Facebook Friends Unite! Help us secure $20K in funding!

Chase Community Giving is using Facebook to determine which 200 non-profit organizations nation-wide will receive donations of $250K, $100K or $20K.

Eclipse is in the top 200 now, and we need your help to stay there!

If you’re on Facebook, visit Chase Community Giving and cast a vote for Eclipse Theatre Company!

If you’re not on Facebook, please pass this message along to someone who is!

And once you’re there, you can keep right on supporting the Chicago theatre community … you can cast up to twenty votes, and help secure funding for all your favorite Chicago theatre companies! Use the links below to support our friends in the community:

… or use the handy Chase Community Giving search page to find and vote for your favorite non-profit organizations.

Voting ends on July 12, 2010 – we need your vote and your help spreading the word so Eclipse can receive $20,000 or more!

Friday photo rescue

From last year’s Total Eclipse 2009

There’s still time to get your tickets for this year’s party, Sunday March 7th at 12 noon.

Saying goodbye to a friend

It has been a difficult and tragic week within the Eclipse family; our good friend and ensemble member Kat Saari passed away on Monday, leaving our hearts broken and our souls aching. Kat’s passion, intelligence and artistic vision will be missed as much as her friendship. The outpouring of support and love from throughout our extended family in the Chicago theatre community has been nothing short of amazing, and a wonderful reminder about the lives she touched.

Her family has created a page on Facebook dedicated to sharing memories and photos celebrating her life and our fortune in being a part of it. For those who knew Kat, please follow the link at right to Eclipse’s Facebook page, and from there you can leave your own thoughts and memories. She will be in our thoughts and prayers always, and we miss her terribly.

Getting ready for a Lunar Eclipse

I wish I had taken a few “before” photos – it’s difficult to describe the chaos here at the Eclipse space three weeks ago, when every square foot was stacked to the ceiling with three shows worth of theatrical debris. We’ve been steadily chipping away, and we’re almost ready for a party

I took a break from setting up last night to take some “during” photos – there’s still more decorating and cleaning to be done before Saturday, but our rehearsal space is almost fully transformed into a hip, funky party pad. There are more photos of the space on our Flickr page – and there will be more (with a lot of people having fun) after Saturday.

Come on out and see what we’ve done to the place, help us celebrate the current season and look ahead to the 2010 Arthur Miller Season …

For more info about Lunar Eclipse II, check us out on Facebook or send us an email.

Join the fun at our second Lunar Eclipse party!

Artistic Director Nathaniel Swift in Plaza Suite. Photo by Scott Cooper.

Artistic Director Nathaniel Swift in Plaza Suite. Photo by Scott Cooper.

Come celebrate & network with all of us at Eclipse as well as our colleagues and friends from the theatre community, as the Chicago theatre fall season begins and Eclipse’s 2-year Celebration Series concludes.

The night kicks off at 7:00 pm at our swanky digs with beer, wine & food, live DJ & dancing, a little Wii Bowling, and your chance to mingle with some of the coolest people in Chicago theatre!

If you are in a show that evening, please come by afterwards!

Actors, Designers, Directors – feel free to bring your pic/resume!

$15 suggested donation or whatever you can donate at the door.

At the Eclipse Space: 4001 N Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60613

For more info, call us at 773.325.9655 or send us an email.

Lunar Eclipse: Save the Date!

Put it in your calendar now – Saturday, September 26th, 7:00 pm at the Eclipse Space (4001 N Ravenswood)!

Join Eclipse ensemble members, guest artists and friends as we celebrate our next journey: the 2010 Arthur Miller season …

A Song for Coretta is nominated for two Black Theatre Alliance Awards!

The Black Theatre Alliance Awards announced their 2009 nominations, and we were excited and proud to see two actors from A Song for Coretta among the talented artists being honored:

The Ethel Waters Award – Best Performance In An Ensemble (Actress)
Kierra Bunch – From The Mississippi Delta – eta Creative Arts Foundation
Kristy M. Johnson – A Song For Coretta – eclipse theatre company
Ashlee Olivia – Radical Hearsay…Stories at Sixty One – MPAACT
Carla Stillwell – Radical Hearsay…Stories at Sixty One – MPAACT
TayLar – A Song For Coretta – eclipse theatre company

The awards ceremony will be held Monday, October 5th. Congratulations and best of luck to all the nominees – especially Kristy and TayLar!