Filament Theatre - $100 Gift Certificate

Bidding Supports: Families Together Cooperative Nursery School (Chicago, IL)

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$100 USD
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$100 gift certificate towards any Filament experience!

Filament Theatre creates imaginary worlds in which young people have agency and autonomy to explore and express the ideas they are passionate about ? whether that?s new information, a challenging social situation, or a form of artistic expression.  We need stories to help us encounter new worlds, meet new people, and practice how we might behave in that new situation.  Without that kind of imagination, we will be unable to navigate the challenges that face our future. 

At Filament, the word PLAY is both a noun and a verb. Our audiences join in our play at every step, from family dramaturgy workshops, to participatory pre- and post-show activities, to the performances themselves.  Our past work includes a play where the audience rides bicycles, a play with two actors playing 26 characters, a totally audience-driven interactive installation, a play in a restaurant with a five-course meal accompanying the story, a play in a sandbox, a play that toured the rooms of an old mansion, a choose-your-own-adventure play, a play with a symphony orchestra, a whole bunch of which were commissions by Chicago playwrights. All of our work is accessible to multigenerational and neurodiverse audiences. 

Our production process welcomes young people into the room as essential collaborators, working alongside adult professionals to craft and explore the world of each play, elevating young people as experts and positioning adults as allies. Centering youth voices and perspectives is key to every step of our creative process; not only does it give young people a crucial platform in a society that undervalues their input, but it makes the art more relevant, truthful, and creative. As we grow, Filament is testing and exploring ways to expand youth leadership within all aspects of the organization. 

Now in its fourteenth year, Filament Theatre is an anchor cultural organization for the Six Corners business district in Chicago?s Portage Park. We serve approximately 8500 patrons annually through our theatre programming, camps, school residencies, and classes. As the only theatre of its kind in Chicago, Filament is a vital home for innovative artists and young people finding and using their power through the performing arts.

Filament Theatre
4041 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641

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Must be redeemed by April 2023.

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