Companies

  • Since 1994, the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has traveled the world, bringing its unique hybrid of Vaudeville, Circus, Wild West Shows, Burlesque, and Sideshow to theaters, clubs, colleges, and festivals.

  • Rainpan 43 is the collaboration of actors Trey Lyford and Geoff Sobelle. R43 is decided to creating innovative, actor driven absurdist plays that are at once deeply profound and at the same time utterly ridiculous.

  • 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.

  • Playful Productions specializes in circus and variety entertainment. We’re happy to produce full stage shows; book individual performers for special events, corporate training, and education programs; or customize the perfect program for you.

  • Circus Bella is an open air, one-ring circus featuring contemporary, high-level acts set to an original score performed by live musicians. Our mission is to create a one-ring circus that uplifts diverse audiences, engages community, and challenges its artists. We put homegrown circus back into the ring, creating productions that are accessible, festive, and inspiring.

  • Spawned from the depths of San Francisco’s thriving Dance and Circus sub-cultures, the Vau de Vire Society has ravaged and titillated live entertainment, causing jaws to drop in awe and admiration around the world. This Avant-Cabaret community consists of classically-trained dancers, some of the nations most acclaimed acrobats, aerial artists, contortionists and circus side-show acts, an array of unique fire-performers, a handful of thespians and a barrage of the most enticing go-go’s.