Footholds 2021

An Anthology Play by the Community


7:30pm Thurs-Sat | 3pm Sun

In its third installment, Footholds intertwines The Impostors Theatre Co.’s unique vision with local voices.

Footholds is an anthology series written by playwrights from across the Chicagoland community. Ensemble members conceived the idea in reaction to one of the most frustrating and intimidating villains an artist can face: a blank page. A blank canvas allows for infinite possibilities, but this can sometimes act as a hindrance. With no definitive starting point, it can be difficult to realize a final product.

By introducing a single, ambiguous constraint, a crack in the block of marble, we ask our writers and collaborators to start with the same limitation and branch off wherever their imaginations take them. This year’s foothold: a skeleton key.