Friday, March 02, 2012

Upcoming Events at Piven Theatre Workshop!

Upcoming Events at
Piven Theatre Workshop!

Save the Date for Our Annual Gala!
Saturday, June 23  
Join us this year as we celebrate our artistic home and the exciting changes coming in the future.  Prepare for an evening of performances, delicious food and drink, raising critical funds to support our scholarships and Young People's Company, and dancing the night away at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center! 

Contact us at the Workshop at 847.866.6597 to find out about sponsorship opportunities with fantastic benefits, or if you are interested in donating something to our silent auction. 

We look forward to seeing you there!
Tickets are now on sale for Shira Piven's film
Fully Loaded
at the Talking Pictures Film Festival!

Get your tickets now for a screening of Piven alumna, teacher and director Shira Piven's film Fully Loaded at The Talking Pictures Film Festival at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center in Evanston on Saturday, March 10 at 7:15pm.

Piven will host a reception in honor of Shira in our theater, room 102 immediately following the post-screening discussion.  To purchase your tickets, click over to the festival's website here

About the Film:Fully Loaded chronicles the misadventures of two feisty single mom's (comedians, Paula Killen and Lisa Orkin) on a rare evening out as they discover it's not so easy to hook up with a total stranger (Dweezil Zappa) anymore. The film, shot largely on the road, takes the audience on a journey in and around late-night Los Angeles and features a dynamic soundtrack, comprised of both cutting edge alternative tunes and iconic classics.




Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce that Emerald City Theatre’s 2010 hit PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL will Go Green! for St. Patrick’s Day weekend performances, March 17 and March 18, 2012, playing at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place ( 175 E. Chestnut St ).  Individual tickets are on sale now.
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, patrons will be able to wear “green-tinted glasses” during the performance and will see PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL like no other performance.  Patrons are also encouraged to wear green to the show and will be greeted with fun festivities and St. Patrick’s Day décor the second they step into the lobby at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place .
Go Green with PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL March 17 and 18!
Special Offer - 3 Tickets for $45!*
Use Code GREEN When Ordering
 *Valid on all March performances. Offer ends March 24 at 11:59pm. Not valid with any other offer or on previously purchased tickets. Subject to availability. Normal ticketing fees apply. Other restrictions may apply.

Chris Jones with the Chicago Tribune exclaims, “…Ernie Nolan’s well-paced production is sassy and on target.” Hedy Weiss with the Chicago Sun-Times says, “Gregor’s score is a zestful pastiche that ranges from jazzy blues and quasi-operatic numbers to half-time pom-pom-shaking cheers. And Ernie Nolan’s lively direction and choreography…make the most of it.” Phil Potempa with the Northwest Indiana Times raves, ““…this storybook-brought-to-life adventure combines just the right amount of music and comedy with themes that audiences of every age can learn from.”
When Pinkalicious Pinkerton eats one too many pink cupcakes, she catches a serious case of “Pinkititis” and turns pink from head to toe!  Will her broccoli-eating brother be able to help cure her before it’s too late?  Find out in the colorful musical adventure, remounted from Emerald City Theatre’s sold out production at their Chicago home at The Apollo Theater. This heartwarming musical’s Gateway Theme of healthy eating is sure to strike a chord among parents and picky eaters alike.  Emerald City ’s Gateway Themes are a topic of conversation adults can have with their early-learner.  Education and Artistic staff create materials in the playbill to provide support for adults. All performances will include an age appropriate pre-show activity in the lobby and an autograph session with the cast after the performance.
PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL is a Midwest premiere directed and choreographed by Ernie Nolan, with a book by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann and music and lyrics by John Gregor.  Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann are co-authors of the New York Times best-selling children ' s picture books Pinkalicious (HarperCollins, 2006), Purplicious (HarperCollins, 2007), Goldicious (HarperCollins, 2009) and Silverlicious (HarperCollins, 2011) also illustrated by Victoria Kann.  Elizabeth and Victoria are sisters who grew up in Brooklyn , New York . Victoria ' s award-winning artwork has graced the covers and pages of many magazines, newspapers and books. Elizabeth ' s writing has appeared in a variety of newspaper and print publications.
Individual tickets for PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL are on sale now and range in price from $16-$22.  Exclusive St. Patrick’s Day Ticket Discount: 3 tickets for $45! Use code GREEN When Ordering. *Valid on March 17-18, 2012 performances. Not valid with any other offer or on previously purchased tickets. Subject to availability.  Normal ticketing fees apply. Other restrictions may apply.
A select number of premium seats are also available. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St.,151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Kiosk at Water Tower Place (845 N. Michigan Ave.), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations(including Hot Tix and select Carson Pirie Scott, Coconuts and fye stores), and online at For groups of 15 or more, call (312) 977-1710. Groups of 10 or more may receive a discount on most shows by calling (312) 977-1710.  Gift certificates, which can be redeemed for any production or for season ticket packages, can be obtained at Broadway In Chicago box offices, or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 775-2000. Performance schedule varies – for information, visit 

About Emerald City Theatre
Emerald City Theatre is one Chicago ' s most attended non-profit theaters with an annual attendance of nearly 80,000 between its performance home at Apollo Theater and regional tours. Emerald City serves as a Child ' s Gateway to the Arts, inspiring early learners through play. Emerald City is proud to be the home of 28 world premiere productions. Emerald City employs nearly 100 of Chicago ' s top artistic and teaching talent to bring magical, interactive productions and programs that entertain children and their grown-ups in all parts of Chicagoland. The company ' s year-round programming includes live productions at the Apollo Theater and other venues, theater class offerings, summer theater camps, an extensive touring program, and an annual Celebrate Reading literacy initiative. Emerald City continues to expand its artistic and institutional boundaries under the guidance of Executive Director Karen Cardarelli, Producing Artistic Director Ernie Nolan, and a twenty-member Board of Directors.  Emerald City is a non-profit company, supported by The MacArthur Fund for the Arts and Culture, Katten, KPMG, Chicago Community Trust, Illinois Arts Council, City Arts, Deloitte, Winston & Strawn, La Rabida Children’s Hospital, and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information on the Emerald City Theatre, please visit

Get Bikini Ready for the Lake This Summer

A breakthrough, non-surgical alternative to liposuction promises a quick way to get in shape for boating, strolling, swimming or lounging around Lake Michigan in your bikini this summer!
The VASER Shape body contouring treatment is the first non-invasive body shaping treatment that  firms and shapes problem areas that are resistant to diet and exercise, with measurable results in a single one hour session.  VASER Shape is a painless, non-invasive procedure that requires no anesthetic.  The result is zero downtime!
Many patients see visible results after a single treatment, making it ideal for occasions such as vacations, parties,  or even honeymoons where people want to look fantastic, said Dr. Bloch, a Chicago plastic surgeon and pioneer in this field.  VASER Shape can be used to treat the abdomen, love handles, back, arms, hips buttocks, thighs, knees and other troublesome areas. 
Approved by the FDA in May 2010, VASER Shape is a two part treatment that involves low frequency ultrasound and massage.  Together the two processes smooth, firm and shape problem areas while reducing the appearance of cellulite. Patients experience a gentle warming of the skin accompanied by a feeling similar to a deep tissue massage with a slight redness to the skin from the deep heat.  While many see off the table results from a single treatment, patients see the most striking results after three to five sessions. As with all body contouring procedures, patients that lead a healthy lifestyle experience lasting, long-term results, Dr. Bloch explained.
The demand for non-surgical body shaping has grown tremendously over the past few years.  VASER Shape is effective for men and women who wish to improve specific problem areas but do not want or need liposuction.
Performed in a physician office, a package of five treatments ranges from $2,000 to $3,000.  A standard liposuction is typically $2,500 to $3,000 per area not including surgery center or anesthesia costs.

For more information on VASER Shape visit
Dr. Bloch ‘s web site is:
Below is the fact sheet and before and after photos.
Dr. Bloch and patients are immediately available for interviews.

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CAR Artsflash eNews | March 2012

March 2012
At Work Forum | Licensing Your Music
Chicago Cultural Plan | Join Your Neighborhood Conversation
2012 Creative Chicago Expo | March 23 & 24
....> Expo Vendors
....> Expo Workshops
.... ... > One-Hour Mentor | Howard Tullman, Tribeca Flashpoint Media Academy
.... ... > Keys to Collaboration | Stephanie Kulke, Kick Start Marketing
.... ... > Excel at Growth: Turning Data into Donations | Tim Sarrantonio, Z2 Systems
.... ... > Your Brand + Why It's Important | Elizabeth Richter, Arts Consulting Group
.... > Expo Sponsors
Opportunities | Calls & Jobs
Around Town | Workshops, Events, Spaces
Chicago Arts Service Providers
At Work Forum | Licensing Your Music
Photo by Paul Natkin
Photo by Paul Natkin

Monday, March 12, 6 pm | Chicago Cultural Center, 5th Floor

This month's Musicians At Work Forum presents an in-depth conversation on licensing music for commercials, film, and television. The panel of Chicago's foremost experts includes: Bonny Dolan (Comma Music), Gabe McDonough (Leo Burnett), and Dan Kuypers (Music Dealers). More

Chicago Cultural Plan | Join Your Neighborhood Conversation

The second phase of the City of Chicago's new initiative to develop the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan
is a series of 19 cultural conversations taking place in neighborhoods throughout Chicago, starting today and running through April 4.

This week's conversations are:
Thursday, March 1, 6–8 pm
Cambodian American Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial
2831 West Lawrence Ave.

Tuesday, March 6, 6:30–8:30 pm
Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center
1060 East 47th St.

Wednesday, March 7, 6–8 pm
Lindblom Math and Science Academy, Room 317
6130 S. Wolcott Ave.

Thursday, March 8, 5:30–7:30 pmMayne Stage1328 W. Morse Ave.
Check out the Complete Conversation Schedule here

Join in the conversation and invite your neighbors as well.

2012 Creative Chicago Expo | March 23 & 24
Strengthen your creative practice!
The ninth annual Creative Chicago Expo connects artists, creative businesses, and organizations working in all creative fields—music, film, fashion, theater, dance, literary, visual arts, design, technology, and new media—with top local and national resources.

Featuring 100+ Local and National Vendors + Services
32 Workshops on topics ranging from Social Media and Crowdfunding to Branding and Intellectual Property.

Friday, March 23, targets organizations and creative businesses. Saturday, March 24, targets independent artists and start-up creatives.
Admission free. Learn more

....> Expo Vendors

2012 Expo Vendors include arts organizations; financial, insurance and legal providers; space and community developers; and marketing, media and management services.

View the complete Vendor List here
....> Expo Workshops
There will be 32 one-hour workshops during the Creative Chicago Expo.

Workshops on Friday, March 23, target the needs of organizations and established creative businesses, while those on Saturday, March 24, target the needs of individual creatives and start-ups.

Check out the complete schedule
and meet some of the Expo's Featured Workshop presenters....

.... ... > One-Hour Mentor | Howard Tullman, Tribeca Flashpoint Media Academy
Howard Tullman, Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy
Howard Tullman, Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy

Howard A. Tullman,
President/CEO of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts
, presents "You Don't Want to Be at the Airport When Your Ship Comes In: The Importance of Building Social Networks." An expert at social networks and big picture thinking, Tullman's expertise will generate new ideas and perspectives for established creative organizations and businesses. Tullman is General Managing Partner for the Chicago High Tech Investors, a member of Mayor Emanuel's Council of Technology Advisors, Governor Quinn's Illinois Innovation Council and an art collector.
One Hour Mentor is sponsored by the City Treasurer's Office.

3/23, 10:30 am | Claudia Cassidy Theater
.... ... > Keys to Collaboration | Stephanie Kulke, Kick Start Marketing
Stephanie Kulke, Kick Start Marketing
Stephanie Kulke, Kick Start Marketing

How can you maximize publicity and marketing with limited resources? Learn how collaborative marketing efforts can yield bigger audiences with no increase to the budget. Panelists include Stephanie Kulke, founder of Kick Start Marketing
(assisting nonprofits and arts organizations in the areas of marketing and media relations) and Lara Goetsch of TimeLine Theatre Company

3/23, 12 noon | Claudia Cassidy Theater
.... ... > Excel at Growth: Turning Data into Donations | Tim Sarrantonio, Z2 Systems
Tim Sarrantino, Z2 Systems.
Tim Sarrantino, Z2 Systems.

While artists and arts and culture nonprofits provide important creative services, they sometimes struggle with both data collection and turning that information into long-term stewardship. In this workshop, learn how to turn even the most simple Excel spreadsheet into a tool for sustainability, while offering concrete options for more advanced database solutions that touch on both marketing and fundraising. Presented by Tim Sarrantonio, a team member at Z2 Systems

3/23, 3 pm | 1st Floor Garland Room
.... ... > Your Brand + Why It's Important | Elizabeth Richter, Arts Consulting Group
Elizabeth Richter, Arts Consulting Group
Elizabeth Richter, Arts Consulting Group

The idea that 'it's not about the brand, it's about the work' can block nonprofits who see branding as too commercial for mission driven organizations. Branding expert Elizabeth D. Richter of the Arts Consulting Group
will refute the myths about branding that often hinder nonprofit organizations from developing effective messaging. Learn the outline of elements of a brand platform and the steps to develop one.
3/23, 12 noon | 1 Garland

.... > Expo Sponsors
Featured Sponsor:
Paczolt Insurance Agency of Illinois

Adler School of Professional Psychology


Chicago Loop Alliance

Clarion New Media

The Convergence Project, Inc.

Corky's Catering Services


School of the Art Institute Continuing Studies

WBEZ 91.5

Opportunities | Calls & Jobs
> New Calls for Artists on CAR

Mar 13:
Residency Unlimited at Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education


Mar 30:
Residency in Cape Verde

May 1: Odd Talents and Unique Performances wanted for Traveling Truck Show
Ongoing: Searching for Artists for Interview Podcast


Mar 3: Dances Made to Order- Dance for Camera Audition

Mar 11: Renegade Dance Architects (of Chicago) Audition

Mar 15: Apple Valley Review
- Accepting Submissions

Mar 31:
2012 Lois Cranston Memorial Prize

Mar 30: FY12 Ethnic and Folk Arts Master Apprentice Program

Apr 1:
Electronic Rock Music Needed for Compilation CD

Mar 5: Chicago Emerging Theater Award

Mar 13:
Open Auditions for 2012/13 Season - William Street Rep, Crystal Lake

Mar 15:
Script Writing for Live Performance

VISUAL: Mar 5: Summer 2012 Artist Residencies, The Center for Book and Paper Arts

Mar 14:
Call for Emerging Illinois Artists: Union Street Gallery

Mar 30:
Call for Entries: $25k Marjorie Schiele Prize, Cincinnati Art Museum

More Calls

> New Jobs on CAR

Executive Director - I-Park Artists' Residency Program
Evening and Weekend Manager - Logan Center

Camp Counselors and Arts Specialists - JCC Chicago

DANCE: Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance - Alma College (MI)
Dance Faculty Position - Valdosta State University (GA)
Children's Chinese Dance Instructor - Chinese American Service League

Editor, Science in Society Publications - Northwestern

Editorial Assistant, Journal of Modern History - University of Chicago Press

Open City Creative Nonfiction Fellow - The Asian American Writers' Workshop


Production Coordinator, Classical - Ravinia Festival

Double Bass Instructor - Merit School of Music

Female Singers - The Lira Ensemble

THEATER:Stage Manager - Piven Theatre Workshop
Stage Management Assistant - Footloose

School and Studio Manager - Hyde Park Art Center
Graphic Designer - Lillstreet

More Jobs

Around Town | Workshops, Events, Spaces
> Workshops > Organizational/Professional Development
Mar 13: Not-for-Profit Incorporation and Tax Exemption Workshop
- Lawyers for the Creative Arts
Mar 27: Strategic Brand Development
- Columbia College Chicago

More Workshops

> Events > Programs, Talks & Creative Development

Mar 4 & 6:
Dance Films Kino: Revolutions and Revelations

Mar 8: A Palo Seco / Rebeca Tomás: "Rasgos Flamencos"

Mar 8–10:
Mar 10 & 11: Master Class and Workshops with Sidra Bell

LITERARY:Mar 2: A Commonplace Book of Pie: Reading by Kate Lebo

Mar 9–10:
Chicago Zine Fest

Mar 14:
Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing In Phnom Penh

Mar 11: Music Institute Presents: Four Score Festival

Mar 16:
Ayodele Drum & Dance at Hamburger Mary's

Mar 11:
Artists’ Talk: Henry Godinez, Calixto Bieito on Camino Real

Mar 12:
Discussion: Intrinsic Impact and the Value of Art


Mar 2: The Flag and Seal Revisited

Mar 4:
Artist Talk: Claudia Kleefeld, "Patterns of Nature"

Mar 10: Artists and Curator Talk: "Overlooked / Looked Over"

Mar 15: Artist Talk: Jerry Bleem, "Heaven and Hell: Beyond the Good and Evil"
More Events

> Spaces
Room Available in Artist Live/Work Loft Space
(West Loop)
1/3 Shared Studio Space $150/month
(Garfield Park)
Artist Studios - Work Only
(Humbolt Park )


More Spaces

Chicago Arts Service Providers
> Key organizations that provide assistance to artists & arts groups

The Actors Fund

African American Arts Alliance
Arts Alliance Illinois
Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Audience Architects
Chicago Artists' Coalition
Chicago Cabaret Professionals
Chicago Classical
Chicago Composers' Consortium
Chicago Cultural Alliance
Chicago DanceMakers Forum
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)
Chicago Filmmakers
Chicago Music Commission
Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture
Executive Service Corps
Guild Literary Complex
Illinois Arts Council
Independent Feature Project
Lawyers for the Creative Arts
League of Chicago Theatres
Links Hall
The Recording Academy - Chicago Chapter
UIC Health in the Arts Program
Find more in the newly updated 2012 Chicago Arts Service Directory...

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