Presenting our Fall 2016 Shows!

Continuing our commitment to new work and original storytelling in the spirit of service and community-building, we kick off our 13th season with Reprise (Sept 16-17), a new play with original music forming part of the National Theatre of Scotland’s Home Away Festival.  The season continues with Jack’s House (Oct 29 – Nov 27), a site-specific performance honoring the Settlement’s 125 years of service to Chicago families. All performances take place at the Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble St.
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Adventure Stage Chicago on American Theatre Magazine’s National List of “Theatres You Should Take Your Kids To”

American Theatre Magazine recently named Adventure Stage Chicago among its recommended institutions producing Theatre For Young Audiences (TYA), the only Chicago-based theatre company listed.
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Return of the Puppets!

puppetsFollowing the sold-out success of Laurent Bigot’s Le Petit Cirque in 2015, ASC will again take part in Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. Local residents and visitors alike can look forward to an even larger, more diverse international pageant of top puppets and puppet artists from Chicago, the U.S. and around the world, all descending on the city to celebrate the full breadth of the art of contemporary puppetry, and for ten days in January, to make Chicago the puppetry capital of the world. The inaugural festival was established in 2015 by Chicago master puppeteer Blair Thomas to celebrate and cultivate Chicago’s growing reputation as a leader in the renaissance of the art of puppetry.
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Adventure Stage Chicago Commissioned by National Theatre of Scotland HOME/AWAY

ASC is one of five organizations selected from around the world to participate in the National Theatre of Scotland’s (NTS) production, Home Away: An International Festival of Participatory Arts.

Sarah Rose Graber, ASC ensemble member, director and Fulbright Fellow will lead ASC in creating a piece exploring the ways migrants establish a sense of home in a multi-cultural community that seeks to integrate.
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Bringing original shows to the stage takes considerable effort. We develop our new plays in conversation with community to ensure that they are immediately relevant to the lives of young Chicagoans. Our play making process was recognized by the National Theatre of Scotland, and they have commissioned us to create a new work and bring it to Scotland in October! To help fund our participation, we have just embarked on a matching grant campaign with a goal of raising $10,000. If, by June 30, we can raise $10,000, that amount will be matched by our Auxiliary Board! No contribution is too small. We'll need every penny to reach our goal! Give online at:

Adventure Stage Chicago Receives Allstate Insurance Company Grant


ASC has been awarded a grant from Allstate Insurance Company Allstate in support of its Trailblazers youth mentorship program. The donation expands the Trailblazers program to double its capacity of young artists to be mentored in the 2016-2017 school year.
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Adventure Stage Chicago is Recipient of Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant

ASC has been awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of their National Playwright Residency program. The Mellon Residency allows ASC to explore new stories, themes and partnerships through a dedicated playwright, Carlos Murillo, who will be on staff for the next three years.
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Thank You for Supporting Young Playwrights For Change

We're proud to be a regional host for Theatre for Young Audiences/USA and The American Alliance for Theatre & Education's Young Playwrights For Change competition. On May 7th, we held our 2016 Celebration of Playwrights at the Vittum Theater.
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Open Call - Join the Adventure Stage Chicago Auxiliary Board!

Adventure Stage seeks individuals who want to help strengthen the theater by serving on our Auxiliary Board. Contribute your time, talent, or treasure. For more information, contact