Welcome to Blues!


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Welcome to Blues!

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"Hank Williams: Lost Highway"

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"It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!"

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"Collected Stories"

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"Ripped: the Living Newspaper Festival"

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"The Lincoln Project" - education outreach program

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"Tobacco Road"

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"Waiting for Lefty"

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"Illegal Use of Hands"

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"Rantoul and Die"

We illuminate the American ideas of freedom, equality, and opportunity in the plays we produce and the communities we serve.

American Blues Theater is the premier American theater producing visceral theatrical works while engaging its audience in missions of local service agencies.

We collaborate with many not-for-profits, such as the Lynn Sage Foundation, Chicago Public Schools, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Illinois Farm Bureau, Misericordia, PAWS Chicago, and the USO.

We believe in cooperative partnerships both on and off-stage.

Our multi-generational and interdisciplined artists have established the second-oldest professional Equity Ensemble theater in Chicago. Our 39-member Esnemble has over 540 combined years of collaboration on stage. As of today, we’ve received nearly 150 Joseph Jefferson Awards and nominations that celebrate excellence in Chicago theater and over 22 Black Theatre Alliance Awards. Our artists are honored with Pulitzer Prize nominations, Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Emmy Awards, and numerous other accolades.

Thank you for joining the American Blues family!

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Organization Information

1016 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60610


We illuminate the American ideas of freedom, equality, and opportunity in the plays we produce and the communities we serve.

EIN: 800448191

Reports: Guidestar


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