Polarity Ensemble Theatre

"Bravo to this marvelous theatre company for being one of Chicago’s foremost advocates of original works by local playwrights."
--Chicago Theatre Review


The Dionysos Cup

Visions of Anna

She Plays in Darkness



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Polarity Ensemble Theatre is a resident theater company of the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614. (Not our mailing address).

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The 2015 Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays runs at the Greenhouse Theater Center July 9 through July 19, 2015. The plays are ...And Eat It Too by Aline Lathrop, directed by Hutch Pimentel, Josh Altman, Dramaturg; Leavings by Gail Parrish, directed by Helen Young, Maggie Carlin, Dramaturg; Girl Found by Barbara Lhota, directed by Dan Foss, Sarah Laeuchli, Dramaturg; and The Charisma of Flying Saucers by Mary Beth Hoerner, directed by Rachel Ramirez, JD Caudill, Dramaturg. Schedules and info.

Read reviews of our recent Afterlife Trilogy.

Where to eat and drink in the neighborhood.

General operating support is being provided by The MacArthur Funds for Arts & Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.





This project is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.



This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.



Special thanks to The Saints for a grant benefitting The Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays.

Arts & Business Council of Chicago


Capacity-building support has been provided by:

Arts & Business Council of Chicago


Tickets are now available for the 2015 Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays at the Greenhouse Theater Center box office.

NEW CITY covers the Dionysos Cup Festival.

Read the interview with Dionysos Cup playwright Aline Lathrop.

Read the interview with Dionysos Cup playwright Mary Beth Hoerner.

Read the interview with Dionysos Cup playwright Gail Parrish.

Read the interview with Dionysos Cup playwright Barbara Lhota.

Our Artistic Director Richard Engling talks about new play development in a Community Forum interview on CAN-TV.

American Theatre magazine covers the Afterlife Trilogy.

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OCTAGON by Kristiana Colón won the 2014 Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays.

We are looking for volunteers and new Board members to help take us to the next level. Interested? Email us. Or help us with a donation. Thanks!

Lindsey Pearlman won the 2013 Jeff Award for Best Actress in a Principal Role for Never the Bridesmaid, Bill Jepsen's romantic comedy that was developed in our Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays!

Profiles of the 2014 Dionysos Cup playwrights: Skye Robinson Hillis, Kristiana Rae Colón, Helen Valenta, and Jenny Seidelman.

Profiles of the 2013 Dionysos Cup playwrights: Richard Engling, Steven Simoncic, Reginald Edmund, Chuck O'Connor, Darren Callahan.

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