Oracle Productions will cease operations by the end of December.
The current performance series QUEER, ILL + OKAY ( produced with Joe Varisco and Art AIDS America Chicago ), which closes Dec. 17, will be the final program on Oracle's stage.
A press release noted how difficult 2016 has been for Oracle. Among the hurdles "was the need to find a new home after losing our longtime space of 11 years at 3809 N. Broadway due to condominium development." Also, executive producers Brad Jayhan-Little and Ben Fuchsen left due to signficant life changesleading the board of directors "to dissolve Oracle and grant its assets to other important nonprofit institutions dedicated to making art accessible to all."
However, there is one last goal: "In our final effort to achieve this mission, Oracle will be distributing our remaining physical and monetary assets to arts organizations with a plan to provide accessible art to the public. We ask theater and performance companies with 501( c )( 3 ) status to submit a one-page letter requesting funds for a free night of programming in their upcoming season. Visit PublicAccessTheatre.org for more information."