Recipients encompass both individuals and ensembles and include: Aguijon Theater Company, Albany Park Theater Project
, Barrel of Monkeys, Chicago Children's Theatre, Chicago Latino Theater Alliance, Collaboraction, Emerald City Theatre, eta Creative Arts Foundation, Free Street Theater, Haven in cooperation with DirectorsLabChicago, Jackalope Theatre Ensemble and Victory Gardens Theater among others.
This book profiles 15 theatre companies in Chicago that collaboratively create their performances: 500 Clown, About Face Youth Theatre, Albany Park Theater Project
, Barrel of Monkeys, Every house has a door, FEMelanin, Free Street Theater, Honey Pot Performance, Lookingglass Theatre, the Neo-Futurists, the Second City, Southside Ignoramus Quartet, Teatro Luna, Walkabout Theater, and the Young Fugitives.
Cura ted by resident artistic associate Henry Godinez, this year's lineup includes Pulitzer-winner Quiara Alegria Hudes's The Happiest Song Plays Last, a play about the meaning of heroism set to the sounds of traditional Puerto Rican folk music, and the acclaimed ensemble-creted production of Home/Land by the multi-ethnic Albany Park Theater Project
The biennial summer event showcases international theatre companies along with Chicago troupes, which include Aguijon Theater Company, Albany Park Theater Project
, Teatro Luna and Teatro Vista.
* The Albany Park Theater Project
, a multiethnic youth ensemble and MacArthur Award winner, premieres "Ofrenda," made up of real-life stories of young people creating a home in the wake of social, political and personal unrest.