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Festival on the Square at Congo Square Theatre

Dates

2/4/2021 - 2/6/2021

Theatre

Congo Square Theatre


Chicago,IL



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Chicago February 2021 Virtual Theatre Celebrates Black History Month ArticleChicago February 2021 Virtual Theatre Celebrates Black History Month
February 02, 2021

Chicago theatres are presenting a wide range of online productions and events to celebrate Black History Month. Theatre venues in Chicago and across the world remain closed due to the pandemic yet the creative spirit remains bright.

Congo Square Theatre Presents Three-Day Festival On The Square ArticleCongo Square Theatre Presents Three-Day Festival On The Square
January 12, 2021

Congo Square Theatre Company (Congo Square), one of the nation's premier African American theatres, announces its Festival on the Square, a three-day virtual festival celebrating the arts, February 4-6, 2021.

Cast Announced for Streaming Production of EVERY WAITING HEART ArticleCast Announced for Streaming Production of EVERY WAITING HEART
November 05, 2020

EVERY WAITING HEART, the full-length play by Lauren Ferebee that was planned pre-COVID for a fully staged production in June 2020, will be produced as an audio drama streaming for an open-ended run and premiering on Tuesday, November 10.

Cast Announced for Streaming Production of EVERY WAITING HEART ArticleCast Announced for Streaming Production of EVERY WAITING HEART
October 29, 2020

EVERY WAITING HEART, the full-length play by Lauren Ferebee that was planned pre-COVID for a fully staged production in June 2020, will be produced as an audio drama streaming for an open-ended run and premiering on Tuesday, November 10.

ARTEMISIA FEMINIST PODCAST To Launch Virtual Play Readings And Discussions ArticleARTEMISIA FEMINIST PODCAST To Launch Virtual Play Readings And Discussions
September 28, 2020

Artemisia, the Chicago theatre company dedicated to developing and performing plays that empower women, will devote its podcast series that began in May 2020 to readings of rarely produced classics and all-new feminist plays; and to discussions of the plays with the creative teams.

Chicago Offers Theatre, Cabaret, Concerts & More This Fall! ArticleChicago Offers Theatre, Cabaret, Concerts & More This Fall!
September 25, 2020

Theatre venues in Chicago and across the world remain closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic while the industry in Chicago has developed creative ways to connect with audiences.

Congo Square Theatre Company Announces 2020-2021 Season ArticleCongo Square Theatre Company Announces 2020-2021 Season
August 25, 2020

Congo Square Theatre Company one of the nation's premier African American theatres, has announced its full 21st Season of programming for 2020-2021.

Casting Announced for Congo Square Theatre Company's DAY OF ABSENCE ArticleCasting Announced for Congo Square Theatre Company's DAY OF ABSENCE
January 13, 2020

Congo Square Theatre Company, well known for its powerful portrayal of African American classics and gripping new works, commemorates its 20th Anniversary season with a rare production of the 1965 satirical fantasy Day of Absence at the Richard Christiansen Theatre (housed inside Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.), February 27-March 22, 2020. The official opening night is Monday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Lookingglass Theatre Company Welcomes New Ensemble Members and Artistic Associates ArticleLookingglass Theatre Company Welcomes New Ensemble Members and Artistic Associates
December 11, 2019

Lookingglass Theatre Company welcomes five new Ensemble Members and four new Artistic Associates into the Lookingglass family. Joining the Ensemble are Walter Briggs (Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Moby Dick), Kasey Foster (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas), circus choreographer Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein), Anthony Irons (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Act(s) of God), and composer and sound designer Andre Pluess (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Eastland). New Artistic Associates include Cordelia Dewdney (Moby Dick, Hard Times), Wendy Mateo (Big Lake Big City, Beyond Caring), costume designer Sully Ratke (Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas) and Matthew C. Yee (Treasure Island, Moby Dick).

Small Theatres Take Radical Steps During Year of Chicago Theatre ArticleSmall Theatres Take Radical Steps During Year of Chicago Theatre
September 03, 2019

In this 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre, small theatres across Chicago are taking major steps to be more inclusive, generous and accessible, reaffirming Chicago's growing reputation as the epicenter of storefront theatre in the United States. Many small theatres are evolving their company thanks in part to the Chicago-based Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation (the Foundation), which supports more than 50 Chicago small theatre companies with annual budgets below $1 million, to help theatres strengthen operations and focus on producing works and furthering initiatives that are relevant to both the artists and their neighborhood audiences.

Broadway-Bound SIX & More Earn Nominations For The 51st Annual Jeff Awards ArticleBroadway-Bound SIX & More Earn Nominations For The 51st Annual Jeff Awards
September 03, 2019

Eleven world premiere plays and musicals seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by the Jeff Awards, announced today. A total of 192 nominations were made in 34 categories that honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019. During the 2018-19 season, Jeff Awards judges attended opening nights of 132 Equity productions offered by 43 producing organizations and from these openings, 112 productions were a?oeJeff Recommendeda?? and eligible for award nominations.

KCRep Launches 2019/2020 Readings In Popular Monday Night Playwright Series ArticleKCRep Launches 2019/2020 Readings In Popular Monday Night Playwright Series
August 30, 2019

Kansas City Repertory Theatre (KCRep), announced the full schedule for this season's popular Monday Night Playwright Series, which opened with BURIED ROOTS, its first play of the series, on Monday. The series features a line-up of new and returning playwrights including Michelle Tyrene Johnson, Darren Canady, James Still, Migdalia Cruz, Mashuq Mushtaq Deen and Ellen McLaughlin. These free public events take place on the UMKC campus at the Spencer Theatre Donor Lounge.  

Mosaic Theater Company Of DC Turns 5 This Fall And Celebrates Historic Year ArticleMosaic Theater Company Of DC Turns 5 This Fall And Celebrates Historic Year
August 07, 2019

Mosaic Theater Company of DC launches its 5th season this month with the DC premiere of Lynn Nottage's Fabulation, Or The Re-Education of Undine, previewing August 21 (see our August 1 Fabulation press release for opening night information, and our March 29 a?oe#Wokeseason5a?? release for full season line-up), exactly one month after the close of the most successful show in Mosaic's history, the co-production of Kelvin Roston Jr.'s Twisted Melodies, which sold out its last week of performances, playing to record crowds and box office, providing the capstone to a season of transformative artistic and fundraising achievements. 

Greenhouse Theater & GLP Productions Present N ArticleGreenhouse Theater & GLP Productions Present N
July 26, 2019

Greenhouse Theater Center and GLP Productions present the world premiere of David Alex's political drama N, directed by TaRon Patton, playing October 24 a?" November 17, 2019 in The Greenhouse Theater Center's Upstairs Studio, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago.

Court Theatre Announces Casting For KING HEDLEY II ArticleCourt Theatre Announces Casting For KING HEDLEY II
July 15, 2019

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Angel Ysaguirre, Executive Director, has announced casting for August Wilson's King Hedley II, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. King Hedley II runs September 12 - October 13, 2019 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:30pm.

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