Founded in 2019, the Chicago-based Paper Theatre is a performance ensemble dedicated to seeking out Meeting between participants and spectators.

We define Meeting as sharing precious, living actions through structured performance.

Friends of the company

Our activities have been generously supported by a few local theatres. We’d like to thank:

Green Shirt Studio

“Founded in 2009, Green Shirt Studio makes high quality performing arts training accessible for everyone. Our vision is to create a world of courageous, vulnerable, empathetic people empowered to tell their stories well.”

The Chicago Academy for the Arts

“Designated a National School of Distinction by the John F. Kennedy Center, The Academy offers students the opportunity to engage in a unique co-curricular program: rigorous, college-preparatory academic classes and professional-level arts training in the context of an unparalleled school culture.”

The Edge Theater

“All benefit from having a place to showcase their craft and teach it to others. The Edge Theater was created to be such a place: available to all, no agenda, a blank slate with some fun bells and whistles.”

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble

“Rivendell elevates the lives of women through the power of theatre. Experience the Chicago theatre that explores untold women’s stories in an intimate salon environment.”

About Face Theatre

“Advances LGBTQ+ equity through community building, education, and performance.”