About Us

Mission:
It is the mission of Bartleby Productions to produce high-spirited entertainment that attracts all kinds of Chicagoans and joins them together in camaraderie and celebration.

What We Do:
We are a collective of artist-generalists who produce work that brings everybody together. All kinds of everybody and all kinds of work. Work that is engaged with who we are and who you are and our place in the world. Work that is above all entertaining, above all morally challenging, above all generous, above all concise and inclusive and amusing. And above all thoughtful.

Some Work Preferences:
We would prefer not to bore you.
We would prefer not to be flashy.
We would prefer not to be trendy.
We would prefer not to be out of touch.
We would prefer not to be pricey.
We would prefer not to be cheap.
We would prefer to never value a message above a good story.
We would prefer not to leave you unsatisfied.

Some Other Preferences:
We would prefer you not be qualified (we’re not.)
We would prefer you not be lazy.
We would prefer you not be quiet.
We would prefer you not let yourself off the hook.
We would prefer you not let us off the hook.
We would prefer you not leave your cell phone on during the performance.