Past Labs include:

February 2014

The Silence of the Sea

By Anthony Weigh

Directed by Company Member Andy Hager

Featuring Poppy Golland, Jack Hickey, and Andrew Jessop


January 2014


By Ruggiero Leoncavallo

Translated and Adapted by Allison Raynes, Keith Parham, and Wain Parham

Directed by Company Member Keith Parham

Featuring Wain Parham (Canio), Alexandra Plattos (Nedda), Noel Taylor (Tonio), Keith Murphy (Peppe), Ian Westerfer (Silvio), Jordan Roulo (Ensemble), Max Lotspeich (Ensemble), Andy Costello (Accompanist)


December 2013

This Viking Life

By TUTA Associate Artists Sean Ewert & Max Lotspeich

Featuring Sean Ewert, John Highberger, Emily Lane, and Max Lotspeich


November 2013

The Anyway Cabaret (an animal cabaret)

By TUTA Associate Artist Martin Marion

Directed by Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone

Featuring Comany Member Kirk Anderson, Associate Artists Sean Ewert, Max Lotspeich, and Carolyn Molloy, and Guest Artists Lauren Demerath, Marsha Harman, Aaron Lawson, and Ian Westerfer


January 2013

Through The Leaves 

By Franz Xaver Kroetz

Directed by Company Member Andy Hager

Featuring Guest Artists Laurie Larson and HB Ward 

November 2012

The Jewels 

Based on a short story by Guy de Maupassant

Adapted and Directed by Company Member Kirk Anderson

Featuring: Tom Daniels, Lauren Demerath, Mike Driscoll, Quincey Krull, Max Lotspeich, Nick Loumos, Carolyn Malloy, and Dan Wenzel 

We are proud to announce The Jewels will be run as a full production in Spring 2014 at the DCA Storefront Theatre.

TUTA is partially supported by Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development, The Light A City Fund, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, City Arts I and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and The Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.