Thanks for a fantastic 2013!
Help us make 2014 our best year yet.

Last year, we had our first festival of short musicals, the world premiere of Pr0ne, the launch of our reading series, and a best-ever Halloween production. Soon, we'll be launching a new website and announcing our 2014-15 season. Meanwhile, consider making a charitable contribution to Underscore!

About Us

We Are

A team of producing artists and musicians in Chicago, IL.

Our Belief

Music can elevate drama, subvert expectations, intensify action, cut to the quick and express the inexpressible.

Our Mission

To explore stories of power and resonance through a musical lens; to foster the development of new musicals; and to bolster Chicago’s role as a national leader in musical theatre.

Our Goal

To open eyes and ears, to enthrall, and to inspire.

Underscore Theatre Company is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt not-for-profit organization.

The Undertakers

The Ensemble
Alex Higgin-Houser Artistic Director
Laura Stratford Executive Director
David Kornfeld Producing Artistic Director
Brendan Siegfried Director of Development

Lauren Lundy Production Director
Robert Duggan Financial Director
Susan Thomas Staff Member at large
Aaron Stephenson Literary Manager

Artistic Associates
Sam Button-Harrison, Anthony D'Amato, Jonas Davidow, Randall Fleer, Chad Michael Innis, Kailyn Kent, Jon Levitt, Lila C. Newman, Jerrod Schober, Leah Isabel Tirado and Matthew Ulm.

We're always looking to meet new artists and non-profit professionals! Email Laura to inquire about open positions, or just to say hi.

Soon we'll be launching a new website, complete with tons of information about our new season (spoilers: it's awesome), tons of music and behind-the-scenes info, and a lot more!