Upcoming Workshop

Intro to Too Much Light

Thursdays, Sept 17 - Nov 5
7-10 pm
Saturdays, Sept 26 - Nov 14
10 am - 1 pm

Find Out More

Charger Pick Up And Air Conditioning Delivery

The Neo-Futurists are Hiring!



Warm Front.

Spectacles of Ourselves

Hot or Cold

Check out our blog for more

TML Advance Tickets

Neo-Futurism is in the air. Catch it here.

How to use your advance tickets.

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind

Fri/Sat @ 11:30pm & Sun @ 7pm

Learn More

The longest running show in Chicago, an ever-evolving attempt to perform 30 Plays in 60 Minutes. Half of all tickets to Too Much Light are now available for purchase in advance! Advance purchase tickets are $20 with a roll-back refund, meaning patrons will roll a six-sided die and receive $1-$6 back in cash. (photo by Brave Lux, Inc.)

Purchase our new print publication online!

The Neo-Futurists: Body - Comprised of essays, interviews, play-text, photographs, illustrations, lists, and collage, the book is a body of work birthed in collaboration with current Neo-Futurists, Neo Alums, and special guests (including interviews with …

Read More
The Neo-Futurist 2015-2016 season is nigh. Be ready.

Featured Shows

Wednesdays, Oct 7 - 28
7-10 pm

Intro to Clown

Learn More Enroll Today

Thursdays, Sept 17 - Nov 5
7-10 pm
Saturdays, Sept 26 - Nov 14
10 am - 1 pm

Intro to Too Much Light

Learn More Enroll Today

View All Shows

Our Address
5153 N. Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60640


Get Directions

Showtimes for Too Much Light:

  • 11:30pm on Fridays
  • 11:30pm on Saturdays
  • 7:00pm on Sundays
Learn More about TML
"A hectic and invigorating hodgepodge of brainy rants, poignant reminiscences,...and palate-cleansing silliness." - Zac Thompson, Chicago Reader

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind

30 plays in 60 minutes every weekend, and ever-changing.
Over nine-thousand 2-minute plays written since 1988.

Our signature show, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, which had its first performance on December 2, 1988, is now in its twenty-sixth year, making it the longest-running show in Chicago today. Too Much Light…, with its ever-changing “menu,” is an attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes. The single unifying element of these plays is that they are performed from a perspective of absolute honesty.

See Too Much Light

Day. Time. Location.

Friday and Saturday at 11:30 p.m. & Sunday at 7:00 p.m. All shows will be performed at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland @ Foster. Check out our Tips for going to TML and learn everything else you need to know here (about the show, not life). Same Show Times. Different Shows, Every Time.

This Week in Too Much Light

Disintegration of the Word / The Lasting Image Premiere

Written by Kurt Chiang

I wanna do with you what the stools can do Premiere

Written by Kurt Chiang

Song (feat. hypothetical kegels) Premiere

Written by Ida Cuttler

Foot Tales, Episode Three: A Study of Gravity Premiere

Written by Lisa Buscani

Reconstruction of a childhood memory #6 Premiere

Written by Dan Kerr-Hobert

House Hunters International, Abridged Premiere

Written by Jeewon Kim

The People Want Their Pizza Hat Final Week

Written by Dan Kerr-Hobert

What's the opposite of a getaway car? Final Week

Written by Dan Kerr-Hobert

Dan Kerr-Hobert and his REGRETTES Final Week

Written by Dan Kerr-Hobert

This Week's Cast

Jeewon Kim

Ensemble 2014 – present

More About Jeewon

Ida Cuttler

Ensemble 2014 – present

More About Ida

Lisa Buscani

Active Ensemble 1989 – 1992

More About Lisa

Dan Kerr-Hobert Final Week

Ensemble 2012 – present
Booking Coordinator 2015 – present

More About Dan

Kurt Chiang

Ensemble 2008 – present
Artistic Director 2014 – present

More About Kurt

Love TML and want to bring it home? We license our work. Find out how by clicking here.
Neo Alumni joining TML this summer!