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April 2019

FS Storyfront Youth Ensemble Program

April 25 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

What do you do after school? Want to save the world? Free Street's The Storyfront is launching an after-school program for young people 14-18 years old. (If you’re outside that age range but really passionate, let us know!) Young people will meet weekly  to learn how to act and make original performance about issues affecting their lives and communities. The program will culminate in the development of a public performance and touring production of The Paleta Project. Snacks and Stipend provided…

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May 2019

Parched: Stories of Water, Pollution, and Theft

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 17, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 18, 2019

One event on May 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Free Street Theater, 1419 W. Blackhawk St. 3rd floor
Chicago, IL 60642 United States

The news of Flint's water crisis shocked much of the nation. However, for many, Flint is a chapter in a book about the water injustices that plague us. For centuries water has been stolen from communities; Chicago's water filled with toxins; Chicago waste water is sent down the Mississippi Rive to the Gulf of Mexico; the Lakota people of the Dakota's are still struggling to keep water sacred against DAPL; and places like California face a drought and consequently raging…

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June 2019

50 in 50! A City-wide Celebration

June 23
Free Street Theater, 1419 W. Blackhawk St. 3rd floor
Chicago, IL 60642 United States

On June 23rd, 2019 Free Street Theater will share their 50th year of radical joy across Chicago with a city-side theatrical pop-up! Wait, WHAT?! YES!!! Free Street will perform 50 plays in all 50 wards in ONE-DAY making it the largest live community engagement we have (or dare we say anyone) ever done. We will end the day with cake and a toast to 50 years of joy and justice in the heart of Chicago. Save the date!

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July 2019

STILL/HERE

July 28 @ 8:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm

This year, our multigenerational, multicultural ensemble dives deeper into communities across Chicago to reveal what survival has looked like over time. If we are to celebrate the joy of survival, how can we lift what we have lost and what is still here? Join us in the parks this summer as we partner with Night out in the Parks to bring to you a vibrant manifesto of love and resistance. Late July/ Early August. Performances are always FREE in public…

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