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We are committed to creating opportunities for people all over the city to develop their performance and writing skills. Here’s what’s available:

Community Performance Workshops
We offer free performance and writing workshops all over the city, including monthly workshops in our home space at Pulaski Park. The best way to find out about what’s coming up next/soon is on our Facebook page.

Performance for Direct Action and Intervention

This is a 15-hour training that focuses on using performance to support direct action efforts. We offer this for free every other month in our home space, but can also bring it to you on a sliding scale.

Summer Intensive
6 weeks: 4 days/week, 5 hours/day
Ages 13-19
The summer intensive at Free Street is the start of a two-year training opportunity to work with professional artists. Free Street workshops are free, and teens can earn a stipend through After School Matters.
School Year Program
38 weeks: 3 days/week, 2 hours/weekday, 4 hours/Saturdays
Ages 13-19
Continued training for summer youth and introduction for new youth. The ensembles create original, ensemble-based performances for public audiences each season. Participants develop a strong creative foundation, critical inquiry skills, and knowledge of ensemble theater building.
Chicago Park District
Ages 5-13
Park Play at Pulaski Park 5-12 year olds discover new ways to play and tell stories using theater. Workshops are set-up through the Chicago Park District for their after school programming.

Chicago Park District
Ages 12-14
In collaboration with the Chicago Park District’s Arts XIII program, we offer performance and writing workshops to participants enrolled in their arts camps.