Monday, July 7, 2014

If you have never seen a Mammals Show then let me know! MY DINNER WITH DIVINE is the show for you!

Hello all,


My name is Bob Fisher, I am the artistic director of the Chicago Mammals as well as one of the collaborators on our new play MY DINNER WITH DIVINE(click here for tickets).

MY DINNER WITH DIVINE has been one of the most joyful experiences I've ever been a part of. Getting an opportunity to compose this love letter to the Midnight Movie Mythology I grew up coveting, loving, yearning to be a part of... this has been such a happy and laugh filled experience!

I think you'll love it. If you've never seen a Chicago Mammals show before and you're wondering if this sort of exciting theater is for you, then email me at themammals@gmail.com.

I have a limited number of "first time" tickets that are both seriously discounted and also have a money back guarantee. 

Also, if you are a long time fan who needs a discount for you and your friends, drop me a quick email and we will take care of you! Goto http://divine.brownpapertickets.com to get your spot!

The reason we make theater is because it is fun! Fun to make! Fun to watch! We do it for you!

Help us spread the word! We adore MY DINNER WITH DIVINE We hope you do too!

All the best
Bob Fisher
Artistic Director
Chicago Mammals

Monday, June 2, 2014

Behind the Scenes at MY DINNER WITH DIVINE - Opening June 21st - Only 5 shows!

Look at these adorable jokers! John Highberger and Erin Orr are wonderful in MY DINNER WITH DIVINE!
THE CHICAGO MAMMALS are proud to present

MY DINNER WITH DIVINE

Conceived and Directed by Bob Fisher*

Written by Jon A. Gleason

Collaboratively Devised by the ensemble

Starring Sean Ewert* as the Director and Marty Grubbs as Divine
Also with Erin Elizabeth Orr* as Connie Marble and John Highberger as Walter the Waiter

* - indicates Chicago Mammals company member/artistic associate

The Story : Divine's death was a cover-up! And now she's back from a mysterious trip to Japan to share her tale of adventure with an old friend!

The Chicago Mammals are proud to present this fictional account of Divine's return from beyond! My Dinner with Divine is a live performance mash up of "My Dinner with Andre" and the Mythopedic worlds of Underground 70's Cinema!

FUN! DEPRAVITY! BYOB!

Only 5 performances - Saturday Nights at 10pm starting June 21st! (no show 4th of July Weekend)

Where: Zoo Studios, 4001 N. Ravenswoood Ave Suite 205, Chicago, IL, 60613
When: 10:30 pm Saturdays - June 21st, June 28th, July 12th, July 19th, August 2nd

Tickets - $15.00 advance at http://divine.brownpapertickets.com
or $20 at the door

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Behind the Scenes at "MY DINNER WITH DIVINE"

THE CHICAGO MAMMALS are proud to present

MY DINNER WITH DIVINE

Conceived and Directed by Bob Fisher*

Written by Jon A. Gleason

Collaboratively Devised by the ensemble

Starring Sean Ewert* as the Director and Marty Grubbs as Divine
Also with Erin Elizabeth Orr* as Connie Marble and John Highberger as Walter the Waiter

* - indicates Chicago Mammals company member/artistic associate

The Story : Divine's death was a cover-up! And now she's back from a mysterious trip to Japan to share her tale of adventure with an old friend!

The Chicago Mammals are proud to present this fictional account of Divine's return from beyond! My Dinner with Divine is a live performance mash up of "My Dinner with Andre" and the Mythopedic worlds of Underground 70's Cinema!

FUN! DEPRAVITY! BYOB!

Only 6 performances - Saturday Nights at 10pm starting June 21st! (no show 4th of July Weekend)

Where: Zoo Studios, 4001 N. Ravenswoood Ave Suite 205, Chicago, IL, 60613
When: 10:30 pm Saturdays - June 21st, June 28th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd

Tickets - $15.00 advance at http://divine.brownpapertickets.com
or $20 at the door

Monday, March 24, 2014

You have questions about the Chicago Mammals' General Auditions? Here is our FAQ

When are the Chicago Mammals' general auditions? 

Sunday April 13th

What should I have prepared? 

Be prepared to perform two contrasting monologues. We may ask to hear only one of them dependent upon the amount of time we have available to see auditioneers. Also, if you mention on your resume that you play a musical instrument, we ask that you bring it and play a short song on it.

How do I set up an appointment to audition?

Please send a headshot and resume to casting.mammals@gmail.com. Please note, we will need both of these documents before setting up an appointment.

What type of performers are the Mammals looking for?

We are looking for both men and women, any and all ethnicity, 18 years or older. 

What projects are you casting for? 

We have a number of projects coming up in 2014. They include workshops and performances. Among them are the following - 
  • A new piece directed by Whitney LaMora Currier based on the life of Joan of Arc 
  • All Girl Edgar Allan Poe Project in October of 2014
  • All Girl Heart of Darkness workshop - Summer 2014
  • Our upcoming Ibsen project including - "Master Builder" and "Enemy of the People"
  • Various other workshops and projects in the summer and fall of 2014
Can I audition on a different date? 

Whereas we want to be as accommodating as possible, April 13th is the only date that all the members of our casting team are available. There will be individual callbacks on a per project basis, but the only time a performer can be seen by all of the team members who are casting projects in 2014 is April 13th.

Are the Chicago Mammals equity or non-equity? 

We are a non-equity company. 

Additional questions? Please email them to us at casting.mammals@gmail.com

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Have a dream show in mind? Need a great opportunity to make it happen? Then read this!

The Mammals/Zoo Studios have a unique opportunity. We are looking for a intern/production assistant for the second half of 2014.

This wonderful opportunity was first created last year. Our previous intern/production assistant is producing at the Zoo Studios March and April of this year!

Since this was such a successful program, we are repeating it again this year.

What you provide - approximately 10 hours a week assistance while we produce our fall and our Spring show as well as maintenance of our facilities (i.e. aiding collaborators with access to the space, making sure the space is in tip top shape).

What we provide - A full four week residency at the Zoo to produce your dream show. This is a perfect opportunity for someone who is motivated and artistic who wants to put together their dream project by next spring. For more info email themammals@gmail.com. Please be sure to include a resume if you have one.


Monday, February 3, 2014

Here comes the Chicago Mammals next show! ASSKICKING AMAZONS!

The Chicago Mammals are proud to present

Asskicking Amazons

Conceived and Directed by Bob Fisher

Script devised in collaboration with the cast, crew, and Mammals Company members

What happens when culture war turns into a full scale arms race?

Set 12 years in the future, after the leader of the all female punk band named Asskicking Amazons goes too far during a pirated performance art broadcast, she is forced into hiding being categorized as a home grown terrorist. The remaining band members fight over whether to risk keeping provocation/agitation propaganda at the forefront of their activism.

Asskicking Amazons is a speculative story about how politically driven artists/activists and their patrons/sympathizers increasingly are facing opposition and Government sanctioned risks to their liberty.

Our story takes inspiration from current events like the trials of the Pussy Riot, recent categorization of Insane Clown Posse Juggalos as a recognized gang, as well as historic moments in music history such as the CIA stalking of John Lennon, the trial of Jim Morrison, and the Federal seizing of Dead Kennedy CDs for containing the pornographic work of H.R. Geiger in the jacket sleeve.

Starring Jack Birdwell, Liz Chase*, Sarah Koerner*, Sarah Kopp, A.J. Miller*, Erin Orr*, Emily Radke, Anthony Stamilio*, Justin Warren, Sasha Warren*, Anne Wilson

* Denotes Chicago Mammals Company Member/Artistic Associate

Performance Nights

Saturday Feb 22nd
Friday Feb 28th, Saturday Mar 1st
Friday Mar 7th, Saturday Mar 8th
Friday Mar 14th, Saturday Mar 15th
Friday Mar 21st, Saturday Mar 22nd


All performances start at 8pm

Tickets are $25.00 goto http://kick.brownpapertickets.com/ for advance tickets

Where -
Zoo Studios
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Suite 205
Chicago, IL 60613


For more info email us at themammals@gmail.com or goto www.chicagomammals.com

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Four Nights Only! Come see THREE GIRL FRANKENSTEIN!

The Chicago Mammals have taken their critically acclaimed production of ALL GIRL FRANKENSTEIN and created a new version with 3 actresses playing all the roles!

If you missed ALL GIRL FRANKENSTEIN this past fall, make sure you don't miss this extended run of the Mammals' immersive creepy cool production!

Only 4 shows!

Friday Jan 24th
Saturday Jan 25th
Friday Jan 31st
Saturday Feb 1st

Show time - 8pm

Tickets can be gotten at http://3girl.brownpapertickets.com/