Puppet Fest Entertains Both Young, Old

If you've ever used your hands to cast shadows of shapes on the wall, you've literally tried your hand at one of the world's oldest forms of puppetry. The range of this storytelling art--from shadow puppetry and its basic ancient form, to cultural traditions and cutting-edge contemporary puppetry--for both youth and adult audiences by top puppeteers from around the world, will all be part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, from January 19 to 29.
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Young Playwrights for Change

Calling all middle school students! Adventure Stage seeks original, 10-minute plays written by 6th-8th graders on the theme of EMPATHY IN ACTION: Combating Bullying.  Join one of our free workshops in November to get tips and find your inner playwright.
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Strings Attached: A Chicago Immigrant Tale Travels to Scotland

We’ve been hearing an awful lot lately about who can and can’t call the United States home. In that context it may count as a statement that the National Theatre of Scotland chose Chicago’s Adventure Stage to represent the U.S. in its Home Away festival in Glasgow (Oct. 8-12), for which NTS has commissioned five theatres from Scotland and five international companies to create 10 new works exploring the concept of home.
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Reprise included on Time Out Chicago’s list of the Top 13 Things to Do with Kids

TOC Kids recently listed ASC as one of the 13 best things to do with kids in September, highlighting our original play with music, based on the true story an elderly man who finally returns a loaned violin to Northwestern Settlement after 80 years.
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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 recently recognized by the National Theatre of Scotland as well as The Mellon Foundation and our commitment to the young people of Chicago was recognized by Allstate. Any amount you can give will support our work and have immediate impact. You can give online at: adventurestage.org/give.

Adventure Stage Chicago Receives Allstate Insurance Company Grant


ASC has been awarded a grant from Allstate Insurance Company 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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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  marykate@adventurestage.org.