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Documentary About “Body House”

Documentary About “Body House”

In 1997, then-Artistic Director Ron Bieganski directed “Body House,” a youth-made performance based on jazz musical motifs. The performance ran at Steppenwolf’s Studio, and was the subject of a documentary by Kartemquin Films. Read more about in this...

Free Street Heads to Germany with Co-Tingle

Free Street headed to Europe for the 7th time with Co-Tingle, directed by Ron Bieganski, with Technical Design by Anita Evans. The performance was presented as part of the Bremen International Theatre Festival. Full video is below. To find out what Ron and Anita are...
P.A.N.G. kicks off!

P.A.N.G. kicks off!

In 2000, Free Street started P.A.N.G. (Producing Arts for a New Generation), which ran for four seasons (2000-2004). Under the leadership of Bryn Magnus, P.A.N.G. was designed to mentor a new generation of arts producers – youth designed, curated, marketed and...
Free Street Goes to Thailand!

Free Street Goes to Thailand!

In 2010, Free Street traveled to Thailand for a two week cultural exchange with the  Makhampom Theater Company of Chiang Dao. Led by Ron Bieganski and Anita Evans, 9 Chicago artists, mostly in their late-teens, shared skills and created performances with 15 Thai...