Artistic Partners

The Actors Gymnasium

The Actors Gymnasium is one of the nation’s premier circus and performing arts training centers. Founded in 1995, Actors Gym is dedicated to expanding human and theatrical potential through the circus arts by pushing the limits of physical, emotional, and creative expression. It is committed to minimizing barriers to circus arts and operating from an anti-racist perspective to ensure diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in all its programs.

The Gym provides educational programs for students of all ages and levels, produces original and daring circus-theatre, and offers award-winning entertainment for corporate and other special events. Actors Gym is proud to partner with many performing arts organizations throughout Chicagoland and serves as the exclusive provider of circus performing arts training for Lookingglass Theatre.

At The Actors Gymnasium, people learn to fly – physically, emotionally, and creatively


HMS Media

HMS Media endeavors to generate broadcast and digital content for, with, and about the arts and social issues, striving to create programs that will change, charge, and empower our collaborators, their audiences, our communities and ourselves.

Through careful, collaborative and imaginative execution of our mission, HMS places the tenets of ensemble and improvisation at the forefront of our process, facilitating teams of artists and craftspeople to embolden them to produce work that codifies the beauty, power, and essential nature of the arts and social issues, the sectors they generate, the workers they employ and the people they inspire.