Several free theater performances will be held at Austin Town Hall over the next few weeks.
In “Checking Boxes,” an original play devised by the About Face Youth Theatre, characters explore the often overlooked intersection between immigration and the LGBTQIA experience.
Through storytelling, spoken word, and movement, these talented young people share experiences of coming out, growing up and pursuing the American dream.
The play – suitable for those at least 14 years of age – will be performed from 7 t0 9 p.m. July 24 and 25 at Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake St (773-287-7658).
Collaboraction presents “Crime Scene: Let Hope Rise 2014,” the sequel to last year’s successful production and parks tour.
The show couples nonfiction source material such as interviews, articles, and online comments with true Chicago stories to raise critical questions around violence in our city and examine how we can let hope rise. It’s suitable for people at 14 and up.
The performance will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 14 and 15 at the Austin Town Hall.