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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Grand Reopening of Adventure Stage Chicago After Flooding of the Vittum Theater

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a program of the Northwestern Settlement, is proud to announce the Grand Reopening of the Vittum Theater. ASC will present its first production in the newly rehabbed Vittum Theater on February 15th. As part of the festivities, there will be a free staged reading of Carlos Murillo’s I Come From Arizona . The reading will be preceded by tours of the new offices, ribbon cutting hosted by the West Town and Wicker Park Bucktown Chambers of Commerce, a toast to our community for their support, and more. The …

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Theatre Momentum’s Dramatic Improv classes start Saturday, March 14th

Immediacy, Bravery, Vulnerability Dramatic improv is not just useful for improvisors. It is incredibly helpful for scripted actors, to find intense, immediate moments, to be able to respond to directions without judgment, and to stay focused in the moment. They’ll also help your comedic improv. Get deeper, more layered characters and 3-dimensional stories that feel like a play. Step away from tradition. These are unique classes that will change your improv world. Theatre Momentum’s classes will teach you the skills to create performances that are believable, seamless, and smart. You will learn …

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