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


Spirit Poster 11x17The Spirit of ‘76

Written by Huck Poe
Directed by Anna Lucero, Sara Faye Richmond, & Andrew Gallant

Deconstructing the (absurd) anti-suffragette play from 1876, The Spirit of ’76, The Agency explodes gender, American sexual mores, and politics.

The Charnel House – 3421 Fullerton

Chanelle Bell, Olivia Doherty, Cindy Henkin, Creig Holm, Kate Jacobsen, Janet Magnussen, Marc Mocarski, Carter Petray, Andy Polacek, Tashina Richardson, Adam Schulmerich, Jack Schultz, Emily Sharp, Tim Touhy, Danielle Trudeau, Ethan Walles

Designs by:
Ellie Humphrys, Kate Jacobsen, Sara Faye Richmond

Stage Manager: Griffin Rhyne



Please consider a donation to our Indiegogo campaign to help us raise money for our production of The Spirit of ’76!


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

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Recent Productions

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