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Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Announces Theater and Dance Winter/Spring 2016 Season

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) presents an ongoing performing arts series that showcases both emerging and established music, theater, dance and multi-disciplinary artists at the Chicago Cultural Center and other venues. Dedicated to capacity building in the arts, DCASE hires the artists and provides performance space as well as technical and marketing support.


RockCitizen by The Seldoms (Photo credit: Jonny Riese)RockCitizen by The Seldoms

May 5-15, 2016

Storefront Theater
66 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60602

RockCitizen is The Seldoms’ new work probing the workings of counterculture – its emergence and participants, its aims and impulses, its authenticity and falseness and its uneasy relationship with dominant culture, market forces and political change.


Spartan Workshop by the Spartan Theatre Company

May 28-June 26, 2016

Chicago Cultural Center
Studio Theater, 1st Floor
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Emerging playwrights workshop original scripts under the tutelage of Spartan's chief directors, culminating in a staged reading featuring local Chicago artists. 


The Cure by Walkabout Theater

The Cure by Walkabout TheaterJune 3-18, 2016

Chicago Cultural Center
Yates Gallery, 4th Floor
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

The Cure is Walkabout’s next ensemble-devised performance: a spiritual exploration of our individual and cultural relationships with mortality, disease and violence. Set in a decaying greenhouse populated with snake-oil salesmen and angels on the day death ceases to exist, The Cure combines intense individual performances with narratives and rituals.