Based in Chicago, Brown Paper Box Co. creates challenging and inspiring theatre that focuses on the text. By employing a smart, simple aesthetic in intimate spaces, we connect audiences directly to the heart of the story.
We are guided by our mission and commitments.
We set clear expectations of ourselves and our collaborators using honest, open communication and follow through on our commitments.
We own up to our mistakes and treat them as an opportunities for improvement.
We create an inclusive space for everyone regardless of race, class, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or (dis)ability.
We produce high quality shows while remaining fiscally responsible.
All artists involved with our mainstage productions are compensated for their time.
We actively solicit feedback from our artists to improve the company.
We select all potential directors and shows through a formal proposal process, reviewing all company member's input.
We believe theatre is a communal art form that brings individuals, businesses, and neighborhoods together
We credit all donations and assistance publicly and enthusiastically.
We offer industry rates for every performance of our main productions.
We actively engage with our local and global community through social media, staying updated with previous collaborators, and supporting their future work.
We are committed to the physical, emotional, and mental safety of our artists, staff & volunteers.
We follow all the "Not In Our House" Guidelines regarding policies and procedure for creating a safe work environment.
We respond to safety concerns in a timely-fashion.
We are committed to staying up-to-date on local and global movements that promote respect and well-being of theatre artists.
Here at BPBCo., we believe the best stories are the ones told with passion and urgency. We ask directors from within our company and our community to propose the shows that resonate most with them in our current time and place. From there, our company members provide feedback to help select our season. By pairing BPBCo's process and aesthetic with the vision of our talented directors, we work collaboratively to bring our seasons to life.
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