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Smart. Theatre. Improvised.

Who is Theatre Momentum? Hailed as "a worthy alternative to what you'll find at improv mainstays such as i.O. or Annoyance," Theatre Momentum strives for work that is theatre that happens to be improvised. For a little about our history, click the About TM tab. Welcome!

What's happening at Theatre Momentum?

There  has been a lot going on at TM in the past couple of months. Our new rehearsal/performance studio, Pendulum Space, is now open! We'll be opening our latest show, Fugue, on July 10th, and we're looking for competitors for The Collider! This year has a ton going on. See you at Pendulum Space!

The Collider seeks competitors!
Improv/Sketch Competition
July 2-31

Pendulum Space presents our Improv/Sketch competition, The Collider!
16 teams enter, one team leaves!
A $400 prize and a 2 night performance at Pendulum Space await your improv or sketch team.
All shows will take place in the back lounge at The Globe Pub, at 1934 W. Irving Park Rd, July 2-31.

Signups are open now! Click here for full details.


FUGUE opens July 10th!


Friday/Saturday nights

8:30 PM


July 10-August 15, 2015


at Pendulum Space,

1803 West Byron Street, Suite 216

Tickets: $10



is a complex show that captures the elements of a musical fugue through four simultaneous improvised one-act plays that explore similar themes. This is a signature Theatre Momentum production.


FUGUE is 4 one-act plays performed simultaneously on the same stage. It is a unique improvised production that harmoniously weaves 4 one-acts, folding in elements of comedy and drama in equal measure.


FUGUE is Lincoln Chandler, Emily Ember, Ryan Haynes, Kyle Hendrix, Matt Hicks, Dan Jackson, Jillian Markowitz, Damien Mondragon, Alex Pelletier, Yazmin Ramos, Wanaki Shores-Navata, Surena Watts

Directed by Tony Rielage (Artistic Director)



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Pendulum Space now open!

Theatre Momentum's new rehearsal/performance studio is now open! Pendulum Space is our new home for TM productions, workshops, and rental space for both rehearsals and shows.

Click through to the Rentals page for details.

Pendulum Space is an improved home for TM and shows and rehearsals that we host.

The studios rent for some of the lowest rates in Chicago. Available now for rental for your next rehearsal or performance!

Our new space is located half a mile north of the old Theatre Momentum studio, at 1803 West Byron Street, Suite 216.

It is a major upgrade from the space we called home for 5 years. We hope this studio will be our new home for many years to come. Help us out by renting it out for your rehearsals, workshops, or shows! Great rates, free parking, on-site personnel, and more to come!

  Stage studio- The view from House Left
(Raised stage coming soon!)

  The view from Stage Left
(Raised stage coming soon!)

Coming Soon...

The Kinetic Jam!

Coming Soon!

The Jam has been on hiatus for a while, and we'll be returning later this summer on Sunday nights!

Theatre Momentum's Kinetic Jam is our signature weekly improv jam. Soon it will be back on TM's roster, every week.

Tickets on sale soon. Keep an eye out here for details, or like us on facebook or follow us on twitter for updates!




Improv as Theatre classes

Coming Soon!

We put these on hiatus, but they will be coming back shortly after our next show opens, so keep an eye out!


Theatre Momentum's Improv as Theatre class series will teach you the skills to create performances that are believable, seamless, smart, and treat improv as a powerful tool to create instant theatre. To find meaning in every movement and expression. To mine your own personal experience to flesh out your characters. To explore your environment and subtle turns of language and staging that are heavy with meaning. TM also allows performers more stage time to develop characters and dialogue worthy of a scripted play, with actors creating characters they will keep for an entire 45 minute performance.

Classes starting soon. Keep an eye out here for details, or like us on facebook or follow us on twitter for updates!