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Coming Soon: The Scarlet S

Free Street is thrilled to welcome The Scarlet S as part of our In/House Artist-in-Residence  series. The Scarlet “S” is an original, ensemble-devised play and extended community project that uses theatre to address the prevalence of sexual violence in our society, and to eliminate notions that this violence is an acceptable or “normal” part of […]

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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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