Chicago Performance Lab emerged from a desire to extend the nurturing environment of TAPS to Chicago’s professional performance community. Recognizing the importance of hospitality, particularly in a moment when the arts are faced with acute economic challenges, we invite companies into our artistic home. The work that we support demonstrates the boldness of Chicago’s artistic output and reflects the University’s commitment to interdisciplinary collaborations.  Read more about the Performance Lab in UChicago News

Recent projects incubated at CPL:

Interviews with UChicago Performance Lab Artists

Introduction: Devising in Chicago by Heidi Coleman
The House Theatre of Chicago
The Hypocrites
Lucky Plush Productions
Manual Cinema 
The New Colony
Walkabout Theater

UChicago Performance Lab News
Uchicago NEWS: Building Bridges



Heidi Coleman, CPL Founder
Nathan Allen, The House
Aasia Bullock & Dewayne Perkins, Salonathon
Vanessa Stalling, The House
Alex Grelle, Salonathon
David Catlin, Lookingglass
Drew Dir, Manual Cinema
Erin Kilmurray, The Salts
Jane Beachy, Salonathon
Sean Graney, The Hyopcrites