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June 2019

FS Storyfront Youth Ensemble Program

June 20 @ 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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M.A.T.A. Make America Teen Already

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until July 1, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 28, 2019

One event on July 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm

The Storyfront, 4346 S. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60606 United States
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Over 7 months, Free Street Theater directorial team Ricardo Gamboa, Sean Parris, and Keren Díaz de León worked with a group of south side teens to create MATA. The play explores coming of age in the era of Trump developed and written with teens whose high school experience has been marked by 45’s administration. An ensemble of Black, brown, immigrant, queer and trans teens share personal stories, explore harsh historical truths, and piece together the suppressed history of teens as…

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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 hired 10 Chicago artists (no really, they FROM Chicago) to build 10-15 minute original pieces with a small ensemble about what it means to survive 50…

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July 2019

STILL/HERE: MANIFESTOS FOR JOY AND SURVIVAL

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 27, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on August 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm

The apocalypse is here… but it’s not what you think. In a Chicago that is being rebuilt again and again, who is the city designed to serve? How does our city’s past predict our future? And what would our city look like if it were truly designed for all of its people? Part manifesto, part history lesson, part fever dream of the future, Still/Here invites audiences to imagine a more just and joyful Chicago. Created and performed by an ensemble…

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