, and audience members: it is with heavy hearts that we announce the permanent closure of The Right Brain Project.

While we were eager to bring you our 15th season in 2020, the world had a different plot twist in mind. Subsisting as a small, non-profit theatre has never been easy, but these new slings and arrows we suffer – that we ALL suffer within this industry – present a challenge outside of The RBP’s current capacity.

As we prepared this announcement, RBP Company Members were encouraged to send in their favorite things about our small-but-mighty troupe. Reading over their words, two themes were overwhelmingly present and ever connected: The People (who offered collaboration and friendship) and The Home (we forged together).

And THAT is the persisting magic behind The Right Brain Project – that its participants not only protected and loved the work, but did the same for each other. We created learning spaces where vulnerability was celebrated and passion was infectious. Where failure just meant you needed to try again. And again. Fearlessly.

We are now presented the opportunity to forge new creative families, but The Right Brain Project will live on in the artists who called it home. We are forever grateful for the hundreds of artists who collaborated with us, the stellar venues that staged our events, our generous donors, and of course, our loving audiences and peers.

Thank you all for allowing us to make magic for 15 years. This home will never be forgotten.

BLM : blacklivesmatter : georgefloyd  #blackouttuesday  @ Chicago, Illinois
06/02/2020

BLM : blacklivesmatter : georgefloyd #blackouttuesday @ Chicago, Illinois

There's more than one way to support The RBP this Giving Season! And we've found one that gets you beer...that's right B...
12/03/2019

There's more than one way to support The RBP this Giving Season! And we've found one that gets you beer...that's right BEER!

Join us TOMORROW NIGHT (12/4) at My Buddy's for their December Bar Star Brewery Tasting! For $10, you'll get a sampling of their 5 December Beer Specials AND you'll be helping support our fundraising efforts for RBP's 15th Anniversary Season! Do good and drink well...what more could you ask for? Special thanks to My Buddy's for their support - we hope to see you there!

Happy Giving Tuesday! We hope you’ll consider donating to The Right Brain Project this holiday season! Your $$ will go d...
12/03/2019

Happy Giving Tuesday! We hope you’ll consider donating to The Right Brain Project this holiday season! Your $$ will go directly to helping us mount our 15th Anniversary Season in 2020! More original shows, workshops, play development, oh my! Thank you for your support!

Giving Tuesday is tomorrow and your donation helps in so many ways. Know that your contribution matters and thank you fo...
12/02/2019

Giving Tuesday is tomorrow and your donation helps in so many ways. Know that your contribution matters and thank you for making us a part of your Giving Tuesday!
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How your donation helps our 15th Season: ensuring fair payment of our mainstage production teams (crew, actors, designers, playwrights) for their time and talent, securing space for rehearsals and performances, storage fees for our props and set pieces. All of this and more to create an artistic home and produce quality Chicago theatre!
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https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1537518
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#squadgoals #RBP15for15 #GivingTuesday #tistheseason #2020 #byanymeansnecessary #wherepassionsplay #chicagotheatre #chicago #theatre #donations

Have you heard about our New Play Development Group?? We've created a space for Chicago playwrights to have drafts read ...
11/30/2019

Have you heard about our New Play Development Group?? We've created a space for Chicago playwrights to have drafts read aloud, receive feedback, and workshop for future productions 😍 This program helps us expand our circle of talented friends and cultivate new work, not to mention have a blast doing it (see below 😁👇)!

Interested in contributing to our 2020 season? Donate $15 for our 15th Season through the link below! Thank you for letting us be a part of your Giving Tuesday.

https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1537518

DEAD SEXY 💀🖤 was our third and final showcase of 2019, celebrating all things spooky!! Burlesque, poetry, comedy, a shor...
11/29/2019

DEAD SEXY 💀🖤 was our third and final showcase of 2019, celebrating all things spooky!! Burlesque, poetry, comedy, a short film, dancing, even a Chicago ghost story 👻😱 Everyone who attended will tell you the evening was scary fun... 🎃😘

Interested in contributing to our 2020 season? Donate $15 for our 15th Season through the link below! Thank you for letting us be a part of your Giving Tuesday.

https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1537518

Happy Thanksgiving, from our fam to yours 🦃💕
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving, from our fam to yours 🦃💕

The 2019 world premiere of Jillian Leff's play, (NON)FICTION, was our biggest box office success to date! We're thrilled...
11/28/2019

The 2019 world premiere of Jillian Leff's play, (NON)FICTION, was our biggest box office success to date! We're thrilled Jillian shared her script with us and we had a blast producing it to stellar acclaim.

Interested in contributing to our 2020 season? Donate $15 for our 15th Season through the link below! Thank you for letting us be a part of your Giving Tuesday.

https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1537518

WTF, INDEED!! Our Pride Weekend showcase was full of original music, comedy, poetry, even a lip-synching act with a cost...
11/27/2019

WTF, INDEED!! Our Pride Weekend showcase was full of original music, comedy, poetry, even a lip-synching act with a costume transformation! Exercising our freedom of expression, letting our passions play...

Interested in contributing to our 2020 season? Donate $15 for our 15th Season through the link below! Thank you for letting us be a part of your Giving Tuesday.

https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1537518

Our dream at The RBP is to produce Chicago-based plays and give a home to local artists 👏👏 Our first world premiere prod...
11/26/2019

Our dream at The RBP is to produce Chicago-based plays and give a home to local artists 👏👏 Our first world premiere production of 2019, LURED by Terry Boyle, told a moving family drama between a mother and two daughters. Strong performances showed the power of love and forgiveness, that time alone cannot heal all wounds ❤️

Interested in contributing to our 2020 season? Donate $15 for our 15th Season through the link below! Thank you for letting us be a part of your Giving Tuesday.

https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1537518

Ah, love ❤️ But anyone who celebrated our first showcase of 2019 did not leave heartbroken! Comedy, one-man shows, stell...
11/25/2019

Ah, love ❤️ But anyone who celebrated our first showcase of 2019 did not leave heartbroken! Comedy, one-man shows, stellar performances, and original monologues. An evening of embracing artists starting the new year with open hearts 🤗

Interested in contributing to our next season? Donate $15 for our 15th Season through the link below! Thank you for letting us be a part of your Giving Tuesday.

https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1537518

To commemorate our 15th anniversary season, we hope you’ll consider donating $15 FOR 15!! You can even contribute $10, $...
11/25/2019

To commemorate our 15th anniversary season, we hope you’ll consider donating $15 FOR 15!! You can even contribute $10, $5, or any bit you have. Thank you for letting us be a part of your Giving Tuesday 💕

#RBP15for15

https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1537518

We're celebrating 15 YEARS of joyful theatre-making!! Through the years we have grown, changed, and expanded into a company committed to Chicago-based plays and local performers. In 2019 we have produced two world premiere's written by Chicago Playwrights, three showcases for local performers and writers to exhibit their passion projects, and a monthly New Play Development group to read work by playwrights for workshopping and feedback!

Thank you for your contribution this Giving Tuesday, we are incredibly grateful and look forward to seeing you in 2020!!

xo

The RBP

‘Tis the season and The RBP is already gearing up for 2020! To commemorate our 15th anniversary season, we hope you’ll c...
11/22/2019

‘Tis the season and The RBP is already gearing up for 2020! To commemorate our 15th anniversary season, we hope you’ll consider donating $15 FOR 15!! You can even contribute $10, $5, or any bit you have. Thank you for letting us be a part of your Giving Tuesday 💕 #RBP15for15 .
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https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1537518
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xo
The RBP

Our August 2019 world premiere of Jillian Leff's play, (NON)FICTION, was our biggest box office success to date! We're t...
11/21/2019

Our August 2019 world premiere of Jillian Leff's play, (NON)FICTION, was our biggest box office success to date! We're thrilled Jillian shared her script with us and we had a blast producing it to stellar acclaim.

Interested in contributing to our next season? Donate $15 for our 15th Season through the link below! Thank you for letting us be a part of your Giving Tuesday.

https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1537518

"DEAD SEXY" was our third and final showcase of the season, celebrating all things spooky!! Burlesque, poetry, comedy, a...
11/21/2019

"DEAD SEXY" was our third and final showcase of the season, celebrating all things spooky!! Burlesque, poetry, comedy, a short film, dancing, even a ghost story. Anyone who attended can tell you the evening was so fun it was scary...

Interested in contributing to our next season? Donate $15 for our 15th Season through the link below! Thank you for letting us be a part of your Giving Tuesday.

https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1537518

SEEKING ACTORS, DANCERS, MUSICIANS, COMEDIAN, POETS...ALL PERFORMANCE ARTISTS!Feeling spooky? Feeling sexy? Wanna get it...
10/09/2019

SEEKING ACTORS, DANCERS, MUSICIANS, COMEDIAN, POETS...ALL PERFORMANCE ARTISTS!

Feeling spooky? Feeling sexy? Wanna get it off your chest (or...rib cage)? We are now taking submissions for our Halloween Showcase, hosted at the Lincoln Loft on October 18th! Send your submissions for a 5 minute piece with the night’s theme ‘Dead Sexy’ to [email protected]. Your piece can be about death...or sex...or both! Come play & workshop with us in front of a fabulous audience.

Can’t submit? Still come enjoy the show when it goes up 10/18...more details to come!

It’s that time of year... again!! We at The RBP are all about producing NEW works by Chicago playwrights 📖 & next year w...
08/12/2019

It’s that time of year... again!! We at The RBP are all about producing NEW works by Chicago playwrights 📖 & next year we could produce one written by YOU 🤩.
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DM or follow the link to submit for our 15th season or be a part of our New Play Development Group 👉 http://www.therbp.org/new-play-development
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Submission Deadline 9/7/19 🙌🏼 .

WOHOO 🙌🏼 we’re already rehearsing Jillian Leff’s THIRD world premiere!! Opening August 22 🧡
07/17/2019
The Right Brain Project Presents (NON)FICTION

WOHOO 🙌🏼 we’re already rehearsing Jillian Leff’s THIRD world premiere!! Opening August 22 🧡

Stephanie and Mike are a couple who think they have it figured out. He's an accountant moving up in his firm, and she is an aspiring writer who has recently quit her day job to pursue writing full time. Mike wants to help with her novel in any and every way he can. But Stephanie won't let him read a...

Our August 2019 world premiere of Jillian Leff's play, (NON)FICTION, was our biggest box office success to date! We're t...
05/08/2019

Our August 2019 world premiere of Jillian Leff's play, (NON)FICTION, was our biggest box office success to date! We're thrilled Jillian shared her script with us and we had a blast producing it to stellar acclaim.

Interested in contributing to our next season? Donate $15 for our 15th Season through the link below! Thank you for letting us be a part of your Giving Tuesday.

https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1537518

NOT A DRILL!!! Our New Play Development group had a BLAST 💥 reading the latest draft of Jillian Leff’s “THE MARK” ⚔️🙅‍♀️...
04/25/2019

NOT A DRILL!!! Our New Play Development group had a BLAST 💥 reading the latest draft of Jillian Leff’s “THE MARK” ⚔️🙅‍♀️👨‍🎤⚔️ We are all the more STOKED for our fall production of “(Non)Fiction,” also by Jillian Leff 🤩
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Interested in reading new plays 📚 or submitting one of your own 📖 ?? Contact us at [email protected] . Don’t be shy!! It’s literally our favorite way to spend Wednesday nights 🤗

Small World has to be seen to believed. You'll laugh, you'll cry (mostly from all the laughing), and you'll leave even m...
04/18/2019
‘Small World’ Delivers a Sidesplitting End of Days at The New Colony

Small World has to be seen to believed. You'll laugh, you'll cry (mostly from all the laughing), and you'll leave even more weirded out by this already disturbing ride.

“No one dies at Disney,” Stephanie Shum screeches into the abyss during Small World at The New Colony, a show that may prove to be the funniest and simultaneously most disturbing theatrical event o…

#WherePassionPlays.Post was poached from Piven Theatre Workshop’s page 👋🏼 🤗 cuz this struck us to the core, as well. Had...
04/17/2019

#WherePassionPlays
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Post was poached from Piven Theatre Workshop’s page 👋🏼 🤗 cuz this struck us to the core, as well. Had to continue sharing.

Terrence McNally to the NY Times.

Cheers 🍻 to our understudy, @Marisa Lerman ! She goes on as MAEVE in our FINAL unplugged performance of LURED tonight!! ...
04/13/2019

Cheers 🍻 to our understudy, @Marisa Lerman ! She goes on as MAEVE in our FINAL unplugged performance of LURED tonight!! 🦢 🦢 🦢 Break a leg, lady!!!
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FREE tickets available here ☘️👉 https://dime.io/events/lured

Tonight is our final unplugged performance of LURED: The Curse of Swans by Terry Boyle 🦢 🦢 🦢 . .Free tickets are availab...
04/13/2019

Tonight is our final unplugged performance of LURED: The Curse of Swans by Terry Boyle 🦢 🦢 🦢 .
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Free tickets are available ☘️👉 https://dime.io/events/lured

TWO shows left! Join us for another unplugged performance of LURED 🦢 🦢 🦢 .FREE tickets are available here ☘️ https://dim...
04/12/2019

TWO shows left! Join us for another unplugged performance of LURED 🦢 🦢 🦢
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FREE tickets are available here ☘️ https://dime.io/events/lured
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Photo by Lindsay Williams

LURED opens again TONIGHT for our three unplugged performances!! Couldn't make it to The Athenaeum? Now we're at Loyola'...
04/11/2019

LURED opens again TONIGHT for our three unplugged performances!! Couldn't make it to The Athenaeum? Now we're at Loyola's Mullady Theater 🤗 close to the CTA!! And...the show is FREE!
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Reserve your FREE Tickets here 👉 https://dime.io/events/lured

#worldpremiere #irish #family #femaledirector #whoruntheworld #chicagotheatre #chicago #theatre

Grainne and her two daughters are reuniting after ten years of painful separation following the death of her husband. Wh...
04/10/2019

Grainne and her two daughters are reuniting after ten years of painful separation following the death of her husband. What will it take to heal old wounds?
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LURED opens at Loyola's Mullady Theatre TOMORROW!! Here's your chance to see LURED: The Curse of Swans if you missed our run at The Athenaeum Theatre 🍀
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Tix available here 👉 https://dime.io/events/lured

We hope you'll join us for our final, unplugged performances of LURED starting TOMORROW!! .Three women, three swans, in ...
04/10/2019

We hope you'll join us for our final, unplugged performances of LURED starting TOMORROW!!
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Three women, three swans, in a precarious storm. What will it take for a mother to reunite with her two daughters after ten years of separation? This is a moving family drama you have three chances left to see.
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Tickets available here 👉 https://dime.io/events/lured
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Photo by Lindsay Williams

LURED: The Curse of Swans 🦢 is MOVING!! Join us for three “unplugged” performances at Loyola University’s Mullady Theatr...
04/08/2019

LURED: The Curse of Swans 🦢 is MOVING!! Join us for three “unplugged” performances at Loyola University’s Mullady Theatre 🎭 April 11-13 🤗
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Tickets available now 👉 https://dime.io/events/lured

Tonight is our FINAL performance at The Athenaeum Theatre!!! Tickets are still available with a $10 discount with code 🍀...
04/06/2019

Tonight is our FINAL performance at The Athenaeum Theatre!!! Tickets are still available with a $10 discount with code 🍀 IRELAND 🍀 Link to tix 👉 https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/32915/1554091200000
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Can't make it tonight? Have no fear! We have THREE shows at Loyola's Mullady Theater April 11-13!
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Photo by Lindsay Williams

A moving story about reconciliation, forgiveness, and moving forward. LURED: The Curse of Swans has THREE SHOWS LEFT sta...
04/04/2019

A moving story about reconciliation, forgiveness, and moving forward. LURED: The Curse of Swans has THREE SHOWS LEFT starting TONIGHT!!! Don't miss this story before we move to Loyola for our "unplugged" performances.
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$10 discount with code 🍀 IRELAND 🍀 Link to tix 👉 https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/32915/1554091200000
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Photo by Lindsay Williams

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This line up is killer! Come see all these talented artists discuss a topic we all know too much about!
Saw Odessa last night and was blown away. The direction of these two brilliant actors in the tiny venue nearly had me believing that "Andrew" and "Dariya" were truly lost in an enormous series of catacombs.The character and relational development was outstanding, raw, and intimate--theater at its best!
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