March 2024 Women’s History Month Shows

Women’s History Month celebrates the invaluable contributions and achievements of women throughout history. In the diverse theatrical landscape of Chicago, women have played a crucial role in shaping its evolution. From groundbreaking playwrights like Lorraine Hansberry, whose seminal work “A Raisin in the Sun” broke barriers and paved the way for Black storytelling, to innovative directors like Mary Zimmerman, known for her visually stunning productions, women have left an indelible mark on Chicago’s theater scene. Their diverse perspectives, artistic prowess, and fearless creativity have enriched and diversified narratives on stage, challenging norms …

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MLK Day Events January 15, 2024

The DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center January 13, 2024; 2-4pm On January 13, 2024, the museum will host  “Been To The Mountaintop:  Dr. King and the Present and Future of Our World,  a free community discussion with civil rights activist, poet and filmmaker Kevin Powell. Explore the exhibits “Freedom: Origin and Journey” and “Troubled Waters: Chicago 1919 Race Riot” Check out their other MLK Day 2024 programming here Chicago Children’s Museum January 15, 2024; 10-5pm Join us for our celebration of Dr. King and his legacy at Chicago Children’s Museum …

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Black History Month Events 2024

Greenhouse Theater Center Tad in 5th City, January 19 – March 3 https://chicagoplays.com/event/tad-in-5th-city/ After the assassination of Dr. King on April 4, 1968, violence erupted on Chicago’s west side, consuming a 28-block stretch of West Madison Street. This traumatic moment changed the landscape of the city and an entire generation.  Chicago Symphony Orchestra Christian McBride’s The Movement Revisited, February 2 https://cso.org/performances/23-24/scp-jazz/christian-mcbride/ Eight-time Grammy Award-winning bassist, bandleader and host of NPR’s “Jazz Night in America,” Christian McBride brings his monumental musical tribute inspired by the words of Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Martin Luther …

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LOCT: 45th Anniversary Programming

League of Chicago Theatres Annual Meeting & Chicago Theatre Week Kick-off  Date: Monday, February 5 Time: 4:00pm-8:00pm Location: Chicago Shakespeare Theater (800 E Grand Ave.)  The League’s Annual Meeting and 2024 Chicago Theatre Week Kick-off will be open to all member organizations and the public. The event will include a pre-program reception, preview performances of select Chicago Theatre Week shows, and opportunities to purchase tickets for Chicago Theatre Week 2024. League of Chicago Theatres Black History Month Panel at The Understudy Coffee and Books Date: Thursday, February 8 Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm Location: The …

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Now Accepting Applications for August Wilson Youth Intensive

The August Wilson New Voices Competition (AWNV) is a city-wide competition open to all Chicago high school students in honor of the late Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, August Wilson. To participate, students engage in three rounds of competition by either performing a 2-3 minute monologue or creating a visual design presentation from one of the ten plays in August Wilson’s Century Cycle. The top two students from the Chicago Regional Finals receive a cash prize and are granted the opportunity to compete at the AWNV National competition with students from across the …

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Theater Season Theatre Toolkit

The League of Chicago Theatres, Choose Chicago, and DCASE are proud to announce a new marketing campaign this fall declaring fall “Theater Season” in Chicago. Just like there is is Football Season, Holiday Season, Spooky Season, and SummertimeCHI, this year we are claiming fall as THE season to see great shows. The campaign leans into the idea that theatre is all around us and even the most ordinary of things can become dramatic. Below you’ll find all the resources to get involved with the campaign and promote your fall shows! Background  Find …

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Pride Month 2023

Pivot Arts During Pride Month, Pivot Arts will be presenting The Memory Place, a unique multi-arts experience amplifying untold stories and hidden histories. As part of the performance, trans and non-binary writer and director, Lucky Stiff, performs their original work, and choreographer/dancer, Davon Suttles, presents a work about LGBTQ+ relations with religious organizations told through tap dance, gospel music, and mixed media. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit https://pivotarts.org/. The performance runs Thursdays thru Sundays June 1-11 only https://chicagoplays.com/event/the-memory-place/ PrideArts PrideArts will be hosting 2 events for this year’s Pride …

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