Call for collaborators! Free Street is looking for people to work on *still here: a manifesto for survival*. This ensemble piece, which will tour public spaces throughout the summer of 2019, draws on speculative fiction and acts of radical imagination to ask what the past can teach us about our visions for our future.

If you’re thinking, HUH? – don’t worry! Those ideas are a starting point and the rest we will make together! What we know – we will make something fun, joyful, and concerned with our collective liberation and freedom as people in Chicago.

Who are we looking for? People who want to put a ring on it! This is a ten month process that will involve writing together, moving together, facilitating community workshops, and spending a lot of time together. Beyond that, we believe that everybody has the potential to be the perfect collaborator. We are looking for actors, non-actors, dancers, performers, clowns, writers, chismosxs, comedians, activists, teachers, and pretty much anyone who thinks they could do it BECAUSE YOU CAN. Our ideal group of collaborators is multigenerational, multiracial, multigendered, and multilingual. Children are ALWAYS welcome at Free Street, so bring them with you if you need to.

That sounds like a lot of work. Is it paid? YES, OBVIO. Theater is labor.

Want to get involved? We don’t do auditions – we do workshops where we invite people to play with us for 2hrs. Join us October 24th from 6-8. To reserve a spot, please contact

The workshop will be held at Free Street HQ, located at 1419 W. Blackhawk Ave, 3rd Floor.