No other theatre in the world is quite like Chicago theatre. It’s real, elevated to an intensity you cannot turn away from. Even on your first visit, you can feel it. From joy to heartache and every feeling in between, Chicago’s exceptional ensemble of talent provides exhilarating experiences that make audiences come alive. Rising from a city of innovators, risk-takers, and big hearts, Chicago theatre is a hotbed for exciting new work and hundreds of world premieres every year. From the jaw-dropping productions of Broadway In Chicago to the intimate and honest storefront plays and improv, the spirit of the city can be found in our 200+ theatres. To truly fall in love with Chicago, you must experience our theatre. This is where the city bares its fearless soul. Book your next show today! Learn more at ChicagoPlays.com or find half-price deals at HotTix.org.
Silk Road Rising is an art-making and art service organization that shapes conversations about Asian and Middle Eastern Americans.
Through storytelling and dialogue, we challenge disinformation, promote a culture of continuous learning, and explore what it means to be Americans.
We support the right of Asian and Middle Eastern American artists to define who they are and to determine how they wish to explore their identities through the works we commission, develop, and produce.
We promote the sharing of stories that are rooted in our unique cultural experiences; stories that challenge both mainstream audiences and Silk Road communities to reconsider their biases and preconceived notions, and to confront uncomfortable issues.
We understand ourselves as activists and agents of social change who are aligned with movements that help advance our world view. Silk Road Rising works to build and empower a citizenry that can tackle big questions with deep understanding, a breadth of perspectives, and a shared humanity.
Did you know that 2019 is the Year of Chicago Theatre? Home to a community of creators, risk-takers, and big hearts, Chicago theatre is a hotbed for exciting new work and hundreds of world premieres every year. From joy to heartache and every feeling in between, Chicago’s exceptional ensemble of talent provides exhilarating experiences that make audiences come alive. This spirit of Chicago theatre is found in all of our neighborhoods, from downtown theatres to behind the storefronts, in a diverse collection of over 200 dynamic theatres. Learn more at ChicagoPlays.com.