InkBlots 08.18.18 — HAYMARKET Marches On

InkBlots 08.18.18 — HAYMARKET Marches On

Our new InkBlots series will let you in on the latest news, extensions, promotions and rumors that didn’t make it into an article in the previous week. We’re dropping them every Saturday morning. Enjoy with brunch!

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Congo Square Announces First Sam Roberson Award Recipient

Congo Square Announces First Sam Roberson Award Recipient

Congo Square Theatre Company has announced that their inaugural “Sam Roberson Artist | Activist: Believe, Conceive, Achieve Award” will go to artist Cassandra Bell. 
The Sam Roberson Award recognizes a Chicago-based artist who has demonstrated a strong sense of activism, justice, and equity in their work and lives. Bell is being recognized...

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Congo Square Announces 18-19 Season

Congo Square Announces 18-19 Season

Congo Square Theatre has announced its nineteenth season, which the company has entitled “Imperfect Perfection,” focusing on exploring “characters who pushed against obstacles to thrive.”

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Review: JITNEY at Congo Square Theatre

Review: JITNEY at Congo Square Theatre

One would flag a Jitney down and jump in with other passengers and tell the driver where you wanted to get off. Blacks have always been forced to use their ingenuity so that we can still exist with some form of normalcy when being left out of the equation.

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Congo Square Announces Complete JITNEY Cast and Creatives

Congo Square Announces Complete JITNEY Cast and Creatives

Congo Square Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for August Wilson’s JITNEY.

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Congo Square Announces Next Season

Congo Square Announces Next Season

Congo Square Theatre Company has announced the lineup for its eighteenth season entitled Enlightenment. The three show season will feature A NATIVITY TRIBUTE, August Wilson’s JITNEY and the multifaceted JAMBALAYA SERIES, which includes the August Wilson New Play Initiative. “For more than 18 years, Congo Square Theatre has empowered, educated,...

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Samuel G. Roberson Jr. Dies

Samuel G. Roberson Jr. Dies

Photo by Joe Mazza Samuel G. Roberson Jr. — Chicago-based director, actor, teaching artist, and the artistic director of Congo Square Theatre — died Sunday night. He recently directed THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS for Porchlight Music Theater and Assitant Directed KING OF THE YEES at the Goodman. As an actor, he appeared on...

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HOBO KING Gives a Heartbeat and Voice to Forgotten Homeless Community

HOBO KING Gives a Heartbeat and Voice to Forgotten Homeless Community

HOBO KING calls into question the bully culture of a city’s government and police officers that is bestowed upon an already vulnerable homeless community.

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Congo Square’s 16/17 Season Focuses on the Great Migration. 

Congo Square’s 16/17 Season Focuses on the Great Migration. 

Congo Square’s 2015 production of TWISTED  MELODIES.  Congo Square Theatre Company has announced its  2016/2017 season, with a focus 
on the Great Migration and the historic movement of African-Americans from the South to the North.  The 16/17 season will highlight several areas of concern in the African-American community such as:...

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Painful Truths in A SMALL OAK TREE RUNS RED

Painful Truths in A SMALL OAK TREE RUNS RED

Tiffany Addison and Ronald L. Conner. Photo by Congo Square Theatre Company Review: A SMALL OAK TREE RUNS RED at Congo Square Theatre Lekethia Dalcoe’s A SMALL OAK TREE RUNS RED resurrects history in a manner that should make the living uncomfortable within painful truths buried each day. Directed by...

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