Chicago

  • Lucky Plush Productions is a Chicago-based ensemble dance theater company led by founder and Artistic Director Julia Rhoads. We are committed to provoking and supporting an immediacy of presence — a palpable liveness — shared by performers in real-time with our audiences. We are equally dedicated to creating work that is richly and uncompromisingly complex while also being accessible to broad audiences. Our work is often recognized for its playful interactions, surprising humor and incisive commentary on contemporary culture.

  • The Aloft Loft is Chicago’s premier teaching, training and performance space for the aerial and circus arts.

  • Matt Roben is a performer with experience in a vast array of disciplines: A professional actor and circus performer who is a physical comedian, acrobatic bicyclist, musician and balancer of, well, oddness.

  • Since 2001, CircEsteem’s mission has been to unite youth from diverse racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds and help them build self-esteem and mutual respect through the practice of circus arts.