Gorilla Tango Theatre

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Founded in 2006, Gorilla Tango (GTT) is a theater located on the west side of Chicago (in the Wicker Park / Bucktown neighborhood).


Gorilla Tango is run by Dan Abbatte (who trained at iO and Second City). GTT previously operated a space in Albuquerque, NM. The theater features several improvised shows, sketch revues and independent plays - as well as quite a bit of burlesque. ('Boobs & Goombas: A Super Mario Brothers Burlesque', 'A Nude Hope: A Star Wars Burlesque' and 'Temple of Boobs: An Indiana Jones Burlesque'). They also staged several productions of "Acro-cats" (a show featuring acrobatic cats).

Training Center

Gorilla Tango has hosted courses taught by the following instructors: Jimmy Carrane, Jason Chin and Dave Razowsky.

The Training Center offers several classes and workshops (for all ages), as well as the 'Ensemble Improv Program' (EIP) - created by Travis Tack. EIP coaches include: Matt Castellvi, Kevin Mullaney, Tim Stoltenberg and Dan Wright.

EIP Teams: Carlos Santana - Hush Money - Midnight Rooster - Sonic Doom - Supergroup - More...

Current Shows

Astronaut Theatre - $500 GTT Talent Thing - That New Show

Past Shows

Michael Pizza - Mitzi's Variety Hour - No! It's A Spaceship - The Spectacular Show - Stir Friday Night - Stripper's Picnic

Contact Info