LiveWire Chicago Theatre

What is the LiveWire Experience?

LiveWire prides ourselves on being a small arts organization with a big artistic impact. Our mission as a collective of artists is to create theatre that reflects the current cultural landscape of our community through productions of original and contemporary works. Since 2006, we have produced over thirty Chicago and world premieres through our full-length productions as well as our annual short play festival, VisionFest. Along with these productions, we have helped develop over a half dozen plays through various workshops and our reading series, LiveWire Unplugged. Bringing stories to Chicago that are both new and current is The LiveWire Experience.

The LiveWire Experience would not be possible without the artists involved in each of our shows, the patrons who attend LiveWire productions, foundations that financially support the company through generous grants, and our growing lists of individual donors, who are quickly becoming the most important part of the company's success. The LiveWire Experience is about building community through the connecting power of theatre, and we want you to play a part in making our big artistic impact possible.

Your contribution today creates the opportunity for LiveWire to produce shows such as our upcoming 5th annual short play festival VF5: Johnny 5 is Alive at INTUIT - The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, showcasing ten plays that deal with technology's influence on society.

For any donation you make, you’ll receive two free tickets to VF5: Johnny 5 is Alive. Whether you give $5, $25, or $500, it doesn’t matter.
Donations made of $100 or more will get a behind-the-scenes experience that includes a backstage tour of VF5 and a meet & greet with members of the cast and crew. Donors who contribute $500 or more will be invited to experience LiveWire productions from start to finish, including invitations to company meetings, first rehearsals and opening night events.

Be a part of The LiveWire Experience and enjoy the theatre we make together.


LiveWire is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 IL arts organization
All donations are tax-deductible.


Our 2012-13 Season would not be possible without the generous support of the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and the contributions of the following indiviudal donors:

SUPER CONDUCTORS ($1,000+) - YOUR NAME HERE

CONDUCTORS ($500-999) - Dan & Allison McNeela, Andrew Mullen, Gary Novak, Ted & Jane Smith, Hal Wehrenberg

WATTS ($250-499) - Larry & Joy Ewing, Shawn & Cali Ewing, Kenneth & Rhonda Weinstein, Anonymous

VOLTS ($100-249) - Michael & Carol Ballard, Maureen Eisenberg, Amy & William Engerman, Susan & Tom Long, Jeoff Hines, Eric & Inez Jacobson, Carol & Mitchell Krucoff, Kathryn Powell, Gloria Sirkin, David Stanford

OHMS ($50-99) - George & Roberta Branson, Ruth Craft, Jessica Ewing & Kevin Crossman, Scott Haden, Lynn & Richard Heberlein, Virginia Lebold, Kathleen Long, Judy Powell Miller, Thomas D. & Cherie M. Monroe, Charlie SuperDawg, Matthew Walkenbach, Waylon Werner, Megan Wildebour

JOULES ($1-49) - Lindsay Bartlett, Nathan Burger, Ellen Chambers, Kimberly Chelf, Chelsea Cutler, Emily Dendinger, Dianna Driscoll, Susan & Myron Gersh, Kate Henerey, Allen Hubby, Jessica Hutchinson, Pat King, Melina Kolb, Helena Laws, Cathy Nathan, Emily Reusswig, Michelle Underwood, Dixie Uffelman

LiveWire would also like to thank our anonymous contributors.

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