Chicago Dramatists Open House

Tap into your creative side. You have stories to tell. Characters that need to be created. Songs that need to be sung. We invite you to bring your creativity to life at Chicago Dramatists. Meet us on Saturday, May 11th at our brand new space at the Literacenter (641 West Lake Street), where we’ll hold our second Open House. Chicago Dramatists provides an artistic home for people from all walks of life. It’s a place where creativity is supported and realized. A place to craft your play, story, script or musical. You …

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Charcoalblue Mondays Kick Off

Monday, April 29, 5PM Green Street Meats, 112 N Green St Charcoalblue is a theatre design consultancy originating in the UK, and we’ve finally established a studio here in the Windy City. Now we want to get to know the people who make this the greatest theatre city in the country: YOU! This summer, Charcoalblue will host a happy hour the last Monday of every month from 5pm-7pm at Green Street Meats. We’ll hold a couple of picnic tables near the bar, so stop on by and have a beer on the …

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Green Design with Tony Award-winning Set Designer Donyale Werle

Sunday, April 7, 10AM-11AM – Lecture on Sustainability and Design Monday, April 8, 5:30-8:30PM – Theatre Community Green Design Lecture and Discussion The Theatre School at DePaul University, 2350 N. Racine Join Tony Award-winning set designer and sustainable design advocate Donyale Werle for a green design lecture for the Chicago theatre community. Donyale will share some of her ideas, philosophies and inspiration for more sustainable design like her set for Brokeology at Lincoln Center, which was built and decorated from products purchased at Habit for Humanity’s ReStores. Following the lecture there will …

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Chicago Green Theatre Alliance Winter Meeting

Tuesday, February 26, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Underscore Theatre, 4609 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640 Join us for the Winter meeting of the Chicago Green Theatre Alliance and help make Chicago theatre greener. We’ll gather to hear a guest speaker, discuss upcoming events, new ideas and share bright spots. Actors, administrators, designers, technicians, stage managers, production managers and anyone that is interested in helping Chicago theatres adopt more environmentally-friendly practices is welcome! RSVP HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/Aa6cCIEWnBRCqAAq2

Chicago Theatre Intern Networking Event

Monday, February 25, 6-8 p.m. Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn The Chicago Theatre Intern Networking Event brings together interns and apprentices in the Chicago theatre community to make new professional connections and learn from the experience of established artists and administrators who are working in the city. Attendees will learn what makes Chicago unique from other theatre communities and how can you thrive here and succeed. Meet and network with colleagues at other theatres and take part in breakout group discussions covering areas of Artistic/Casting, Development/Special Events, Education/Outreach, Literary Management/Dramaturgy, Marketing/PR, Production …

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Advocacy Workshops with Arts Alliance Illinois

Monday, January 28, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 18, 6 – 7:30 p.m. League of Chicago Theatres, 17 N. Wabash, Suite 520 With the Mayoral and Aldermanic Election right around the corner, advocacy must be center stage for your theatre. We explain why and answer the who, what, when, where, and how in this workshop. Whatever your role is within the theatre community, you should prepare yourself with these important arts advocacy tools. Training take-aways include: * Why advocacy is essential for artists and arts organizations * Who can engage in …

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2019 Chicago Mayoral Arts Forum

A public conversation on the role of the arts, culture, and creativity Sun Feb 10 from 6–8pm Broadway In Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse Water Tower Place 175 E Chestnut St, Chicago Hear from Chicago Mayoral candidates on issues of importance and relevance to the arts, arts education, culture, and creativity ahead of the February 26, 2019 Chicago Mayoral Election. Invitations to participate were extended regardless of affiliation; confirmed to attend are Gery Chico, Amara Enyia, Lori Lightfoot, Susana Mendoza, Toni Preckwinkle, Paul Vallas, and Willie Wilson. Any additional candidates participating in the Forum …

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