Photography by Paul Clark

You Beat The Bad Guy: A Joss Whedon Cabaret

Tuesday, June 20 at 7 PM 

The Den Theatre

1331 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Join New American Folk Theatre in a benefit cabaret featuring "Once More With Feeling" the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical, Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog, music from Firefly, Much Ado & MORE!! Burlesque! Songs! Dances! Cash Bar! Memorabilia For Sale!


$10 suggested donation at the door. 


An Evening of ALL THINGS JOSS WHEDON for the people who love him and his work!!

Charlie Irving - Buffy
Anthony Whitaker - Giles
Song Marshall - Tara
Becca Holloway - Willow/Penny
Robin Treviño - Xander
Caitlin Rose - Anya
Lewis Rawlinson - Spike
Larissa Lynch - Dawn
Sydney Genco - Sweet
Aaron Sarka - Dr. Horrible
Kirk Jackson - Captain Hammer
Featuring Jamal HowardBradley HalversonLarry TriceSarah Gise,Molly ColemanCarrie CampanaAidan McCormackLaura Coleman &Shelby Rebecca Westart

Musical Direction by Tommy Ross

To celebrate Country Music's deep history in American music, the New American Folk Theatre presents

A Night At the Opry

Tuesday, February 28th
The Den Theatre
1333 N. Milwaukee ave.
($10 suggested donation)
A Tribute to the Most Legendary Festival in Music History

The Woodstock Cabaret pays tribute to the music and performers who gathered in August of 1969 to try and bring about peace and love through this weekend long celebration. Join NAFT as we present some of Chicago's most exciting performers as they sing the songs of Janis Joplin, Crash, Stills and Nash, Jimi Hendrix, Melanie, The Band and so many others.

The Woodstock Cabaret is a fundraiser for the New American Folk Theatre's upcoming season.

Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can

(suggested donation of $10.00)

At the Den Theatre Cabaret

1329 N. Milwaukee Avenue

Grapefruit Moon
a tribute to Tom Waits
Join the folks for a benefit cabaret celebrating one of America's most prolific composers.
November 23rd and 24th
at 7:30pm
at The Den Theatre
(1329 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL)
$10 suggested donation

More Info Here

Bein' Green: 

A Jim Henson Cabaret

May 10 at the Den Theatre

Join the New American Folk Theatre for an with some of Chicago Storefront Theatre's most amazing performers paying tribute to the man who created Sesame Street, the Muppet Show, The Muppet Movie, Labyrinth, the Dark Crystal, Fraggle Rock, Muppet Babies and on and on.

We have been searching for favorite songs from every aspect of Jim Henson's prolific career and promise to deliver a night filled with fun, poignant and even educational songs.


Performers Include 


JC Brooks    Maureen San Diego

Liz Chidester    Claire Feeney

Marc Gee      Tobi Mattingly

Aaron Smith     Lianne Rodriguez

Paul Brinnel    Austin D. Oie

Charlie Irving   


and the Cast of Trash


Jamal Howard    Caitlin Jackson

Kirk Jackson   Anthony Whitaker


Premiering at the 

Chicago Musical Theatre Festival!

Saturday August 13 - 2:30 PM, Sunday August 21 - 7:30 PM, 
Saturday August 27 - 5:00 PM and 9:30 PM, 

Sunday August 28 - 12:00 PM

At Victory Gardens Theatre

2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL

New American Folk Theatre
in association with Redtwist Theatre presents 
The Summer of Daisy Fay
July 11 - August 17
Saturdays at 3pm
Sundays and Mondays at 7:30pm
at Redtwist Theatre
(1044 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL)

The Summer of Daisy Fay is Jeff Recommended!

Charlie Irving shines in this one woman show

graphics by Jen Bukovsky
Dirty Girl
An Even Better Cinderella Story
Performing as a part of
Undercore's Chicago Musical Theatre Festival
Sunday, July 5 at 12pm
Wednesday, July 8 at 9:30pm
Saturday, July 11 at 5:30pm
Thursday, July 16 at 6pm
Sunday, July 19 at 12pm
at The Den Theatre
(1333 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL)
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At the Den Theatre

1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.

What critics are saying about Scraps

"The essence of Scraps is her optimism; the essence of Scraps is its unveiling of the complexity of relationships and identities that are central to America's favorite Kansas alternative. The ensemble gleefully acquiesces to all the shapeshifting required with multiple roles and moveable set pieces. Charlie Irving brings vulnerability and complexity to her supporting role as our old pal Dorothy. "

Chicago Reader

"People who would like this show are people who like charismatic rag dolls, an effective moral, and unlabeled Oz. I think people should go see this show. It is an interesting and fun experience. I liked it! "

Ada Grey Reviews

"In the title role, Brown is entirely endearing. Despite spending the majority of the play with her face hidden behind a mask, her ebullience and energy shine through, making Scraps (whom some of the others consider a bit of a joke) a fully developed person in her own right, despite what she might believe. In someone else’s hands, the role might have become caricature, but Brown is careful to take Baum’s unusual creation as seriously Scraps takes herself."


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