Founded in 1969, Free Street Theater is dedicated to creating original performance by, for, about, with, and in Chicago's diverse communities.
Since 1969, Free Street has been a necessary innovator in Chicago, seeking out new and effective ways to challenge racial and economic segregation through the arts. We believe that theater can help us develop our capacity for justice and for joy - these are the twin anchors of our work, both much needed in Chicago.
We need your help to build a strong foundation for our future. If you believe in what the arts can do for our city, and support Free Street's mission of making theater broadly accessible to all, please consider being an advocate for us in the coming year.
Free Street is absolutely committed to economic accessibility - we pay all of our artists, offer all of our programming for free/pay what you can, and provide free children's co-programming at shows. But none of this is free for us! We need donor support to make it happen.
We've set a goal of raising $50,000 for our 50th. Can you help?
Love a good party? Join the Host Committee for our our major fundraising event for next year, a fun Jubilee to be held at the Garfield Park Conservatory on September 14, 2019.
Host committee members commit to a $1000 give/get - either buying a table or bringing 10 friends to the event.
Do you know people who should know us? People you are sure would be excited by our work and mission? Potential donors? Board members? Host committee members? Business owners/event sponsors? How about journalists? Arts advocates?
We'd be THRILLED to be the beneficiary of your match making!