Resident Artists


Award-winning classical guitarist W. Mark Akin is a St. Louis based musician who has engaged audiences across the country with his dynamic on-stage presence and musicality. Mark has won prizes in numerous competitions such as the Wilson Center Guitar Competition in Wisconsin, Beethoven Club Competition in Memphis, the University of Arizona's Beeston Competition and Sholin Competition, and was a winner of the Artist Presentation Society of St Louis Competition.  In June 2022 Mark was a Featured Artist for the Missouri Arts Council.  

Upcoming concerts: TBD

Hailed by the St. Louis Post Dispatch as "One of St. Louis' most important classical organizations" Chamber Project Saint Louis is a collaborative chamber music ensemble celebrating the dynamic interactions between all members of the music-making process: from composers, to performers, to audience members. 

Upcoming Concert: TBD

The Kingsbury Ensemble is one of the Midwest's premier professional early music groups. Formed in 1999 under the artistic direction of Maryse Carlin, the Ensemble performs exclusively on period instruments.

Upcoming Concert: March 2025

St Louis Chamber Soloists

Formed by members of the St. Louis community, The STL Chamber Soloists bring together musical experiences from around the world. The Chamber Soloists perform music without a conductor, and work collectively and democratically. This often lends itself to dynamic and innovative interpretations of music old and new. 

Upcoming Concert: TBD

St. Louis String Collective promotes creative, multi-genre string instrument playing through educational programming and performance opportunities. 

Upcoming concert: TBD

“Blue Cosmos” will be available to stream, BUT if you want to support me and the music directly, you can PRE-ORDER the album digitally on Bandcamp! It’s just like buying on [multinational corporate owned digital storefront], but your purchase goes almost fully to the artists!

You’ll be able to download a digital copy to your device, so you don’t need to pay a subscription fee or anything. It’s also great if you’d prefer digital to a CD.

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Upcoming Concert: August 3rd

Pure heart and soul. That's how you can best describe Hobo Cane. Born as Javier Alberto Mendoza in the state of Virginia to a Spanish mother and Mexican/American father, Javier's love for music burned bright from a young age. He started his musical career joining Warner-Chappell as a staff writer in Miami, FL. There he spent his time writing tunes for mega pop sensations such as Enrique Iglesias, Juan David, Ricky Martin, Rosario and more. The ever-winding path of life took him to Saint Louis: City of Miles Davis, Tina Turner and Chuck Berry, where he saw musical success with his new following. 

Upcoming Concert: Dec 2024

 Theatre Companies

Contraband Theatre produces new plays in St. Louis and fosters a community-based, flyover-focused, and human-centric model of theatre in an intimate and welcoming setting. We invite panels of experts who connect our plays’ themes to the community, and we love to provide free food. We employ diverse artists in accessible locations and promote radical hospitality by making every ticket pay-what-you wish, $0-$30. We exclusively produce new, regional work.

Contraband has been in residence since 2023. 

Upcoming Show: Am I Dangerous - October 2024

Since its inception, First Run Theatre has produced more than 120 full length plays and one-acts It has also grown to include their popular play festival, Spectrum.  All of which have been written, directed, and staged by local St. Louis Talent. 

First Run Theatre has been in residence at The Chapel since 2022

Upcoming Shows: Spectrum February 2025 & the Reading Festival April 2025

The Midnight Company is a St. Louis-based enterprise, focusing on new and interesting work for the stage, screen and internet.

Midnight Company has been in residence since 2021,  

Upcoming Show: Old Times by Harold Pinter - July 2024

SATE’s active and conscious support of women artists makes the company innovative in the community. In 2017 SATE founded the Aphra Behn Festival as a process connecting women interested in directing and writing for theatre an opportunity to build experience, experiment, hone their craft, and connect with theatre professionals in a supported, collaborative atmosphere.

In 2020, SATE launched an Artistic Advisory Ensemble. This partnership of artists explores collaborative system-building and create institutional best practices.

SATE Ensemble has been in residence since The Chapel opened in 2008, 

Upcoming Show: Tempest in a Tea Pot - September 2024.