“These storefront [theaters] are fundamental to who we are as humans. They are critical resources in our neighborhoods. They help us talk about the issues of the day — immigration, gender, racism — in a way that other art forms can’t. They wear their hearts on their sleeves. We need them.
We provide a half million dollars in general operating grants to Chicago’s small theaters each year, including those mentioned in this Chicago Sun-Times article – Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, Theatre Y, Babes With Blades, Silk Road Rising, A Red Orchid Theatre, Akvavit Theatre, Shattered Globe Theatre Company.