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


Anna in the Afterlife

She Plays in Darkness

Visions of Anna



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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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Anna in the Afterlife runs at the Greenhouse Theater Center April 22 through May 24, 2015. This world premiere drama by Richard Engling can be enjoyed as a single work or as part of The Afterlife Trilogy.

Read our latest blog post about the show.

Read reviews of the books and play.

We are planning special Afterlife Trilogy events for Book Clubs. for details or to join our new local or online book club.
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 Anna in the Afterlife at the Greenhouse Theater Center box office.

Auditions for the Dionysos Cup.

American Theatre magazine covers the Afterlife Trilogy.

Community Forum interview with Richard Engling on CAN-TV.

Afterlife Trilogy press coverage.

Visit our blog.

A year-end appeal from our artistic director.

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

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

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

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