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 106 Jeff Award Nominations, as well as the acclaim of critics and audiences alike.
Shattered Globe Theatre seeks to discover new connections between story, artist, and audience by exploring drama from bold, challenging perspectives, and continuously redefining what it means to be an ensemble theater.
Shattered Globe’s culture is defined by a prioritized set of values. We believe by aiming to embody these values, and by exploring the tensions created between values, our organization will be stronger and better aligned with our mission. The values that guide us are:
We root all that we do in a commitment to racial equity.
We have and show deep respect for all artists.
We support our ensemble.
We create new opportunities to amplify traditionally marginalized voices.
We seek to collaborate in all aspects of our work.
We produce work in intimate spaces.
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 Protége 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, Bayless Family Foundation, The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Kovler Family Foundation, the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the Illinois Arts Council, The Shubert Foundation, the Chicago Community Foundation, and The Saints.