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Physical Theater Festival Chicago is getting ready for our 10th  edition in July 2023. Stay tuned for some exciting news in the  months ahead.

Next up: Scratch Night on March 9th at the Newport Theater

The Winter Edition of Scratch Night in 2023 will be held this March 9th and tickets are now on sale.


A consistent part of our Festival, Scratch Night features physical theatre works-in-progress, celebrating Chicago as an incubator for new and innovative creation.


This edition is co-curated by Raquel Torre González and Scott Ray Merchant and features 7 acts in a variety of styles, storytelling methods, perspectives and talent. Full Line up will be announced soon.

The 9th Edition of Physical Theater Festival is only possible through the generosity of major supporters like the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the MacArthur Funds for Culture, Equity, and the Arts, Chicago Park District's Night Out in the Parks and The Chicago Latino Theater Alliance; our producer's board and the generous contributions of individuals like you. Please consider making a donation to help make  Physical Theater Festival possible for years to come.

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