FIRST FLOOR THEATER STAGES STORIES OF INDIVIDUALS FACING MOMENTS OF RADICAL CHANGE.

BY COMBINING VISCERAL ACTING, IMMERSIVE DESIGN, AND COLLABORATIVE DRAMATURGY, FFT EXPANDS THESE STORIES TO ASK URGENT SOCIAL QUESTIONS.

Founded in 2012 by eight University of Chicago alumni, First Floor began with a single goal - to engage the audience’s intellectual curiosity. In our first year, we staged an immersive production of David Mamet’s Sexual Perversity in Chicago and introduced our annual short play festival inspired by classic authors. FFT was named “Best New Theater Company” by the Chicago Reader’s Best of 2013 Reader’s Pick edition. After our second season, we expanded our goals and our mission to combine performance, dramaturgy and design through collaboration. Our third season was inspired by changing values in contemporary America and our fourth, an examination of mental health in our country. 

First Floor Theater is a resident company at The Den.