Laughing Stock Theatre Welcomes You

Commedia dell'Arte for the Modern Audience


Upcoming Events


Commedia in the Parks

Coming this Summer!

Laughing Stock Theatre is fully vaccinated, and ready to spread Joy and Commedia across Chicago! Coming to an outdoor space near you, you can spend an hour in stitches, watching three short stories where hijinx and hilarity reign. With a rotating cast and plenty of room for improvisation, no two shows will be the same!

Beginning this July, with more details coming soon.

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Commedia 101

Coming this Fall

After being interrupted by the Covid pandemic, Laughing Stock Theatre is proud to re-launch the first of our  6-week courses in Commedia dell'Arte.

The goal of this class is to provide students with a broad overview of Commedia dell'Arte, and a grasp of basic concepts such as maskwork, characters, and historical significance. Students will walk away with an understanding of how Chicago-Style Commedia works, and how it can influence their work in other forms of theatre. The class will end in a public performance.

More information about dates and location will be available soon!


Our Mission

Making Commedia dell'Arte Accessible

Laughing Stock Theatre spreads joy by creating Commedia dell’Arte from a modern perspective that reflects the humor in humanity.

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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

(872) 222-5803

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