Self Portraits 3
by Bottle Alley Theatre Company

Dec. 05 - Dec. 06

Self Portraits 3 is the third live installment of our Self Portraits performances, Bottle Alley's most popular shows and our most direct connection to our DIY and punk roots. Self Portraits is our take on a popular late-night Chicago show format, in which the ensemble writes and performs thirty original pieces in a random order each night. Some of the pieces are funny. Some are sad. Some are non-verbal. But they are all bonded together through themes of honesty and brevity. The result can best be described as barely controlled chaos. An unhinged amount of raw expression. We like to say that this is a good show for people with something to get off of their chest. And with all that is going on in the world currently, and over the past two years, there is no better time than now to do this show. 

Here are some reviews from Self Portraits 2 in case you want to get a better understanding of the show:  

CTX Live Theatre:

Broadway World: 

Bottle Alley Theatre Company shall be holding open auditions for our upcoming production of Self Portraits 3. All roles are paid a stipend. 

Auditions will consist of a three to five minute long piece, created by you. In this piece you won't be playing a character, but will rather just be yourself. What that piece is is entirely up to you. You can sing us a song, perform a dance piece, speak, not speak, improv, whatever you want! The most important aspects of your audition are that you come as yourself with a piece that you created, and whatever that piece is is an extension of something true (something that actually happened to you, or an expression of something you genuinely feel). When considering a piece, we ask that you think of the title of the show -- Self Portraits. When you look in the mirror, both as an artist and as a person, what do you see? What is it that you want us to know about you? And how do you express that to us onstage? 

Interested? Please email a headshot and resume to to set up an audition appointment. Auditions will take place Monday, December 5th and Tuesday December 6th from 7 to 9 pm at Space Recording & Rehearsal Studio (7915 Menchaca Rd). 

Self Portraits 3 will take place in early April. Rehearsals will begin in January. Self Portraits 3 will be directed by Bottle Alley founder Chris Fontanes, produced by Bottle Alley Interim Artistic Director Amber Wilson, and stage managed by VORTEX Company Member Sarah Hogestyn. 

About Us:  Bottle Alley Theatre Company is a DIY punk theatre company specializing in found space theatre. We have been staging strictly strange work in increasingly odd and beautiful places since 2012. You can find out more about us at