ABOUT THE AMERICAN BLUES THEATER
Winner of American Theatre Wing’s prestigious 2016 National Theatre Company Award, American Blues Theater is a premier arts organization with an intimate environment that patrons, artists, and all Chicagoans call home. American Blues Theater explores the American identity through the plays it produces and communities it serves. American Blues Theater follows three guiding values both on and off its stages – to be accessible, responsible, and true.
Our diverse and multi-generational artists constitute our 37-member Ensemble and have 532+ combined years of collaboration on stage. As of today, our theater and artists received over 186 Joseph Jefferson Awards and nominations that celebrate excellence in Chicago theater and over 31 Black Theater Alliance Awards. Our artists are honored with Pulitzer Prize nominations, Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Emmy Awards, and numerous other accolades.
American Blues Theater explores the American identity through the plays it produces and communities it serves.
Our artists consistently receive rave reviews from local and national critics as well as acclaim from media personalities such as Dean Richards, Joan Esposito, and Tony Sarabia.
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Our artists are honored with Pulitzer Prize nominations, Academy Awards, Joseph Jefferson Awards, Black Theater Alliance Awards, and more.
Founded in 1985, we are the second oldest professional AEA Ensemble theater in Chicago. Our members are actors, writers, directors, designers, arts educators, and technicians.
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