ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

For Us By, By Us Theatre- Chicago

Updated on October 13, 2016

Oct-Nov 2016


CHICAGO Oct-Nov 2016

For Us, By Us Theatre List-Chicago:

While there are a ton of great Chicago theatre coming in 2016-2017, we’re a huge fan of looking ahead to exceptional works presented by artist of color, and we are even bigger champions of the fact that representation matter both onstage and off. We at FOR US, BY US THEATRE- CHICAGO believe that people of color are traditionally marginalized in our society, and this marginalization extends to our arts. Representation matters, and telling diverse stories on stage is an important step towards racial equality, but it can’t solely be on stage where this takes place, we also must celebrate our directors of color in this industry who are tackling these works. Because in a world as diverse and complex the one we live in, the last thing we want is to lose the stories of a large portion of our people, and we certainly need to ensure that the narratives that we place on the stage are driven by those that can understand, appreciate, and are apart of the culture they speak to.

Below is a list of selected work by the FOR US, BY US THEATRE LIST- CHICAGO, specifically highlighting works written and directed by Artists of Color in the Chicago area.

OCT/ NOV 2016 Selections

1) East Texas Hot Links @ Writers Theatre

Written by Eugene Lee, Directed by Ron OJ Parsons

2) Rutherford’s Travels @ Pegasus Theatre Chicago

adaptation of Charles Johnson’s MIDDLEPASSAGE

Written by Ilesa Duncan and David Barr III, Directed by Ilesa Duncan

3) How We Got On @ Haven Theatre

Written by Idris Goodwin, Directed by Jess McLeod

4) DIRTY BUTTERFLY @ Halycon Theatre co-produced with The Blind Owl

Written by Debbie Tucker Green, Directed by Azar Kazemi

5) I Am Who I Am (Teddy Pendergrass Story) @ Black Ensemble Theatre

Written by Jackie Taylor, Directed by Daryl D. Brooks

6) La Gringa @ Urban Theatre

Written by Carmen Rivera, Directed by Miranda Gonzalez

7) Leavings @ Polarity Ensemble Theatre

Written by Gail Parrish, Directed by Ashley Honore Roberson

8) Parachute Men @ Teatro Vista

Written by Mando Alvarardo, Directed by Ricardo Gutiérrez

9) Colored Museum @ eta Creative Arts Foundation with PULSE Theatre Company

Written by George C. Wolfe, Directed by Aaron Mitchell Reese & Donterrio Johnson

List Curated by Redd Reynolds


Submit a Comment

No comments yet.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)