Laughing Stock Theatre Welcomes You


Commedia Dell'Arte
for the 21st Centrury


Upcoming Events


Commedia in the Parks: BirdCoin!

William Powers State Park: July 30
Ridgeville Park: August 13, 14, 20, 21

Laughing Stock Theatre is fully vaccinated, and ready to spread Laughter and Commedia across Chicago!

Coming to an outdoor space near you.

Bring a blanket and snacks - and some tip money, if you're kind! We'll bring the Commdia, and put on a hilarious night of entertainment.

July-August 2022; Also available for private bookings


Over My Dead Body; Or, How to Distribute Generational Wealth

November 3-December 4, 2022

Our mentor Antonio Fava will be directing his second to last commedia dell'arte show. And we are the cast! More information soon!

To support this endeavor, please consider a donation at


Workshops with Italian Cultural Institute

September 24th, October 1st, October 8th

Laughing Stock Theatre presents a series of workshops in association with the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago.

More info at the link below

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Show Your Support

Wear It or Give It!

The majority of our programming is Pay-What-You-Can, which means we rely on additional support through your contributions to make our shows the best they can be and continue offering them at the low price of whatever audience members can afford. Eventually we want to make our education programming Pay-What-You-Can as well. Support us by gifting at Venmo (@laughingstockchicago), or on Ko-Fi. Additionally, we now have merchandise available at Spreadshop.


Our Mission

Making Commedia dell'Arte Accessible

Laughing Stock Theatre creates and performs substantive, high-quality Commedia dell’Arte that spectacularizes the mundane and delights our audiences

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Contact Us

Want us to teach a workshop? Looking for more info about our upcoming events? Get in touch with us today!

Chicago, IL United States

‪(312) 291-1457‬

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