Where can we find you now?
Our current office is located at 4809 N. Ravenswood Ave, Suite 221 in Chicago.
Where will the new theater be located?
Our new permanent venue will be located at 5627 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Our office, rehearsal space, and performances will move into this space in November 2023.
Check this page for future information on directions, parking, and restaurants before our first production 2023 It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! in the new space.
American Blues Theater sits on the original homelands of the Council of Three Fires ( Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa). We gratefully acknowledge the Native Peoples on whose ancestral homelands we gather, as well as the diverse and vibrant Native communities who make their home here today. We specifically acknowledge the contribution of Kitihawa of the Potawatomi in fostering the community that has become Chicago and her husband, the son of an enslaved African woman who was regarded as the first non-Indigenous settler, Jean Baptiste Point du Sable. Today, Chicago is home to one of the largest urban American Indian communities in the United States and the country’s oldest urban-based Native membership community center, the American Indian Center Chicago (AIC).
Digital Space Acknowledgment
To create art in a new digital format, we use equipment and high-speed internet not available in many Native communities. This technology, which has now become central to our daily lives, leaves a significant footprint and contributes to changing climates that disproportionately affect Native People. As we make use of this digital format, it is imperative that we recognize the land, regardless of our geographical location. It is land once occupied and inhabited by hundreds of Native People.
To learn more about land acknowledgments, visit nativegov.org.
The digital space acknowledgment is inspired by the work of producer & artist Adrianne Wong. Learn more here.
American Blues Theater offers American Indian Center Chicago complimentary tickets, free training for theater, and invitations to use our space. For more information, please call (773) 654-3103.
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