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



Sweet Chariot
a basement series event

Written by Cody Lucas
Directed by Tashina Richardson

May 27th, 2016 – ONE NIGHT ONLY

The Basement
Green Shirt Studio – 4407 N. Clark St.

“How did I get here?” John sits in his bathtub getting drunk, seeking philosophical answers and emotional comfort from Boyd Worley’s midnight radio show. Time and reality blur as Sweet Chariot explores the emotional psyche of a man in crisis.

Pocketfulofscoundrel (Josh Rowe) will play a special pre-show concert








Dirty Little Secret
A 24 Hour Play Festival

Work begins  Friday, June 24th at 8pm with all of the pieces being written, directed, designed, and rehearsed with 24 hours

Performance will be  Saturday, June 25th at 8pm at The Lincoln Loft.









Chagrin Falls [teaser]

Chagrin Falls

Written by Mia McCullogh
Directed by Sommer Austin

October 28th – December 11th, 2016

The Den Theatre – 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.





Ongoing Shows

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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

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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