The Factory Theater is a Chicago theatre company founded in 1992. Originally working out of a 50-seat storefront theater in the Rogers Park neighborhood in the northern part of Chicago, the company has produced over 70 shows during its existence (all original scripts written by ensemble members). The typical schedule during the first five seasons of the Factory Theater was a Thursday evening show, a Friday/Saturday mainstage show, and a Friday/Saturday late-night show. In 1997, after years of ongoing improvements and renovations to the theater in an unsuccessful attempt to satisfy building-code requirements, the company moved out of its Rogers Park storefront and into the Griffin Theater's space on Clark Street in the Andersonville neighborhood. At present, it are in residence at the Prop Theatre in Chicago. The Factory Theater West, composed of Factory Theater ensemble members who have relocated to Los Angeles, produced five productions from 1999-2001. All productions were either remounts of past Factory Theater shows or original works.
Being at Choice: conceived by Mike Meredith, written by Mary Booker, Mike Beyer, Brooke Dillman, Kirk Pynchon, Peter Marcy, Michelle Suffredin and Mike Meredith
Win, Place or Show
529 S. Something by Molly Brennan
Utterly, Completely Bored Out of My Friggin' Mind
Escape from The North Pole by Nick Digilio and Mike Meredith
Second City Didn't Want Us, or, Is There a Spot in the Touring Company for My Girlfriend? sketch comedy conceived by Sean Abley and written by Sean Abley, Bo Blackburn, Brooke Dillman, Eric Frankie, Jenny Kirkland-Laffey and Amy Seeley