ABOUT THE COLLABORATORS
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre has been thrilling audiences with over four decades of unique, inspirational and invigorating original plays and the best of Broadway; remaining committed to supplying the very best in live theatre, and community- centered arts and special events programming. The theatre's mission is to present powerful, thought provoking, theatrical performances centered on African American and African Diaspora storytelling. FJT is committed to diversity and creative excellence and dedicated to providing a nurturing and creative environment for directors, playwrights, set, light, sound costume designers, and for experienced and novice performers. The theatre provides a space where they can develop their skills and fully express their artistic talents. For more information about Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, visit www.cityofevanston.org/about-evanston/arts-and-culture/theatre/fleetwood-jourdain-theatre.
Mudlark Theater is a not-for-profit organization where children are taken seriously as artists and learn theater by making it. By holding children to a higher standard and empowering them to make strong artistic choices, we create the possibility for great theater-vibrant, funny, compelling shows that erase the boundary between youth and professional theater. For more information about Mudlark Theater, visit www.mudlarktheater.org.
Piven Theatre Workshop has maintained both a professional subscription theater and a nationally acclaimed actors training center for children and adults for fifty years. As founders, Byrne and Joyce Piven have received the Evanston Arts Council Youth and Education Award, the Evanston Mayors Award for the Arts, the Chicago Drama League's Crystal Award, and lifetime achievement awards from the University of Chicago, the Chicago Improv Festival, and the Joseph Jefferson Committee. Many know the Piven for its celebrity alumni: John and Joan Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Aidan Quinn, Lili Taylor, Harry Lennix, and many more. However, Piven Theatre Workshop's greatest value may be to those many students who have taken into their lives and professions an enriched understanding of the human exchange and a greater confidence in themselves. For more information about Piven Theatre Workshop, visit www.piventheatre.org/.