Bughouse Theater is a place where artist of all stripes can meet, perform, give and take workshops and collaborate. It is also a place where people who appreciate art and artists of all stripes can come to see, support, and learn about the arts.
Bughouse's programs and performances include improv, stand up, solo performance, sketch, visual arts gallery events, children's improv and outreach. We take performances to schools, libraries and community organizations. We hold gatherings of playwrights, musicians, filmmakers, designers and dancers.
We are a non-profit club organization. Our "clubhouse", 2054 W. Irving Park, is a place where our members can perform, rehearse, display their work, or simply stop in and see what is going on. There are no restrictions on membership. Anyone is welcome to join. We have an expanding membership of roughly 200 artists and supporters.
What new functionality we are looking for
We would like for members to be able comment or post ideas or reviews or some sort of content to our site. We would like for members to be able to schedule performances and rehearsals on the web. If we could sign up members online, that would be great. Some of this would involve us taking payment over the web. Security and the privacy of our members is more important though, so depending on the risk involved, we could do without the e-commerce aspects.
We would like for their to be content that is derived from the live performances or showings that we do or that is designed to promote the live events. The goal is to get people out to the theater to experience what we are doing, so content that is made for the web is less important to me than content that is made at the theater and available via the web. So, sharing ideas on how to do that would be great.
How the new functionality will help
We want our website to help us grow our membership and allow those members to see what each other is up to at the theater. Anyway our website can help make connections between artists is a good thing. We want our website to be a way that the public can find out about us and be inspired to join us for events and workshops.
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To foster public appreciation of the arts and the artistic growth of our members
To facilitate collaboration of a diverse group of artists across all media and disciplines.
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