Where can I do this?
Are the costs to get started high or low?
Would I be doing this in a group, in a couple, or on my own?
Are there physical requirements that might make it difficult for me to participate?
Open to all
So what's it all about?
Community theater is the long and rich tradition of non-professional actors putting on performances.
In Chicago, there is unfortunately not a lot of community theater going on. This is likely because the city has a lot of "store front" theater happening (i.e. trained theater artists who make theater but are not employed full time in those roles) and there isn't a market for both types of lower-budget theater forms.
However, you can find community theater groups thriving in the Chicago suburbs. If you live further out or are willing to travel, you maybe able to find a group to join. Check out the link below for more details, or look out for performances happening in your area.