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Free Street’s In/House Series Presents: I AM THE RAT

Free Street Artist-in-Residence Alyssa Vera Ramos presents I AM THE RAT, the premiere production of the Scarlet “S” project, created in collaboration with an ensemble of performers, educators, and activists. Important note: due to the particular costs of presenting this work, tickets are $15 when purchased in advance, but our pay-what-you-can philosophy is in full […]

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B is for BANG!

It’s here! Free Street Theater’s B is for BANG takes on gun culture in America, asking what freedoms the 2nd Amendment is *really* designed to protect. Created by artists age 13-19, B is for BANG flips the narrative about youth violence in Chicago to offer a dizzying and experimental look at the larger history of guns […]

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TRACK 13

Before Ferguson, before Garner, there was Deonta Mackey, a 16 year old shot to death last February during the attempted robbery of an off-duty Cook County Sherriff. While the vast majority of coverage of this story figured Mackey as yet another “Chicago kid-turned-criminal,” emphasizing the officer’s right to self-defense, the Young Fugitives wondered how this […]

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