"Means Of Production genuinely delivers miracles

on a regular basis.​"

we are your Means Of Production.

Scenic Design - Technical Design - Project Management - Scenic Carpentry - Interior Carpentry
Metalwork - Steel Bending - Rigging - CNC Fabrication - Prop Construction - Capital Improvements
Logistics - Laser printing - 3-D carving/sculpting - Scenic Art -  Painted Backdrops - ​Set Electrification

​AS CHICAGO'S PREMIER BOUTIQUE SCENE SHOP, MEANS OF PRODUCTION INVESTS PERSONALLY IN EVERY PROJECT WE UNDERTAKE.  WE’VE BEEN PART OF THE GROWTH AND SUCCESS OF MAJOR PERFORMING ARTS ORGANIZATIONS, SCHOOLS, DESIGNERS, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES, EVENTS PLANNERS, AND CREATIVE DIRECTORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY– WE LOOK FORWARD TO BRINGING OUR RECORD OF DEDICATED SUCCESS TO YOU. 

Whatever your vision, whatever your goals, 

​​​​CREATIVITY -OUR PROJECT MANAGERS ARE CREATIVES.  

 We are designers, craftspeople, and artists. We understand how much your vision means to you and to the success of your production.  We love our job and we strive to awe, inspire, and defy expectations - using the best materials, techniques, machines, technologies, and talents to turn vision into reality.

​​​​COMMUNICATION - SEAMLESS OUTCOMES ARE DRIVEN BY CLEAR COMMUNICATION.

Our Creative Team works closely with you to gain a comprehensive understanding of every aspect of your vision.  We maintain a policy of proactive communication as the project moves forward - ensuring the clarity and cooperation that results in great project management.

PARTNERSHIP - MEANS OF PRODUCTION IS IN THE BUSINESS OF PARTNERING.

Your values are our values. Deadlines are iron-clad. Process is disciplined.  Budgets are transparent. We bring discipline, dedication, and complete commitment to every relationship.  We are there for you, with no surprises, no excuses, and no drama.  

We demand it from our vendors, our subcontractors, and ourselves – You deserve it.   

MICHAEL HALBERSTOM

Artistic Director

Writers Theatre of Glencoe

​​"Means Of Production ​scene shop made dreams come alive.

Kingsley's excitement about the project was contagious."

JOHN DUNWOODY

Visual Director,

Saks Fifth Avenue, Chicago

BARRY MURTAUGH

Dir Finance & Operations

Frances Xavier Warde School

NETWORK - OUR VENDORS ARE OUR PARTNERS. 

We’ve worked diligently to cultivate strong relationships not only with Chicago vendors, but national and regional industry leaders across a breadth of disciplines. They have intimate knowledge of what we do, how we work, and what we demand. They go above and beyond to deliver us the best materials, resources, techniques and tools. They are there for us – so that we can be there for you.

"Means Of Production Chicago is thoughtful,  creative, and as  committed to our goals as we are."

​​​​REACH - WE CAN GO ANYWHERE, ANY TIME.

We love Chicago, but we have the logistics and operations experience to put your project in front of anyone, anywhere in the country. Whether you need a musical in Miami, a pop-up event in Vegas, or a prop in Portland, we ensure that the people and parts arrive on time, on budget - and ready to wow.