Thursday, April 25, 2013

Now Is The Time: Conversations on Violence Through Theater

As part of Now Is The Time To ACT, Imagination Theater and For Youth Inquiry will bring their interactive, social issues based performances to Adventure Stage Chicago’s Logan Square location on April 28th at 3:00!  This is a unique opportunity for the public to see the dynamic, challenging, and participatory programming that Imagination Theater and For Youth Inquiry bring to schools!

Imagination Theater will be performing our brand new performance Take A Stand.  This performance breaks down the reasons bullying and violence persist in junior high and high schools.  As the title suggests, the program empowers students to take a stand.  Audience members are involved in the process of bettering their communities at the conclusion of every scene!

For Youth Inquiry will share their excellent program on sexual violence, Can I Hit It?  This powerful program invites the audience to write their own definitions of sexual violence, examine how they may be affected by it, and practice interrupting violent situations.  A perfect performance for Sexual Assault Awareness Month!
Both shows are highly interactive and seek to initiate lasting conversations.  The event is free, but space is limited.  E-mail to reserve a spot!

We hope to see you there!

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Applauding Adventure Stage Chicago!

Imagination Theater seeks to build community in everything we do.  It is in that spirit that we applaud our peer in the theater community,
Adventure Stage Chicago, for their world-premier show,
Augusta & Noble!

Everything about this show excites us!  It was conceived through a series of 'story circles' with Adventure Stage's neighbors.  The resulting play is a meaningful reflection of that community.
Augusta and Noble tells the story of Gabi, a girl who has lived her whole life amid a vibrant Latino community in Chicago's West Town neighborhood.  However, when Gabi starts high school in a new neighborhood, she is quickly exposed to new people and possibilities.  Gabi questions her heritage and strives to discover where in this diverse world she belongs.   

 Recommended for ages 9 and up.  Learn more about Augusta & Noble at

We are pleased to support the exciting performances of peer theaters!  To see what's going on at Imagination Theater, as always, you can visit us at

— Jeremy Schaefer