Game Jam with Compass Creative Dramatics

As an ideas exchange for the teaching artist/educator community (and—let’s be honest—an excuse to play!), Compass Creative Dramatics hosts a monthly Game Jam! April is our second time hosting virtually – which means we can reach beyond our typical geographical limitations of Chicago to include folks from all over. The games for this month will include ideas that can be done in a virtual setting with students. We’ll also be holding space during the event for educators to share their current questions or hurdles they’ve been experiencing. Each month, one awesome teaching …

Read moreGame Jam with Compass Creative Dramatics

Free Chicago Performing Arts Virtual Retreat on April 8

COVID-19 has caused a seismic shift in the operations and plans of Chicago’s arts organizations. To bring together Chicago performing artists and administrators to address their shared concerns and challenges, several organizations are collaborating to present a Chicago Performing Arts Virtual Retreat Wednesday, April 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This FREE event is open to everyone involved in the Chicago performing arts community. Registration is available at eventbrite.com/e/chicago-performing-arts-virtual-retreat-tickets-101321134240. Representatives from the retreat’s producers—Chicago Dancemakers Forum, the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, High Concept …

Read moreFree Chicago Performing Arts Virtual Retreat on April 8

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, …

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

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 …

Read moreGrand Reopening of Adventure Stage Chicago After Flooding of the Vittum Theater

Executive + Artistic Leadership in the Performing Arts: The Interplay of Business and Art

The MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program invites you to join us for a conversation highlighting the collaboration, creativity, and strategy between the executive and artistic sides of performing arts. Victory Gardens Theater’s Erica Daniels and The Wirtz Center’s Al Heartley will discuss how performing arts organizations connect creative and artistic vision with business strategy. The conversation will be moderated by MSLCE faculty member and President and Artistic Director of The People’s Music School, Jennifer Kim-Matsuzawa. Thursday, January 16th, 5:30pm-6:45pm. Reception to Follow. Wirtz Black Box Theatre 101, 1949 Campus Drive, …

Read moreExecutive + Artistic Leadership in the Performing Arts: The Interplay of Business and Art

Charcoalblue Monday is Back!

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 5:30pm | The Hoxton Hotel Lobby Bar Happy New Year! Please join us for the first Charcoalblue Monday of 2020! We’ll be meeting up in a new (and cozier) location for the winter: the lobby of the new Hoxton Hotel in the West Loop (200 N Green St). To let us know if you can make it, or if you want to be in the know about future Charcoalblue Mondays, click RSVP. We’ll hold a couple of tables in the lobby bar (near the fireplace, we hope!) …

Read moreCharcoalblue Monday is Back!