Seventh Annual Inclusive Theatre Festival

Northwestern University’s Seesaw Theatre Presents: the Seventh Annual Inclusive Theatre Festival (ITF)! This event is a weekend-long conference celebrating the strides being made in inclusive and accessible theatre. ITF aims to bring together theatre artists and practitioners from across the country, giving us all the chance to learn about the amazing work being done and how we can also improve our own work while supporting marginalized communities. The conference is intended not only for theatre artists (students and professionals alike), but also for the disability community and their families, educators working with …

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Announcing the 2022 Powering the Arts Grantees

Press Release, September 15th, 2022 ComEd, League of Chicago Theatres Award $160,000 in Grant Funding to 18 Arts Organizations Across Northern Illinois Fifth annual Powering the Arts Grant Program expands access to arts and culture   CHICAGO (September15, 2022) — After two years of disruptions due to the pandemic, in-person performances and theaters are back in northern Illinois. To increase access to the arts in northern Illinois, ComEd and the League of Chicago Theatres today announced that they have awarded $160,000 in funding to local community arts organizations across the region. Through ComEd’s annual Powering the Arts …

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A Message from DCASE

Dear Performing Arts Community, We have spent the last several weeks compiling and digesting the great feedback offered by this community at the recent Performing Arts Convening. A summary of your feedback can be accessed/downloaded here. In response to what we heard, we also want to share information and resources related to DCASE programs, events, and services that connect back to the four main pillars that were identified as areas of interest that structured our discussions at the Convening: 1. Cultural grants program flyer that details eligibility and tentative 2023 program calendar …

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A Message from DCASE Regarding Monkey Pox Virus (MPV)

The city and its health partners have been responding to the MPV (monkeypox virus) outbreak since Chicago identified its first case in June. This is an evolving situation and information is being updated regularly. Below and attached are resources from the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Resources: One-page summary from the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) Chicago Department of Public Health’s MPV hub Centers for Disease Control and Prevention monkeypox hub All CDPH social media images, posters, and FAQs are available via the …

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Jerrell L. Henderson Awarded the 2022 Roberson Resident Fellowship

Read the Full Press Release Below: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cathy Taylor, Cathy Taylor Public Relations, (773) 564-9564, cathy@cathytalorpr.com The League of Chicago Theatres awards the 2022 Samuel G. Roberson Jr. Resident Fellowship to Jerrell L. Henderson and Free Street Theater Chicago (January 25, 2022) – The League of Chicago Theatres has awarded the 2022 Samuel G. Roberson Jr. Resident Fellowship to director Jerrell L. Henderson and Free Street Theater. Henderson will be awarded $20,000 for participation in the program and Free Street Theater will be awarded $7,500 for its support of …

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The Chicago Inclusion Project Announces Anti-Racism Workshops for Theatre and Arts Organizations

The staff of The Chicago Inclusion Project is excited to launch a new workshop and continuum developed by staff members Jessica Vann and Arti Ishak. The workshop, entitled “Being Anti-Racist: An Active Action,” is designed for Theatre and Arts organizations looking for a comprehensive deep-dive into Anti-Racist practices and actionable steps toward becoming an Anti-Racist organization. After taking this workshop, companies will have a deeper understanding of where their institution stands, and a clear idea of actions that can be taken to achieve Anti-Racism goals. Inspired by Enrich Chicago & Crossroad’s Continuum …

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“All Together Now” Community Fundraiser

Eclectic Full Contact Theatre, in partnership with the Athenaeum Theater, is coordinating a Chicago Theatre Community fundraising event to benefit any and all Chicago theatres that want to participate. The plan is to put on a one-night only production of “All Together Now”, a new musical revue being offered license and royalty-free by MTI for use by anyone the weekend of November 12-15th. Details as to what songs are being released for use in this revue are still forthcoming, but the show will be free to use in any form during that …

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