Brain Surgeon Theater Announces Ongoing Family Matinee Series

1656331_10153845581050611_361916945_n (1)Brain Surgeon Theater is pleased to announce an ongoing Family Matinee Series featuring new weekly musicians, improvisers, dance troupes, and teaching artists throughout Fall 2014.Brain Surgeon Theater’s Family Matinee Series begins Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 3 pm and runs every Saturday thereafter at 3 pm through December 13, 2014. All performances and workshops are $10 general admission, $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased or by calling 773-757-6206. All performances are appropriate for children ages 4 and up and run approximately 45 minutes. Performances will take place at Gorilla Tango Bucktown, 1919 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647.

Brain Surgeon Theater’s Family Matinee Series begins on October 4 with musician Human Tim & Robot Tim (a local Chicago favorite who performs regularly at the Beat Kitchen’s Sunday family programming), and features storytellers Shanta Neruda, Dot Kane, and Tracy Ellert; dance troupes Ballet 5:8 and Dance to Evolve; improv troupe Build-A-Tale; Randy the Magician; musician Jason McInnes; original Brain Surgeon Theater workshop programming, and the Youth Shakespeare Project.

Exact schedule is as follows:
10/4/14: Musician Human Tim and Robot Tim
10/11/14: Storyteller Shanta Neruda
10/18/14: Dance Troupes Ballet 5:8 and Dance to Evolve (includes post-show workshop)
10/25/14: Improv Troupe Build-A-Tale (includes post-show workshop)
11/1/14: Brain Surgeon Theater Acting Workshop
11/8/14: Randy the Magician
11/15/14: Storyteller Dot Kane
11/22/14: Storyteller Tracy Ellert
11/29/14: Improv Troupe Build-A-Tale (includes post-show workshop)
12/6/14: Musician Jason McInnes
12/13/14: Youth Shakespeare Project Presents Romeo and Juliet (Abridged). Please note that the Youth Shakespeare Project’s performance is best for children ages 10 and up.

Brain Surgeon Theater’s Family Matinee Series is curated by Mack Oliver and produced by Brain Surgeon Theater.

Brain Surgeon Theater is an ensemble of artist-educators that has been collaborating since 2006. A core group of theatre artists, musicians, choreographers, and filmmakers facilitates performing arts summer camps, year-round movie-making and theatre birthday parties, and weekend intensives throughout the school year. Brain Surgeon Theater has previously produced devised rock musicals co-created by professional Chicago actors and local youth in equally-sized roles. Fore more information, please visit or email

MORE ABOUT MACK OLIVER (Family Matinee Coordinator)
Mack Oliver is a professional dancer and dance instructor currently training at the Joel Hall Dance Center. In addition to coordinating family matinee programming for Brain Surgeon Theater, Mack is the Enrichment Coordinator for Everybody Dance Now! Chicago and teaches young dancers with Dance to Evolve.

For more information or to schedule a review, please contact Gwen Tulin or 773.598.4549. More information on Gorilla Tango Bucktown is available at or 773.598.4549.

Gorilla Tango Bucktown is a year-round performance venue featuring an 79-seat blackbox theater, rehearsal rooms, and co-producing opportunities providing artists with marketing, box office, and front of house support as well as strategic business advice for creating sustainable art.

Gorilla Tango Bucktown is conveniently located at the intersection of Western and Milwaukee in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. Easily accessible by public transportation, GT Bucktown is steps away from the Western Blue Line stop and the #49 Western, #56 Milwaukee, and #73 Armitage bus routes. Metered street parking is available on Milwaukee Avenue. Offering shows for a wide variety of audiences, Gorilla Tango Bucktown performances are listed in full on the website with descriptions and ratings similar to movie theater screenings. GT Bucktown now offers a selection of affordable beer and wine for purchase. Consult the website for rating information, tickets, and details about how to produce at this venue.
1919 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60647