Volunteers Available for Theatres through AHN

American Homestay Network (AHN) is affiliated with the Australian Homestay Network – the world’s most experienced international student homestay network company. Since 2008, our Group has successfully placed over 50,000 students in homestay environments. AHN incorporates decades of international experience in homestay operations management to help ensure that every homestay experience is successful. American Homestay Network is now introducing the Volunteer Immersion Program (VIP) in Chicago. Participants spend 30 days in the United States volunteering at a not-for-profit organization for approximately 15-20 hour per week while living with a host family. Participants …

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Open Enrollment Is Here – November 1 – December 15, 2019

Heartland Health Centers APPLY FOR OR RENEW YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE –low cost private insurance  Sign up or renew your plan between November 1– December 15  Financial assistance is still available to lower the cost of your insurance  Speak to one of our counselors about your options, free of charge! MEDICAID –free or low cost medical card  All Kids, Moms & Babies, Adult Medicaid Children & pregnant women may apply, regardless of immigration status DON’T QUALIFY FOR HEALTH INSURANCE? Low cost medical services for all ages are available …

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Chicago TYA Professionals Meet Up

October 27 @ 1:00pm, Filament Theatre Are you a performer, writer, administrator, director, or teaching artist who’s passionate about Theatre for Young Audiences? Come meet like-minded artists and administrators at a Chicago TYA Professionals Meet-Up, hosted by artists from Filament Theatre, Adventure Stage Chicago, and Kerfuffle. Join us for a special performance of Luna, currently playing at Filament Theatre, followed by drinks, snacks, and chats. Use code TYADAY for special TYA professional ticket rate of $10. Filament Theatre is located at 4041 N Milwaukee Ave. For tickets use link: https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&p=b3200b1c8014a76b5f108b18409d75a8

YAS! Fest Program/Poster Upcycling

Teen Arts Pass (TAP) will be tabling at the YAS! Fest youth arts showcase put on by the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE) at Millennium Park on September 21. TAP will be hosting a button-making station and wants to feature theatres and productions in honor of 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre. If you have any extra playbills/programs/show posters, we’d love to upcycle them into buttons for teens. Please contact Lisa at lvanausdall@urbangateways.org by September 19 to coordinate a donation.

Jackalope Playwrights Lab Fall 2019 Session

Jackalope Theatre is now accepting applications for the Fall 2019 session of Playwrights Lab. This session will be team-taught by company members Calamity West and Kaiser Zaki Ahmed. 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: FALL 2019 SESSION runs October 5th through November 23rd. DEADLINE: Applications are due by 11:59 pm on September 27, 2019. TO APPLY: Please send an artistic statement, resume, and 10 page writing sample …

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Forum: Breaking the Mold/Unearthing the Foundations of Chicago’s Performance Ecology

Mon, Sep 16, 6:30 pm at the Theatre Center, Columbia College Chicago Classic Studio (Ground Floor), 72 E 11th St Join Chicago-based devised, DIY, and experimental theater directors Sydney Chatman, Denise Serna, and more, as they discuss their participation in The Storefront Project. Find out what it’s like to devise new work to be performed backstage and in public spaces at the MCA and in the small black-box theaters and interstitial spaces of Prop Thtr. Timed between the opening and closing weekends of these performances, this conversation addresses questions that have been …

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BrightSide Theatre is having a Rummage Sale this weekend

BrightSide Theatre is having a RUMMAGE SALE – costumes/clothes, shoes, props, households, tools, furniture – something for your next production?! Stop by BrightSide Theatre Rehearsal Space 4953 Fairview Avenue in Downers Grove (SE corner of Fairview and Maple across from Speedway) on Friday, September 13 from 8AM – 3 PM and Saturday, Saturday 9/14 from 8-10:15! Cash and carry only!