ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS

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ANTI-RACISM COMMITMENT

 

We’ve reflected since making our statement of solidarity (May 30), and we know it is not enough. Lifelong work must be done to achieve racial equity. Learn more.

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COVID-19 RESPONSE


Thank you for reaching out during these challenging times. We send our warmest wishes for your continued health and well-being.  Read more.

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CLASSES FOR THE MASSES

SELF-PACED THRU AUG 30, 2020

Enjoy classes taught by American Blues Ensemble & Artistic Affiliates. For all ages – improve your craft or learn a new skill. This is your opportunity to level up. Learn more.

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2021 SUBMISSIONS OPEN

JULY 1 – AUG 31, 2020

We’re accepting submissions for the 2021 Blue Ink Playwriting Award. Join nearly 200 playwrights who’ve been honored for their work. Learn more.

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FUNDING OUR FUTURE


Thank you for leaving your mark! We can’t wait to share our future productions and welcome you back home. Learn more.

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THE RIPPED FESTIVAL

ONLINE LIBRARY

Due to the pandemic, we’ve moved our annual benefit performance to an online script library: 30 short plays in 30 days! Celebrate these generous and fantastic playwrights all month. Read scripts.

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IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO!

NOV 12, 2020 – JAN 2, 2021

Second longest-running holiday play in Chicago. Join us for a live 1940s radio broadcast. Cookies & milk served after the show by the cast.  Read more.

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ALMA

JAN 29 – MAR 13, 2021

Working mom Alma has single-handedly raised her daughter, Angel, on tough love, home-cooked comida, and lots of prayers. A sacrifice from Alma’s past weighs heavy on their present. Will the American Dream cost them a life together?  Read more.

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Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT

 JUNE 25 – AUG 14, 2021

POSTPONED TO 2021! Exhilarating journey of a new generation of young Americans as they struggle to find meaning in a post 9/11 world, borne along by Green Day’s electrifying score. Read more.

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August Wilson's FENCES

 SEPT 3 – OCT 16, 2021

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. This is the sensational drama about Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro Baseball League, who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Read more.

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