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Culturally Rich, Diverse Stories Spotlighted In Ghostlight Ensemble's 2nd Annual Fest Photo Culturally Rich, Diverse Stories Spotlighted In Ghostlight Ensemble's 2nd Annual Festival For Young Audiences
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 24, 2021

A child with no memory lost at sea, a balloon afraid of soaring through the clouds, a splash of Black Girl Magic. Welcome to year two of Make/Believe, a theatre festival that challenges its young (and young-at-heart) audiences to indulge their imagination and open their minds to all the beautiful, complicated ways life presents itself.

Ghostlight Ensemble Theatre Company Presents their Festival Of New Works For Young Au Photo Ghostlight Ensemble Theatre Company Presents their Festival Of New Works For Young Audiences
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 22, 2020

Cereal royalty, a monster that eats words, the source of all black girl magic, a unique bird that tastes bad. Welcome to Make/Believe, a theatre festival that challenges its young - and young at heart - audiences to throw out the way things have always been done and indulge their imagination.

Photo Flash: The CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL Returns to The Den Theatre Photo Photo Flash: The CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL Returns to The Den Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Jun 8, 2018

The CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns for its ninth year! The marathon evening of one-minute plays by 70 of Chicago's established and emerging playwrights and directors plays two nights only, Tuesday, June 26 and Wednesday, June 27 at 8 pm at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood.

For Youth Inquiry (FYI) Performance Company At Icah Presents World Premiere of THIS B Photo For Youth Inquiry (FYI) Performance Company At Icah Presents World Premiere of THIS BOAT CALLED MY BODY
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

For Youth Inquiry (FYI), the participatory theater company of the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH), proudly presents the World Premiere of "This Boat Called My Body", May 31 - June 17. This multidisciplinary performance explores reproductive freedom for youth in the natural amphitheater at Palmisano Park, 2700 S. Halsted.

For Youth Inquiry (FYI) Performance Company At Icah Presents World Premiere of THIS B Photo For Youth Inquiry (FYI) Performance Company At Icah Presents World Premiere of THIS BOAT CALLED MY BODY
by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2018

For Youth Inquiry (FYI), the participatory theater company of the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH), proudly presents the World Premiere of "This Boat Called My Body", May 31 - June 17. This multidisciplinary performance explores reproductive freedom for youth in the natural amphitheater at Palmisano Park, 2700 S. Halsted.

HISTORY LEZONS A Festival Of Short Plays Comes to  Pride Arts Center This March Photo HISTORY LEZONS A Festival Of Short Plays Comes to Pride Arts Center This March
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 8, 2018

March has officially been Women's History Month in the U.S. since 1987. In 2018, Pride Films and Plays will celebrate its own 'Women-Loving-Women's History Month' with HISTORY LEZONS, a showcase of nine short plays about women of previous eras - some historical, some fictional, some a combination of both. 

Photo Flash: First Look at SIX STORIES TALL, Returning to Adventure Stage Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Drums and DJs. Monsters and mysteries. Victory. A legion of young heroes battles villains, saves the underdog, and once again makes dreams come true as Adventure Stage Chicago revives its electrifying 2012 production before embarking on its first-ever national tour. Influenced by comic books, video games, hip hop, urban mythology, and Latino folklore, this collection of vignettes celebrates youth as everyday heroes taking us on a thrilling, heartfelt journey. Scroll down for photos!

Adventure Stage Remounts SIX STORIES TALL, Tour to Follow
by Julie Musbach - Mar 7, 2017

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), presents the touring version of 2012's Six Stories Tall, written by Marco Ramirez and directed by ASC Producing Artistic Director Tom Arvetis. The production includes performances in Chicago (March 21 - April 29), the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN (March 29 - 31), and The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College in New York (May 5).

Photo Flash: 7th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL To Be Held Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns to The Den Theatre for its seventh year - this time exploring America and Chicago in 2017 in the wake of the Presidential election. The marathon evening of one-minute plays by more than 60 of Chicago's established and emerging playwrights and directors is presented two nights only, Today, February 21 and Wednesday, February 22, 2016 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets, priced at $18, are currently available at brownpapertickets.com.

ASC Announces Revival and Tour of Hit Production SIX STORIES TALL
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 9, 2017

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), presents the touring version of 2012's Six Stories Tall, written by Marco Ramirez and directed by ASC Producing Artistic Director Tom Arvetis. The production includes performances in Chicago (March 21 - April 29), the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN (March 29 - 31), and The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College in New York (May 5).  As a participatory arts company, ASC productions feature multiple options for audience engagement.

Photo Flash: 7th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL To Be Held 2/21
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 25, 2017

The CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns to The Den Theatre for its seventh year - this time exploring America and Chicago in 2017 in the wake of the Presidential election. The marathon evening of one-minute plays by more than 60 of Chicago's established and emerging playwrights and directors is presented two nights only, Tuesday, February 21 and Wednesday, February 22, 2016 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets, priced at $18, are currently available at brownpapertickets.com.

Victory Gardens Announces Assistant Directors for 2016-17 Directors Inclusion Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater has announced the 2016/17 Season Directors Inclusion Initiative Assistant Directors include Kaiser Ahmed (Hand To God), Arianna Soloway (Roz and Ray), Ameenah Kaplan (A Wonder In My Soul), Charlotte Drover (Queen), and Alyssa Vera Ramos (Native Gardens).

6th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL Highlights Works by Women
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns with a twist: the sixth annual event will celebrate the works of all women and women-identified playwrights and directors.

6th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL to Highlight Works by Women
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

The CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns with a twist: the sixth annual event will celebrate the works of all women and women-identified playwrights and directors.

6th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL Set for The Den Theatre in May
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 1, 2016

The CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns with a twist: the sixth annual event will celebrate the works of all women and women-identified playwrights and directors. The marathon evening of one-minute plays by more than 70 of Chicago's established and emerging playwrights and directors will play two nights only, Tuesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets, priced at $18, are currently available at brownpapertickets.com.

Photo Flash: First Look at First Floor Theater's POLAROID STORIES, Opening 11/21
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 19, 2013

First Floor Theater will kick off their second season with POLAROID STORIES, Naomi Iizuka's masterful mash-up of Roman myth and documentary theatre, directed by FFT Artistic Producer Hutch Pimentel, playing November 21 - December 21, 2013 at Red Tape Theatre. Tickets for POLAROID STORIES will be available at http://firstfloortheater.com/. Check out a first look at the cast in action below!

Adventure Stage Chicago Presents a Restaging of Marco Ramirez's Six Stories Tall for 6 School Matinees in November
by Robert Diamond - Oct 10, 2013

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC) has crafted a one hour version of Marco Ramirez's Six Stories Tall, directed by Tom Arvetis, to be performed Fri., Nov. 8th as part of the Auditorium Theatre's Student Matinee Series. Additionally, ASC will present six school performances of Six Stories Tall at Vittum Theater this November.

Teatro Luna Presents A VERY LUNA CHRISTMAS, Now thru Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2013

Tired of the same old Christmas stories? Can't bring yourself to buy tickets for The Nutcracker again? Looking for a hilarious and poignant Christmas event for the whole family? Look no further than Teatro Luna's A Very Luna Christmas. This family-friendly play is presented mostly in English with a sprinkle of Spanish and is perfect for abuelos, amores, amistades and everyone else in between!

Teatro Luna Presents A VERY LUNA CHRISTMAS, Now thru 1/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2012

Tired of the same old Christmas stories? Can't bring yourself to buy tickets for The Nutcracker again? Looking for a hilarious and poignant Christmas event for the whole family? Look no further than Teatro Luna's A Very Luna Christmas. This family-friendly play is presented mostly in English with a sprinkle of Spanish and is perfect for abuelos, amores, amistades and everyone else in between!

Teatro Luna Announces New Leadership Team
by Kelsey Denette - Aug 29, 2012

"The only job of the artist is to keep changing," Luis Alfaro, playwright of Victory Gardens' recent success Oedipus El Rey, told a room full of theater practitioners at a recent workshop in Chicago. His words especially resonated with Executive Director and newly minted Ensemble member Alexandra Meda of Teatro Luna, a company whose leadership transitions in recent years have evolved into a new organizational structure infused with lots of new blood. A company which has built its niche in autobiographical and ethnographic ensemble-devised work, Teatro Luna is no stranger to change and responding to challenges on its feet. In that spirit, Chicago's all-Latina theatre company bursts into its 12th season with the induction of a slew of new Latina talent.

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