What is BYOT (Bring Your Own Theater)?

At the end of every month five writers, five directors, and a group of actors gather to create and perform five brand new plays–all in 24 hours.

BYOT is a platform for anyone and everyone to come and create live theatre with a supportive and collaborative group of talent, regardless of experience level.  Our company found its roots in the living rooms of its members and has expanded to a variety of different performance spaces.  

BYOT is an ever expanding melting pot of creative minds with vision and drive.  From shooting several digital shorts to producing full-length productions, there is little to nothing that BYOT will not attempt in thanks to our dedicated community.

BYOT is your largest Chicago family – we invite you to come play with us!

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