The Ruckus is an emerging theater company based in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago that produces work by and with artists both in Chicago and across the country. Founded in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2006, we are proud to be completing our second full season in Chicago as a part of the Visiting Artist Series at The Side Project Theatre.
Our mission: We’re here to create, to examine, to invent, to explode—to create a ruckus. Our aim is to break down the old models of new work development in order to nurture new forms, great plays and better and smarter artists. We believe in creating our process for every project from the ground up, with each plan centered around the needs and heart of the project before us. We explore the cultural landscape for unexpected resonance, in hopes that our detective work will lead both artist and audience down the road less traveled.