The Agency Theater Collective creates immersive, interactive theatrical experiences, inviting the audience to embrace their collective agency in the process. We hold these principles sacred: revelation, paradox, humor, mischief, and collaboration. The Agency is greater than the sum of its parts. We are The Agency and so are you.

Upcoming Shows


Truth in Context

Written and directed by Cody Lucas.

In this tightly wound two-hander, Bobby Fincher is struggling to find a post-college job. After an abysmal interview at William Darnell’s advertising firm, the game changes as the two clash and struggle for power and identity.

July 30 – August 23, 2015ThursdaySaturday at 8:00 pm, Sunday at 7:00 pm. There will also be shows Wednesday, August 12 & a matinee on Sunday August 16.

Held at The Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway.

Purchase tickets here!





The Spirit of ‘76

Fall 2015

Deconstructing the (absurd) anti-suffragette play from 1876, The Spirit of ’76, company members Huck Poe and Andrew Gallant explode gender, American sexual mores, and politics.








Ongoing Shows


No Shame Theatre

No Shame Theatre
Every Saturday Night

The Lincoln Loft
3036 N Lincoln, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60657

Doors open at 10pm, show at 10:30pm

$5 suggested donation for performers and audience members.



Chicago Reconnaissance Imperative

A Free Monthly New Play Reading Series

Find Out More Here

Recent Productions

Dirty Little Secret Play Festival




At the Center














Out of Tune Confessional

Official Selection of the 2014 Chicago Fringe Festival.

Featured on WGN’s “Pretty Late with Patti Vasquez.” Listen to it here.


Praise for I Wish to Apologize to the People of Illinois:

I Wish To Apologize“A delightfully wonky, deeply researched new play…an essential tour of Chicago-style politics on a ketamine trip.” — Keith Griffith, the Chicago Reader

3 out of 4 stars — Chicago Tribune

“An intelligent show about a crooked life…a smart and streamlined portrait of what Levine’s world was for years and how quickly it unraveled.” — Kerry Reid, the Chicago Tribune

“This is a play about the soul of a man and the heart of a city.” — Carol Marin, NBC 5.

“Thoughtful and thought-provoking.” — Kelly Kleiman, the Dueling Critics