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Court Theatre

Chicago, Illinois
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Court Theatre was awarded $1,347,500 between 1983 and 2017, including 14 grants in Chicago Commitment.

$120,000

2017 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment

Court Theatre, based at the University of Chicago, presents five productions each year that include classic works, pieces from the African American canon, and American plays and musicals. Court Theatre’s audience includes more than 30,000 patrons annually. It works with more than 4,000 Chicago Public School students, mostly from the south side of Chicago, through its arts education initiatives. This award recommends two years of renewed general operating support to the Court Theatre.

$262,500

2012 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

This grant provides renewed multi-year general operating support to Court Theatre, which was founded in 1955 and is known for its interesting and challenging adaptations of classic works and classic texts for the stage. Court has been particularly successful in increasing its audience by exploring classic African American texts. Court Theatre serves 35,000 patrons annually, 24% of whom come from the surrounding neighborhoods of Hyde Park and Kenwood, while 56% are from the greater Chicago area. Four hundred south side high school students also participate each year in intensive in-school and extracurricular programs, and 3,200 Chicago-area teens annually attend the theatre’s deeply-discounted student matinees.

$240,000

2007 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations (over five years).

$50,000

2002 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

To support work with high schools in Chicago neighborhoods.

$40,000

2001 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

To support work with high schools on Chicago's South Side.

$40,000

1999 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations.

$120,000

1996 • 3 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations (over three years).

$120,000

1993 • 3 years

In support of general operations (over three years).

$70,000

1991 • 1 year

In support of general operations (over two years).

$75,000

1991 • 1 year

To support the Artistic and Organizational Development Plan.

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