REST at WALSH PARK
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

REST at WALSH PARK

Join us for a FREE outdoor performance, presented in collaboration with the Chicago Park District's Night Out in the Parks program.

REST, created by the Free Street Youth Ensemble in collaboration with performance artist Tricia Hersey, explores the role of rest in liberation movements. Bring your favorite blanket, coziest lawn chair, or softest pillow and join us in dreaming up a new world... literally. 

All ages. Children's co-programming available at each show.

This is an outdoor performance that lasts approximately one hour. 

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REST at HARRISON PARK
Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

REST at HARRISON PARK

Join us for a FREE outdoor performance, presented in collaboration with the Chicago Park District's Night Out in the Parks program.

REST, created by the Free Street Youth Ensemble in collaboration with performance artist Tricia Hersey, explores the role of rest in liberation movements. Bring your favorite blanket, coziest lawn chair, or softest pillow and join us in dreaming up a new world... literally. 

All ages. Children's co-programming available at each show.

This is an outdoor performance that lasts approximately one hour. 

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REST at HUMBOLDT PARK
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

REST at HUMBOLDT PARK

Join us for a FREE outdoor performance, presented in collaboration with the Chicago Park District's Night Out in the Parks program.

REST, created by the Free Street Youth Ensemble in collaboration with performance artist Tricia Hersey, explores the role of rest in liberation movements. Bring your favorite blanket, coziest lawn chair, or softest pillow and join us in dreaming up a new world... literally. 

All ages. Children's co-programming available at each show.

This is an outdoor performance that lasts approximately one hour. 

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REST at OSTERMAN BEACH
Jul
19
1:00 PM13:00

REST at OSTERMAN BEACH

Join us for a FREE outdoor performance, presented in collaboration with the Chicago Park District's Night Out in the Parks program.

REST, created by the Free Street Youth Ensemble in collaboration with performance artist Tricia Hersey, explores the role of rest in liberation movements. Bring your favorite blanket, coziest lawn chair, or softest pillow and join us in dreaming up a new world... literally. 

All ages. Children's co-programming available at each show.

This is an outdoor performance that lasts approximately one hour. 

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REST at GAGE PARK
Jul
7
6:00 PM18:00

REST at GAGE PARK

Join us for a FREE outdoor performance, presented in collaboration with the Chicago Park District's Night Out in the Parks program.

REST, created by the Free Street Youth Ensemble in collaboration with performance artist Tricia Hersey, explores the role of rest in liberation movements. Bring your favorite blanket, coziest lawn chair, or softest pillow and join us in dreaming up a new world... literally. 

All ages. Children's co-programming available at each show.

This is an outdoor performance that lasts approximately one hour. 

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Epic Tales from the Land of Melanin
May
11
to May 26

Epic Tales from the Land of Melanin

Get Tickets: https://epictales.brownpapertickets.com/

In a time where the world is in emotional turmoil, where respecting - let alone celebrating - others' identities, cultures, and histories is seemingly unimportant to some, FEMelanin invites you to experience original participatory TYA (audiences 5 and up) play EPIC TALES FROM THE LAND OF MELANIN.

Performance dates and times:
Fridays @6pm and Saturdays @ 1:30pm and 3:30pm
May 11th-May 26th
at Free Street Theater at Pulaski Park

Based on histories of real-life women of color (both famous and family) and non-Eurocentric fairytales, EPIC TALES invites young people to help envision the world they want to see. The play, which premiered in Chicago in 2016, follows the adventures of young girls of color who are warriors, explorers, and friends. Broaching topics of gentrification, colonialism, and the power of one's ancestry, our fierce young heroes are challenged to reclaim power that was stolen from them and their people. Through authentic audience participation, audiences are invited to assist the heroes in reaching their goals, activating the forces of community support and action, while understanding themselves as part of the journey. EPIC TALES takes audiences through a narrative in which young people of color can identify themselves and where all of us can envision women of color as tenacious leaders.

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For Us, With Love
Apr
13
to Apr 28

For Us, With Love

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Get tickets: https://fuwl.brownpapertickets.com/

Sweaty palms. Uncomfortable dresses. The pressure of the ask. Most people can agree the pinnacle of High School life can be summed up in one special night where all the John Hughes-like stereotypes meet. But has that night ever really been about love? Free Street's Youth Ensemble will explore love as a change-maker and community-builder in this original play where teens must navigate one of the most awkward events of their time: the prom.

For US, with Love
Directed by Katrina Dion
with Assistant Direction by Kéren Díaz de Léon
April 13th- April 28th: Fridays at 7pm and Saturdays at 3pm

(FREE children’s co-programming offered on April 21st and April 28th. Accessible performance on April 21st.) 

Free Street Theater, 1419 W. Blackhawk Ave (Pulaski Park Field House, 3rd Floor). All performances are pay-what-you-can.

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