The Room – ALMA

The Room – ALMA

 SYNOPSIS: Working mom Alma has single-handedly raised her daughter, Angel, on tough love, home-cooked comida, and lots of prayers. But on the eve of the all-important SAT, Alma discovers her daughter isn’t at home studying. A sacrifice from Alma’s past...
Yes…My Name Is LUCY!

Yes…My Name Is LUCY!

SYNOPSIS: To earn extra cash, Sarah James, a young, struggling Black filmmaker, decorates the set for an upcoming documentary on the life of deceased Chicagoan and Civil Rights activist, Lucy Hassell Montgomery. While busily making last minute changes, Sarah has an...
Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement

YOU’RE ON INDIGENOUS LAND. The offices and performance spaces of American Blues Theater are located on the stolen lands of the Council of the Three Fires: the Odawa, Ojibwe, and Potawatomi Nations, and the Illinois Confederacy: the Peoria and Kaskaskia Nations. Many...

“…it falls on all of us – to work together to create a ‘new normal’ in which the legacy of bigotry and unequal treatment no longer infects our institutions or our hearts.” – President Barack Obama

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2020 Blue Bash – September 4 (7:00-8:30pm)

2020 Blue Bash – September 4 (7:00-8:30pm)

Featuring live performances by Ensemble & Artistic Affiliates Dawn Bach, Matthew Brumlow, Manny Buckley, Dara Cameron, Dennis Cockrum, Ian Paul Custer, Philip Earl Johnson, Steve Key, Ed Kross, Warren Levon, Michael Mahler, Camille Robinson, Editha Rosario,...