Victory Gardens Theater Announces Plans for “Making a Scene: Gala 2021”

Victory Gardens Theater has announced plans for its annual premier fundraising event, Making A Scene: Gala 2021, on Saturday, October 23, 2021 in the Ivy Room at Tree Studios, 12 E. Ohio Street. It is an evening celebration in support of Victory Gardens Theater’s ground-breaking education department, new works programs, community outreach and impact work, and the ACCESS project.

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Steppenwolf Theatre Announces Slate of Artists for Loft Teen Arts Program

e Company has announced the final artists selected for its Loft Teen Arts Project. The visual art competition provides commissions of $1,500-$2,500 to young Chicagoland artists for original new artworks to be displayed in The Loft—Steppenwolf’s first-ever dedicated education space that encompasses the entire fourth floor of its trailblazing new Arts and Education Center, designed by world-renowned architect Gordon Gill of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.

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Weinberg/Newton Gallery Presents New Makers Workshop

The Weinberg/Newton Gallery at 688 N. Milwaukee has announced the gallery’s first-ever experimental makers workshop, initiated and led by Chicago-based movement artist Joseph Lefthand. In a first-time collaboration with Chicago-based artists Isaac Couch and Sarah Whyte, the workshop explores impactful alternatives to institutional violence and navigates sustainable forms of social and political change. Led by Lefthand, who works at the intersection of art and social practice, the three artists consider the relationship between personhood and institutional violence, utilizing elements of performance and design to conceive wearable art that re-imagines the human form as transitory, lucid, ethereal, and disruptive. 

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Shattered Globe Theatre Announces new BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Neurodiverse, and Disabled Playwright Series

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to announce The Global Playwright Series (GPS), a new play development program specifically aimed at BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, neurodiverse and disabled writers and those who fall within intersections of these identities. The program aims to connect SGT with new playwrights who want to collaborate, lead the development of their play and have it fully produced by Shattered Globe. Submissions are currently being accepted through August 15, 2021. Submission guidelines and instructions are available at sgtheatre.org/gps.

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Artemisia’s World Premeire Goods Wins Two Kennedy Center Awards

Lauren Ferebee’s new play Goods, a sci-fi adventure about two intergalactic trash collectors receiving the 2021 Planet Earth Arts Playwrighting Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The new play received its virtual world premiere May 5 and runs through May 30 via Chicago’s Artemisia Theatre.

The Planet Earth Arts Playwriting Award, created in partnership with the Planet Earth Arts Foundation, is given to plays that discuss sustainability and address the most urgent environmental and social justice issues of our time through the lens of arts and human creativity

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Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Fastrack Second Wave of Grants to Chicago and South Carolina Arts Organizations

A year after its April 2020 announcement of nearly $3 million in expedited funding, the Chicago-based Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation (the Foundation) has announced a second wave of support, expediting an additional $3 million that includes: $1.4 million in general operating funds to its current roster of 175 arts grantees in the Chicago region and 40 in the Lowcountry of South Carolina; $705,000 to grantees wishing to renew multi-year grants; and $75,000 to be provided to five regional arts service organizations including the Chicago-based institutions Arts Alliance Illinois, Lawyers for the Creative Arts, and League of Chicago Theatres.

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Goodman Theatre Teams with Michael Cotey on #Enough to Take on the Scourge of Gun Violence

As one of Chicago’s world-renowned cultural institutions, the Goodman Theatre is committed to the development of a more just and equitable Chicago. Key to this commitment has been the growth of the Goodman’s Educational and Engagement outreach programs. These programs seek to use the art and tools of theater to develop generational learning and understanding of the city’s diverse cultures and voices.

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