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July 2022

A color path featuring a clown shoe, ventra card, a pink goose and an African American clown peering playfully showcases the journey of A Mild Goose Chase.

Night Out In The Parks A Mild Goose Chase

July 29, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - August 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on July 26, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 27, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 28, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 29, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Free Street Theater and Night Out In The Parks presents The Chi Clowns presents 'A Mild Goose Chase' #ChiParks #ChiClowns #BeFreeStreet

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August 2022

Featuring a shining sun, the date and time of the Back to School Event: Saturday August 6th 11am to 3pm.

Back to School Event

August 6, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Davis Square Park, 45th and Marshfield
Chicago, IL United States
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Free Street Theater and DCASE present free dance lessons, youth storytelling, drag performances, back to school supplies, Star Farm paletas, and of course all of your favorite sustainable vendors!

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Summer at the Storyfront

Summer Dance with Free Street Theater

August 24, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Davis Square Park, 4430 S Marshfield Ave
Chicago, IL 60609 United States
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Join Free Street Theater, in collaboration with DCASE for a Summer Dance event at Davis Square Park from 6pm to 9pm. Enjoy and learn how to move to house music and cumbia in the summer breeze. Bring the whole family for an unforgettable evening of fun.

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October 2022

Free Street Youth Ensemble Audition

October 1, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free Street Theater, 1419 W. Blackhawk St. 3rd floor
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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Free Street is inviting youth ages 14-19 to join our ensemble! Every year, this ensemble comes together to create an original play about issues affecting Chicago youth. During this process, our ensemble learns performance and writing techniques, while partnering with community organizations, and learning from arts professionals through weekly workshops. We welcome youth with all levels of theatrical training, from all across the city. WHERE: 1419 W Blackhawk St. Floor 3 Chicago, IL 60642 Masks are required Pulaski Park is…

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Free Street Youth Ensemble Audition

October 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free Street Theater, 1419 W. Blackhawk St. 3rd floor
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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Free Street is inviting youth ages 14-19 to join our ensemble! Every year, this ensemble comes together to create an original play about issues affecting Chicago youth. During this process, our ensemble learns performance and writing techniques, while partnering with community organizations, and learning from arts professionals through weekly workshops. We welcome youth with all levels of theatrical training, from all across the city. WHERE: 1419 W Blackhawk St. Floor 3 Chicago, IL 60642 Masks are required Pulaski Park is…

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November 2022

Open Workshops for Youth

November 1, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 2, 2022

Free Street Theater, 1419 W. Blackhawk St. 3rd floor
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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Free Street Theater is hosting open workshops for youth ages 13-19 looking to start their training in creating theatre. Whether you have been doing theatre since you were 4, or have never stepped foot on stage, Free Street welcomes all youth looking to learn and collaborate with others. Masks required. You are paid $25 for participation, and can receive Ventra reimbursement.

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Joy & Justice: Writing & Storytelling Workshops

November 19, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until November 19, 2022

Plant Chicago, 4459 S Marshfield Ave
Chicago, 60609 United States
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Join us for our free upcoming Storytelling Workshop Series at Plant Chicago (4459 S Marshfield Ave) starting Saturday October 29th, November 5th, November 12th, November 19th and November 26th. Every week we will follow a theme that explores different facets of community wellness, labor justice, environmental justice and mass incarceration. Joy + Justice storytelling workshops invite us to imagine a Chicago where no human being is disposable and where the health and wellbeing of our communities, especially Black and immigrant…

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Ghosts on the Bloomingdale Trail

November 30, 2022
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until November 30, 2022

The Ghosts on the Bloomingdale Trail story walk is back! This collaboration between Free Street, the Chicago Park District, and the Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail features real ghost stories as told to us by Chicago residents. Starting October 22, walk along the Bloomingdale Trail (aka the 606) between Humboldt and St. Louis to find QR codes that take you to a mix of stories - some of our favorites from last year are back plus some new (and only…

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March 2023

Radical Love: Radical Roots – A Fundraiser

March 24, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Casa de Cultura, 2057 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
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A FUNDRAISER AND COMMUNITY WELLNESS EVENT For 53 years, Free Street Theater has centered joy and justice in the process of creating radical, inclusive, affordable and innovative theatre by, for, and about Chicagoans. Each year, we celebrate our history of radical love and prepare for the year ahead through our "Radical Love" friend-raiser. After two years online, we are returning to live events, giving you an evening of self-care, lotería and dancing that you'll never forg et. RADICAL LOVE: RADICAL…

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June 2023

Sneak Peek of the Future: An Open Rehearsal

June 28, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Star Farm 2, 5136 S Laflin
Chicago, IL 60609
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This summer, Free Street Theater is premiering a brand new play, "There is a Future/Tenemos un Futuro," as part of Night Out in the Parks. Directed by Coya Paz and Elizabeth Nungaray, this interactive, puppet play will let you know what to do if/when you've been poisoned! On Wednesday June 28th, at 6pm, we are opening our rehearsal doors to the community, so you can get a sneak peek of the show, and what we've got in store. From learning…

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