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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On March 22nd, we’re Celebrating LOVE!

On March 22, join Free Street Theater to meet, drink dance and conjure the power of love to heal, sustain, and energize. Featuring performances from the Free Street Resident Ensemble, Lily Be of Stoop Stories and the cast of “100 Hauntings.” Tickets include beer and nosh provided by Revolution Brewing. March 22 6-8pm Hosted by […]

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Mariposa Nocturna is BACK!!!!!

Mariposa Nocturna returns to Free Street as part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. Catch Stephanie Diaz’s hauntingly beautiful piece about loss, longing and rebirth on Wednesday, January 14th and Thursday, January 15th at 6pm. 1419 W. Blackhawk Ave (Pulaski Park Building) 3rd Floor For tickets, visit: We will also have a handful […]

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