Teen Arts Pass (a program of Urban Gateways) is proud to present TAP’d In, a series of opportunities for teen members to have a deeper experience with an art form beyond seeing TAP-eligible shows. For 2019, these experiences are focused on the theatre arts as part of the 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre. The program is supported by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
Please note: The arts organizations presenting these programs are not necessarily official TAP partners, though their specific TAP’d In program will be available to TAP members for free. Teens won’t want to miss these rare opportunities to go behind the scenes of Chicago theatre!
Teens: Interested in this program but not yet a TAP member? All you have to do is sign up (for free) right here!
Upcoming TAP’d In Events
Perform at the Chopin Theatre! (Workshop, Showcase, & Performance of “The Nutcracker”)
November 23, 2pm Workshop / 5:30pm Showcase / 7:30pm “The Nutcracker”
House Theatre HQ – 4020 N Rockwell Ave (Chicago)
This is a free TAP’d In exclusive event for TAP members featuring a workshop, a showcase, and a performance of THE NUTCRACKER! Teens will participate in a two-hour workshop to create and devise their own scenes and monologues based on the themes from The House Theatre’s THE NUTCRACKER: longing and loss. They will work with actor educators from Imagination Theater to create their own pieces to showcase on the Chopin Theatre stage for friends and family, before seeing a professional performance of THE NUTCRACKER. Free, but space is limited, so RSVP today! Click the RSVP link for a detailed schedule, plus a discount code for friends & family interested in attending the evening performance with a teen participant.
December 4, 6pm performance followed by a facilitated discussion
Theater Wit – 1229 W Belmont Ave (Chicago)
About Face Theatre presents POWER IN PRIDE, an original touring show developed by the celebrated About Face Theatre Education & Outreach Program. POWER IN PRIDE speaks to personal queer experiences of the current moment, the future of queer culture, and works to unearth what has been erased around LGBTQIA+ history. Check out the performance and participate in a facilitated post-show discussion!
TAP members at the Auditorium Theatre. Photo by Fred Brown.
Past TAP’d In Events
November 12, 13, & 15 @ Roosevelt High School
Learning all about opera through the lens of Chicago Opera Theater’s latest production, Everest.
Sunday, November 3 @ The Buena, Pride Arts Center
Pre-show conversation and post-show talkback surrounding Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, speaking to themes of what it means to be discriminated against based solely on skin color or religion.
September 28 @ Laugh Out Loud Theater
Improv workshop, show….and pizza!
September 27 @ Lyric Opera of Chicago
Behind-the-scenes Q&A, tour, and a photo op on the Lyric stage. Plus snacks, of course!