Contribute to our "Nest Fund"!
We're super excited to be renovating this historical Rogers Park building on Ashland and Estes. Once the Rogers Park Women's Social Club, our hope is to renovate it within the next two years and turn it into a full performing arts venue.
The building, affectionately called “The Nest” by Cuckoo’s Company Members, has only been used for rehearsals, auditions, and storage until now. CT Managing Director Bart O’Toole has big plans for the future of the space.
He says “I would like it to become a performing arts center for not only us, but for the neighborhood. Logistically, we’re looking at a 100 seat main theater, a 36 seat black box theater, and rehearsal/meeting spaces.”
CT Artistic Director Marc James hopes that The Nest “becomes a place that welcomes everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion. And that it can become an artistic home for artists in Chicago."
Our goal is to be performing shows in The Nest by our 2019-2020 season (our sixth!)
How To Help!
To inquire about volunteering for renovations or renting space at The Nest, please
contact Managing Director Bart O'Toole at
If you're interested in becoming a business partner or sponsoring the building, please
contact our Company Managers
Melissa Golden at MGolden@thecuckoostheaterproject.com or
Rebecca Sparks at