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Winner of American Theatre Wing’s prestigious 2016 National Theatre Company Award, American Blues Theater is a premier arts organization with an intimate environment that patrons, artists, and all Chicagoans call home. American Blues Theater explores the American identity through the plays it produces and communities it serves. We believe in cooperative collaborations both on and off-stage. We provide community service for 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. Since 2009, we’ve held food & book drives, distributed promotional tickets, and raised awareness for children’s surgeries and health needs. We donate proceeds from “Pink Previews” to the The Lynn Sage Foundation for breast cancer research. Our diverse and multi-generational 33-member Ensemble has nearly 600 combined years of collaboration on stage. As of 2018, our theater and artists have 197 Joseph Jefferson Awards and nominations that celebrate excellence in Chicago theater and 35 Black Theater Alliance Awards. Our artists are honored with Pulitzer Prize nominations, Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Emmy Awards, and numerous other accolades. American Blues Theater is committed to developing the classic plays and musicals of tomorrow. More than half of our mainstage productions are world and Chicago premieres. Our new play development consists of a variety of programs – including world and Chicago premieres, the nationally-recognized Blue Ink Playwriting Award, Blueprint play development, and annual Ripped: the Living Newspaper Festival of new short-plays. DEFINITION OF "ENSEMBLE" An Ensemble theater is a group of individuals dedicated to collaborative creation and committed to consistently working together over years to develop a distinctive body of work and practices. Ensemble members, both artists and administrators, are empowered to help shape their theater’s artistic direction and organizational structure.
Our multi-generational and interdisciplined Ensemble & Artistic Affiliates comprise all aspects of theater, television, and film. As of today, our theater and artists received 197 Joseph Jefferson Awards and nominations celebrating excellence in Chicago theater, 3 Pulitzer Prize nominations, 2 Academy Awards and nominations, 4 Golden Globe Awards and nominations, 15 Emmy Awards and nominations, 6 Writers’ Guild Awards, 35 Black Theater Alliance Awards and nominations, 21 After Dark Awards, 32 Broadway World Chicago Awards and nominations, and multiple regional theater awards from New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and Florida. Our 37-member Ensemble has nearly 60 years of collaboration on stage.