The Storefront Project,

Featured images

Performance view, 100 Hauntings, Free Street Theater, Fall 2016
Photo: SkyLine Multimedia
Performance view, Lauren Gunderson: The Revolutionists, Strawdog Theatre Company, Chicago. November 2018
Photo: Heath Hayes
Performance view, Charles L. Mee: BIG LOVE, Northwestern University. Scenic Design: Arnel Sancianco Costume Design: Sully Ratke Lighting Design: Sara Grosses
Photo: Justin Barbin
Sarah Ruhl, Eurydice, The Theatre School at DePaul University, October 2016
Photo: Lila Gilbert
Zariyah age 9 as a Fly Girl with Black Girls (Can) Fly! directed by Sydney Chatman. A collaboration with the Hyde Park Jazz Festival/Back Alley Jazz Festival 2018
Photo: Marc Monaghan

Press Quote

“Olivia Lilley leads Prop THTR’s gang of misfits, weirdos, and visionaries into the spotlight.”

About the Performances

Performance Schedules

Saturday, Sep 14 and Sunday, Sep 15

Noon and 3 pm, Program A at PROP
7 pm and 8 pm, Program B at MCA

Saturday, Sep 21 and Sunday, Sep 22

Noon and 3 pm, Program B at PROP
7 pm and 8 pm, Program A at MCA

Performance Key

Program A:

Sydney Chatman
Coya Paz
Denise Yvette Serna

Program B:

Lucky Stiff
April Cleveland with Mikael Burke


This performance has mature content and sexual situations. Please contact the MCA Box Office for additional information at or by calling 312-397-4010.


For these performances, audiences move throughout the MCA and the Prop Thtr buildings and should be prepared to relocate multiple times to follow the action of the show. All pathways are accessible without using stairs and staff will be on hand to assist. If you have any questions or to request specific accommodations, please call the Box Office at 312-397-4010 or email


Accessible Events

SUN, SEP 22, 8pm

ASL interpretation by Julikka LaChe and Veramarie Baldoza is provided for this performance.

What happens when you try to make a show from scratch, with no rulebook or script? What if you had to perform it in two completely different spaces, across the city, back to back?

Post-Show Talk

Post-Show Talk


Immediately following the 8 pm performance, join cocurators Tara Aisha Willis and Olivia Lilley in the Edlis Neeson Theater for a brief conversation with the artists.