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Chicago Theatre Off Book is the new voice of community collaboration on CHIRP. Every week, Off Book features Chicago leaders in performing arts entertainment. From small storefronts to the big warhorses, Off Book focuses on what’s happening on the Chicagoland theatrical landscape. With reviews, interviews and one-minute audio-plays, Off Book showcases the local talents driving Chicago’s dynamic theatre force. Hosted by Actor Joshua J. Volkers and Reviewer Katy Walsh from The Fourth Walsh, Off Book is where Chicago meets to discuss artistic innovation.

Chicago Theatre Off Book Chicago Theatre Off Book: Dec. 16, 2011 Ed.

It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book on Chicago Independent Radio Project, CHIRP! This week, we review local theatre offerings for the holidays and at Chicago Shakes. In addition, we’ll chat with Darrell W. Cox, Profiles Theatre and Michael Halberstam, Writers Theatre. We’ve packed a lot in thirty-some minutes. Listen up and let us know what you think. This episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The STEP Fund.

Shot word of the show: Three

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Chicago Theatre Off Book Chicago Theatre Off Book: Dec. 2, 2011 Ed.

During our holiday hiatus, Chicago Theatre Off Book is featuring its first-ever GAM-fest! It’s back to back episodes of our popular “Got A Minute?” segment. The one-minute audio plays feature playwrights’ work performed by our local theatre talent. We invite you to listen up and enjoy this inaugural GAM-fest! In addition, we welcome any writers’ submission(s) for production consideration.

This episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book is partially underwritten by the STEP Fund.

Shot phrase of the show: ‘In a World…’

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Chicago Theatre Off Book Chicago Theatre Off Book: Nov. 18, 2011 Ed.

It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book on Chicago Independent Radio Project, CHIRP! This week, we review local theatre offerings featuring forbidden lovers, naughty bunnies and murderous dictators. Later, we chat with Molly Brennan from Barrel of Monkeys and 500 Clown, and Roni Geva with “Love, Loss and What I Wore.” This episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The STEP Fund.

Shot word of the show: Comedy

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Chicago Theatre Off Book Chicago Theatre Off Book: Nov. 11, 2011 Ed.

It’s another round ofChicago Theatre Off Book on Chicago Independent Radio Project, CHIRP! This week, we review local theatre offerings looking at life in 1670’s England, 2011’s Inner City, 1950’s Americana. Special guests country singing sensations Doyle and Debbie are in the studio sharing their backstories and songs from The Doyle & Debbie Show. I’ll tell you what… it’s fun! Y’all have a listen and let us know what you think. This episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The STEP Fund.

Shot word of the show: Dolly.

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Chicago Theatre Off Book Chicago Theatre Off Book: Nov. 4, 2011 Ed.

It’s another round ofChicago Theatre Off Book on the Chicago Independent Radio Project, CHIRP!

This week, we review local theatre offerings looking for love, beauty and hand. Later, we’ll chat with Strawdog Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theater about the excitement around their 2011/2012 Season. And of course, we’re featuring two local playwrights in our one-minute audio play segment, Got a Minute?

Have a listen and let us know what you think! This show was partially underwritten by The STEP Fund.

Shot word of the show: Bob or Robert.

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