Bringing Your World Back to the Stage for the 2021/2022 Season

We’re thrilled to announce our upcoming 2021/22 Season, featuring new plays, new readings, and a new festival!

Join us for our mainstage productions, Queen of the Night, by travis tate and directed by Ken-Matt Martin; In Every Generation, by Ali Viterbi and directed by Devon de Mayo, and cullud wattah, by Erika Dickerson-Despenza and directed by Lili-Anne Brown.
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Plus, check out our revamped Ignition New Play Program, which includes Ignite Chicago, a yearlong reading series of new plays, and the first annual 20/50 Festival in July 2022.

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Alongside our onstage work, we have been making changes behind the scenes in response to the many conversations we have had over the past year, and the calls for action and change across the theater industry. With this necessary work, we are striving to become the truly equitable, anti-racist institution our mission and values call for, and create a welcoming home for all of our incredible Chicago artists.

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Upcoming Events

Queen of the Night
Jan 29 - Mar 13, 2022
In Every Generation
In Every Generation
Apr 2 - May 1, 2022
cullud wattah
cullud wattah
Jun 11 - Jul 17, 2022

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