17 MINUTES

17 MINUTES

“Selected for The Room in February and long before last month’s tragedies in Buffalo and Uvalde thrust America’s gun violence epidemic back into the national spotlight, Scott Organ’s 17 Minutes feels even more urgent than ever.” —...
Director’s Note for August Wilson’s FENCES

Director’s Note for August Wilson’s FENCES

Hello and Welcome to American Blues Theater’s production of Fences, In 2018, I directed a production of Hamlet at The Gift Theatre in Chicago. At the center of it was an astounding performance by Daniel Kyri playing a young black man wrestling with the weight of...
Artistic Director’s Note for August Wilson’s FENCES

Artistic Director’s Note for August Wilson’s FENCES

We are thrilled to welcome you to August Wilson’s Fences. Wilson is one of the greatest voices of American theater. His masterpiece script Fences debuted in 1985 and won the Pulitzer Prize for drama, among many other theater honors. Wilson created the seminal ten-play...
Announcing Our First Home

Announcing Our First Home

We are thrilled to announce the launch of “Our First Home” campaign and purchase of a 17,965 square foot property in Chicago’s Lincoln Avenue North Arts District (LANA). This will establish the first permanent home in our history! “This historic move to a...