Jackalope Playwrights Lab – Now Accepting Spring Applications

This eight-week writing intensive is designed for artists interested in developing new, full-length plays through a workshop development process, and meets on Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm at The Frontier. COST: $225 UPCOMING SESSIONS: SPRING 2020 SESSION runs March 28th through May 16th. DEADLINE: Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Friday, March 20th. TO APPLY: Please send an artistic statement, resume, and 10 page writing sample to playwrightslab@jackalopetheatre.org TEACHING ARTIST BIO: Calamity West is a Chicago-based, award-winning playwright. Her plays have appeared at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Roundabout, The Goodman, Jackalope Theatre, Steep Theatre, Sideshow …

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Applications are now open for the 2020 CityArts Program

Applications are now open for the 2020 CityArts Program, offering grants to nonprofit arts and culture organizations of all sizes. This year’s program includes opportunities to apply for general operating grants across all artistic disciplines, as well as project grants in alignment with the Year of Chicago Music.

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FREE Flu Shots at the Simon Casting Annual Blood Drive – Feb. 10th – 10am-4pm

Flu season is not over yet! Get your free flu shot, sponsored by the Actors Fund and administered by Howard Brown Health, on Feburary 10th at the Simon Casting Annual Blood Drive. For years, Simon Casting has called on the entertainment community to do their part and donate blood to those in need. Be a health hero and become a blood donor, be a health-conscious citizen and help prevent influenza, or be both! A full-service agency specializing in Film, Television, Theatre, and Commercials, Simon Casting offers a creative eye, an attentive ear, …

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#ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence

#ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence (www.enoughplays.com) is new year-long initiative launched by Chicago director Michael Cotey for middle and high school students to use playwriting to spark conversations about gun violence in their community. Students in 6-12 write and submit short 10-minute plays about gun violence now until April 20, 2020. Those plays will be read by a team of theatre artists and a selection of plays will be chosen and read in locations across the country in an evening of simultaneous readings on December 14, 2020 – the 8th anniversary …

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