Call for Collaborators: Still Here

Call for Collaborators: Still Here

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...

Join the Be Free Street Giving Collective

At Free Street, we joke that we have THE WORST business model in the world. We pay everyone that works with us (theater is a job) AND we offer all of our programming for free/pay-what-you-can (theater isn’t a luxury). We are committed to finding ways to break down the...
Free Street Receives Additional Joyce Funds

Free Street Receives Additional Joyce Funds

Thanks to The Joyce Foundation, Free Street’s Storyfront in Back of the Yards will be expanding its programming beyond Meet Juan-ito Doe. In the coming months, look for a new weekly comedy show, a reinas/drag queen story hour, and a range of community-proposed...
REST is Reader Recommended!

REST is Reader Recommended!

It’s rare that we say this, but we love everything about this recent review of REST, our collaboration between the Free Street Youth Ensemble and performance artist/Nap Bishop Tricia Hersey. Dan Jakes of the Reader shouts out everything from the “natural,...
Helping ProPublica Engage Communities Across Illinois

Helping ProPublica Engage Communities Across Illinois

At a time when journalists are combating concerns about “fake news” and media bias, ProPublica Illinois wanted to find new ways of building relationships with the people impacted by their reporting. “We knew that we’d need to think creatively how to bridge divides and...