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BIG NEWS: FREE STREET WINS 2017 JOYCE AWARD FOR MEET JUAN(ITO) DOE

December 8, 2016: The Joyce Awards announced today that Free Street has won $50,000 to support the creation of Meet Juan(ito) Doe, a project conceived and developed by Resident Artist Ricardo Gamboa. Free Street is one of only two Chicago organizations to receive this award this year – congratulations to the Old Town School of […]

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Recent Press

Time Out Chicago:  Why is theater in Chicago (still) so white?  Chicago Tribune: If art can’t fix problems, what good is it? Chicago Tribune: In the wake of the election, Chicago’s theater leaders ponder: What now? Conversations With CAR/StoryCorp: Conversation with Coya Paz Vocalo Radio Interview: 100 Hauntings play explores the intersection between ghost stories and social […]

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Performance for Direct Action and Intervention Training

In light of our current political climate, where so many in Chicago are newly galvanized to join protest efforts, Free Street is kicking off a 15-hour workshop/training series focused on creating performance to support direct action and intervention. From the history of protest performance, to planning an action, to the aesthetics of scale and space, […]

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