Podtalk: Morgan Gire, Artistic Associate of The Factory Theater Chicago, on Aug. Silent Auction

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CHICAGO – It’s time again for live theater in Chicago, and The Factory Theater – in anticipation of their 2021-22 Season – is launching “Quiet Please! It’s A Silent Auction,” an online silent auction through the month of August (the 1st-31st). An amazing array of goods and services are available for bidding, and can be accessed by clicking here.

The Factory Theater is a Chicago company founded in 1992. Originally working out of a storefront theater in the north side Rogers Park neighborhood, the company has produced over 100 shows during its existence, all of which are original scripts written by ensemble members. There are currently in a 70 seat theater on historic Howard Street. 

The Factory Theater and Artistic Associate Morgan Gire (inset)
Photo credit: TheFactoryTheater.com

Morgan Gire, a freelance stage manager in Chicago, joined The Factory Theater as an Artistic Associate recently this summer. A graduate of the University of Iowa, she is also the daughter of film critic Dann Gire of Chicagoland’s The Daily Herald. Ms. Gire helped to coordinate the silent auction, with a goal of funding the upcoming season of The Factory Theater. A remount of the show that was being performed when the world shut down, “Last Night in Karaoke Town,” is scheduled to open October 1st, 2021.

Morgan Gire talked to Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com about the auction, a career as a stage manager and live theater post the pandemic …

”Quiet Please! It’s a Silent Auction,” a benefit for The Factory Theater of Chicago, is available for online bids from August 1st through August 31st, 2021 (click link above). The Factory Theater is located at 1623 West Howard Street. Click TheFactoryTheater.com for more information.

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