Your incredible support through past attendance, donations, and in-kind contributions enables us to reopen for in-person productions. We proudly share our 20th anniversary of It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! at a new rental venue. Please consider investing in our award-winning artists, bold digital & in-person programs, and significant service initiatives.

Your tax-deductible donation goes directly to artistic fees, our free arts education program in Chicago Public Schools, and our community-enrichment courses “Classes for the Masses”.

What do these photos have in common?

They’re our artists working at American Blues this year. Your contribution supports our digital reading series The Room, bringing new work into homes. Your gift allows students to take courses from our experts in playwriting, performance, and music. You provide opportunities for artists to develop and create work.  You help us serve the next generation of citizens.

At American Blues, we use every True Blue Annual Fund dollar for our artists not our overhead. You’ll see your impact on our stages, in classrooms, and felt in the community. Your investment grows beyond this year.

Donating is easy! Use the pledge form below or donate securely online. The first $36,000 donated to American Blues will be matched dollar for dollar by our Board of Directors.

In addition, if you’d like to bequeath a legacy gift in your will, please call Director of Development Sarajane Johnson at (773) 654-3103 or email

Thank you for supporting our mission and programming.

Your true blue generosity is deeply appreciated.

To learn more about Blues, read our annual reports.

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