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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Jeff Awards Present Panel on Latinx Theater

The Jeff Awards meeting on Monday, January 28, 2019 at the Greenhouse Theatre will include a panel discussion on Latinx Theatre. Latinx Theater groups have been forming across the country in the past 10 years. These groups are dedicated to education, advocacy and community amongst Latinx performers. In Chicago, one of the most visible of these groups is ALTA (The Alliance of Latinx Theater Artists of Chicago). The public is invited, and attendance is free. Please email reservation requests to chair@jeffawards.org. Seating is limited. The program will begin at 7:30 PM at …

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URTA hosts Women+ Theatre Forum in Chicago

URTA will host the Women+ Theatre Forum, bringing together women+ theatre artists for discussion and advice. The event will galvanize the community by offering support and encouragement in a safe environment, surrounded by peers and veteran artists. URTA’s President, Holly Poe Durbin with UC, Irvine colleague Jane Page, will host the Forum on January 26th from 8pm-9pm at the Palmer House in Chicago, during the URTA Auditions & Interviews (“The URTAs”). While URTA regularly offers continuing education programs for candidates at the URTA Audition & Interviews, this Forum will be inclusive and …

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