The Right Brain Project

Where Passion Plays


About The Right Brain Project

The Right Brain Project, formed in 2001 and incorporated in 2005, was the brain-child of Anthony Ingram, Nathan Robbel, Colby Sellers, and Anthony Tournis - all alumni of Western Illinois University, and all equally passionate about bringing intimate stories to life on the Chicago stage.

Although forming in 2001, the RBP officially became an incorporated organization in 2005, premiering a production of Boris Vian's The Empire Builders at the Bailiwick loft space in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago and gaining non-for-profit status shortly thereafter. Since then, the RBP has been producing theatre primarily in Chicago, as well as number of projects in other regional venues. In 2009, the Right Brain Project acquired a home at 4001 N. Ravenswood: The RBP Rorschach, which housed 7 seasons of Right Brain work.

In the past sixteen years, The RBP has evolved and found a concentration on intimate theatre that strives to bring the actor and the audience together in unique fashions. Whether that be through unexpected and intimate staging, clever design, or simply telling stories that unearth the rawest of emotions for audiences, the RBP strives to present daring work that leaves its patrons moved, shaken, and elated.

In Spring of 2017, the legacy of The Right Brain Project was passed on to a new generation of theater practitioners. Following this year's national premiere of the Cuban classic, ""Electra Garrigó", The RBP bid farewell to the Rorschach performance space, in hopes that an itinerant company would allow The RBP to fulfill their mission of becoming more accessible to multiple neighborhoods and demographics.

Startlingly intimate, proudly raw, and innately political, The Right Brain Project is excited to stage further productions that reflect the passions of both our artists and audiences.