ABOUT THE AMERICAN BLUES THEATER
Winner of American Theatre Wing’s prestigious 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.
We are Chicago’s second-oldest AEA Ensemble theater. As of today, our theater and artists received 226 Joseph Jefferson Awards and nominations that celebrate excellence in Chicago theater and 44 Black Theater Alliance Awards. Our artists are honored with Pulitzer Prize nominations, Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Emmy Awards, and numerous other accolades.
MISSION & HISTORY
American Blues Theater explores the American identity through the plays it produces and communities it serves.
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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