Isis Mendoza Has Something to Say!

After three years at Free Street, Isis Mendoza is a pro at leading warm ups, preparing for a show, and going on stage with confidence. But it wasn’t always this way. “I used to be really shy, ” she says, “and then Free Street helped me find a part of myself I didn’t know existed.” Isis found […]

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IN/HOUSE Series Presents: The Young Fugitives in Cold Summer

Free Street Theatre’s IN/HOUSE series is pleased to welcome The Young Fugitives for  three week run of  Cold Summer, a show that responds to Chicago violence from the point of view of those directly in the line of fire. Directed by Ricardo Gamboa, who developed Free Street’s Paleta Project,  Cold Summer is an honest and sometimes […]

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Hi, L’Oreal!

As we head in to the new year, we thought we’d check in with Free Street Artist L’Oreal Jackson. In addition to her work at Free Street, L’Oreal is a yoga instructor, a solo performer, and a whiz at whipping up at home spa remedies.  Over the summer, she co-directed Why Didn’t the Chicken Cross […]

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