Born in a small storefront space on Halsted street in 1991, Shattered Globe has a long history of creating visceral stories in intimate spaces. From the beginning, Shattered Globe has been committed to our ensemble of artists and ensemble-based storytelling. We have produced more than 60 plays, including 9 American and World premieres, and have garnered an impressive 42 Jeff Awards and 102 Jeff Award Nominations, as well as the acclaim of critics and audiences alike.
Our versatile ensemble creates visceral experiences that challenge perspectives through passionate storytelling. Shattered Globe is inspired by the diversity of our city and is committed to making the theater accessible to all audiences. Through initiatives like our Protégé Program, we create a space which allows emerging artists to grow and share the ensemble experience with us.
Shattered Globe Theatre brings its audiences dynamic re-imaginings of classic works, as well as premiere productions that celebrate new voices and innovative viewpoints.
What We Do
Shattered Globe produces an annual season of three shows with performances at Theater Wit, where we are a resident company. We also support artists throughout our community through our season-long Protege Program culminating a show in the spring and our monthly Satellite Series of stage readings of new works by local playwrights.
Supporters & Funders
Shattered Globe Theatre is partially supported and funded by generous grants from the Shulman-Rochambeau Charitable Foundation, the James P. and Brenda S. Grusecki Family Foundation, The Field Foundation of Illinois, The Blum-Kovler Family Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Robert J. & Loretta W. Cooney Family Foundation, The Illinois Arts Council, and a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events