The whole wide world in a little black box.

Strawdog Theatre Company is committed to ensemble acting and an immersive design approach, offering Chicago the premiere storefront theatre experience. We develop new work, re-imagine classic plays, explore new fusions of music and theatre, ask provocative questions and deliver the unexpected to our audience. We provide a home for our celebrated ensemble to work and play with the most sought after artists in Chicago theatre along with the best new talents in the city.

Founded in 1988.

board of directors


Casting Director
Karissa Murrell Myers
Artistic Director
Leda Hoffmann
Managing Director
Charlotte Thomas
Literary Manager
Cara Beth Heath
Development Director
Morayo Orija

artistic associates

emeritus members

Thomas V. Linguanti
Elizabeth K. Auman
Stephen Bennett
Shannon Branham
Leslie Brumlik
Krista Bryski
Charles Bullock
Becca Cardo
Kristin Caskey
Laurie Charlton
Scott Cummins
Sheila Deely
Jamie Denton
Alex Goodman
Kamal Hans
Chuck Harper
Carrie Hegdahl
Stephanie Heller
Jim Hobart
Romain Ichbiah
Dan Kerrigan
Oona Kersey
Lynne Koscielniak
Elizabeth Laidlaw
Katharine Laidlaw
Karen Hough Majidzadeh
Todd Majidzadeh
Stephanie Manglaras
Joyce McGreevy
Julie O'Keefe
Jo Ann Oliver
David Pease
Bart Petty
Dan Rankin
Jack Rubin
Patrick Rybarczyk
Steve Savage
Sean Sheridan
Julie Stanton
Nora Stapleton
Scott Stegenga
Sarah J. Stray
Charlotte Thomas
Chris Thunker
Garrett Todd
Sherry Vivar
Mark D. Warner
David Warren
Kenny Williams
Chelsea Wilson
Pat Yuzawa-Rubin
Teddy Zmrhal
Patrick Zubrod

Photography by Jon Cole Media
Production photo by Chris Ocken
Photo by KBH Media
Photo by Donald Cardiff
Photo by John Flak
Photo by Dave Brennan
Photo by Heath Hays
Production photo by TCMcG Photography