ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS

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2022 BLUE INK AWARD

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE AUG 31 

We’re accepting submissions for the 2022 Blue Ink Playwriting Award. Cash prizes available. Join over 200 playwrights honored since 2011. Read more.

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BLUES SHOP

NOW OPEN  

Grab your American Blues swag now on our online shop featuring t-shirts, mugs, gifts, and more! Keep your eyes peeled for artist-created merch coming soon. Shop now.

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2021 RIPPED FESTIVAL

ONLINE LIBRARY

Read 30 short plays in 30 days inspired and ripped from today’s headlines. Featuring local, national, and student playwrights – each week we’ll add more plays to our online library. Read more.

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ANTIRACISM COMMITMENT

as of MARCH 10, 2021

Statements of solidarity are not enough. Lifelong work must be done to achieve racial equity. Read more.

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2021 IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO!

NOV-DEC 2021

 Join us for our 20th anniversary of Chicago’s most beloved, intimate, holiday entertainment. Dates and venue to be announced soon.

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AMERICAN IDIOT

TO BE DETERMINED 2021-2022

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

 TO BE DETERMINED 2021-2022

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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ALMA

TO BE DETERMINED 2021-2022

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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