A New Theatre Company in Chicago, IL

From the ashes of companies that mistreated artists, who didn't pay their performers when promised, and who eventually closed their doors; comes Phoenix Rising Productions. Our mission is to highlight the rich Midwestern culture and artistry by supporting local playwrights and underrepresented groups.

Announcing New Services

December 23, 2018

Check out our sister site www.ahwdesign.com and see if Aaron or one of the Staff can help you with what you need or want! 

Our Kickstarter was Fully Funded!

May 4, 2018

After 30 days of toilsome effort, the Kickstarter to transform Aaron Harris Woodstein Design into Phoenix Rising Productions went through! Check out the funding and description page here!

Director: 

Seth Wilson

Music Director:

Luke McLoughlin

Writer & Lyricist:

Aaron Harris Woodstein

Composer: 

Sam Mullooly

Art by Judy Novak

Our Fires of Nero Team

New Art from Local Chicago Artist!

April 30, 2018

Many thanks to Kimmy Higginbotam for the new show art!

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A Moment

of Fame!

Aaron was recently interviewed on the popular Chicago area radio show Playtime on 1590 WCGO

The Show is Around the Corner

August 20, 2018

We have a handful of critics ready to review us on opening night (August 30) and our cast of 10 and production crew of 12 more are rearing to bring this show to audiences at Stage 773!

The Fires of Nero: Rise of a Dictator tells the tale of an ambitious young man, his respected tutor, his exploitive friends and a domineering mother.  You will watch as one of Rome’s best known imperators comes into power and position at great cost to those around him.  Is he a madman?  Is he a genius?  You can decide for yourself. 

Contact Us

Get in touch with us today to learn more about our performance schedule, individualized classes, and special events.

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