About Jackalope


Jackalope Theatre expands American identity by engaging with our communities to produce works that celebrate diverse perspectives.


In the spring of 2008, three senior directing majors at Columbia College Chicago joined together in a class project for their Theater Management Techniques course. Their assignment was to create a fictional theatrical production company. The project went so well that they decided to make their project a reality, and that summer Jackalope Theatre Company was born. These founding members, AJ Ware, Kaiser Ahmed, and Gus Menary were soon joined by Andrew Burden Swanson. Since that time, Jackalope has evolved into a dynamic, respected arts organization.

Now in our 9th Season, we produce three full length plays and a one-act  festival of new plays every year, as well as support artistic programming of every discipline at The Frontier, our storefront home in Edgewater.